Giv­ing is sweet at CARE Cen­ter fundraiser

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CENTREVILLE — The Queen Anne’s County 4-H Park barn was “dressed to the nines” for this year’s Sweet Arts Desserts & Danc­ing Ex­trav­a­ganza, ben­e­fit­ing the Queen Anne’s County Child Abuse Re­sponse and Eval­u­a­tion (CARE) Cen­ter. Adding fes­tiv­ity to this an­nual event was mu­sic pro­vided by band 21 Horses. In ad­di­tion to danc­ing, guests en­joyed an ar­ray of de­li­cious food and drinks, in­clud­ing a carv­ing sta­tion and a va­ri­ety of desserts from 18 lo­cal restau­rants and bak­eries.

Dessert judges in­cluded Lau­rie Forster (The Wine Coach), Queen Anne’s County Com­mis­sioner Jack Wil­son, County Ad­min­is­tra­tor, Gregg Todd and Cathy Dougherty. Queen Anne’s County’s Deputy State’s At­tor­ney Chris­tine Dulla Rickard served as Mas­ter of Cer­e­monies.

The vol­un­teer-led event com­mit­tee thanked the many in­di­vid­u­als and busi­nesses whose hard work and con­tri­bu­tions made the event a suc­cess, in­clud­ing crème brulee spon­sor, the Jeff Davis Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 18; cho­co­late truf­fles spon­sors, UM Shore Re­gional Health, Kent Is­land Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 278; cher­ries ju­bilee spon­sors, Toepfer Con­struc­tion and Pre­ston Au­to­mo­tive Group; and baked Alaska spon­sors Ash­ley’s In­sur­ance; Braden, Thomp­son, Poltrack & Mundy, LLP; BoDaCo Con­tract­ing; Centreville Ro­tary Club; Danny’s Centreville Garage; Eastern Shore Den­tal Care; Har­ris Crab House; Kent Is­land Pe­di­atric Den­tistr y; Queen­stown Bank; Shore United Bank; and Smokey Farms.

To see more pho­tos from the event, visit face­book.com/QAC.CARE.

Pro­ceeds from the an­nual Sweet Arts fundraiser help the CARE Cen­ter ful­fill its mis­sion to pro­tect the chil­dren of Queen Anne’s County. Ser ving as the county’s child ad­vo­cacy cen­ter, in part­ner­ship with child wel­fare, the State’s At­tor­ney’s Of­fice, law en­force­ment, and med­i­cal and ther­a­peu­tic pro­fes­sion­als, the CARE Cen­ter of­fers a col­lab­o­ra­tive com­mu­nity re­sponse to child abuse.

One of the dessert com­pe­ti­tion judges, Queen Anne’s County Com­mis­sioner Jack Wil­son notes his score.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHO­TOS

Em­cee for the event, Queen Anne’s County Deputy State’s At­tor­ney Christie Dulla Rickard ad­dresses the crowd.

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