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The After School Program

Bill Derbyshire
Catoctin Cass Coordinator

The After School Adventures Program has finished its third year in the Emmitsburg Community Center. After School Adventures provides daily recreation programming after school for children grades 1 through 5. This past year the membership was at its highest with an average of 18 children per day. Frederick County Parks and Recreation directs the program with collaboration from Emmitsburg Elementary School, Mount Saint Mary’s College and Catoctin CASS. The Town of Emmitsburg funds almost the entire program and has done so over the past three years.

This year, on April 20, the children, their parents, the supervisors and CASS wanted to THANK the Town of Emmitsburg by having a Thank You party. Parents, staff, and CASS contributed food to create a lovely meal. The children created a very large "Thank You" card, a video of many children saying "Thanks," and a plaque. These items were presented to Town Commissioner Jim Hoover and his wife Diana. Mr. Hoover reported to the group that the Town of Emmitsburg plans to continue financing After School Adventures for several years to come.

After School Adventures is open to any child in grades 1 through 5, regardless of whether the child attends public or private school. Catoctin CASS is developing an advisory committee to continue supporting the program. Any interested adults who want to participate on the After School Advisory Committee can inquire by calling Bill Derbyshire, Catoctin CASS Coordinator at 301-4473611.

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