YMCA’s Community Connection Day well attended

CAMBRIDGE — On Saturday, the Dorchester County Family YMCA’s Togetherhood Community partnered with Anchor Point to host a day of family fun at the Y in Cambridge. Held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Community Connection Day was meant to raise awareness of resources available to the community.

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Sensei Kevin Warner, left, leads a demonstration of the Shaolin Kempo Karate class Saturday during the Dorchester County Family YMCA’s very first Community Connection Day. Mr. Warner has taught Karate at the Y for more than 25 years.

Children packed a bouncy house while others petted Duncan the donkey and Gadget the pony from the Courageous Hearts Horsemanship Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship Program. Many peopled strolled by the various community organizations that set up tables on the YMCA grounds.

A DJ played music while YMCA instructors offered demonstrations of the classes and programs offered at the Y. Community members lined up with grocery bags in hand to receive their share of bushels and bushels of produce that were given away. The day also featured a scavenger hunt with prizes provided by community vendors.

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Hope Lee, of Anchor Point, serves a sandwich to Malajah Washington, a rising fifth grader at Hurlock Elementary, during Community Connection Day on Saturday at the YMCA. To raise funds to support the community, the nonprofit Anchor Point is selling its lunch box special from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Anchor Point — a nonprofit that provides education, mentoring, job skills training and business incubation opportunities for youth and adults through community collaboration partnerships — shared samples of its delicious BBQ beef sliders, potato salad, baked beans and watermelon. Anchor Point is now offering its Hush Puppies At Work Great Southern BBQ Lunch Box Special for $5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, at its thrift store at 714 Meadow Ave. in Cambridge. The special includes two pork, chicken or beef BBQ sliders with a choice of two sides — baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad or a drink.

Anyone interested in buying a lunch can stop in or call 410-330-0210.

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Gabrielle Jackson, a rising third grader at Sandy Hill Elementary, pets Duncan the donkey, of the Courageous Hearts Horsemanship Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship Program at Windy Way Horses. Also pictured are Caroline Wilson holding Duncan, and Chloe Lord holding Gadget the pony, during the Community Connection Day on Saturday at the YMCA.

For more information about the YMCA, visit www.dorchesterymca.org. For more on Anchor Point, visit www.anchorpointmd.org.

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