Thursday, 24 October 2019 10:34

Restoration Saturday set for this weekend

Oct. 24, 2019 – Restoration Saturday will be held this weekend at Southland Mall in Whitehaven to help citizens with expungements, drivers licenses and child support issues, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
A press conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the main entrance on the north side of the mall where Gen. Weirich, Criminal Court Clerk Heidi Kuhn, and General Sessions Court Clerk Ed Stanton will explain what help their offices are offering.
Also at Saturday’s event will be representatives from the office of City Court Clerk Kay Robilio and Maximus Child Support.
“This is one-stop shopping so citizens do not have to drive downtown and go from office to office to take care of these issues,” said Gen. Weirich. “This is our fourth Restoration Saturday event since June of last year, and each time the response has been remarkable.”
Two non-profit agencies also are participating, including Seedco, which helps individuals overcome barriers to employment, and Excel Center, which offers tuition-free schools to adults 18 and over.
The event will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with doors closing at 1:30 p.m. so those already in line can be served. It also coincides with Whitehaven’s Community Harvest Festival which will include entertainment, food, games and vendors. The festival is sponsored by the Raines Station Police-Clergy Collaboration.
The idea for Restoration Saturday grew out of a meeting last year of a group called Pastors, Police and Prosecutors whose broad-based mission is the betterment of Memphis.