Workers in Cecil take part in Red Nose Day
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
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.”
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.