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Social Services hosting annual appreciation event

May 12, 2006

Washington County Department of Social Services will host its annual appreciation event today at Bethel Assembly of God Church.

The event will include a dinner with a Western theme catered by Leiters' Fine Catering Inc. and square dancing with the Whirlybirds from Chambersburg, Pa. Phantom Shadow Entertainment will provide activities for children.

The Department of Social Services has 114 licensed foster homes that currently provide care to 157 of the 333 Washington County children who are placed in out-of-home care.

The Department of Social Services is seeking individuals interested in providing home-based care to children and youth of all ages.

For information on becoming a foster parent, call the Department of Social Services at 240-420-2143.

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