For Immediate Release
Maine Children's Home Annual Celebration
WATERVILLE, Maine—On Thurs., Jan. 22, The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers will host their Annual Celebration at the Waterville Elks Lodge at 6 p.m., and will focus on the 40th anniversary of the agency's Teen Parent School Program.
The dinner held each January includes an awards ceremony honoring employees, volunteers, and community members for their contributions and dedication to the agency, an introduction of new board members, and a silent auction.
This year, a panel of former Teen Parent School Program students and graduates representing the four decades since the program's inception will share their stories with attendees. Special guests who have been major supporters of the program will be recognized, including Waterville Superintendent Eric Haley, and past Maine Children's Home Executive Director Sanford Adams.
"This year's Annual Celebration is particularly special as we commemorate 40 years of the Teen Parent School Program, listen to a panel of past students willing to share their powerful experiences, and recognize people who have been pivotal in this program's success," said Maine Children's Home Executive Director Sharon Abrams.
To reserve a ticket, $30 each, call the development office of The Maine Children's Home at 207-872-0261. The Waterville Elks Lodge is located at 76 Industrial Street, Waterville.
About The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers: The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers features a full Hague-accredited adoption program that provides assistance to families hoping to adopt internationally or domestically. The Maine Children's Home, founded in 1899, gives children and Maine families hope for the future and a chance at a better life. In addition to the adoption program, the agency offers outpatient counseling, the Teen Parent School Program, The Children's Place Early Care and Education Center, a summer camp scholarship program, and a Christmas Program that provides clothing and toys to underprivileged Maine children.