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Johnson Park Apartments, JPC, and the Emergency Family Shelter Annual Christmas Celebration

Monday, December 29th, 2014

December 25, 2014

What: The Johnson Park Center (JPC) Johnson Park Apartments (JPA) and the Emergency Family Shelter Annual Christmas Celebration with Photos

When: Friday, December 19, 2014

Where: 26 Johnson Park-Cornhill, Utica

Contact: Ms. Caitlyn Copfer, Media Coordinator, 315-941-0820 or e-mail Ms. Lockwood at info@johnsonparkcenter.org

For More Information about JPC: www.johnsonparkcenter.org

UTICA, NY – The Johnson Park Center (JPC) had its Annual Christmas Celebration on Friday, December 19, 2014 from 4 pm to 6 pm at the Headquarters Facility located at 26 Johnson Park.

All individuals who reside at JPC -- including families in the JPA Women & Children Program, ladies in the JPA Single Women Program, JPC Shelter families and single women residing at the Shelter – attended the Celebration, along with some of their family members. JPC Board members, Staff, and volunteers served the meal to our program participants and guests.

The Celebration included:

  • The JPA Empowerment/Community Meeting
  • Sang Christmas Carols
  • Christmas Celebration Dinner
  • Received and Opened Christmas Presents/Food Baskets given by Hamilton College and Carbone Auto Group
  • In addition, JPC and our funding partners gave all the program participants – children and adults – presents and provided for the Christmas Dinner. Sponsors include: the United Way, the City of Utica, OC Youth Bureau, Utica National Group Foundation, Ronald & Shelia Cuccaro Family Fund and The Community Foundation, the Food Bank of CNY, the Bank of Utica, Bonide Foundation, Inc., Poland Central School Honor Society and supporters!

The holiday season is often a difficult time for the individuals and families involved in JPC's programs. However, JPC's Annual Christmas Celebration allows the women and children from each program to come together for this special event and create meaningful memories – the Celebration is an opportunity to bond as a community and as families in a healthy, safe, substance-free environment.

Thank you to Hamilton College, Carbone Auto Group, and all of our funded sponsors that helped make JPC's 2014 Christmas Celebration a huge success!!

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