Haven Ministries holds its Tea Party fundraiser
GRASONVILLE — Haven Ministries recently held its fifth annual Tea Party for 200 guests at the Prospect Bay Country Club, one of Haven Ministries’ business partners. The event, a fundraiser for Haven Ministries, featured tables, each decorated and hosted by a community volunteer.
Mia Cranford, director of marketing and fundraising coordinator at Haven Ministries, said, “Working with Prospect Bay Country Club was a great experience. They were a true partner in donating the venue for the tea, and in doing so really did their part to try to end homelessness in Queen Anne’s County. They were very easy to work with and gracious with their time. We are very grateful for how they truly showed what being a member of our community is all about.”
The menu for the tea included assorted scones, bruschetta, chicken salad sandwiches and cucumber sandwiches, sweet treats and a variety of teas. The silent auction featured 28 themed tea baskets put together by volunteers, including picnic, wine, garden and tea baskets. Other silent auction items included handbags, jewelry and tea pots. Both the Kent Island and Queen Anne’s County garden clubs donated planters of flowers.
Haven Ministries offers a Business Partner Program. Businesses take part in more than seven Haven Ministries events throughout the year; are included in advertising and promotion for the events; and receive recognition in support of Haven Ministries.
Bronze Level Partners ($50 per month) include Trades of Hope/Holly Gorham, Mary Kay/Corbie Haas, I Live for Christ, Edward Jones/William Caughey and Solar City/ Mike Souza.
Silver Level Partners ($100 per month) include Lundburg Builders, Salon Atelier, Howard Bank/Kara Plummer, Maid Healthy and Holiday Inn Express.
Gold Level Partners ($200 per month) include Bayview Portraits by Cindy Sigmon, Harris’ Crab House, Hemmingways, ArtCademy, Railway Title, the Narrows and Riley Construction.
Platinum Level Partners ($400 per month) include Safe at Home Senior Care, Prospect Bay Country Club and Benson and Mangold/ Chuck Mangold Jr.
Sapphire Level Partners ($7,500 a year) include The Bay Times.
Diamond Level Partners ($10,000 or more a year) include Increte.
According to Krista Pettit, executive director, “The annual tea benefits Haven Ministries programs: the homeless shelter, food pantry, thrift store, street outreach program and resource center. Without the generosity of our donors, business par tners and event participants, we would not be able to operate these programs.”
Haven Ministries operates a resource center at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Centreville from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with job training, educational programming and case management services. The Haven Ministries Food Pantry is held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the third Friday of each month at Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church in Stevensville. Our Daily Thread Thrift Store is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
For more information about Haven Ministries, visit haven-ministries.org or call 410-739-4363.
From left are hostesses for Haven Ministries fifth annual Tea Party: Jane Steimer, Bridgitte Bailey, Mary Jourdak, Peggy Anderson, Lolita Watkins, Eileen Macfarlane, Margie Reedy, Sandi Wiscott, Tammy Studebaker, Susan Phillips, Grace Anne Phillips, Charlotte Taylor, Victoria Holthaus, Krista Pettit, Mia Cranford, Caroline Aland and Debra Kelly. Absent from the picture is Karen Bardwell.