Ravens Roost scores for charity


March 25, 2001|By SLOANE BROWN

Balloons of black, purple, and football-shaped mylar danced above dozens of purple-draped tables set up at Michael's 8th Avenue in Glen Burnie. Some 930 Baltimore Ravens football fans came from all over Maryland for the "Second Annual Benefit Bull & Oyster Roast" raising more than $12,000 for Ravens Roost 27, Duane Starks Charitable Foundation and the Cal Ripken, Jr./Lou Gehrig Fund for Neuromuscular Research.

There was plenty to do - dance to the DJ, play game wheels for the chance to win plants, and browse the buffet featuring raw oysters, barbecue, Italian sausages, and turkey.

Among those making the most of this Sunday afternoon: Baltimore Raven Duane Starks, Marc A. Lombardi, and Tim Konig, event co-chairs; Lloyd Powless and Adrian Mehrling, former NFL football players; Donnie Neuenberger, NASCAR driver; Linda Hovatter, FBI program analyst; Wayne Clark, Worthington Gardens president; Mike Warner, Glyndon Gardens owner; Tony DiPasquale, Tony's Moving & Storage president; Zelda Johnson, Samson Technology accounts receivable collector; Jim French, Dick's Sporting Goods operations manager; Pernell Brooks, CSX Railroad police special agent; Clayton Belcher, All About Elegance Limousine Service president; Chris Wirth, Anne Arundel Community College, operations supervisor; Larry Blick, Giant Food receiver; Kathy Spalt, Doyle-Okun Cardiology cardiac technician; Dennis White, Biosound regional sales manager; and Dana Higdon, Children's Hospital office manager.

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