Many facets of food offered at fund-raiser for Facets

March 12, 1995|By SYLVIA BADGER

Chincoteague oysters and Maryland crab balls served on the patio at Peerce's Plantation were just the beginning of an evening to remember for the 200 guests who attended Facets Inc.'s "Give Kids a Chance" gala soiree. I'm told that Peerce Lake, owner of Peerce's Plantation, and Josef Gohring, longtime chef at Peerce's as well as the owner of his own place, Josef's, in Harford County, created an unforgettable gastronomical experience.

Ten courses accompanied by the best wines made the party a successful fund-raiser for Facets, an association that provides services for families who are experiencing emotional problems.

Honorary chairs were Mr. and Mrs. Scott Garceau; he's WMAR-TV sports anchor. Among those on the guest list were Mr. and Mrs. Victor Broccolino -- he's CEO at Howard County Hospital; Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Griffith -- he's president of the Homebuilders Association of Maryland and a Facets board member; Mr. and Mrs. Mark DeMilio -- he's a partner at Miles & Stockbridge and Facets treasurer; Dr. and Mrs. Tom Jones -- he's an obstetrician-gynecologist at St. Agnes Hospital; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Friberger -- he's regional director of the U.S. Geological Service; Mr. and Mrs. Edward McGarrity -- he's district counsel for the Veterans Administration; Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Boyle, Boyle Buick; Mr. and Mrs. Mike Martino, Village Volvo; Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Campion -- she's the Harford County Chamber of Commerce president; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Smith -- he's CFO of First National Mortgage; Dr. and Mrs. Dean Vassar -- he's a cardiologist at Fallston General; Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Boyer -- he's executive vice president of Jarrettsville Federal Savings & Loan; and Mr. and Mrs. Tony Agnone -- he's a sports agent who had just flown in from signing David Meggett, former Towson State player, to a five-year contract with the New England Patriots.

Equestrian honor

Congratulations to Linda Zang of Davidsonville, who learned she was promoted to the prestigious "O" level by the Dressage Committee of the Federation Equestre Internationale, at a horse show in Berlin, Germany.

Zang's promotion means this is the first time that the United States has had two people qualified to be members of the Olympic jury for equestrian sports. Axel Steiner of Colorado is the other U.S. member.

There are fewer than 25 "O" judges in the world, with Germany being the only other country to have two. Before becoming a judge, Zang represented the United States on three dressage teams at the 1979 World Cup and Pan American Games.

Around town:

Planners of the Triple Crown Ball, scheduled for May 18, have selected CollegeBound as the primary beneficiary of this year's ball. However, 15 percent of the proceeds will be shared with an organization or charity associated with Maryland's horse community . . .

If you like what you hear when comedian Bob Somerby does his shtick with Dave Durian on WBAL-radio's morning show, perhaps you'd like to catch his act live. "Bob Somerby's Material World" opens March 28 and runs through April 23 at the Washington Improv. It's said that Somerby, Al Gore's roommate at Harvard, turned to comedy after being a Baltimore City fifth-grade teacher for 12 years, not after being Gore's roomie . . .

Baltimore-born Tony Award-winning actress Trazana Beverley is busy doing a one-woman show about another Marylander, fabled abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Beverley's wowing audiences at the Crossroads Theatre Company in Brunswick, N.J., in "Harriet's Return," where she portrays Tubman as a passionate and loving woman who seized freedom for herself and hundreds of slaves by leading them north along the Underground Railroad . . .

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