Fun and Funds

For over a hundred years, the Children’s Enrichment Committee has been giving a helping hand to the children of Orange County. To provide that help, we look for ways to raise funds. We appreciate all the different people and organizations who have shared our mission with their generosity. But sometimes, we admit, it’s nice when there’s some fun attached.

For example, there was the fundraising theater party provided by the Muddy Waters Players at the Playhouse at Museum Village. CEC members joined other theatergoers for a performance of Agatha Christie’s A Murder Is Announced. There was twist after delightful twist, proving (in case there was any doubt) that Miss Marple was smarter than the police and most if not all of the audience (present company very much included). 

If the play wasn’t pleasurable enough, during intermission we were invited to have apple pie a la mode. 

The Muddy Waters Players upcoming schedule includes The 39 StepsSeussical, and Murder Mystery Manhattan. 

But fun and fundraising can take us on different paths. Every month J’s Place in Middletown donates $3 from each purchase of his creative and varied “tinis.” This month, the “tini” is watermelon based, which sounds perfect for a summertime drink. Actually, the entire menu sounds perfect. 

The CEC will always be grateful to area businesses who help out. But we admit to a little extra gratitude when it comes with a fun time!

As the middle of summer approaches I am looking forward to another great season with C.E.C members. The need in our communities continues to calls on us. Hope to see you all at J’s Place in Middletown.

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