Children’s Friend and Family Assembles Honorary Committee for 175th Yeaer Celebration
Children’s Friend and Family Services has assembled an Honorary Committee for its 175th year celebration on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Hamilton Hall is Salem. The Honroary Committee includes Reverend Laura P. Biddle, Minister, Tabernacle Congregational Church; Penny Bigmore, Manager, Seamen’s Widow and Orphan Association; Anita Blackaby, Executive Director, The House of Seven Gables; Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, City of Salem; Pam Jendrysik, President, Hamilton Hall; State Representative John D. Keenan; Margie Lavender, Administrator, Harmony Grove Cemetery; Dan L. Monroe, Director and CEO Peabody Essex Museum; Robert Norton, President and CEO, North Shore Medical Center; The Honorable Sally F. Padden, First Justice; Julie Rose, Woman’s Friend Society; Tory Stevens, Women’s Aid Society and Congressman John F. Tierney.
“I was delighted that this group of esteemed leaders unamiously accepted our invitation to serve on our Honorary Committee. We are grateful for their past, present and future support of Childern’s Friend,” said Carla Saccone, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Over the course of 2012, Children’s Friend and Family Services will be celebrating its 175th anniversary with a wide range of commemorative events and activities.
Children’s Friend and Family Services has been helping children, their families, and in turn their communities by providing compassionate and innovating counseling, mentoring, parenting and child psychology services since its founding as the Salem Seamen’s Orphans’ Society in 1837. Today celebrating its 175th year, this thriving organization serves over 3,000 children and families each year throughout Essex County and Merrimack Valley through its four offices located in Salem, Lynn, Gloucester and Lawrence. Visit www.childrensfriend.net to learn more.