Maryland launches new tourism route highlighting seafood
Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced a new initiative focused on promoting Maryland’s seafood to domestic and international travelers. The Mar yland Crab & Oyster Trail, which kicks off this month in celebration of National Seafood Month, features a virtual tour highlighting more than 100 of the state’s seafood restaurants, as well as seafood festivals held throughout the state during October.
The trail map is divided into five regional excursions. More than 100 markers denote restaurants across the state that serve steamed crabs, soft shell crabs, and fresh local oysters. The trail also features attractions that showcase the state’s heritage and history in connection with the seafood of the Chesapeake Bay and watershed.
Seafood fans can also get their fill at a number of festivals taking place during the month, including the Community Crab Feast at Wilmer Park in Chestertown and the Oyster Stroll in Westminster, both on Oct. 14; Tilghman Island Day on Tilghman Island on Oct. 21; the U.S. Oyster Festival in Leonardtown taking place Oct. 21-22; and OysterFest at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels on Oct. 28.
For more information about the Mar yland Crab & Oyster Trail or seafood festivals, go to www.visitmar yland.org or call 1-800-719-5900.
Farming 4 Hunger appoints Wilkerson to the board of directors
The Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland is proud to announce that council employee Pam Wilkerson has been appointed to the board of directors of Farming 4 Hunger.
Pam is the workforce operations manager for the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland/Southern Maryland JobSource.
She is recognized for developing unified, strategic planning processes to coordinate various education, training, and employment programs into integrated workforce development delivery systems that support economic development on the local, state and federal levels.
Pam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management with an emphasis on strategic planning and organizational development. She previously ser ved as President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maryland from 2004 – 2009. Pam is a native of Calvert County and matriculated in the Calvert County Public Schools system. In addition, she is an ordained minister, owner of a consulting company, and mother of two children. Pam was recently recognized and honored during Women’s History Month as a “2017 Inspiring African American Woman of Calvert County.” On a very personal level, Pam is a survivor of life’s many setbacks, which has played a major role in her passion and commitment to Farming 4 Hunger.
Farming 4 Hunger is a 501(c)3 that grows food for the hunger community in the region.
To date they have distributed over 7.5 million pounds of food to those in need in partnership with the Maryland Food Bank. Over the years Farming 4 Hunger has learned that hunger comes in many forms — not just physical but emotional, spiritual, and educational. Farming 4 Hunger has four initiatives that are at the core of their mission; food, youth outreach, community building, and second chances. All four initiatives feed each other and help to build a healthier community.