March 1, 2013
Two special fundraisers took place at the Port Deposit VFW Post 8185 last weekend. In the big hall was a "celebration of love and support" for the Kessler Family, featuring several bands, a silent auction, raffles, food and door prizes. The proceeds of that 12-hour fundraising marathon will benefit local wounded veteran, Jeffrey Kessler. Jeffrey will soon move into the home provided for him by Homes for Our Troops, but donations of materials plus private and corporate monetary funding is still necessary to make his home a reality.
February 20, 2013
The Howard County Library System's biggest fundraiser is this weekend. What: Evening in the Stacks: Sparkle and Spurs When: Saturday, Feb. 23, 7-11 p.m. Where: Howard County Library System's Miller Branch, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City Cost: $125 per person Details: Live music by Dave Chapell and the Lone Stardusters; presentation by bestselling author Mary Doria Russell; silent auction; gourmet fare; celebrity bartenders include...
February 12, 2013
Mildred E. "Millie" Banwell, an artist who was a longtime supporter of the Light House shelter and an active member of Calvary United Methodist Church, died Sunday of pulmonary fibrosis at Hospice of the Chesapeake in Pasadena. The longtime Annapolis resident was 75. "I have a very high regard for her and we will miss her terribly. She was a great Christian lady and a leader at Calvary," said the Rev. Byron P. Brought, who pastored Calvary in Annapolis from 1992 until 2010, when he retired.
February 6, 2013
The fifth annual Ecoball is scheduled for March 22. The event is the major fundraiser for Baltimore Green Works, which produces Ecofest and the Sustainability Speaker Series. The Ecoball will again include a cooking competition, inspired by "Top Chef," in which students from Stratford University's culinary program will use locally grown and sourced ingredients to prepare appetizers, entrees and desserts. The evening also includes a silent auction and dancing. Guests are encouraged to re-use or reinvent their gala attire by shopping consignment shops or creating their own evening wear.
November 30, 2012
On Nov. 16, Venture Crew 307, the co-ed Scouting unit chartered to Catonsville United Methodist Church, held a successful steak dinner and silent auction fundraiser. On behalf of the crew, I would like to thank the more than 200 people that came and supported this effort. Our silent auction was a success because of the many donations by local businesses and friends of the program. They are: A.W.O.L. Skate Shop, U.S. Barber, Sam's Bagels, Smyth Jewelers, Sarafino's, Phoenix Emporium, Roy's Restaurant and Play it Again Sports.
November 12, 2012
Chesapeake Math and IT Academy will hold its second annual silent auction on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the cafeteria at the school, 6100 Frost Place (across from WSSC on Sweitzer Lane). A variety of themed baskets and items donated from area businesses will be on display for auction. Music, light snacks, and refreshments will be served. The school is raising funds to build a gymnasium. For information, call 301-776-2135.