Work­ers in Ce­cil take part in Red Nose Day

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL - By CARL HAMIL­TON

ca­hamil­ton@ ce­cil­whig. com

— May 26 was a red- let­ter day for any­one want­ing to help chil­dren liv­ing in poverty.

That’s why a con­tin­gent of Ce­cil County Cir­cuit Court­house em­ploy­ees wore at­tach­able red clown noses on the job, as did work­ers at nearby Union Hos­pi­tal in Elk­ton and quite pos­si­bly peo­ple in other oc­cu­pa­tions in the county.

Red Nose Day is a na­tional event that is part of a global cam­paign to raise aware­ness of and money for im­pov­er­ished chil­dren through­out the world. All

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pro­ceeds from the sale of those rub­ber- ball- look­ing red noses, which cost a $ 1 a piece, are do­nated to the cause.

Last year, peo­ple who donned those spe­cial red noses in the United States dur­ing event raised more than $ 23 mil­lion for the Red Nose Day Fund, ac­cord­ing to the Red Nose Day web­site.

The move­ment at the court­house started with Adri­ana Brown, a land records depart­ment em­ployee who noted shortly af­ter ar­riv­ing for work that morn­ing that it was Red Nose Day. Brown was sport­ing one of those dis­tinct red pro­boscises when she ex­plained the sig­nif­i­cance of the day.

Know­ing that it was for a good cause, Ce­cil County Clerk of Court Char­lene Notar­colo de­cided to make a group ef­fort for Red Nose Day. She ar­ranged for Brown to pur­chase a bulk of those red clown noses at the nearby Wal­green’s Phar­macy, which is an of­fi­cial Red Nose Day re­tailer, and re­turn with them.

A lit­tle bit later, more than 20 em­ploy­ees within the Clerk of the Court Of­fice donned those red noses and posed for a group photo, ac­cord­ing to Notar­cola.

“We had some laughs. We had some smiles. And it was all for a good cause,” Notar­colo said, es­ti­mat­ing that most em­ploy­ees wore the noses for ap­prox­i­mately five min­utes. “Some wore them off and on dur­ing the day. Some put pic­tures on Face­book of them­selves wear­ing the red noses.”

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF UNION HOS­PI­TAL

Man­agers and direc­tors of the Pa­tient Care Ser­vices team at Union Hos­pi­tal in Elk­ton wear their red noses, as they par­tic­i­pate in Red Nose Day, a spe­cial day to come to­gether and fight kids’ poverty.

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