Media Release

Foster Grandparents Rock-a-thon

Friday, May 2, 2014 4:00 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The public is invited to join the Alachua County Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) Advisory Council for its 18th annual Rock-a-thon, on Friday, May 9, 2014.  The event takes place on the front porch of the Cracker Barrel restaurant (4001 SW 43rd Street, just West of I-75 on Archer Road) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

FGP members and local celebrities will keep rocking chairs in motion to raise money and public awareness of the program.

This is a fundraising event. Donations are made on behalf of the rockers with all proceeds going to FGP to support training and recognition events.

The FGP provides volunteer opportunities for economically disadvantaged seniors 55 years of age and older to work one-on-one with special needs children in elementary schools, Head Start Programs, day care centers and after school programs throughout  Alachua County.

Click to visit the Foster Grandparent Program website.

For more information, contact the Foster Grandparent Program at 352-264-6757 or 352-264-6751.


  • 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).