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July 12, 2013

Home schoolers to have informational meeting

WASHINGTON — First Families Home Educators, a Christian support group formed to provide support and assistance to families wishing to home school their children, will be having a home school information night on July 23 at the Montgomery Ruritan Building.

The event will begin at 4 p.m. with a workshop titled “Flexibility: It May Save Your Sanity.” At 5 p.m. another workshop on ideas to avoid home school burnout will take place. The main speaker, Jamie De Silvia of Riverside, Calif., will take the stage at 7 p.m. A freewill offering will be taken to help cover the travel expenses of De Silvia.

“I am very excited to share my cousin Jamie De Silvia with my home schooling family and anyone else seeking information and/or encouragement concerning home schooling at our upcoming event. Although Jamie and I are first cousins, we didn¹t know the other existed until a few years ago,” said Amanda Swartzentruber, who serves on FFHE’s leadership team with her husband Kevin.

“We met in person two years ago and have continued to grow closer to one another since. We both share a love for the Lord and God had gifted us with kindred spirits in Him. Jamie is a wonderful wife, mother, teacher and speaker. I consider myself truly blessed to be able to learn from her in the time she is here.”

Several display tables will also be set up offering a wide range of displays and allowing those interested in becoming home school providers a chance to ask questions.

Attendees can also look at curriculum and used curriculum will also be available for purchase. More than $100 in door prizes from home-based businesses will also be distributed.

First Families currently has about 70 families from Daviess County and the surrounding areas that belong to the home school Co-op. The group, which meets at the New Hope Christian Church, 559E CR 100S, is a Christian organization but does not promote a specific doctrine or denomination.

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