Critchlow Ad­kins Chil­dren’s Cen­ters elects new board mem­bers

Sunday Star - - BUSINESS -

EAS­TON — Hugh Ad­kins and An­drew Walsworth have joined the board of di­rec­tors of Critchlow Ad­kins Chil­dren’s Cen­ters.

In an­nounc­ing their elec­tion, Board Pres­i­dent Alexis (Lex) Kramer said, “I am de­lighted to wel­come th­ese two tal­ented in­di­vid­u­als to our board and look for­ward to hav­ing them on our team. They each bring ex­per­tise and ex­pe­ri­ence that will be in­valu­able to our work this year.”

Hugh Ad­kins grew up in Tal­bot County and, af­ter at­tend­ing col­lege and law school, re­turned to Eas­ton to join the law firm of Henry, Hairston and Price. In 1984, he was ap­pointed as dis­trict court judge in Tal­bot County, serv­ing un­til his re­tire­ment in 2017. He is a past board mem­ber of Mid-Shore Pro Bono and cur­rently serves on its aux­il­iary board. Hugh’s mother, the late Jan­ice Ad­kins, was one of the founders of Critchlow Ad­kins Chil­dren’s Cen­ters, orig­i­nally known as Eas­ton Day Care.

An­drew Walsworth is a Tal­bot County na­tive who grad­u­ated from St. Michaels High School. Af­ter earn­ing his B.A. in ac­count­ing at James Madi­son Univer­sity, he be­came a CPA with CBIZMHM LLC in Eas­ton. Walsworth cur­rently is the trea­surer of the Eas­ton Ro­tary Club. He and his wife Court­ney live in Eas­ton.

Re­tir­ing from the board this year are Jody Baker, Gwen Bee­gle, Lynn Free­burger-Par­tridge and Peggy Ren­nels, who served as pres­i­dent of the board for two years of her six-year term.

Critchlow Ad­kins Chil­dren’s Cen­ters is a lo­cal non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that pro­vides qual­ity, ed­u­ca­tional child care in a nur­tur­ing, safe and en­rich­ing en­vi­ron­ment. CACC teach­ers en­gage and in­spire chil­dren in year-round ed­u­ca­tion­ally based preschool, pre-K to fifth grade be­fore-and af­ter­school and sum­mer camp pro­grams. CACC is able to of­fer tu­ition as­sis­tance to many fam­i­lies be­cause of the gen­eros­ity and fi­nan­cial sup­port of in­di­vid­u­als, busi­nesses and foun­da­tions in Tal­bot County.

To learn more about CACC or en­roll your child in a pro­gram, please call 410 822-8061 or visit www. cac­ck­ids.org.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

From left are An­drew Walsworth and Hugh Ad­kins.

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