A memorial celebration of the lives of Chrystal Eaton and Arlo Eaton, her grandfather, will be held in the Lounge behind the sanctuary 7 to 9pm March 14, 2019. Friends of Chrystal was founded on Chrystal’s birth date, May 1, 2003, in loving memory of Chrystal with the mission of suicide detection and prevention for youth.

Regular meetings are held the second Thursday of every month at First Congregational Church 7-9 pm in the lounge. There is no cost for membership and all ages are welcome to attend. For more information see their web site: friendsofchrystal.com

Friends of Chrystal board members and other volunteer continually work with all members on a monthly basis in a support group setting. The program offers a safe and accepting environment where members can express their feelings and concerns with others who are going thru similar experiences. The process involves helping members learn coping skills, build self esteem and encourages positive problem resolutions to work thru a variety of issues.

Chrystal was known for many achievements, awards and academic school honor rolls. She volunteered and provided tours at Courthouse Square Museum and was also an active member of the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corp in Lansing, MI. Friends of Chrystal annually sends one USNSCC member for advanced sea cadet training in her memory. The organization is also on Facebook and messages may be left at 517 230 3487.