Abilities Network

MARYLAND SCENE

September 23, 2001|By Sloane Brown

At the Abilities Network "2001 Afternoon of Polo," folks strolled in and around a white tent on the grounds of Monkton's Ladew Fields. Voices blended into a quiet hum. What would normally be a refined afternoon of Sunday lunch and polo was even more subdued by the previous week's terrorist attacks. For many of the 400 there, the afternoon provided a certain solace in the company of friends.

At the beginning of the afternoon's program, Lee Ann Kingham, executive director of the agency for the disabled, announced that a portion of the day's proceeds would go to victims of those tragedies.

Among those gathered: Mark Dyer, event chair; Paul Winicki, Jeannie Maddux, Pat Mc-Williams, Renee Greene and Maureen Murray, event committee members; Larry Garten, Abilities Network board president; Dr. John M. Freeman, Diana Pillas and Mona Criswell, board members; Nancy Herget, Radcliffe Jewelers buyer; Don McClure, McClure Group Inc. president; Karen Sterling, Mercy Medical Center respiratory therapist; Joe Derr, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. retired sales manager; Amy Torres, Art to Order president; Lisa Thompson, Pfizer Inc. senior sales representative; Bill Horchar, Shire US field sales supervisor; Skip Brown, Belts Corp. CEO; Dr. Ira Papel, Owings Mills facial plastic surgeon; Edie Brown, Edie Brown & Assoc. president; Jim Mitchell, Mitchell Consulting owner; Mark Griffith, Jaeger-LeCoultre sales manager; Dr. Susan Townsend, Relationship Learning Center director; and Dennis Connolly, O'Conor Piper & Flynn realtor.

The event raised more than $40,000.

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