Mr. MusicMan Returns to Spooktacular!

We are excited welcome back Mr. MusicMan to our 9th Annual Family Spooktacular!DSC03483

Mr. MusicMan (Robert Lowery) has been our DJ at Spooktacular for more than 5 years. His ability to get children and their families up and moving is amazing. Whether it's demonstrating the latest dance moves or exercising to upbeat hip-hop tunes, your body will experience a total workout.

We invite you to come and experience this excitement and much, much more at our 9th Annual Spooktacular on Saturday, October 28 from 11am-3pm at the Woodmill Winery Festival Grounds (1350 WoodMill Winery Lane, Vale, NC).

Click here to learn more about Spooktacular!

Partnership Recognizes Retiring Board Members and Key Players in the Community

At recent Board Meetings, the Board of Directors of the Partnership for Children for Lincoln and Gaston Counties (Partnership) recognized retiring Board members Tammy Kane, Joe Dixon and Bill Gross.  Chair Sarah Miller and Vice Chair Wanda Wyont presented each with a plaque noting the Partnership’s sincere appreciation for their years of leadership and service as a member of the Board.








PFCLG Exec. Director Michael Linker, Chair Sarah Miller,
Retiring Board Tammy Kane, and Public Information Coordinator Rosalind Richardson

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The Impact of Our Volunteers

Barbara Linker and Brian Foster are no strangers to the Partnership. Together they have put in 45 hours of service since joining us as volunteers in October 2016.

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“Brian and I so enjoy volunteering at the Partnership,” Barbara says. “The books given to the children in the various projects are first quality. Knowing this may be a child’s first book makes us proud to be a volunteer for the Partnership.”

Over the last several months, Barbara and Brian have helped us label over 5,000 books for our Reach Out and Read program and Boogie with Books events, and organized approximately 20 of our theme boxes. They helped us prepare for the Literacy Builds Gaston meeting back in May, as well as our big Spooktacular event last October. Every hour that they give helps us tremendously!

Thank you to Barbara, Brian and all of our outstanding volunteers for helping us expand the reach of our programs in so many ways. If you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities at the Partnership, call (704) 922-0900.



Partnership Sponsors Literacy Builds Gaston

More than 50 community members and representatives from children’s advocacy agencies attended the Literacy Builds Gaston meeting Friday, May 12th at the Gaston County Public Library Main Branch in Gastonia. To read more about this amazing event, click here.

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The Power of Reading Aloud

benefits reading aloudEarlier this month, our Public Information Coordinator Tabitha Whetstine transformed into Super Girl and set out on a mission to read aloud to the children at several child care centers in our community!  

Tabitha read “Mother Bruce” by Ryan T. Higgins, “Clifford the Firehouse Dog” by Norman Bridwell and “Doc McStuffins Doctor’s Helper” by Sheila Sweeny Higginson.

By reading aloud to the young children at the child care centers, Tabitha exposed them to more words, sparked their curiosity, and gave them more reasons to love books!  In fact, reading aloud to young children promotes language development and early literacy skills, such as word sound awareness, understanding how stories work, recognition of sounds and letters, knowledge of a wide range of vocabulary and the ability to listen.

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PFCLG Recognizes Outstanding Individuals In Early Childhood Field

pflgc awardsDALLAS, N.C. - On February 7, 2017 the Partnership for Children of Lincoln & Gaston Counties presented certificates to multiple individuals in the Early Childhood field.

These individuals were those who earned their degrees in Early Childhood, those whose child care centers went up in stars, and those who have had a tremendous impact on the children in our community.

The Partnership would like to thank each of these individuals and their child care centers as a whole for the positive impact that they have on our young children.

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