Children's fair to benefit exchange program

Jul 19, 2014

Camden — Camden Public Library will host a Children’s Fair to benefit the Camden-Rockport Middle School’s Eleuthera Exchange Program Saturday, Aug. 2, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Amphitheatre.

There will be activities appropriate for preschool and early elementary ages including a water balloon toss, face-painting, egg on a spoon races, cake-walk game, craft activities, “fishing” for prizes, beanbag toss, a small pen with ducks, a visiting sheep from Aldermere, washable tattoos, a baking soda and vinegar “volcano,” raffle baskets, and fiddle music to name a few.

A suggested minimum donation of $10 per family would be deeply appreciated.

This September, Camden-Rockport Middle School’s grade 7 will host 15 Bahamian students from the Deep Creek Middle School in South Eleuthera, Bahamas. They will join CRMS seventh-grade students to study ecology and environmental sustainability.

Next February, 12 Camden-Rockport seventh-graders will travel to Cape Eleuthera to visit their friends at Deep Creek Middle School. The curriculum will focus on a week-long marine ecology program through the Cape Eleuthera Foundation, as well as a community service project.

Middle school science teacher and Eleuthera Exchange program leader Katie Bauer says, “We have a great group of students participating in this unique exchange program, which is really all about promoting a connection between people and the environment through friendship and science.”

Ken Gross, programs and assistant director of  Camden Public Library says “CPL is delighted to host this event, given our commitment to our local schools and community, and our broader mission of fostering connections between diverse peoples, ideas and cultures."

Rain date is Saturday, Aug. 9. For more information about the Children's Fair, contact Laura McGrath at Lemcgrath@roadrunner.com.

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