HENRY COUNTY, GA – November 19, 2020—The McDonough-Henry County Advisory Board has been gearing up for the opening of the McDonough-Henry County Boys and Girls Club and held its bi-monthly meeting on October 27 to discuss next steps for the club.
 
The McDonough-Henry Boys and Girls Club named its inaugural Advisory Board with Henry County District II Commissioner Dee Clemmons serving as its Board Chair. Clemmons was the driving force in bringing The Boys and Girls Club of America to Henry County. Board members also include Connie Baptiste, Henry County Solicitor General Pam Bettis, Attorney Andrea Boyd, State Court Judge David Brown, President/CEO of Boys and Girls Club of Central Georgia Phillip Bryant, Kyana Cannon, Dr. Earlene Crump, Dr. Gloria Dodson, Henry County District Attorney Investigator and Pretrial Diversion Coordinator Latisha Flint, Wayne Jeffries, Samantha Jones, April Madden, State Court Judge Pandora Palmer, Erica Antoinette-Slaton, Cletonya Stidom and Eldridge Walker.

Clemmons said the mission of the McDonough-Henry Boys and Girls Club “is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.”
Due to the on-going pandemic the opening date of the club is still yet to be determined. However, the advisory board will continue to meet every two months and is seeking corporate sponsors and partnerships with local volunteer organizations. 

For more information on the McDonough-Henry Boys and Girls Club, contact Michele Weaver at mweaver@co.henry.ga.us.