Foster Parents Get the Red Carpet Treatment

9:07 AM, Jun 25, 2013   |    comments
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Foster parents from across the state Monday night had a taste of what it's like to attend the Academy Awards.

The even, 'A Night at the Oscars', was hosted by Georgia Mentor.

Foster parents were honored for their hard work, helping children throughout the year.

They were presented with different awards, and musical acts even brought the entertainment.

Program Director Melinda Sams said, "Real movie stars make millions of dollars just to be in a movie, and what these foster parents do provides a real community service for children in the state.  Without them, wouldn't be a family to take care of them.  So I think doing that is much more important than being a movie star.  They should be honored and get that red carpet treatment."

In order to make the ceremony happen, Georgia Mentors received a $3k grant from its corporate office.

The organization is a community-based service provider that offers programs to youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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