Jackie Veeney, Assistant Director of Talbot County Department of Social Services, recently retired after 34 years of State service. Instead of a traditional retirement gift, Veeney’s wish was for a non-traditional retirement gift which would support the mission of Talbot Community Connections (TCC), the nonprofit fundraising arm of the Department of Social Services. TCC raises funds for unmet needs of vulnerable children and adults in Talbot County, including providing support for the Children’s Advocacy Center. In honor of Jackie’s retirement, a celebration was held by staff at the Department of Social Services and Jackie’s friends, raising over $2,100 for the TCC. Pictured left to right are Jackie’s daughter Natalie Veeney Ford and Jackie Veeney.