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Banquet bolsters the mother-daughter bond

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By Sarah Berkshire

It’s all about mothers, daughters and their special bonds.

The third annual Mother and Daughter Banquet, themed “A Mother’s Love,” will celebrate and nurture the mother-daughter relationship, said Gail Phoenix of GMP Services, a Vine Grove training and consulting firm that advocates for woman and children. GMP Services is hosting the event.

The event is from noon to 3 p.m. May 7 at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff.

Phoenix said mothers and daughters — who should dress in “Sunday best” — will be treated to food, bonding exercises, guest speaker Sheila O’Mara and a poetry reading. Door prizes and raffles also are on the agenda, including awards for the oldest mother, youngest mother, mother with the most children and more.

“It’s a time just for them to share together,” Phoenix said. “It’s specifically to allow that mother and daughter to bond. They usually walk away feeling just wonderful about each other.”

Participants will learn more about each other and will learn strategies to empower each other, she said.

Tickets are $20 for mother/daughter, $14 for adults and $8 for children younger than 12. For information, contact Phoenix at gail_phoenix@yahoo.com.