Town of Easton Proclaims April 2018 “Junior Achievement Financial Literacy Month”

Photo: L-R–Councilwoman Megan Cook; JA Talbot Chair Laura Heikes; JA board members George Koste of Maryland Capital Enterprises, and Talli Oxnam of Wye Financial & Trust

The Town of Easton, Maryland proclaimed April 2018 “Junior Achievement Financial Literacy Month” in recognition of the financial literacy education efforts of Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore, (JA). JA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship education to kindergarten-12th grade students at no cost to the schools. At Monday night’s Town Council meeting, Councilwoman Megan Cook presented the proclamation to JA board chair Laura Heikes of Shore United Bank, and board members George Koste of Maryland Capital Enterprises, and Talli Oxnam of Wye Trust in honor of Financial Literacy Month and JA’s work in promoting the financial well-being of Easton’s citizens.

In its 2017 fiscal year, Junior Achievement reached over 7,000 students across the Shore. To volunteer, donate, or learn more about Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore, email information@easternshoreja.org, or log on to www.easternshoreja.org.

Talbot Cup Dodgeball Tournament Returns

Junior Achievement of Talbot County is proud to announce the return of the second annual Talbot Cup Dodgeball Tournament, sponsored by Out of the Fire Restaurant. The event will be held on Sunday, February 23 at Easton High School from 12 – 5pm.

“We are excited to bring back this popular community event that supports free financial literacy training in our classrooms,” said Geoff Oxnam, President of the Junior Achievement of Talbot County Advisory Board. “It is great to see so many local businesses step up to support our students.”

Oxnam added that JA of Talbot County is particularly grateful for the leadership of returning title sponsor, Out of the Fire Restaurant.

The 2014 Tournament has expanded to add even more teams that compete in a round-robin format. By popular demand, the Talbot Cup offers a new feature this year–two teams eliminated in the early rounds may buy their way back into the “Elite Eight” round. Entry fee for the event is $300 per team.

In addition to forming teams, individuals and organizations may participate as sponsors. Sponsorships range from $150 to $2,500.

To register a team, become a sponsor, or learn more, contact Ron McDonald, event chairperson, at ron@investwithaurora.com or 410-200-0514 or visit www.facebook.com/JAofTalbotCounty.