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ChildCareGroup hosted its sixth annual Great Adventure Hunt on Jan. 23, 2016. The fun and clever puzzle hunt at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science raised $320,000 to support CCG’s early childhood education programs. Established in 1901, ChildCareGroup provides safe, nurturing care and education to Dallas’ most vulnerable children and holistic support services to their low-income parents. ChildCareGroup is the Dallas area’s leading resource in early care and education, helping to lift two generations of families out of poverty through high-quality early childhood programs for children and parents. Following a cocktail hour and dinner, over 300 guests competed on teams of six to solve mind-bending puzzles throughout the museum’s 11 exhibit halls. The puzzles are designed by Tom Shroder, award-winning journalist and former editor of The Washington Post Magazine and author of “Acid Test: LSD Ecstasy and the Power to Heal.” Shroder is known for his creation, along with humorists Dave Barry and Gene Weingarten, of the Herald Hunt in Miami and the Post Hunt in Washington. “ChildCareGroup provides or manages early care and education for more than 14,000 Dallas-area children every day,” said Tori Mannes, ChildCareGroup CEO. “The Great Adventure Hunt is an exciting and engaging way for corporations and individuals to support our high-quality programs that support the community’s most vulnerable children and provide holistic services to parents.” Christy and Robby Berry, Tessa and Bob Mosteller, and Barb and Mike Tonti co-chaired the 2016 Great Adventure Hunt. Amy Vanderoef, TV and radio personality best known from her role as a host on WFAA’s Good Morning Texas, served as the emcee. As a single mother, Vanderoef’s passion for early childhood care and education made her the perfect match to lead guests throughout the evening. For more information about ChildCareGroup, visit www.childcaregroup.org.