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Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
  • Getting involved: Resource Day created

  • When Amanda Ternes had several moms from the Sumner County Moms group ask about community resources, it gave her an idea to put together a Resource Day.
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  • By Amber Schmitz
    The Wellington Daily News
    When Amanda Ternes had several moms from the Sumner County Moms group ask about community resources, it gave her an idea to put together a Resource Day.
    "Some people didn't realize what all resources are available here," Ternes said. "Having moved here recently, I am amazed at how many resources are available in Wellington."
    Ternes began contacting people, and even put an ad on Facebook's Sumner County Buy/Sell/Trade, and soon had many resource outlets wanting to participate.
    As Ternes attends the St. Anthony St. Rose Catholic Church, she asked about renting their parish hall for the event. Ternes also asked volunteers to make signs, help set up, and even provide baked goods for the event. Volunteers included Diana Row, Joan Hemberger, Cirissa Hughes, Rachel Burnah, Genniffer Winger and Vanessa Shawn.
    Although not all resources were available to be on hand and provide a booth, a table with community resource information was also available.
    Resources participating included Birthline of Wellington, Future's Unlimited, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, St. Francis, Slate Creek Books, Sumner County Moms, Security State Bank, Wellington Public Library, Blessing House, Mission Thrift Store, Wellington Community Food Bank, Wellington VFW, Sumner County Mental Health, WALT and Wellington Services (Catholic Charities).
    She realized it was also important to make the event kid-friendly, so a kid center was provided, where children could play, color and do craft projects while their parents collected resources.
    "It makes it so nice that everyone is networking together, so they can let others know what's available in the community," Ternes said.
    Ternes would like to make this an annual event, and distributed questionnaires for feedback.

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