During its Oct. 24 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners proclaimed the week of Oct. 20-27, 2019 as Family Promise Week in Forsyth County and urged all residents to recognize and raise awareness of the issue of children and families who are homeless in their communities. The board also recognized the work of Family Promise of Forsyth County and its 500-plus volunteers that empower local families in making the transition from homelessness to sustainable independence.
Commissioners also presented a resolution commending Omkar Tamhane for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. For his Eagle Scout project, Tamhane designed and created an outdoor arbor walkway for the Johns Creek Elementary School garden as well as landscaped plants at the school flagpole. Tamhane is a freshman at Lambert High School and member of Troop 27 in the Atlanta Area Council, Northern Ridge District, of the Boy Scouts of America.