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Coshocton County Head Start plants rose bush to commemorate 50 years

| May 18, 2015

COSHOCTON – Mayor Steve Mercer, Director Steve Troendly, the children and their families and staff at Coshocton County Head Start and Early Head Start planted a rose bush in honor of Head Start’s 50th anniversary. Fifty years ago on May 18,1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson stood in the White House Rose Garden to announce the creation of Project Head Start, a federal effort designed to ensure at-risk children across the nation received a quality early childhood experience.

Since its creation in 1965, Head Start has served 32 million children and their families, providing comprehensive early learning services that get at-risk children ready for kindergarten and set families on the path toward self-sufficiency. Coshocton County Head Start and Early Head Start joined children and families from coast to coast who planted rose bushes to celebrate 50 years of success and renew their shared commitment to 50 more.

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