Dinner, auction are ducky at Waterfowl U.S.A. event

March 19, 1995|By SYLVIA BADGER

"American bucks for American ducks" is written on both sides of the Waterfowl U.S.A. tractor-trailer I recently saw parked in front of the Timonium Holiday Inn. The truck was filled with mallard and wood-duck nesting boxes, which were available to guests attending the Waterfowl U.S.A. Greater Baltimore Chapter's eighth annual benefit dinner and auction.

The group's annual dinner raises money for programs such as the nesting-box and duck-release programs throughout the state and is an example of the many conservation projects in which the group is involved. John Heisler and Robert Lazzaro co-chaired this year's event, which included, besides lots of good food, a raffle and bidding for items in silent and live auctions.

Among those at the party were Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge John Turnbull and his wife, Anne; Towson attorney Dave Irwin; plastic surgeon Dr. Hans Wilhelmsen and his son, Hans Jr., an active member of Waterfowl; Judy and Glenn Ercole -- he's a vice president at MacKenzie & Associates; Kris Perkins, owner of Creative Views; Caroline and Vince Cerniglia -- he owns all those Wave Dancer surfer shops; Virginia and Warren Mix -- he's a Towson attorney; retired Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge Bucky Buchanan and his wife, Ella Mae; Blaine Lipsky, director of events at the Baltimore Arena, and his brother, Capt. Mike Lipsky, a skipper on one of Capt. Buddy Harrison's fishing boats off Tilghman Island; Col. Bill White, who looks great since recovering from an illness he picked up on a trip to Normandy for the D-Day celebrations; and Chip and Vickie Chew. Chip is the founder of the Greater Baltimore chapter and was recognized at the dinner for his years of service to Waterfowl U.S.A.

Oscar celebration

The red carpet will be rolled out and the klieg lights burning at Tutti Gusti's Oscar Party in Ocean City March 27. Restaurateur Kim Acton, the daughter of the Winner Distributors' George Acton and his wife, Peggy, says her party will be just as ritzy and glamorous as any Hollywood soiree. She's even asked Baltimore party planners, P.W. Feats, to help her transform her eatery for the black-tie or costumed guests, who will get a lot for their $100 each. They can leave their handprints in cement and win their own Oscars for picking the winners, plus they will be served an authentic Italian seven-course dinner, prepared by chef Ettore Longo. Reservations are limited, so call (410) 289-3318.

Star speakers

Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker, the popular husband-wife acting team who starred in the hit television series "L.A. Law," will be the keynote speakers at a breast cancer symposium at the Omni Hotel April 1. "Breast Cancer . . . Out of the Closet and Into the Headlines" is for breast cancer survivors, their families or those who just would like to know more about breast cancer.

In 1986, Eikenberry was successful in her personal fight against breast cancer, and since then she and Tucker have been advocates for public awareness. The 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. symposium is sponsored by J. C. Penney Co., WJZ-TV and the Maryland affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, which also sponsors the annual Race for the Cure. Tickets are $25 and include the luncheon. Call (410) 433-7223.

Hutzler reunion

Hutzler Brothers closed its doors in 1990 after more than 130 years of business in Baltimore. A reunion for Hutzler employees is planned for Aug. 26 at the Timonium Holiday Inn, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. If you'd like to attend, contact Dan and Sue Sachs, (410) 628-1054, or Pat Krasowski, (410) 256-0571, for more information.

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