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'Community House' Happenings
A publication of the West Haven Community House - June 2018
 
A Night at The Races A Big Hit! 
   
Many thanks to all who supported our 14th Annual Night at the Races fundrasing event on May 18th. The Fund Development committee is pleased to announce that we raised more than $20,000, surpassing last year's total by more than $5,000. We appreciate the generosity of the participants, sponsors, in-kind donors, volunteers, and especially board members. 
 
More than 250 people attended, and we saw more "newbies" this year, thanks in large part to the efforts of our board of directors. If this was your first time at one of our events, we hope you enjoyed it and will come back again.   
Click here to view photos from the event.
Preschool Graduation Time 
The month of June at the Community House's Head Start program marks the end of another school year for preschoolers, and a time for graduation and 'moving up' ceremonies. 90 out of 144 pre-schoolers received 'diplomas' and will move on to Kindergarten in the fall.
 
Teachers and staff hold year-end celebrations for the students and their families. One classroom held a Hollywood-themed party where children donned sunglasses and walked the 'red carpet' while the 'paparazzi' snapped photos, followed by ice cream for everyone. 
 
    
Garden Club Gets Ready For Summer
    
Clients and staff from Community Connections' DSO, Avenues and IDN programs enjoy working in their garden and come up with new ideas each spring. They designed and purchased the materials they needed to plant spices, vegetables, fruits and flowers in the raised garden beds.
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THANK YOU. We couldn't do all that we do without you! 
We are so very grateful for our generous 2018 Corporate Sponsors including MacDermid Enthone, Client Server Technology, Inc, ConnectiCare, DeGennaro Auto & Truck Repair, Eder Bros, Inc, J & A Foods, LLC, dba McDonalds, McDermott Auto Group. 
 
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Culture Night 
Article ImageRecently children from our before and after school program at Washington School held an end-of-year 'Culture Night' to celebrate the variety of cultures the students and teachers represent.  
Leading up to the event, they spent many months learning about cultural diversity from around the globe. They enjoyed hands-on learning by some of the teachers and by family members who lead discussions  about their individual country of origin including Mexico, Paraguay, Morocco, France and Ecuador to name a few.
 
Youth Open Mic June 27

Rock House School of Music holds monthly youth open mic nights at the Community House for musicians and singers 19 and under providing an outlet for kids to perform and interact together creatively. Play with the house band, solo, or along with a track. A full drum set is available, and all other musicians may bring their own instruments. Doors open at 6pm and it runs until 9pm. Please register with Cathy McCarthy at 203-996-5576.

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