Charity Chatter: Election Day Food Drive, Fallfest, Carroll Counts

Patch rounds up nonprofit news around Carroll County.

Sylvia Cannon Humanitarian Award and Breakfast

The 2012 Sylvia Cannon Humanitarian Award, established in 2001, acknowledges the many contributions Sylvia Cannon made to Carroll County. This award is given annually for special recognition to an individual initiating and/or sustaining outstanding quality human services in Carroll County. 

Nominees must be current paid employees or retired from a human service organization (government, nonprofit or for-profit) providing services in Carroll County, and demonstrate creativity, innovation and commitment that positively impact individuals or the larger Carroll County community. 

Nominations are due no later than 5 p.m. on Oct. 3. Contact Audrey Cimino at 410-876-5505 to learn more.

The 2012 Award will be presented on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at the Community Service Council's meeting at 8:30 a.m. at the Best Western Conference Drive on WMC Drive in Westminster.

Carroll Food Sunday Election Day Food Drive

If you're going to vote on Nov. 6 (you're going to vote, right?) consider taking some food with you to donate to Carroll Food Sunday. Dottie Stottlemyer of Carroll Food Sunday said they are going through 8,000 pounds of food every month. Take nonperishable food donations with you to any election site in Carroll County. 

New Director at Boys and Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club of Westminster welcomes a new Executive Director. Bonnae Meshulam recently took over the reins of the organization located at 25 Union St. in Westminster. 

Fallfest Kicks off Tonight

Westminster Fallfest kicks off tonight, Sept. 27, with a parade on Main Street. Friday is Midnight Madness, where businesses and restaurants on Main Street stay open until midnight and many offer specials and deals. Saturday and Sunday thousands will spill into downtown Westminster for rides, live entertainment, crafts, shows, and fall activities. Visit www.westminsterfallfest.com for more information. 

Carroll Counts Voting Ends Sept. 30

All proceeds from Carroll Counts, a project of the Community Foundation of Carroll County, will benefit the Community Foundation and seven selected community projects. Community members are asked to donate, and vote (each dollar is one vote) for the projects they want to support.

Each of the seven projects will receive a portion of funds raised through Carroll Counts capital campaign based on the percentage of votes cast, up to the total amount requested by the participating organization. A portion of funds also goes to support the Community Foundation — which powers many of the non-profits in Carroll County.

Learn about the seven charity projects and vote at this site: www.carrollcounts.org/2012-carroll-counts-projects/


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