Saturday May 7 2016 on the corner of Nebraska & Utah Avenues. Spring Fair to run from 11AM – 4PM. Community Yard Sale to run from 9:00AM to Noon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 5, 2016

WASHINGTON – In the spirit of neighbors helping neighbors, the Episcopal Center for Children, a DC institution for more than 120 years and home to one of the region’s top educational and treatment programs for children with special needs, is opening their beautiful campus in NW Washington on Saturday, May 7, to Lafayette Elementary School, a local DCPS elementary school, for the Annual Lafayette Spring Fair.

Lafayette Elementary School is undergoing renovation this year and their 700-plus students are housed in trailers on their baseball field, preventing them from hosting the annual fair. Episcopal Center for Children President and CEO Dodd White generously agreed to permit the Fair to be hosted on the ECC campus.

“This has been a big year of change at Lafayette Elementary School. We are so thankful to the Episcopal Center for Children and their President Dodd White for opening their doors to Lafayette and making this year’s Spring Fair possible,” said Lafayette Principal Dr. Carrie Broquard. “They have taught our students what it means to be good neighbors, and we look forward to opportunities in the future when we can step up and help them in the future.”

“We are delighted for the opportunity to host the Annual Lafayette Spring Fair and open up ur campus to the greater Chevy Chase Community on Saturday, May 7, said Episcopal Center President Dodd White. “We are proud of the work we do and excited to share the story of our school and our students with our neighbors here in NW DC.”

The Fair, with the theme Hands Across Chevy Chase, will take place on Saturday, May 7th from 11am to 4pm and will offer carnival rides, moon bounces, face painting, food trucks, a bake sale, local vendors and more. The annual Community Yard Sale will run from 9am-noon. Tickets and wristbands are available the day of the Fair and can also be purchased in advance on the Lafayette website at www.lafayettehsa.org.

About the Episcopal Center for Children
The Episcopal Center for Children is a private nonprofit, nondenominational day treatment facility for emotionally troubled children and their families from the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Accredited by the Joint Commission, the Center offers a day treatment program for children who are 5-14 years old and offers grades K-8. The Center focuses on enabling children to return to the public school and the community, while being able to re-engage with their families and build a positive future for themselves. More information is available at ECCofDC.org

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