Cookin' for Kids later this month

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The annual Cookin’ For Kids spring fundraiser for Child Enrichment Inc., the Child Advocacy Center & Court Appointed Special Advocates will be held March 25-26 at Daniel Field Airport in Augusta.

The event’s sixth annual Oyster Roast will be held Friday, March 25, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. with oysters, gumbo and other foods, beer and wine and a live performance from The Toasters. Tickets are $35 per person.

The 22nd Annual Cookin’ For Kids festivities will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 26, with cooking teams that compete in a wild game, fish and BBQ categories with judging local community volunteers. Past cooking team entrees have included venison chili, seafood alfredo, alligator, catfish, duck, bear and quail.

Cooking teams often offer samples of their culinary creations, but standard fare including burgers, hot dogs, french fries, chips and Dippin’ Dots will be sold by the Exchange Club of Richmond County to raise money for Child Abuse Victims.

Other activities for the 2011 event will include the Georgia Southern Wildlife and Raptor Program with Flight Shows, LadyBug the Clown, karaoke, children’s games and inflatables, arts and crafts, and more. Admission for ages 13 and over is $5; ages 3 to 12 is $3; ages 2 & under is free!
Child Enrichment serves abused, neglected and abandoned children. More than 15,000 children have received the services of Child Enrichment since 1978. Last year, these specialized programs found safe permanent homes, provided counseling, forensic interviewing or court advocacy for 637 victims of child abuse and 311 non-offending parents, caregivers, and siblings along with providing expert testimony in prosecutions of alleged child sex offenders. 

Visit http://www.cookinforkids.com/ for more information.

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