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KidsPeace Foster Care Fundraiser in Kingston, NY

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KidsPeace Foster Care Fundraiser in Kingston, NY

The Kingston, NY FCCP office will be hosting its 2nd Annual Fundraiser on October 10, 2011 at noon. The golf tournament and dinner banquet will be held at Blackhead Mountain in Round Top, NY, to raise funds for our Children's Resilience Fund to be used toward activities and necessities to build inner strength and self esteem, in our foster children. These activities include, but not limited to, sports, summer and arts camps, musical instruments,  enrichment activities, independent living skills-building activities and other “everyday items” all children should have. The event will be a great opportunity for golfers to get one last game in before the end of the season and to have the opportunity to golf one of the most beautiful courses in the Hudson Valley. Anyone interested in learning additional information can contact the Kingston, NY office. The $85 registration fee includes lunch, dinner, greens fees and golf cart. There will be great raffle prizes, and a wonderful time will be had by all.

Last year's event was a huge success and allowed the kids in our program to attend dance camps, take driving lessons, get senior portraits taken and many other things we were not able to do in the past. Please contact KidsPeace Foster Care, 200 Aaron Court, Kingston, NY 12401. Phone: 845-331-1815.

KidsPeace Auxiliary to Present 25th Annual Fashion Show

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Fashions from Chico’s will be featured at the 25th Annual KidsPeace Auxiliary Fashion Show and Luncheon Sept. 21st, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Bethlehem Best Western, Rts. 512 and 22.
Since 1948, the KidsPeace Auxiliary has raised funds to support the work of providing hope, help and healing to children, families and communities. Originally founded as the Wiley House Ladies Auxiliary, the KidsPeace Auxiliary has assisted thousands of children for more than 60 years.
Tickets for the event are $30 and can be reserved by calling Evelyn Zumas at 610-868-5743. All proceeds for the 2011 show will benefit KidsPeace Autism programs.


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Public Invited to Free

Capitol area residents are invited to gather Thursday, Sept. 22, to give local children in need a taste of kindness. A special fundraiser and free wine-tasting at Corridor Fine Wine in Laurel will benefit hundreds of Washington, DC, and Maryland children in foster care and adoption programs operated by the national children’s charity KidsPeace.

The public is invited between 6 and 9 p.m. to enjoy the evening’s “Around the World Wine Tasting,” featuring wines and champagnes from five countries. The tasting is free and 30 percent of all “Winery Direct” sales will be donated to KidsPeace.

“This event is for people with a thirst--not just for the finer things in life--but for helping children, many of whom don’t have the basics, such as a home and a loving adult to guide their way,” said Steve Faith, Vice President of Wine Operations for Corridor Fine Wine.

“It’s not every day you get to take a trip around the globe,” Diane Sancilio, Regional Manager of Foster Care and Community Programs. “And at the same time, do a world of good to benefit our children.”

Event Detail: Sixth Annual Wine Tasting
Sept. 22 from 6-9 p.m.
Corridor Fine Wine
3321 Corridor Marketplace
Laurel, MD 20724
Directions: (301) 617-8507

Two Members Added to KidsPeace Georgia Board of Associates

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Two Carroll County civic and community leaders have been named to the KidsPeace Georgia Board of Associates. The new members are Cynthia Langley, of Burwell, and Aaron McWhorter of Whitesburg.

KidsPeace Georgia operates a residential treatment center in Bowdon that serves children with behavioral health issues and also offers therapeutic outpatient services. According to Dick Tisinger, chair of the Board of Associates, Langley and McWhorter bring special skills to the group.

“We are honored to have such high caliber individuals join in our efforts here in Georgia,” said Tisinger, attorney with Tisinger Vance. “Both Cynthia and Aaron have already made tremendous contributions with other organizations and we are thrilled that they are lending their talents to our efforts for KidsPeace as well.”

Langley serves as coordinator for the Carroll County Juvenile Wellness Court and has worked for the Department of Juvenile Justice for 17 years. A graduate of Auburn University with a BA in social work, Langley also holds a master’s degree in public administration from West Georgia College.

Her community volunteer efforts have included serving as chair of the board of directors for the Live Oaks Children’s Shelter, a volunteer trainer for the Children and Youth Coordinating Council’s Juvenile Justice Training Network and for Carroll County’s Jumpstart program. A volunteer with the Carroll County Mediation Center, she also is a member of the board of directors of the Georgia Sheriff Youth Homes Pineland Campus, served on the school council at Jonesville Middle School and is a member of the Auburn Alumni Association and the Auburn University Parent Association.
Cynthia is married to Terry E. Langley and they have two daughters, Hannah and Billie, both of whom are attending college.

McWhorter is the owner and president of North Georgia Turf, Inc. of Whitesburg. A native of Heard County, McWhorter grew up on his parents’ dairy farm. He retuned to work there after graduating from West Georgia College with a BA degree in history and spending a few years teaching in Barnesville. In 1985 he launched his turf grass company, starting with 25 acres of Bermuda grass. NG Turf has grown to approximately 2,000 acres with farm locations in Whitesburg, Franklin, Clarkesville, Calhoun and Perry. In 1991 McWhorter incorporated a second company, Sports Turf Inc., to meet the growing athletic field construction business in the region. High profile clients have included the Atlanta Falcons training facility, Auburn Tigers, University of Alabama, Atlanta Public Schools and the 1996 Olympic Softball facility.

McWhorter serves on the boards for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the Georgia Crop Improvement Association, the Sports Turf Managers Association, the Georgia Board of General Contractors, the Georgia Water Advisory Committee, the Georgia Middle Chattahoochee Regional Water Council, the Carroll County Water Authority and the Urban Agriculture Council. He and his wife, Linda, are the parents of three children, Mark, Merett and Natalie, and four grandchildren.

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