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Golden Girl home to host all-age reunion

September 18, 2018

CEREDO — Golden Girl Group Home will celebrate 35 years serving West Virginia’s abuse and neglected girls by hosting an all-ages reunion from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the home, located at 999 B St., in Ceredo.

All girls who have lived at the home at any point are invited to return with their families to reminisce and share their stories of before, during and after their time at the shelter.

The street surrounding the home will be closed off for the event as inflatables and Disney characters entertain children along with food and music. Inspiration videos and photos from the past will be shared, and several former members will share their stores.

The reunion is open to all current of past residents, staff members, volunteers or supporters.

Golden Girls Group Home serves girls ages 12 to 18 from across West Virginia, mostly victims of sexual abuse and neglect or behavioral and addiction issues. Founded by Judy Gilkerson in 1983 as a way to counsel, educate and mentor vulnerable girls in a safe environment, the home has since served nearly 1,000 young women.

The home is currently housing 34 girls, and now also supports an independent living program for girls over 18.

For more information or the register for the reunion online, visit gggh.org.

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