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November Veteran of the Month: Jack Lucas

November Veteran of the Month: Jack Lucas

Mr. James (Jack) Lucas was born on January 16, 1933 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he and his five siblings were reared by the late Mr. James Arthur Lucas Sr. and Mrs. Lula Smith Lucas. Jack has one surviving sister, Mildred Lucas Patterson, who still resides in a suburb of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Mr. Jack decided to join the Navy when he was 16. Although he was allowed to sign up, he was not allowed to officially join until January 16, 1950 on his 17th birthday. He served aboard the USS Pledge/AM277 from March 1950 until October 12, 1950, when at 12:36 p.m. in Wonsan, Korea...

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Kinship Care Angel Tree

Kinship Care Angel Tree

What is the purpose of the Kinship Care Angel Tree? The Clayton County Kinship Care Angel Tree Program was started to provide less fortunate children being raised by their grandparents, with new clothing and toy items at Christmas.  Most of our grandparents raising their grandchildren are living at or below the poverty level.  Without this assistance, many of our children would receive nothing at all for Christmas. Where do the Angels come from? The program is open to children/families in need who are registered participants of the Kinship Care program under the Clayton County Senior...

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Veteran of the Month

Veteran of the Month

Do you know a deserving Veteran who resides in Clayton County? Nominate him or her to be the Veteran of the Month! In conjunction with our new initiative Armed Forces Senior Veterans, we are accepting nominations year-round. Submit your nomination today! Background Clayton County Armed Forces Senior Veterans (AFSV) was founded on June 22, 2017. The committee is comprised of Senior Center members who have served in the U.S. Military, their spouses, advocates for Veterans, Veterans from the community, representatives from Clayton County Board of Commissioner Veterans Advisory Board, Senior...

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