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Jail Ministry of Otsego County

Seward’s Proclamation Raises Profile Of ‘2nd Chance Month’

Seward’s Proclamation Raises

Profile Of ‘2nd Chance Month’

State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, presents a state Senate proclamation recognizing “Second Chance Month” to Ameen Aswad, executive director, Jail Ministry of Otsego County Executive Director Ameen Aswad, county Director of Community Services Susan Matt, and county Sheriff Richard J. Devlin, Jr.  “Once individuals have paid their debt to society, they will be returning to our communities and we all have a stake in their successful reintegration,” Seward said today. “Second Chance Month is an opportunity to recognize and support those who want to make an honest effort at a new life.” Second Chance Month is a national movement aimed at bringing awareness to the stigma and barriers those coming out of prison or jail face.

 

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 8
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, APRIL 8

Construction With Cans

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CANSTRUCTION – 9 a.m. Employees, community members, and SUNY Oneonta students construct structures out of unopened cans of food to be donated to local food pantries. Everyone is invited to watch the construction. Judging will be at 4 p.m. Southside Mall, Oneonta. Call 607-436-2633 or visit www.facebook.com/southsidemall/

INTERFAITH – 9:45 a.m. A Season of Faith and Understanding opens with a presentation by Rev. David Wm. Mickiewicz. St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 39 Walnut St., Oneonta. E-mail ksider@hotmail.com

Spirit Of Christmas At JMOC Holiday Party

Spirit Of Christmas Lives

At JMOC Holiday Party

Jaden Lee, Oneonta, gets help with making a Christmas card from Pat Murphy, Oneonta, at the 2nd annual Angel Tree Party at St. Mary's this afternoon. The event, hosted by Jail Ministries of Otsego County, provided an afternoon of activities and food for children which included card making, face painting, cookie decorating, making center pieces and other Holiday crafts. There was even a shop where kids could pick out gifts free of charge to send to their incarcerated parents. At the end of the party, each child goes home with several wrapped presents for themselves to open on Christmas day. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Jaden Lee, Oneonta, gets help with making a Christmas card from Pat Murphy, Oneonta, at the second annual Angel Tree Party at St. Mary’s this afternoon. The event, hosted by Jail Ministries of Otsego County, provided an afternoon of activities and food for children that included card making, face painting, cookie decorating and making center pieces. There was even a shop where kids could pick out gifts free of charge to send to parents. At the end of the party, each child goes home with several wrapped presents for themselves to open on Christmas Day. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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