Head Start/Early Head Start of Fayette County hosts art show to honor our Veterans!

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On November 8, 2022 at our Veterans Art Show, Head Start/ Early Head Start of Fayette County joined with the Veterans Employment Project and AgVets Project to honor our county’s veterans and educate the community on the programs available for veterans in Fayette County through the Private Industry Council.

The children of Head Start and Early Head Start of Fayette County displayed their gratitude for our veterans by making pieces of artwork that were displayed throughout the hallways and conference rooms of our Lemont Furnace site.

As families and community members were arriving the children were able to participate in a few activities about Veteran’s Day. These activities included decorating a paper plate poppy, painting an American flag, making their own story book about Veteran’s Day, and making their own puzzles of each brand of the military.

As the activities continued, Lori Soberdash, Veteran’s Employment Specialist, spoke to the group about the two projects for veterans; Veterans Employment Project and AgVets Project. During this session, Lori shared information for veterans on how to apply, eligibility, and content areas of each.


To conclude the education session, we honored two very special guests, Michelle Prescott, Home Base Instructor for Head Start of Fayette County who served in the United States Navy and Phil Bawldi, a participant from the Veteran’s Employment Project who served in the United States Army. The group honored both of these individuals as they shared their experiences with serving in the armed forces.

Throughout the duration of the evening, guests mingled to admire the creativity of the children and were offered a snack with light refreshments. The Veterans Art Show welcomes 6 community members, 3 PIC staff, 16 Head Start/Early Head Start staff, 13 enrolled children, 9 siblings, and 19 adults. Shujuane Martin, CEO and president of the Private Industry Council challenged all guests and staff in attendance to spread the word about the projects available to Fayette County veterans!