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Free, Family Friendly event to benefit local Children and Family Programs

Pomfret, CTLapsley Orchard is set to host its 13th annual Sunflowers for Kids event on Sunday, September 3rd from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The orchard’s end-of-summer bounty of sunflowers and wildflowers will be harvested and sold in bunches, or available for guests to pick their own, with 100% of the proceeds donated to United Services Children and Family programs.

Along with the flowers, the event features free hay rides (from noon to 4 p.m.), free balloon animals and face painting for kids, along with the orchard’s usual assortment of “pick-your-own” activities, like apple picking.

All proceeds will benefit United Services Children and Family Programs: These include:

  • One of the busiest Child Guidance Clinics in the state, providing trauma-informed and trauma-focused mental health services for children and adolescents.
  • Family Programs, including parent education, support groups such as Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, and crisis intervention.
  • The region’s only Domestic Violence Program, providing 24/7/365 emergency crisis, shelter and supportive services to women and children.
  • Wraparound clinical care and support services for Autism Spectrum Disorders at the Center for Autism.
  • Youth Service Bureau and Juvenile Review Board, coordinating youth service programs and juvenile justice intervention.

For more information on United Services, call 860-774-2020.