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Postponed: SMCR Dragon Quest

It is with great disappointment that Southern Maryland Community Resources announces the cancellation of SMCR Dragon Quest 2020, slated to take place on August 15th. This social-distance-friendly event was intended to replace the annual Solomons Dragon Boat Festival that had to be cancelled earlier due to COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings. This substitute event was carefully structured around Governor Hogan’s state mandates, including the wearing of masks. However, in light of his announcement of recent contact-tracing statistics on July 29, we have made this decision in an effort to be even more diligent in focusing on the health safety of our fellow Southern Marylanders.

SMCR is extremely grateful to our sponsors (Cedar Point Federal Credit Union, Amewas, Glen &Barbara Ives, Patuxent Presbyterian Church, Spalding Consulting, and Quality Transfer &Storage); the many businesses and organizations that volunteered to serve as sites for this scavenger hunt event; our participants who had registered; all our volunteers who were ready and willing to step up and lend a hand; and to all our partners and the media outlets who helped promote this event and the SMCR organization. Thank you for believing in SMCR and the mission of this organization. We hope to work together in future endeavors.

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Our Mission

SMCR is a private non-profit organization that promotes the inclusion of persons with developmental differences into the life of our community. We advocate for individuals with special needs, to recognize the inherent dignity that is theirs because they are members of our one human family. We promote social, recreational and educational opportunities in which individuals with developmental differences can contribute their unique gifts and develop their potential.

Our Goal

SMCR provides its members with social, educational and recreational programs that go beyond inclusion to incorporate people with developmental differences into the life of the larger community. SMCR programs are designed to first prove the concept that persons with disabilities can succeed in challenging activities in new settings, such as a cooking class in a commercial kitchen or a movement class in a for-profit gym. Then each program offers the SMCR member the opportunity to grow from competence to community involvement.

Our Achievements

SMCR has a broad vision of how communities and persons with developmental differences can live, work, play and learn together. We implement that vision at the personal level, one person at a time, because each person's needs and dreams matter. We hope to continue to grow so that we may touch the lives of more people in our community.

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Our Opportunities

In order to achieve its goal of providing individuals with developmental differences a variety of social and recreational opportunities, Southern Maryland Community Resources offers many programs to its members at little-to-no cost through partnerships with businesses, schools, religious groups, and organizations in our local community.

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