Pictured (left to right), Commissioner Bobby Rucci (District 4); Commissioner Vice President Reuben B. Collins, II (District 3); Commissioner Ken Robinson (District 1); Eleanor Nelson, (director, Job Match Re-Employment Project); Sheron Henry, (participant, Job Match Re-Employment Project); Commissioner Debra M. Davis, Esq. (District 2); and Commissioner President Candice Quinn Kelly.
On Tuesday, June 10, the Charles County Commissioners recognized Southern Maryland Hiring Day in Charles County. The 3rd Annual Nine Innings of Networking Southern Maryland Hiring Event will take place on Monday, June 23 at Regency Furniture Stadium (11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf) from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. This event is hosted by the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, the Southern Maryland Workforce Investment Board (JobSource), and the Job Match Re-Employment Project. The Job Match Re-Employment Project was established in September 2009 as a result of a Federal Block Grant to the State of Maryland. Hiring events have proven to be a remarkable source of talent for the Job Match Re-Employment Project. For more information visit, www.jobmatchproject.com.
Commissioners Recognize North Point High Culinary Arts Department
Pictured (left to right): Commissioner Vice President Reuben B. Collins, II (District 3); Commissioner Debra M. Davis, Esq. (District 2); Shareon Blenman (culinary arts student); Michael Simms (North Point High School principal); Kacie Danek (culinary arts student); Commissioner Bobby Rucci (District 4); Demisha White (culinary arts student); Will Remik (culinary arts student); Pamela Jones (culinary arts chef instructor); Commissioner Ken Robinson (District 1); Kat Dodson (culinary arts chef assistant) and Commissioner President Candice Quinn Kelly.
On Tuesday, June 10, the Charles County Commissioners recognized North Point High School Culinary Arts Department as named to the Hospitality 100 list for the 2013-2014 school year. Each year, the list recognizes secondary schools that have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in culinary arts education. This elite group of schools exhibits strong hospitality enrollment and influence in their community. The list is comprised of high schools and technology centers that excel in the areas of culinary arts, baking and pastry arts and/or hospitality management.
Commissioners Declared June 18 as EMS for Children Day
Pictured, left to right: Commissioner Vice President Reuben B. Collins, II (District 3); Commissioner Bobby Rucci (District 4); Commissioner Debra M. Davis, Esq. (District 2); Commissioner Ken Robinson (District 1); Chief John Filer, Charles County EMS; Charles County Director of Emergency Services Bill Stephens; Chief Brent Huber, Charles County Association of EMS; Commissioner President Candice Quinn Kelly.
On Tuesday, June 17 the Charles County Commissioners declared Wednesday, June 18 as Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Day in Charles County. EMSC supports Emergency Medical Services (EMS), the community-based public service whose presence is vital to children in need. EMSC promotes the high-level emergency care given by EMS providers with pediatric emergency skills. This event allows children to bring their sick or injured stuffed friends to receive a check-up or repair if needed. Teddy bears will be provided while supplies last, and giveaway items will be provided to promote emergency medical care within our community.
Honor Independence Day with Food, Fireworks, and Baseball
Free shuttle service provided
Make Celebrate Charles: A Fun-Filled Fourth part of your Fourth of July plans this year. Beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf (11765 St. Linus Dr.), local businesses, artisans, and food establishments will be showcased in the Best of Charles County, and kids of all ages will be entertained in the Celebrate Charles Family Fun Zone. John Luskey and Sam Grow will perform live music and guests will enjoy a spectacular fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.
Admission to this event is free; however, there is a fee for activities, food, and product purchases. A ticket is required to attend the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs baseball game against the Sugar Land Skeeters at 6:35 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Regency Furniture Stadium box office, calling 301-638-9788, or visiting www.SoMDBlueCrabs.com. Guests will receive a complimentary Celebrate Charles Family Fun Zone wristband with the purchase of a ticket for that evenings game.
Additional parking will be available at Mary B. Neal Elementary (12105 St. Georges Dr., Waldorf) with free shuttle service to and from Regency Furniture Stadium.
For more information, visit www.CharlesCountyMD.gov or contact Rachel Reynolds, Promotions Specialist, at 301-645-0601 or ReynoldsR [at] CharlesCountyMD.gov. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.
