To The Editor: Sixty three years ago and a few thousand children ago, a house fire broke out here in Corsicana and youngsters had been left alone. Thankfully, there were no fatalities, but Mrs. Mary Peterson, the wife of a local businessman, was determined to keep children safer. She was aware of the dangers of leaving children at home unattended.
In response, Mary Peterson opened the doors of her home to care for the children of low-income parents. This service has continued for 63 years to provide services for families who cannot afford to pay a large part of their income for child care offered at standard rates. It is the stated mission of the Mary Peterson Child Care Center "to serve, protect and provide a nurturing and educational environment for all children who attend Mary Peterson's Daycare" at an affordable rate .
The Board of Directors propose a new building, one-story, slab built building with four classrooms to house different age groups and meet state licensing requirements for space to serve 60 children. In addition, on-site parking space will be required to meet city code. The estimated cost $247,434.16 includes demolition of existing structures, the construction of a 3700 square foot bilding and a concrete parking area.
Mary Peterson Child Care Center Board of Directors is seeking your financial support to help raise $50,000 for the building fund. any contribution will be greatly appreciated.
Joan Thomson, Director
I. Pearl Reynolds, President
Grateful for support
To the editor: First Baptist Church of Eureka would like to say Thank You to everyone who helped with the Community Kids Day on July 21. It was a huge success and we appreciate all the donations and help from the community.
Our deepest appreciation go out to each individual who donated money to help us provide a day the kids won't soon forget! The Guerra family, the Abbe family, the Lane family, Mr Josey.
We would also like to thank the following businesses for their contributions:
Astro Events of Waco for the awesome pricing on two huge water slides and bounce house; Aggie General for the donation of ice; HEB for donating hot dogs and buns; Brookshires for the gift card for food items; and Walmart for the gift card for food items.
A huge thank you to each parent who brought their children out!
And last but certainly not least, we want to thank each member who donated their time and energy and worked so hard to ensure the kids had a great time.
First Baptist Church of Eureka