Mid-Shore Foster Families Celebrate at Annual Holiday Party

Foster families from Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot counties recently celebrated at their annual Holiday Party at the Cordova Volunteer Fire Department in Cordova, MD. Over 200 foster and adoptive parents and their children attended this year’s event. Activities included a holiday store, arts and crafts, a holiday meal prepared by Susie’s Kitchen in Centreville, a DJ, and a visit from Santa. Talbot Bank, the Cambridge Elks Lodge, the Salvation Army and other community partners helped purchase the gifts for the foster children.

For further information about becoming a foster or adoptive parent in Talbot County, contact Katie Russ at the Talbot County Department of Social Services at 410-820-7371. An information session will be held on January 31 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Caroline County Department of Social Services, 207 S. Third Street in Denton.

In Photo Above: Pictured left to right are Debbi Short, Talbot County Department of Social Services Advisory Board member, and daughter, Banchi Short; Master Jo Ann Asparagus of the Caroline County Circuit Court, and Pam Clay, Talbot County Department of Social Services Advisory Board member.

In Photo: Evan Ensminger, son of Talbot County Foster Parents Lisa and Todd Ensminger, reviews his list with Santa Claus at the Regional Foster Care Holiday Party.

In Photo: De’Avion Camper, son of Dorchester County Foster Parent Elisa Camper, tells Santa Claus what he would like to find under the Christmas tree.