Find out everything you wanted to know about planning a funeral by attending a workshop hosted by the Funeral Consumers Alliance of SC on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The workshop will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, 2701 Heyward St., from 9 a.m. until noon.
After sharing information on the history of American funeral practices, FCASC speakers will point out the benefits of planning pre-need, describe recent changes in the funeral industry and how they affect consumers, explain available funeral options, goods, and services, and spell out consumer rights under the federal Funeral Rule. They will also offer advice on money-saving strategies and ways of paying for a funeral. Satisfaction is guaranteed, or your money back.
The workshop fee is $10 for an individual and $15 for a couple, if you pre-register. Walk-ins are welcome, but the fee at the door will be $15 per individual and $20 per couple.
Register by sending a check, payable to FCASC, to FCASC, 2701 Heyward St., Columbia, SC 29205. Please include your name, mailing address, telephone number, and, if you have one, your email address.
In addition to lots of useful information, you will leave with a rubber ducky to give your grandchild or other lucky youngster, or to play with yourself and congratulate yourself for getting your ducks in a row.