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Contact: Mary Anderson 240-777-6534

County Hosts Foster Parents and Families at Annual Picnic

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Smokey Glen Farm, 16407 Riffleford Road, Gaithersburg


2 p.m. to Dusk
4:30 p.m. – Awards Ceremony

More than 100 foster families will be joined by County Executive Isiah Leggett, County Council President Craig Rice and staff from Child Welfare Services to enjoy an afternoon of food, music and fun activities for children. Montgomery County families provide foster care to more than 300 children in an average month. Child Welfare Services is part of the County’s Department of Health and Human Services.

Twenty-four foster children are graduating from high school. Twelve scholarships worth $500 each and donated by community organizations, businesses and individuals will be given to graduating seniors.

Several graduating seniors are willing to be interviewed and photographed.

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Note to editors: Families and those children over the age of 18 and/or ones who have been adopted may be interviewed and filmed.

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