September marks the start of the school year, and at Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers (CACC), it means summer campers are making the transition to students and new families are being welcomed into their childcare programs. There is much to celebrate this time of year, and the community can join in on the festivities by attending two special upcoming events.
On Thursday, September 8th, CACC supporters will come together under the tent at the Talbot Country Club as CACC marks 50+ years of providing exceptional childcare to local families. Critchlow will recognize four honorees with their Legacy Award, which honors people and organizations whose leadership and support have made a significant impact on the lives of the children and families Critchlow serves. This year’s honorees are Fayette and Bob Engstrom, Ceci Nobel, Sandy Kaufman, and Christmas in St. Michaels. The party will continue with a live auction and “Fund-A-Need,” as well as a Golden Ticket Raffle. Only 100 Golden Tickets are available for $100 each; the winner will get to choose from five experiences of a lifetime. Event tickets are $150.
Sunday, September 11th marks the 5th Annual Conor’s Project Skeet Shoot and Crab Feast. Conor’s Project was started by Rennie Gay in 2017 to honor the memory of his grandson Conor, who passed away in a tragic swimming pool accident. Proceeds from the event benefit Critchlow Adkins and help to fund swim lessons and educational enrichment for the children in their programs. The skeet shoot tournament starts at 10 am, followed by a crab feast, which also includes hot dogs, hamburgers, and drinks. The cost to participate is $125 per person or $500 for a team of 4, which includes the crab feast. For those who don’t want to compete, but want to support CACC, admission to the crab feast is available for only $40 per person. Those who would like to participate should contact Rennie Gay at 410-310-8317.
More information about both events is available at cacckids.org.
Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing quality, financially accessible childcare for children and their families in a nurturing, diverse, safe, and enriching environment. CACC offers year-round preschool programs, pre-K through 5th grade before- and after-school care, and summer camp programs.
Children throughout CACC’s programs benefit from their innovative, literature-based educational enrichment STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) activities. These fun projects teach children of all ages to use critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills, and instill in them a love of learning, all through play. In addition, CACC participates in the Raising a Reader Program, which promotes early literacy by encouraging families to read with their children.
To learn more, enroll your child, or make a donation, visit cacckids.org or call 410-822-8061.