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Vol. LVII, No. 12
June 17, 2005

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Committee Management Spring Fling Benefits Foster Children

More than 30 committee management officers, analysts and specialists contributed to a prom preparation service project as part of their annual Spring Fling. LaVerne Stringfield, director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy (OFACP), acknowledged them for their generosity in reaching out to young women and men in the Montgomery County foster care program. The prom project was coordinated by a Spring Fling committee that included Virginia Wills of NIAAA and Anna Snouffer and Linda Payne of OFACP. "It was a pleasure bringing the donated dresses, money, shoes, jewelry, cameras, photo books and other items to adolescents in foster care who were planning to attend proms," said a coordinator. One specialist, a Maryland-licensed make-up artist, volunteered to do make-up and teach make-up applications to groups of girls.

NIH committee management officers, analysts and specialists show some of the recent formal wear donated to Montgomery County’s foster care program.

The staff at the Maryland Department of Human Resources were excited when they saw the beautiful dresses and generous donations, reported a committee member. "These are dresses girls will want to wear," said Ilene Heiney, information and referral specialist at Child Protective Services. Also donated were purses, watches and other accessories.