Cherrity Pie Festival Raises $20,000 for Anchor Center for Blind Children

Arvada, Colorado (October 1, 2012) – Who said engineers don’t know how to have fun?  Pie Consulting & Engineering (Pie) staff recently enjoyed all things pie – all day long – to raise funding for Colorado’s blind children at the 2nd annual Cherrity Pie Festival.  A benefit for Denver’s Anchor Center for Blind Children, the event drew in more than 375 attendees and raised over $20,000 in charitable donations for Anchor Center.

cherrity12Anchor Center for Blind Children is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching visually impaired infants, young children and their families, while providing hope and a nurturing environment where children reach their highest potential.

“Funds from the 2nd Annual Cherrity Pie Festival will be used to support Anchor Center’s infant, toddler and preschool programs. Programs such as literacy for our preschool children. During classroom time, preschoolers rotate groups and teachers to learn different skills in each setting. Each month, all the groups plan their activities based on a story and song of the month. Each story/song of the month has several categories including: pre-braille/low vision, sensory/orientation & mobility, cooking/snacks, dramatic play/environmental set-up, motor (indoor/outdoor), hand and communication skills. Funds will also be used to help fund transportation costs which have increased dramatically over the last couple of years.”  – Kristine Wolfe – Development Director, Anchor Center for Blind Children

“It was an absolutely perfect, early fall day for our 2nd Annual Cherrity Pie Festival.  We had a record attendance of over 375 people and it was a wild success.  Adults and kids alike had a grand time.  I was thrilled at how our industry peers came out in force by volunteering and sponsoring. ”  – Craig Sellers – VP Marketing & Sales, Pie Consulting & Engineering.

To see some of the fun we all had, and for more information, please visit www.cherrity.com.

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cherrity41About Anchor Center for Blind Children: Through infant, toddler, and preschool programs, the center promotes socialization, verbal and motor development, as well as speech/language, occupational, physical and music therapies to develop the skills necessary to thrive in the public school system with visual impairment.  For more information, visit http://www.anchorcenter.org/.

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