5th annual Junior Mayor application deadline is Oct. 10

Current Calhoun-Gordon County Junior Mayor Campbell Govignon.

Do you want to be a leader? Do you want to make a difference? The Family Resource Center of Gordon County (Prevent Child Abuse Gordon County, Inc.) is sponsoring the 5th Annual Election for Junior Mayor of Calhoun-Gordon County. The election is open to all 8th -11th graders in Gordon County. Applications are available at Owen Security, the Calhoun-Gordon County Library, Family Resource Center and local schools.

The application is to be turned in to April Chastain at Owen Security Solutions, located at 209 South Wall Street in downtown Calhoun, in person, or by email to achastain@owensecurity.com, by Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017.

The candidate will gather votes by campaigning for $1 donations per vote. The election is open now and will run through Tuesday, Nov. 7. The winner will be the candidate that collects the most votes (dollars) for the organization.

The new Junior Mayor will be recognized at an Inauguration Ceremony. In addition to winning the election, the Junior Mayor will be presented with $250 and have an opportunity to learn and participate in local political offices and their responsibilities from Calhoun Mayor Jimmy Palmer and Gordon County Commission Chair Becky Hood.

Also, the Junior Mayor will represent the Family Resource Center at various community agency events throughout the year.

All funds raised with this election will go directly to sustain programs at the Family Resource Center of Gordon County.

The purpose of the Family Resource Center is to create awareness within the community by dispersing information and materials about child development, child abuse and neglect, parent educations and other relevant topics, and to be the driving force behind the prevention effort in our county. The Family Resource Center also provides programs that teach parents and caregivers more effective skills and supports families with programs that include everyone from infant to adult, and both married and single parents.