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La Plata Restaurant Helps Raise Money for Teen Court

The newly-opened Three Brothers Italian Restaurant on Crain Highway in La Plata helped raise $250 for the Charles County Sheriff’s Office’s Teen Court program by donating a portion of its profits on Aug. 22.

Three Brothers donated 20 percent of the profits of each order in which the customer presented a special flyer from the Teen Court program. Employees of the Sheriff’s Office, Charles County Public Schools and the Charles County Courthouse as well as many other guests enjoyed a Three Brothers meal while contributing to the fundraiser.

“The money raised by Three Brothers and their customers will help ensure the continued success of our Teen Court program,” said Sheriff Rex W. Coffey. “We are very fortunate to be in a community that supports the programs that encourage young people to be law-abiding citizens.”

Teen Court provides first-time youth offenders with an opportunity to accept responsibility for traffic offenses and misdemeanor crimes without the stigma of a formal criminal record. Youth offenders are represented by youth defense attorneys, prosecuted by youth prosecutors and sentenced by youth juries. Adult volunteers serve as judges and monitors.

Charles County Sheriff’s Office Thanks Business for Carrying the Torch

As runners and walkers carried the Flame of Hope for the 2008 Special Olympics Torch Run in June, local businesses also helped hold the torch high by donating money and services to the Charles County Sheriff’s Office in support of the cause. The Sheriff’s Office recently presented a certificate of appreciation and plaque to the event’s largest corporate sponsor, Outback Steakhouse in La Plata, and is recognizing the many other contributors who helped raise $17,289 for Special Olympics athletes.

Sheriff Rex Coffey and the fundraiser’s coordinator, Sgt. Gus Proctor, presented the certificate and plaque to manager Flavio Ingles at Outback on Aug. 19. The plaque recognizes Outback’s generous contribution to the Torch Run; following the event, the restaurant provided chicken and steak meals to the approximately 300 participants.

The Torch Run fundraiser’s supporters also included the following businesses, organizations and schools:

Businesses and Organizations

American Communities Properties Trust
B&B Construction
Beltway Paving
Bernie’s Frame Shop
BJ’s Wholesale Club #72
Captain John’s Crabhouse
Carruth & Son, Inc.
Chaney Enterprises
Charles County Public Schools
Charles County Chamber of Commerce
Charles County Department of Health
Charles County Government
Charles County Minority Officers Association, Inc.
Clinton Fence Co.
Cobb Island Coffee Shop
Cobb Island Market
Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.
Cord’s Cabinetry, Inc.
Dash Inn of La Plata
Doctors Dilorenzo and Hrechka, DDS
Facchina Construction Co.
Gragan & Sons Glass Co.
JellyBeans Child Care Center
Jimmy’s Fabrication Services
Johnny Boy Ribs
Ken Dixon Automotive
L&L Auto Service
La Plata Physical Therapy
Ledo Pizza of La Plata
Martin’s Service Center
Mattress Corner
Motor Vehicle Administration of Waldorf
Outback Steakhouse of La Plata
Pancakes Plus
Quick Shop of Hughesville
Safeway of La Plata
Shymanksy’s Marina and Seafood
Simpson’s Corner Shop
Southern Maryland Floor Company
Spring Dell Center
Thornton’s Funeral Home
Toyota of Waldorf
Truck’N America
Trumbull’s ATV
United States Marines (CBIRF Unit)


Thomas Stone High School
Westlake High School
La Plata High School
Henry E. Lackey High School
North Point High School for Science, Technology and Industry
Mattawoman Middle School
Benjamin Stoddert Middle School
John Hanson Middle School
Piccowaxen Middle School
Milton M. Somers Middle School
William A. Diggs Elementary School
Mary H. Matula Elementary School
Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School
Indian Head Elementary School
Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School
J.P. Ryon Elementary School
Berry Elementary School
Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Elementary School
T.C. Martin Elementary School
Malcolm Elementary School
Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School
Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School
Theodore G. Davis Middle School
Arthur Middleton Elementary School
Gail-Bailey Elementary School
F.B. Gwynn Educational Center
St. Mary’s Star of the Sea
St. Mary’s Catholic Church and School of Bryantown
Grace Lutheran Church and School of La Plata

Special Olympics is a year-round sports training and competition program for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. For more information about this organization and the talented and inspirational athletes it supports, visit

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