The University of Maryland Extension Office presented a certificate of recognition to the volunteers of the Montgomery County Association for Family & Community Education for their many years of service to residents of the county. The award was presented to Jean Purich, President of MCAFCE, by Lynn Rubin Traversa, Area Extension Director, and her assistant Iany McDonald. This took place on January 5, 2024, during one of MCAFCE’s meetings to make comfort blankets for children in hospital and social services. (Donations of yarn and washed cotton or cotton/poly fabric are always accepted by FCE to make more blankets.)
Text of framed award:
University of Maryland Extension awards this certificate to Montgomery County Family & Community Education Volunteers in recognition and appreciation. Established in 1936, the Family & Community Education Montgomery County chapter continues its mission to promote a better way of life in the Montgomery County community through fellowship, continuing education, and service. FCE initiatives include school lunch programs, literacy education, blanket-making, fundraising to support scholarships and community incentives, global charity networking, child and family services, consumer safety and estate tax lobbying, mask sewing for the COVID pandemic, as well as many years of family leadership training. As part of a national network, the Montgomery County FCE chapter excels in its adaptability to meet the needs of an ever-changing community and its residents. The University of Maryland Extension, Montgomery County, acknowledges the remarkable accomplishments of the FCE, and the positive impact these volunteers continue to make in their community.
(Signed) Lynn Rubin Traversa, Area Extension Director
(Date) January 5, 2024