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Every September, the Charles County Fair Board is proud to put on an old-fashioned county fair with farm animals, a carnival, displays of all kinds, demonstrations, and plenty of food.  The fair celebrates Charles County's 360 years of agricultural heritage and history.   The Southern Maryland Carousel Group is always proud to be a part of this great event.

This year, Mrs. Jill Short, Mrs. Southern Maryland, was on site to ride one of the carousel horses.  Mrs. Short is an advocate of Citizens against domestic violence.    She is a part-time court-certified translator/interpreter, co-owner of a real estate investment company, and the founder of Always a Voice, a local and online support group for survivors of child abuse and domestic violence.  She is a focused ambassador and spokesperson for Stop the Silence and is currently pursuing her MA in Counseling/Biblical Theology.  Its her daily strive to use her experiences to offer hope and encouragement to other survivors.


Mrs. Jill Short

Mrs. Southern Maryland

Advocate of Citizens Against Domestic Violence