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Burrito Bash benefits CCCC Foundation, Chatham County Partnership for Children

Burrito Bash benefits CCCC Foundation, Chatham County Partnership for Children

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The Central Carolina Community College Foundation and the Chatham County Partnership for Children ... (more)

03.16.2010College & CommunityCollege GeneralFoundation

PITTSBORO - Enjoy good food, lively music, and a great Silent Auction for a worthy cause at the April 6 Burrito Bash at the General Store Cafe.

Proceeds from the Bash, which is themed, "Supporting Lifelong Learning for Chatham," will benefit the Central Carolina Community College Foundation and the Chatham County Partnership for Children.

The CCCC Foundation supports the educational mission of the college, primarily by providing grants and scholarships funded by private and business donations and fundraisers. The Foundation will use its share of the proceeds to support education at the college's locations in Chatham County and provide scholarships for students who reside in the county.

The Partnership is home to Smart Start and More at Four. Smart Start seeks to improve child care, children's health, and family support for children from birth to six years old. More at Four provides at-risk four-year-olds with quality preschool education. The partnership will use its share of the Burrito Bash proceeds to continue to promote educational opportunities for young children in Chatham County.

"CCCC has always been a strong partner in our Early Childhood Education effort, supporting Smart Start from the very beginning and now the More at Four program as well," said Jenny Megginson, executive director of the Partnership for Children. "Dr. Karen Allen, the college's provost for Chatham County, has served on the board for the Partnership for over 12 years and is still one of our most active members. Partnering for this great annual fundraiser seemed just natural, a continuation of our working together."

Tommy Edwards and Friends will be on hand to entertain with great bluegrass music. Edwards, who served 12 years on the Central Carolina C.C. Board of Trustees, has performed professionally for more than 35 years. The singer and guitarist was twice named World Champion Bluegrass Guitarist and has performed with a number of bluegrass greats. You won't want to miss this entertainment.

The Silent Auction includes items such as fine art photography, classroom visits by a local author, a classroom visit for a beekeeping demonstration, sculpture, a one-year membership to the student farm CSA, personal and athletic performance coaching, spa certificates and much more!

Burrito Bash fun runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, at the General Store Cafe, 39 West St. Tickets are $12 in advance at the college's Chatham County Campus, in Pittsboro, and its Siler City Center. They are $15 at the door. For more information, call (919) 542-7449 or (919) 542-6495.

"This is a great opportunity for the community to enjoy a famous General Store burrito, listen to awesome bluegrass music, and support education in Chatham County," said Allen.

For more information on the Central Carolina Community College Foundation, go online to www.cccc.edu/foundation. For more about the Chatham County Partnership for Children, visit its web site, www.chathamkids.org.