Talbot Goes Purple Announces Student Video Contest Winners

Talbot Goes Purple this week announced the winners of the substance abuse prevention student video contest that ended Dec. 31 in Talbot County.
Long-time Talbot Goes Purple (TGP) supporter Spring & Associates sponsored the contest, which ran from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31, 2020. Open to all Talbot County students, the project involved the creation of a short video about substance use prevention. The first-place winner receives a $500 gift card, second place a $300 gift card and $200 for third place.

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CASA of the Mid-Shore Seeks Volunteers

CASA of the Mid Shore is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide Court Appointed Special Advocates to all children who are under court protection in Talbot, Dorchester, Queen Anne’s or Kent Circuit Court due to abuse, neglect, abandonment, or their parents’ inability to safely care for them. CASA volunteers come from all walks of life, varied backgrounds and professions, and are at least 21 years of age. After completing the application and screening process, individuals participate in pre-service training before being sworn in as an officer of the court. Once appointed to a child’s case, each CASA provides assessments and recommendations to the judge regarding the best interest of his or her appointed child.

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UM SRH Team Members Receive First Round of COVID-19 Vaccines

Fifteen University of Maryland Shore Regional Health (UM SRH) frontline health care workers from throughout the hospital system’s five-county region were vaccinated today with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Those vaccinated included employees from emergency departments throughout the Shore, COVID units and infectious disease departments, as well as respiratory therapists, nursing staff, environmental services team members and security personnel.

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