Brightway Center website has been redesigned

Sep 21, 2015

SMITHFIELD - Brightway Center has developed a make-over for its website, officials have said. The site is easier to navigate and includes new features like news, events and videos, according to Maria Campbell, Brightway's Development Director.

There is a redesigned home page that provides easy access to volunteer information about upcoming events and information on the rental facilities. Those interested can now register on-line for events, it was noted. The new site makes it easy to connect and share Brightway Center with others when signing up for the e-mail, newsletter or clicking on the Facebook page. 

Brightway was awarded a grant by the J.C. Williams Trust and will use that money for the T.E.S.T. program, Bright STAR workshops and webinars to the students in Jefferson County school districts.

The Cancer Awareness program "Do You Know the Difference Between Skin Cancer and Melanoma?" will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 19 at the center. Health professionals from the Schiffler Cancer Center will provide information on symptoms, care and resources.  It is a free event and light refreshments will be served. For information, contact Cathy Takach, program director, at (740) 733-7480 or

"The Challenge" will be held for pupils in grades six through 12. This will be an overnight spiritual awareness event with teams participating in physical and team-building activities. The session will run from 9 a.m. Sept. 26 through 12:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Inspirational messages will be provided by a guest youth pastor, motivational speakers and through praise and worship. The registration deadline is Sept. 18 and there is no cost.

The Junior Day of Champions will be held Oct. 3 for youth in grades three through five. This is for a day of physical and mental games and teams will compete to be crowned "Champions of the Day," according to Takach. Registration is at 9:30 a.m., with the event set to run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The registration deadline is Sept. 21, and space is limited.

By ESTHER MCCOY - Staff writer, Herald-Star