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By Jay Polk - bio | email

October 10, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Grandparents got a break and children from around South Georgia got entertained on Friday.

About 100 kids played games and feasted on good food at the Cutliff Greater Baptist Church in Albany.

The festivities were part of the SOWEGA Council on Aging's Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program.

It supports people who are raising children who are not their own.

For both the children and the adults, the event today was about more than just entertainment.

Doris Long, a Facilitator with the Kinship Care Program said, "basically it's to have grandparents and children who are in an unusual situation understand that they are not alone. There are many people in our community who are raising children who are not their own."

Clowns also entertained the children and they had the chance to get their faces painted.

Long estimates as many as 2000 people in Dougherty County are raising children who are not their own.

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