Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Thank you to Help Portrait!

Thank you to Pete Hansen and all of the photographers with Help Portrait! Help Portrait came to the community center this Saturday, set up all of their equipment and took incredible professional portraits of individuals and families in the community for free. They printed many of the portraits there and are compiling picture CD's for each family. More than one local resident said was the first professional portrait they had ever done for themselves or for their families. All of the photos turned out beautifully and we have some portraits to put up on the blog coming soon... To learn more about Help Portrait check out:

Friday, December 11, 2009

O Christmas Tree

Kristin and Bjorn Trejo from Spanish Fork, UT generously donated a beautiful, real Christmas tree to the community center. They decorated it with lights, ornaments and candy canes for the kids. After the kids finished their homework at tutoring on Thursday night, they had a great time making ornaments from pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks and bells etc,. Thank you, Kristen and Bjorn!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Free Professional Photography! - ¡Fotografía Profesional Gratis!

Help-Portrait is an international movement of photographers giving support to those around them, and the local chapter is coming to the community center to take free Holiday pictures for South Franklin residents!

Bring yourself, your family, a friend - anyone you want a picture with!
Local Photographers will be providing their services for free to families and individuals who would like to have some portraits taken for Christmas on Saturday December 12 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Help-Portrait es un movimiento internacional de fotógrafos dando apoyo a sus vecinos, y el grupo local estará al centro comunitario para tomar fotos gratis para los residentes de Franklin Sur!

Traiga usted mismo, su familia, un amigo—cualquier persona que usted quiere una foto con! Fotógrafos locales expondrán sus servicios de forma gratuita a las familias y las personas que les gustaría tener algunos retratos para la Navidad el sábado 12 de diciembre de 3:00 a 5:00 p.m.

Door decorating contest - Concurso navideño de decoración de puertas

Celebrate this Holiday season with your neighbors in a neighborhood door decorating contest! Get creative! Winners will be chosen on December 11th!

¡Celebra esta Navidad con sus vecinos en un concurso navideño de decoración de puertas! ¡Sé creativo!¡Los ganadores serán elegidos el 11 de diciembre!

Neighborhood Meeting - December 12th

The South Franklin Community Center has hosted two neighborhood meetings in the past couple of months. They have been a way for residents to gather and work together towards improving their community.

These meetings will continue to take place, and will be held the 2nd Saturday of each month at 1:00 pm. For this month, that falls on the 12th. Come connect with your neighbors and learn more about the community you live in, how to get involved, and how to improve your own life and help others do the same.

Resume Workshop for Single Mothers

Saturday, December 12th at 10:00 am, there will be a free resume workshop specifically for single mothers. The workshop will take place in the classroom in the Community Center and will be a great opportunity for single mothers to learn more about the employment-seeking process.

Additionally, the community center has received a generous donation of 4 computers. So soon, attendees of this workshop can come use the community center computers to put their new skills to work! More information on the computers coming soon!

Thanksgiving Festival!

The Thanksgiving Festival was a great success! Thanks to Freshmen Academy for organizing and running it! And thanks to both Freshman Academy and Community Action Services and Food Bank for providing the treats!

A lot of residents from the neighborhood came to enjoy the fun and to visit with each other. There were various craft activities, enjoyed both by kids and adults. There was also bingo, a reading corner with Thanksgiving books, face painting, and a "I'm thankful for" paper chain. See all the great pictures on our Facebook page!