On October 14, 2015, Family Services commemorated 50 years of Head Start in Forsyth County with a tree-planting ceremony at Sarah Y.austin Head Start. Councilman Derwin L. Montgomery and Family Services President & CEO Bob Feikeman joined Childhood Education Director Glenda Welch and the children at Sarah Y. Austin to plant a Japanese Maple, a symbol of longevity and sturdiness. In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson selected Forsyth County as one of the first locations in the United States to offer the federally-funded pre-K education as part of his “war on poverty” campaign. Over 50 years, Family Services in collaboration with community partners has operated our city’s Head Start program, which has provided more than 25,000 children the chance to succeed in education and in life. ‪#‎HeadStart50‬ ‪#‎FamilyServices‬