Media Release

Foster Grandparents Recognition Luncheon

Tuesday, November 27, 2007 12:00 AM

4:07 p.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County's Foster Grandparent Program (FGP)  will recognize its volunteers at a luncheon beginning at 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 7, 2007 at the Best Western Gateway Grand in Gainesville.  Disk Jockey Storm Roberts of WKTK will be the Master of Ceremonies.

Activities at the luncheon include:

  • Winners in the essay contest sponsored by the FGP Advisory Council will read their essays about their Foster Grandparents.
  • Entertainment provided by the local musical group Victorious.

While the luncheon is by invitation only, media representatives covering the event are welcome.

The FGP, established in Alachua County in 1973, is part of the Corporation for National and Community Service.  The Alachua County Board of County Commissioners sponsors FGP locally.  FGP Volunteers serve throughout the county in childcare centers, elementary schools, the Boys and Girls Clubs, and other sites.  In exchange for their service, the volunteers receive a tax-free stipend of $2.65 per hour, meals, assistance with transportation, and supplemental insurance.

FGP is currently accepting applications for new volunteers. Applicants must be Alachua County residents, 60 or over, in relatively good health, enjoy working with children, and meet federal income guidelines.

For more information and an application, contact the Foster Grandparent Program Office at 264-6757.




  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).