Phillips Foods World Headquarters was bustling with activity long after work hours on a Friday evening. The activity was also of the after-work sort - drinking, eating and listening to good music - all in the name of raising money for Sail Baltimore. This was the organization's fourth annual "Beer, Boats & Ballads" celebration, already a tradition for some of the guests. And everyone had his or her favorite part.
"Raw oysters. Cold and salty," said Jim Stevens, a University of Maryland accountant.
For others, it was the company.
"I see a lot of friends here I don't see all the time. Everybody meets and hangs out here," said Jenny Duffy, an office manager and medical assistant for Dr. Jeff Alexander.