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From John Moses

By Staff | Nov 3, 2010

We want to thank the Thoburn United Methodist Church, St. Clairsville, their Seekers Sunday School class, and especially Lorrie Coss and Julie Kirsopp for their support of the young men and women who participate at Youth Services System’s Tuel Transitional Training Center in New Martinsville.

These youth, aged 18-22, attend school, work, and learn the basic skills of independent living-from public transportation, job seeking, and attendance to meal planning, preparation, budgeting, care of their clothes, and ultimately, maintenance of an apartment. They give back through volunteer work as well.

The ninth annual Bob Hunter Miniature Golf Tournament held at the All Fore Fun Golf in St. Clairsville benefited these youth in transition to independent adulthood. This event, supported by a host of businesses and organizations, is a wonderful and fun way to do good. Pam Locke-Jeffers, our program manager at Tuel, participated in this year’s event and she recommends it highly.

While we face a tough economy, especially for those just entering it, and nationwide giving is in some decline, thanks to the Thoburn United Methodist Church, we know that there is a community of enthusiastic, caring people who support youth and our work with them.

Thank you again, and we hope that the 10th annual event is even more successful.

For children and families,

John Moses

Wheeling