Commissioners Recognize Girl Scout Troop #5064 for VEX Robotic World Championship Inspire Award
Pictured (left to right), Commissioner Vice President Reuben B. Collins, II (District 3); Jennifer Gerstman (troop #5064 leader); Rachel Brasch; Elliot Simmons (coach); Abigail Gerstman; Commissioner President Candice Quinn Kelly; V; Sophia Gerstman; Commissioner Ken Robinson (District 1); Olivia Simmons; Elizabeth Gerstman ; Commissioner Debra Davis Esq. (District 2); and Commissioner Bobby Rucci (District 4).
On Tuesday, June 10, 2014, the Charles County Commissioners recognized the success of Girl Scout Troop #5064 for winning the VEX Robotic World Championship Inspire Award. Girl Scout Troop #5064 is the only team from the state of Maryland to win an award in VEX IQ at the World Championship. This troop is the only all-female teams to compete, and is not school based.
Relive the Love: An 1812 Charles County Wedding
Historical re-enactment is latest Celebrate Charles: March from Benedict event
The Charles County Commissioners invite the public to journey back in time to witness the 1812 wedding of Dicandia Ireland Smith and Clement Dorsey on Saturday, Aug. 30 on the steps of the Maxwell House (17388 Teagues Point Road, Hughesville). Friends and relatives will gather at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to witness this authentic simple and sweet ceremony.
This unique event is a part of The War of 1812 Bicentennial, A Star Spangled Celebration during the Celebrate Charles: March from Benedict weekend. The re-enactment is presented by The Crossroads of Hughesville Garden Club, the Ella Houck Holloway Chapter Maryland State Society U.S. Daughters of 1812, and the La Plata High School Theater Class.
Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812 and relive history at one of several events taking place Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30-31. Visit www.CharlesCountyMD.gov for more information.
Vendors are needed for the Celebrate Charles: March from Benedict events taking place at Serenity Farm (6932 Serenity Farm Rd, Benedict). Artisans, crafters, and food vendors are invited to sell goods and showcase their talents. Spaces are available for $10 for one day or $15 for two days. Register today to secure a spot. Registration is available online at www.CharlesCountyMD.gov.
For more information, contact Rachel Reynolds, Promotions Specialist, at 301-645-0601, or ReynoldsR [at] CharlesCountyMd.gov. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.
Commissioners Announce 2014 Waldorf Beautification Poster Contest Winners
Pictured (left to right), Kamryn Murphy (Matthew Henson Middle School); Richard Eaglin (Malcolm Elementary School); Anne Vanhappilly (St. Marys Bryantown School).
On Tuesday, June 10, the County Commissioners announced the winners of the Waldorf Beautification Project Student Poster Contest. Three students from Charles County schools were selected for First Place and fifteen for Honorable Mention. Seventeen schools participated in the contest and the posters portrayed the Waldorf Beautification Project slogan, "With Pride, We Prosper...Help Keep It Clean."
First Place Winner, Grades K 2 Category: Anne Vazhappilly, St. Mary's Bryantown School
First Place Winner, Grades 3 5 Category: Richard Eaglin, Malcolm Elementary School
First Place Winner, Grades 6 8 Category: Kamryn Murphy, Matthew Henson Middle School
-- Brooke Boyd, Grade 3,T.C. Martin Elementary School
-- AlaJaih Brown, Grade 5, Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School
-- Madison Chung, Grade K, Mary B. Neal Elementary School
-- Tyler Connolly, Grade 6, Piccowaxen Middle School
-- Landon Discalo, Grade 3, Dr. Gustavus Brown Elementary School
-- Angelina Greaves, Grade 3, Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Elementary School
-- Samara Horan, Grade 3, Arthur Middleton Elementary School
-- Yanai Jordan, Grade 3,William A. Diggs Elementary School
-- Ahjah Matthew, Grade 3, Grace Christian Academy of Maryland
-- Aaliyah Tejeda, Grade K, Mary H. Matula Elementary School
-- Averi Tejeda, Grade 7, Milton M. Somers Middle School
-- Brendan Tipton, Grade 8, St. Peters School
-- Kritchanin Yampai,Grade 4, J.P. Ryon Elementary School
-- Kritchanan Yampai, Grade 6, John Hanson Middle School
-- Kennedi Young, Grade K, The Goddard School