Haven Min­istries holds its Tea Party fundraiser

Record Observer - - COMMUNITY -

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.

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