Giving is sweet at CARE Center fundraiser
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.
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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.
Emcee for the event, Queen Anne’s County Deputy State’s Attorney Christie Dulla Rickard addresses the crowd.