Scholarship garage sale May 21 & 22


Horizon Education Centers invites you to the Mary Smith Summer Camp Scholarship Garage Sale.
Horizon Education Centers is hosting its annual Mary Smith Summer Camp Scholarship Garage Sales this Friday and Saturday, May 21st and 22nd from 8 am to 4 pm at the Horizon Cascade Center (233 Bond Street, Elyria).
This garage sale funds the Mary Smith Summer Camp Scholarship Program which was started by the Horizon Board of Trustees in 2018.  This year with the donation and proceeds from last year’s garage sale, Horizon awarded 55 children with $100 scholarships to help with the cost of the summer camp. 
Along with the usual garage sale items such as furniture, garden tools, household items, and clothing Horizon also have received many donations of gift baskets that they will be raffling off during this garage sale.  These raffle baskets can be view on Horizon’s Facebook page – Horizon Education Centers.
Horizon Education Centers is a leader in quality early care and education, preparing children and families for life for 40 years.  Horizon is a mission-driven nonprofit making sure all families have access to high-quality programs regardless of income or where they live.   
Humbly Horizon Activities, which it was called back in 1978, was the brainchild of Mary Smith, a suburban mother in North Olmsted, Ohio.  Mary noticed that a large number of her children’s friends were “latch-key kids” who were only supervised by blinking television sets.  This problem, combined with Mary’s frustration of a lack of art programs in North Olmsted, she knew something had to be done.  Horizon was created from one center in North Olmsted to now 12 centers located across Lorain and Cuyahoga county.
Horizon Education Centers is proud to be one of Lorain and Cuyahoga County’s top-rated programs care and education programs.  All twelve of Horizon Education Centers are rated high quality under Ohio’s Step Up To Quality Rating System. This rating ensures that your child will experience:  qualified teachers, a proven curriculum, family engagement, developmental screenings, and electronic access to your child’s individual learning.  
Horizon offers programming for children 18 months to 12 years of age. Along with preschool, Horizon offers a high-quality Kindergarten Readiness curriculum and instruction and the best early care and afterschool educational programs offered across Lorain and Cuyahoga County.  Horizon understands that your choice of child/after-school care is very personal and an important decision. Horizon takes safety and security as our #1 priority.  When you leave your child at one of Horizon’s Center you will have peace of mind that your child is safely learning, having fun, and making new friends. 

Mary Smith passed away in November 2020 but her legacy will live on with Horizon and the need to help those less fortunate.

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