The agency will kick off its fun filled week with the Showcase of the Bands on Tuesday; and on Wednesday, it is to host its Second Annual Silent Auction.
Showcase of the Bands will be held in Rosedale on the football field of West Bolivar High School at 10 a.m., and the silent auction is set at the main office in Cleveland at 5:30 p.m.
The proceeds from both events will go towards the agency in efforts to continue providing educational and recreational activities that enhance upon the growth and development of Head Start students.
Early Head Start Director and Education Content Area Specialist Fanesia Johnson said that these events are in conjunction with October being National Head Start Awareness month.
"During the month of October, each center has something at least once a week as part of National Head Start Awareness Month. Every week we wear pink because this is breast cancer awareness month, this is also drug free month and national fire prevention. We try to tie in all of these activities during the entire month, by sponsoring various activities," said Johnson. "We are so excited about all of the festivities, especially Showcase of the Bands. Shelby, Mound Bayou, East Side and Rosedale have all agreed to take part in this event."
According Johnson, this will also be an exciting week for the Head Start students.
"After Showcase of the Bands, the head start students will report back to their designated centers to enjoy a field day, and band members will be transported to Bubba Park to enjoy lunch," she said.
Although the day will end with food, fun, and music, the agency will calm things down at the silent auction on Wednesday evening.
"It will most definitely be entertaining and refreshments will be served," said Johnson.
According to Johnson, the silent auction was a success on last year and the agency plans to have an even bigger turnout this year.
"It was such a great event on last year and everybody enjoyed it. It was very successful and it was a great fundraiser. The auction is a way that we get a chance to showcase the work of our children. Art is a very important component in our curriculum. Art allows children to express themselves, and it is a great way to expand how children view the world," she said. The auction is set to take place at central office.
District Attorney Aelicia Thomas will be the auctioneer and paintings will start at $5.
"It's just a great fundraiser for the agency and we intend to have around 45 pieces of art," added Johnson.
Both events are open to the public.
For more information, contact Johnson at 662-846-1491 ext. 130.