The Athens County Citizen Circle program will host a special event at The Plains Public Library on Wednesday, Nov. 13 for all past participants and for anyone who is interested in learning more about the organization.
The reunion/open house will be held from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. and food and drinks will be served.
The Citizen Circle program is designed to give support and guidance to ex-offenders living in the community. Area residents from local businesses, social service agencies and other organizations meet in a group setting with the ex-offenders to discuss the challenges they face in rebuilding their lives after spending time in prison. The group members also provide advice to the Citizen Circle participants for the many different questions they may have.
Citizen Circle organizations have proven to be very effective around the country and right here in Athens County.
At the Wednesday, Nov. 13 event, all Citizen Circle from the past six years are being invited to attend and take part in the reunion. The Citizen Circle members are very interested in catching up with some of the former participants and discussing how their lives are progressing.
In addition, all area residents who are interested taking part in the Citizen Circle program (either as a board member or participant) are invited to attend to learn more about the program. Participants often include ex-offenders who have recently gotten out of jail or prison, but individuals who have been out of prison for several years can also benefit from taking part in the Citizen Circle program.
For more information on Citizen Circle or on the Wednesday, Nov. 13 open house, call Nancy Stotts at The Work Station at 797-1405.