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Family club provides support for children and their parents

Christine Stanley
Courtesy photo The Truckee Family Club gets together during its annual Halloween party this year.
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Stephani McGarry and her family moved to Truckee three months ago. She knew no one, and with two toddlers to chase around the house she was in need of a solid and active support group.For that, she found the Truckee Family Club.

“I got connected with this organization and instantly made friends with warm and inviting people,” McGarry said. “There seems to always be fun social activities going on, many that include the entire family.”The Truckee Family Club, which was formed nearly a decade ago as a way for local parents and children to connect, hosts daily playgroups for multiple age levels, plans monthly family events, supports local nonprofit organizations, and helps new moms stay comfortable and relaxed.

“It’s a good group of people with their hearts in the right place, and we really rally for one another,” said new membership coordinator Rose Wescamp. “Plus, it’s a wonderful network – everyone from carpenters to surgeons.”And while children of all ages can enjoy regular club activities, it is perhaps parents who are having the most fun. Softball games, dads’ nights out, bunco, a book club and community service activities get parents connected and out of the house.

“You get to know people quickly, and you are invited to a lot of places,” McGarry said.The family club’s 2006 calendar is already filling up, starting in January with a family day of ice skating at the new Northstar village. Families interested in joining can find more information at http://www.truckeefamilyclub.org, or by calling Rose Wescamp at 582-4175.


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