Pictured (from left) are Jennifer Griffith, president of GFWC of NC Statesville Woman’s Club; Tonya Fowler, executive director of Pharos Parenting; and Wanda Rushton, second vice president of GFWC of NC Statesville Woman’s Club.

Special to Iredell Free News

The GFWC of NC Statesville Woman’s Club welcomed guest speaker Tonya Fowler, executive director of Pharos Parenting, at the group’s June meeting.

Fowler  discussed how the agency rebranded itself during the pandemic; including changing its name from SCAN of Iredell to Pharos Parenting. Pharos, which is Greek for lighthouse, was incorporated into the nonprofit’s new logo as a beacon during the storm along with calm waves. Current programs Pharos offers include Parent Aide; Parenting Classes (Nurturing Parenting and Love & Logic); Foster-Adoptive Parents Support Group; Coaching to Permanence; and Family Connections.

The club will take a summer break until the installation of officers is held on Thursday, September 9, at 6 p.m. Club women will get together to paint additional rocks for the Kindness Rock Garden in Pecan Park. The club would like to thank Bell Landscaping Supply for their donation of rocks for the club Kindness Rock Garden painting project.

For information on renting the GFWC of NC Statesville Woman’s Clubhouse for your meeting or event, please contact Building and Grounds Chair Dedie Dooley at 704-902-7754. For details on joining the GFWC of NC Statesville Woman’s Club, please contact Membership Chair Stephanie Gill at 704-657-5008.

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