Cross-fit gym raises money for breast cancer
While I was out and about ... Dave Blankenship, of DB4 Fitness, a cross-fit gym in Triumph Industrial Park, had his students participate in an event called Barbells for Boobs earlier this month.
The group was able to raise $2,628 during the event, which Blankenship said goes to help people get tested and treated for breast cancer. Congratulations!
*** Chris and Sarah Mullins celebrated one year in business as owner/operators of Chesapeake Bay Coffee at 130 S. Main St. in North East last week with live music and cupcake giveaways.
Mullins told me the business has grown due to great support from loyal customers and friends. During the last year, they’ve expanded the menu and added more types of baked goods sold in the shop as well as ground coffee sales. Mullins has also created a personalized line of apparel and mugs. Stop by and see for yourself.
*** Bob Alcorn, local coordinator for the annual Toys for Tots campaign in Cecil County, asked me to remind everyone that the absolute deadline to drop off a new, unwrapped toy at one of the 75 donation boxes set up throughout the county is Sunday, Dec. 11.
Several businesses serve as drop-off spots with a complete list available online at Cecil County Toys for Tots.
“There’s also a place online for people to make a request for needy families to receive the toys,” Alcorn said, emphasizing that all the toys collected in Cecil County stay in Cecil County.
The U.S. Marine Corps sponsors Toys for Tots campaigns all over the U.S. *** In keeping with the spirit of Christmas, R.T. Foard Funeral Home is inviting the public to attend a holiday community event Saturday, Dec. 3, at their facility at 259 E. Main St. in Elkton from 1 to 4 p.m.
Families can bring the children to meet Santa and get pictures taken with him. Members of the R.T. Foard staff will help the children pick out a picture frame so they can later hang the framed picture on their Christmas tree at home.
Light refreshments and snacks will be served, along with arts and crafts for the children. Families can also bring their own camera, if they choose.
At the same time, R.T. Foard Funeral Home serves as one of the 75 Toys for Tots drop-off locations to receive new, unwrapped toys for needy families in Cecil County. Hours for drop-off at the funeral home are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday until Dec. 3.
*** The Wellwood in Charlestown is hosting “Sip, Shop, Celebrate,” a holiday event Saturday, Dec. 3, that will raise money for the Milburn Stone Theater and Performing Arts Center at Cecil College.
In fact, musicians and performers from the theater and performing arts center will be providing live music and entertainment during the event, which will take place in the big tent from noon to 4 p.m. Chefs from 1776 Steakhouse and Tony Covatta, right, owner of Steak & Main, pose with their Beefsteak Dinner awards.
Attendees will be able to sample from over 60 varieties of beer, wine and spirits, which will also be available to buy below retail price at the event. In addition, there will be plenty of gift shopping options available to buy, including pottery, arts, jewelry, fashion, home décor and glass items.
Free shuttle service will be provided to and from local hotels during the event. For more information, call 410-287-6666.
This is event is restricted to those over 21 years old. Tickets are $30 each and designated driver tickets are available at $15.
*** Congratulations to Tony Covatta, owner of Steak & Main in North East, for winning the best steak entry in a Beefsteak Dinner Event Oct. 25 sponsored by the Delaware Small Business Chamber.
Steak & Main competed with 1776 Steakhouse from Rehoboth Beach, Del., and Walter’s Steakhouse in Wilmington, Del., in three categories of best chop, best steak and best side. Way to go! If you have any tidbits to share with Cheryl Mattix for this column, you may reach her at email@example.com, or call her at 443-907-8440.
DB4 Fitness, a cross-fit gym in Triumph Industrial Park in Elkton, held Barbells for Boobs earlier this month, raising more than $2,500 for breast cancer treatment in the county.