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Mother Daughter Tea bonds through education

The A. W. Todd Center saw an array of guests last Saturday morning as visitors continually poured in to experience the mother daughter tea hosted by the Franklin County Extension Office.

There were women and men of various ages and backgrounds present for a Saturday morning of learning and bonding.

“It’s a good way to get everyone out into the community and have an enjoyable day together,” said Franklin County Extension Director Katernia Cole-Coffey. “It was a good bonding experience.”

The day began with the adults in one room to learn about creating their own space while the children went to another room for fun games used to learn about bullying. After each group session was over, the parents and children joined together again for lunch.

Those in attendance discussed topics relevant in a young girl’s life, such as self-esteem, bullying, etiquette, career development and college preparation.

Dorothy Brannon spent time discussing estate planning and the importance of it.

“Dr. Brannon answered a lot of questions that a lot of people had never thought about,” Cole-Coffey. “Estate planning just isn’t something that a lot of people think about.”

Children were able to enjoy books, and door prizes were available for all ages.

Cole-Coffey said she received many compliments on the topics covered and the importance of the event. Although this is the first year Franklin County has hosted a mother daughter tea, Cole-Coffey said this is an event Franklin County should continue to host in the future.