Sit back, relax and enjoy time together – childcare provided.
That’s the message a new group, Mothers of Pre-Schoolers (MOPS), is sending to women looking to connect with other moms in a relaxed, comfortable setting. MOPS meets from 6-7:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month at First Presbyterian Church Athens, 405 E. Corsicana St. Childcare and dinner are provided.
By Toni Garrard Clay/AISD Communications Specialist
Maggie Sue Spencer doesn’t live in Athens or go to school here. But the first day of every week at South Athens Elementary has been designated “Maggie Sue Monday.”
“Most people here don’t know Maggie, but they know she’s my family and they love her because they love me. That’s huge,” said Brandi Spencer.
Spencer teaches third grade at South Athens Elementary. She met Maggie Sue — now a seventh grader at Kaufman Junior High — when the youngster had just turned 4. Not long after, she became Maggie Sue’s stepmom. Spencer describes Maggie Sue as a peacemaker and an outgoing, bubbly cowgirl. “She always seems to have a smile on her face, even now.”
Athens Christian Preparatory’s annual Father-Daughter Ball is scheduled for Feb. 27, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Cain Center. This is the 8th year for this event hosted by the school for Athens and the surrounding communities.
“We began this project in 2009 because we wanted to do something for the community. We liked the idea of celebrating the special relationship between fathers and daughters. The event has grown every year with 2015 being our largest crowd yet,” said Teresa DeMay, Head of School for ACPA.