Effingham County Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting for C.E.F.S. Effingham Head Start New Location

The Effingham County Chamber celebrates the opening of new businesses and locations and welcomes new Chamber members with ribbon cuttings, new member pictures, and other events and activities.

Effingham Head Start 0-5 Program held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of their new location at 100 E Market Ave., in Effingham. C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation is a nonprofit that has been working to better the lives of people through social service programs since 1965. C.E.F.S. Head Start 0-5 Program promotes school preparation by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provisions of educational, health, nutritional, social, and other services. Head Start provides comprehensive classroom and home-based services to pregnant women and children birth to age five, including children with significant needs.

Pictured above:

Front Row (L-R): Chamber President & CEO Lucinda Hart; Chamber Ambassador Brandon Pals; C.E.F.S. CEO Kevin Bushur; Community Opportunities Board Chairman Nelson Aumann; Chamber Ambassadors Tonya Siner, Dan Patton, and Randy Jones.

Middle row (L-R): Chamber Ambassador Jay Buehnerkemper; Community Opportunities Board Members: Bill Utz, Paul Schmidtz, Leonard Waldhoff, and Linda Mitchell; Chamber Ambassador Jerry Jansen; Greg Webb; and Chamber Ambassador Jim Hecht.

Back row (L-R): Community Opportunities Board Member Paul White; Mayor Mike Schutzbach; City Administrator Steve Miller; Economic Development Director Todd Hill; and Crossroads Bank President & CEO Mike Defend.

To learn more about C.E.F.S. Head Start, visit their website at CEFSEOC.org/Head-Start, or call (217) 342-2193.

For information on becoming a Chamber member, visit EffinghamCountyChamber.com, or contact Membership Director, Becky Brown, at (217) 342-4147.