Schmaling Memorial (Fulton) Public Library will hold an informational session this Thursday, July 27th, at 5:30pm for those interested in becoming foster parents. Mr. William Hart, of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services will provide a brief presentation on the requirements of becoming a foster parent in Illinois and will answer any questions that attendees have.
As of Jan. 31, DCFS reports that there were 17 children from Whiteside County in foster care and 8 from Lee Count, but only 2 registered foster parents! In total, the state is responsible for more than 16,000 children. (http://www.saukvalley.com/…/dcfs-lee-and-whiteside…/ah8601m/)
Mr. Hart said the more foster parents there are in the area, the better it will be for children, allowing them to stay close to their family in hopes of being reunited with them, staying in the same school, and keeping close to their friends.
The Library is located at 501 10th Avenue in Fulton. You may call the Library at 815-589-2045 and ask for Britni if you have questions prior to the informational session.
When: Tuesday, July 18th, 5:30 – 7:15pm
Where: All teams meet in the children’s room at the library to receive instructions and begin the race.
What: Family Teams may register at the library any time between now and 5:30 pm on July 18th. Each team must have at least one adult on it. Teams will complete a scavenger hunt through downtown Fulton. Bring your camera or camera phone and complete the photo challenges for extra points. Refreshments will be served following the race.
Dinner will be available for purchase from local vendors and businesses. The event is free to attend and everyone is welcome! For more information call (815) 589-4545.