Denim wearers fight breast cancer


October 14, 2007

Harford County government employees went beyond the concept of "Casual Friday" to raise funds in support of the fight against breast cancer.

By making a donation to the cause, workers could wear denim to work for the day. In addition, a bake sale was held.

The employees raised $1,300.

Nationally, October is designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Harford County government fundraising drive, spearheaded by the Office of Budget and Management Research, will continue throughout the month.

Another fundraiser, "Passionately Pink Day," is being planned for Friday. Employees are being asked to donate $5 and "get their pink out" for the day.

Prizes will be awarded for the best male and female pink outfits, most creative use of pink ribbon, the best pink decorated office and the most creative use of pink.

Domestic violence focus of displays

The Harford County Chapter of the Silent Witness Initiative will display Silent Witness figures at various locations this month for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Figures will be displayed at the Sexual Assault Spouse Abuse Resource Center's meeting Wednesday.. Other figures will be set up around Havre de Grace this week.

Information: 410-838-2452.

Library foundation to hold fundraiser

The Harford County Public Library Foundation will hold its third fundraising gala, Book Your Journey, an Evening in the Stacks, at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Abingdon branch, 2510 Tollgate Road.

Library supporters and others are invited for an evening of live music, culinary delights and auctions.

Festivities include live music by Blues Therapy; catering by Carried Away Gourmet; desserts by Patisserie Lucie; beverages by Bottleworks; coffee bar by Dunkin' Donuts; cheese selections by Broom's Bloom Dairy; silent and live auctions, a raffle; and dancing.

Dress is cocktail attire.

Tickets are $75 and are available at; at the library administrative office, 410-273-5600; and at 410-838-3749 or 410-575-6761.

Service helps find child care

Parents looking for child care in Harford or Cecil counties can call LOCATE: Child Care for free help.

The database and counseling service assists parents by identifying child care that is best suited to the parents' needs, preferences and ability to pay.

The program also helps families find programs they may qualify for, such as subsidized health care and child care and tax credits.

LOCATE: Child Care can be reached from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays at 443-512-0950.

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