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Families are Encouraged to Celebrate the Season at Harvest Fun Day

October 29, 2012

Portland, ME – Families are invited to attend a free Harvest Fun Day hosted by Catholic Charities’ Children’s Case Management on Saturday, November 10th from 10am – 1pm at the Riverton School, 1600 Forest Avenue in Portland. The event will be held indoors, rain or shine, with plenty of free parking available.

The event is open to everyone and features fun for children of all ages with games, arts and crafts, face painting and complimentary refreshments. “With all the pressures families face today, it’s important for parents and children to have the opportunity to play together, and we are happy to be able to provide a free event that gives them the chance to do so in a fun, creative and safe environment,” says Jamilyn Murphy Hughes, Director of Children’s Services.

While the focus of the day is fun, staff from Children’s Case Management (CCM) will be on hand to answer any questions parents may have about services. A MaineCare reimbursable program, CCM serves eligible, at-risk youth from birth to age 20 who may be coping with mental health issues, developmental disorders and chronic medical conditions. From assessment through advocacy and evaluation, CCM seeks to:

  • Encourage and build independence,
  • enhance functioning in home, school, and community; and
  • empower children to achieve their optimal potential.

Children will delight in a chance to earn prizes through three-legged races, chop stick races, wall football and more. Plus they can make crafts in keeping with the season such as “thankful four” necklaces, natural bird feeders, veggie and fruit painting, and create their own masterpieces at the harvest coloring station.

For more information, visit or call 1-800-660-5231, ext. 2211.

Kathy Mockler, Catholic Charities Maine, 781-8550 / [email protected]

For over 45 years, Catholic Charities has provided high-quality, community-based, social services to people of all faiths, beliefs, and economic backgrounds. As one of the largest human service agencies in the state, we are committed to helping children and adults overcome adversity and achieve self-sufficiency. To learn more, please visit or call 1-800-781-8550.

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