The Harford Land Trust, a nonprofit organization that helps protect farms and forests and create community parks in Harford County, will hold its first Harvest Moon Dinner and Auction fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Bel Air Reckord Armory.
The Harvest Moon Dinner and Auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. with live entertainment from The Wallis Brothers Band with Dar Coomes, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction that will continue throughout the evening.
Dinner will be served promptly at 6:45 p.m. and will consist of seasonal and local menu items, including a preset salad bar, pasta station, carving station and seafood station provided by MacGregor's Restaurant of Havre de Grace. A live auction will follow dinner at 8 p.m.
Donations of goods and services for the evening's auctions are being accepted through Oct. 22. Some of the items already secured include: 2012 "Wilderness 125" series kayak; four club-level Ravens tickets; custom tailored clothing from Tom James; vacation getaways to Maine, North Carolina, New Jersey and Vermont; Madison Mitchell decoy; fishing and hunting trips; horse riding lessons; jewelry from Saxon's Diamond Centers; Chesapeake Bay trawler cruise.
Harvest Moon Dinner and Auction sponsors include MacGregor's Restaurant, Lassen, Marine & Webster, Inc., Adams Chevrolet & Adams Jeep, Autumn Sky Outfitters, Jeff Vaughn Auctions, Boyle Buick GMC Truck, Rigdon Farms, Bob Ward Companies, Greene Construction Company, Vision Associates, Tom James of Baltimore, Plaza Ford, H. P. White Laboratory, Country Life Farm, Archer Farms, Atlantic Tractor and Harford County Executive's Division of Agriculture.
Tickets to the Harvest Moon Dinner and Auction will be available until Oct. 22 and are $60 per person and include dinner, wine, beer and entertainment. All proceeds collected from the event will be used to further the mission of the HLT to protect in perpetuity unique and important ecosystems of farmland, forests, marsh and coastal land for future generations to enjoy.
"We are truly looking forward to the Harvest Moon Dinner and Auction," Harry Webster, HLT president, said. "It is our goal to convey the mission and core beliefs of the HLT through this event and inspire our guests to keep in mind the beauty of Harford County."
To purchase tickets to the HLT's first annual Harvest Moon Dinner and Auction or to learn more about the HLT, please visit http://www.harfordlandtrust.org To become an event sponsor, contact Peg Niland at 410-836-2103 and to donate auction items, contact Jeff Vaughn at 410-399-4222.