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Stacy Jennings
Stacy Jennings

Jennings to Lead YMCA of Coastal Georgia Community Impact Campaign

SAVANNAH -- Stacy Jennings will serve as the campaign chair for the Y’s 2023 Community Impact Campaign, a drive that aims to raise $662,000 to fund a wide swath of YMCA programs.

Jennings is currently the communications director for the Savannah-Chatham Public School System.

“As a long-time member of the YMCA, I know first-hand how it serves everyone in the community and is particularly impactful for children,” Jennings said.

Jennings’ role as the campaign chair is to drive volunteer efforts to generate contributions that fund vital YMCA programs and to serve as the face of the 2023 campaign, which runs through the end of 2023.

The funds will go toward a wide variety of Y programs such as children’s swim sessions, the Y-Readers Program, which helps students catch up to grade level in their reading skills; A Place to Dream, which provides beds for needy children; summer day camps; after-school programs; youth sports, and many others.

Supporters can donate to the campaign at or by calling 912-358-2651.

Genealogy research available at Savannah Juneteenth celebration


For anyone who is interested in beginning or continuing their genealogy search, the Savannah Stake (which includes the Rincon Ward) and the Hilton Head Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is hosting the booth at the Savannah Juneteenth celebration.

The Savannah Juneteenth Fine Arts Festival is being held in Forsyth Park, Savannah, on Saturday, June 17 from 1-6 p.m.

“We plan to have several electronic devices to have hands-on experience with the Family Search website. We will have coloring pages and crayons for the kids,” said Laurie Shelton, one of the event organizers.

The booth will have brochures, Martin Luther King Jr.’s chart, and two family history quilts on display.