Latino Community Hosts Fair Combating Alcoholism

-- Valdosta, Ga. -- June 9, 2012 --

Fun, food, music.. and prayer. This health fair was a success. Seven hispanic churches from all over Valdosta came out to John Saunders Memorial Park.

One visitor said "we're just gathering our churches together so we can praise the lord together." Another said "overall there's nothing like Christ in the family, that's the bottom line."

Miryan Espinosa is a Professor at Valdosta State University. She said "we are trying to build a better community. A healthy more cohesive latino community in the area."

Preventing alcoholism was the main goal of the event. But other important services were offered. The Literacy Volunteer Program was out in full force. According to a national literacy survey 22% of adults perform at a fifth grade reading level. The program aims to slash that percentage. That's not all.. they offer help that goes far beyond teaching people how to read.

Charlie Oliver is the Literacy Volunteer Director. Sh said "It is available and it is free. And it depends on what they need. If a person wants a drivers license tomorrow, we'll help them get their drivers license. If they want to do fractions better, we'll help them do that."

More than 200 hundred people came out throughout the day.
TO CONTACT THE LITERACY VOLUNTEER PROGRAM CALL 229-333-7515


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  • by Carmen Location: Valdosta on Jun 11, 2012 at 06:01 AM
    What a beautiful day it was! the rain stopped long enough to enjoy the christian music and fellowship.
  • by forwentez Location: ga on Jun 10, 2012 at 04:45 PM
    i know the beer companysare happy about this.
  • by To bill on Jun 10, 2012 at 07:45 AM
    Maybe we should give them there land back that we took
    • reply
      by Bill on Jun 10, 2012 at 06:57 PM in reply to To bill
      That is a good justification for us to have laws that we refuse to enforce. Based on that logic most of us need to pack our bags and head back over to Europe, just ask the Indians.
  • by Bill Location: Tallahassee on Jun 9, 2012 at 10:15 PM
    Maybe they should host a fair about legal immigration.
  • by Hebert Mallqui Location: Valdosta on Jun 9, 2012 at 09:44 PM
    Thanks God and everyone for a wonderful time together.
  • by Joseph Martinez Location: Valdosta, GA on Jun 9, 2012 at 05:08 PM
    Great event! Hispanic churches united with one purpose, to serve the latino community in sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ and assisting the less fortune.
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