Thanks for helping Habitat’s recycling show and auction
Patuxent Habitat for Humanity’s staff and board of directors would like to thank everyone that contributed to making The Art of Recycling Show and Auction on June 4 at Annmarie Garden a great success. We wish to thank our sponsors, which include: Patuxent Presbyterian Church; Printing Press; Upton, Davis & Palumbo; William Fitzgerald, auctioneer; Sargas Media; Guy Distributing Co.; Hilltop Signs & Graphics; and the individual sponsors who wished to remain anonymous.
We would like to express our gratitude to the local community of artists who generously shared their talents by turning used and recycled items into unique art: Judy Angelheart, Barbara Boward, Kera Cherrey, Ann Crain, Ellisa DiRenzo, Catherine Dunn, Barbara Ferrante, Robin Johnson, Judy Larsen, Mimi Little, Deb McClure, Shira Oberkirsch, John Okay, Judy Okay, Ann Preston, Richard Preston, Ed Rupard, Cristal Rae Toribio, Helene Vonnegut and Linda Williams. Our thanks also goes to those artists and donors who donated other works of art and items, including Mark Pilling, for his handmade Windsor chair; Patuxent Habitat Campus Chapter at St. Mary’s Ryken High School students for birdhouses; Georgia Verdon for the late Candy Cummings art pieces; the Washington Nationals; the National Aquarium; Ellen Bierlin; Plaza Azteca; the American Chestnut Land Trust; and the Southern Maryland Wine Society.
The evening included delicious appetizers provided by Elements Eatery & Mixology. Our thanks go to the St. Mary’s Ryken students and Susan Gregg who volunteered as servers. We very much appreciated our guest bartenders, the Zondermans and the Okays. Thanks to the volunteers who helped with setup, breakdown and the many other tasks needed
to support the event. And our very great thanks to the members of The Art Show & Auction Planning Committee including Suzanne Shelden, Ann Preston, Mimi Little, Judy Okay, Ellen Bierlin and Rita Reeves, who spent the last six months making sure the event would be a success.
Proceeds from this event support Patuxent Habitat for Humanity’s programs to provide decent, affordable housing for local families in Calvert and St. Mary’s counties. Patuxent Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Please consider joining us for our next event, donating, or volunteering and community building. Patuxent Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore is located at 21600 Great Mills Road Unit 18A in Lexington Park. For more information, please visit our website at www.patuxenthabitat.org or call 301-8636227. Every donation helps a family help themselves. We build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.
Liz Stoffel, Hollywood The writer is outreach coordinator for Patuxent Habitat for Humanity.