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Grandfather Home for Children in Banner Elk has provided a place of healing for abused and
neglected children for 100 years. Photo courtesy GHFC

Originally published: 2013-04-17 11:16:19
Last modified: 2013-04-17 11:16:18

Grandfather Home for Children celebrates Centennial

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This spring, Grandfather Home for Children in Banner Elk is celebrating 100 years of ministering to children. To kick off the celebration, GHFC is holding a Centennial opening celebration at 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, on its Hayes campus off Hickory Nut Gap Road. Admission to the event is free.
Operating since 1914, GHFC provides safe haven for neglected and abused children and offers a wide array of services to help children and youth overcome the abuse and neglect that they have experienced.
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