Media Release

County’s Foster Grandparent Program Holds Rock-A-Thon 2006

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 1:00 AM

The public and the media are invited to join the Alachua County Foster Grandparent Program for its tenth annual Rock-A-Thon on Friday, May 12, 2006 on the front porch of the Cracker Barrel restaurant, 4001 SW 43rd St. (just west of I-75 on Archer Road).

Volunteers from the Foster Grandparent Program, along with celebrity rockers, will be raising money for the Program. The goal is to keep the chairs rocking from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Foster Grandparents volunteer every day, working one-on-one with children who have special needs in elementary schools, day-care centers, the Boys and Girls Clubs, and other locations.

Come visit with our Foster Grandparents and celebrity rockers, some of whom include:

  • County Commissioner Cynthia Chestnut
  • City Commissioner Jack Donovan
  • WKTK's Storm Roberts and Chris Wells
  • GPD's Sadie Darnell
  • Rosa B. Williams

Donations are made on behalf of the rockers with all proceeds going to the Foster Grandparent Program.

This event is co-sponsored by the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners, WKTK and WSKY, Cox Communications, The Village, and Shands Senior Advantage.

For more information, please call the Foster Grandparent Program at (352) 264- 6757.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).