Lately, there has been much excitement at the Child Development Association surrounding a visit from WSB-TV anchor, Linda Stouffer, on April 9th! After hearing the news that WSB-TV would be filming a news segment right here at the CDA, our children prepared to show off all of their arts and crafts handiwork for this momentous occasion. The segment was filmed on-site while Linda and her crew visited and filmed in classrooms, and interacted with parents, teachers and children. Our executive director, Donna Smythe, got a chance to speak on behalf of the wonderful work that our teachers do on a daily basis, and brought awareness to the critical importance of early childhood education! One of our wonderful parents, Akesha Patterson, also got to share her thoughts on the CDA’s program, and how it helps her as a single parent to know that her daughter is receiving a quality education while she is in our care. Thanks a million to Linda Stouffer and WSB-TV for providing the platform to let the CDA shine! We couldn’t have done it without their interest and support for our program. The segment aired on the Sunday morning People 2 People program, but you can still watch the video on WSB-TV’s website.
And we can’t forget to mention that Linda Stouffer has also agreed to emcee our annual Down Home Derby at the In Your Dreams Farm in Alpharetta on Saturday, May 4th! With live music, food, drinks, auctions, betting and horses, we bring the experience of the Kentucky Derby home to Georgia! And we are excited to announce the second annual Blue Ribbon Hat Parade, where participants can win prizes for sporting their creative chapeaus! We invite everyone to come out to have a great time, while benefiting a fantastic cause! All of the proceeds from this event will go directly towards raising tuition scholarships for children whose families could not afford it otherwise. These scholarships can make all the difference for a child’s future, and we are blessed to have such generous sponsors and donors for fundraising events like the Down Home Derby! Dinner will be provided by Five Seasons Brewery, and Grey Goose Vodka will sponsor the bars. Buy tickets online or watch a video from last year’s derby to see what all the fuss is about!