Alpine plan for families will be presented at celebration |

Alpine plan for families will be presented at celebration

by Cheri Warrell

The first giant step in planning the future for Alpine County’s youngest citizens is complete and it’s time to celebrate.

On Monday, Feb. 5, at 6 p.m., the entire Alpine County community is invited to a presentation of the completed Children and Families First Commission’s strategic plan.

The plan is a result of six months of hard work by many county residents. The Children and Families First Commission (funded by Proposition 10, tobacco tax money) was established in California to fund services for improving early childhood development, with the goal that all 5-year-old children will be ready for school.

In July of last year, the Alpine community came together to create a vision for the future of children prenatal to 5 years old.

Different goal groups were formed, and through the fall, goals and objectives were put together from information gathered at the July meeting. The goal group met and compiled a strategic plan to be presented to the entire community and the Alpine County Board of Supervisors for their approval.

All residents of Alpine County are welcome to the celebration at Turtle Rock Park, between Woodfords and Markleeville. Children are especially invited, since the whole purpose of the Children and Families First Commission is to benefit young children.

Treats will be served, so bring your friends and neighbors and find out about some exciting plans for Alpine County’s future.

For more information, call (530) 694-2771.

– Cheri Warrell is director of the Alpine County Family Support Council.