Ad­kins hosts Magic in the Meadow

The Star Democrat - - LIFE -

RIDGELY — Ad­kins Ar­bore­tum hosted its Magic in the Meadow gala on Sept. 23.

Fea­tur­ing a live auc­tion, hoop danc­ing by Bal­ti­more per­for­mance artist Melissa New­man, world-class jazz by the Peter Rev­ell Band and food by PeachBlos­soms Events, the event brought both new and old friends to­gether to gar­ner sup­port for the ar­bore­tum’s ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams that pro­mote the con­ser­va­tion and preser­va­tion of the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay re­gion’s na­tive land­scapes.

Next year’s gala is sched­uled for Satur­day, Sept. 22.

Magic in the Meadow was spon­sored in part by Unity Land­scape De­sign/Build; Shore United Bank; Avon-Dixon In­sur­ance Agency; The Hill Group at Mor­gan Stan­ley Smith Barne;, War­ring­ton Builders; Ac­count­ing Strat­egy Group; Joanne Ship­ley Graphic De­sign; Booth, Booth, Crop­per & Mar­riner PC; Del­marva Busi­ness Net­work; Pi­azza Ital­ian Mar­ket; St. Michaels Fine Wood­work­ing; and numer­ous pri­vate spon­sors.

PHO­TOS BY KELLEN MCCLUSKEY

Bal­ti­more per­for­mance artist Melissa New­man en­ter­tained with LED and fire hoop danc­ing dur­ing Ad­kins Ar­bore­tum’s Magic in the Meadow gala.

Howard and Mary McCoy of Centreville ar­rive at Ad­kins Ar­bore­tum’s Magic in the Meadow gala on Satur­day, Sept. 23.

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