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uac082411001.jpg In the words of Pearl S. Buck, child advocate and founder of Pearl S. Buck International, “If our American way of life fails the child, it fails us all.”

Yet there always seem to be children and families falling through one crack or another. On Friday, Sept. 30, Fayetteville Area Hospitality Association and Up & Coming Weekly are hosting the 10th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Kings Grant Golf and Country Club, benefitting, you guessed it, our community’s greatest asset, its children.

In the past, the Fayetteville Area Hospitality Association has sponsored this event, but this year, Up & Coming Weekly has joined the team.

“It was suggested that we partner up and put our two forces together and make it an even bigger and better tournament than ever,” said FAHA Vice President Ramona Moore. “Putting two groups together, we are looking for it to be twice as successful.”08-24-11-faha-logo.jpg

In prior years, this tournament has raised between $5,000 and $13,000 dollars. This year organizers are hoping to raise even more.

The proceeds will be split between Falcon Children’s Home and Kidsville News! of Cumberland County

.Falcon Children’s Home is located just a few exits up I-95 heading toward Raleigh. They’ve been in the business of caring for children for more than 100 years, and they don’t take their responsibilities to the youths who come into their care lightly.

As a ministry of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, Falcon Children’s Home builds their programs on biblical principles and seeks to provide for the mind, body, spirit and soul of their charges. The institution is unashamedly a Christian organization and seeks to instill Godly values in children, but also to set a good expample in leading an upright life.

Thelegacy can be found on its Facebook page, where former residents reconnect and share their memories of being at Falcon Children’s Home.

Some of the programs that are offered at Falcon Children’s Home include, pathways to independent living, preparation for independent living, on campus individual and family counseling, a campus chaplain, recreation and activities, several resource programs and after school academic enrichment.

Find out more about the Falcon Children’s Home and the many ways to help and support them at www.falconchildrenshome.com.

08-24-11-kings-grant-gc.jpgKidsville News! of Cumberland County has a totally different, but equally important mission in shaping the lives of the next generation: instilling a love of reading. If you have a student or know a student in the Cumberland County School system that is in fifth grade or below, you may have seen the colorful publication come home in your student’s back pack. The newspapers can also be found at your local Cumberland County Library. Kidsville News! of Cumberland County is a monthly publication with fun, relevant and educational articles for children, teachers and parents.

Of course, it is colorful, interesting and engaging on every level, so that children stay interested and motivated to learn. Some of the features every month include Kidsville Connections which covers history topics, Wildville which highlights a different animal every month, What it’s Like to Be, which highlights a different career each month, while All about Art talks about art, music and theater. There are also sections about sports, cooking, local events, safety and more. The puzzles and games are a great together-time activity to promote critical thinking skills and bonding time, too

.Truman the dragon is the Kidsville News! mascot. He’s a great example of working hard and living a healthy, honest life.

Kidsville News! is excited to be a part of the FAHA Golf Tournament this year. Their support will help us continue to provide Kidsville News! to every elementary-aged child in Cumberland County, free of charge,” said Joy Crowe, editor of Kidsville News! “It is a valuable resource for teachers and elementary students in our community, offering a fun, informative, educational resource.”

Find out more about Kidsville News! of Cumberland County and Truman and what they are up to at www.kidsvillenews.com/cumberland.E

ven though the golf tournament is still a few weeks a way, that leaves plenty of time to build a team, or become a sponsor. Four-some entries are $275 and single entries are $75. Hole sponsorships are $100, and a beverage cart sponsorship can be had for $300. There will be prizes for the fi rst, second and third place teams as well as for the longest drive, closest to the pin and a hole-in-one prize.

Call Ramona Moore at 487-1400 to find out more.

Photo: On Friday, Sept. 30, Fayetteville Hospitality Association and Up & Coming Weekly are hosting the 10th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Kings Grant Golf and Country Club, benefi tting, you guessed it, our community’s greatest asset, its children. 

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