The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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June 3, 2014

Children Services has full schedule of summer activities


Ashtabula County Children Services has a busy summer ahead with a full line up of activities and events planned throughout the coming months.
The organization will kick-off the summer with the “Every Little Step Baby Toddler and Preschool” event. The event is a joint effort between CSB and Wal-Mart and will feature games and activities as well as information from Ashtabula County Women Infants and Children (WIC) and Ashtabula County Head Start. The Ohio State Highway Patrol will also be on hand to conduct carseat safety checks.
The event will serve as a collection effort for infant and toddler clothing as well as diapers and wipes. The items will then be distributed, by CSB, to area foster families, said Kathryn Whittington, community services coordinator for Children Services.
The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“About every quarter we partner with Wal-Mart for similar events,” she said. “They have been a very big supporter of Children Services and the community.”
On June 14, CSB will be participating in the Ashtabula County Head Start Father’s Day Carnival. CSB will kick-off its Summer Foods program at the event, feeding families that day from noon to 1:30 p.m., Whittington said.
The Summer Foods program will officially begin on June 16 and run through Aug. 8. This year a new site has been added at St. Joseph Church in Ashtabula. The site will be open for both breakfast and lunch and will coincide with the Good Karma Soup Kitchen schedule, she said.
There are 24 sites around the county that will provide free meals for children ages 1 through 18 during the summer. For a complete list of site locations and serving times please visit CSB’s website at
Meals will be served daily, Monday through Friday, except July 4, Whittington said.

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