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A perfect day at the 2017 Party to Preserve

A most heartfelt thank you to all who attended, volunteered, and sponsored the Party to Preserve (or “P2P”) on Saturday, October 7th just outside of Chestertown, MD! We literally could not have done it without all of you. This annual fundraising gala on a preserved Eastern Shore property has become a huge part of ESLC’s annual fundraising goals, and its success is of the utmost importance to our organization. (Scroll down for pictures of the event.)

This year’s Party to Preserve was a wonderful success in many ways. We had the most tickets sales of any Party ever, and the initial numbers look like it raised the most revenue ever for an ESLC event (by a small margin) as well! The weather was beautiful, the food was delicious, the band sounded sweet, and the comradery was amazing. It was simply a lovely party.

An extra thank you to the Hoon family for generously hosting this year’s Party at the beautiful Thornton Estate! And a special shout out to Carin Starr, who, after 6 years of service with ESLC, recently accepted another position but still made the time to help with all the Party minutia in the last few weeks. Thank you, Carin – we cannot tell you how much you’ve meant to the organization.

Thank you all so much:)

Corporate Sponsors: Angelica Nurseries, Inc., Asplundh Tree Expert Co., Avon-Dixon Agency LLC, Bank of America, CBIZ MHM LLC, Chesapeake Bank and Trust Company, Dixon Valve & Coupling Co.,  Ducks Unlimited, DuPont, Ewing, Dietz, Fountain & Kaludis, P.A., Fair Hill Farms Inc., Francis J. Hickman Farm Management, Gillespie & Son Inc., GreenVest LLC, The Hill Group at Morgan Stanley, Lane Engineering LLC, LS Investment Advisors LLC, MidAtlantic Farm Credit FLCA, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, Parker Counts, Piazza Italian Market, PNC Financial Services Group, Radcliffe Corporate Services Inc., Shore United Bank, Talbot Preservation Alliance, Tuckahoe Treasures Alpaca Farm, Willard’s Agri-Service

In-Kind Sponsors: EC Fisher Design, Executive Transportation, Kelly Distributors, Magnolia Caterers & Bread Co., On Your Mark Lighting Design and Equipment LLC, Orchard Point Oysters, Pip’s Liquor and Fine Wines, Price Rentals and Events, Smith Island Baking Company, Tideland Gardens

Individual Sponsors: Bruce and Jenny Abel, Akridge Family Foundation, Anonymous, C G and Nancy Appleby, Bruce and Blenda Armistead, The Honorable Margo G. Bailey, Patricia K. and Michael J. Batza, Jr., Billy and Meta Boyd, David Blitzer and Sherrill Lathrop Macura, Chip Britt, Jim and Mary Campbell, Stephen and Janet Chitwood, John and Peggy Christie, Brett D. Clifford, Louis and Codie Codispoti, Warren Cox, Barbara T. Cromwell, John and Susan Devlin, Frank DiGialleonardo and Cheryl Huyck, Graham Donaldson, Rob and Suzanne Etgen, Beth and Mike Falcone, Mark Ferguson and Elizabeth Yntema, Erin and Kevin Flaherty, Martin and Laureen Free, Howard and Liz Freedlander, Caroline D. Gabel, Richard and Susie Granville, Cal and Connie Gray, Alan and Penny Griffith, Jim and Pam Harris, Christian Havemeyer, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hill, Jr., Phillip and Lisa Hoon, Nina Rodale Houghton, Cal and Gretchen Hurtt, Jon and Margaret Ingersoll, Jerry and Pam Jana, Charles Jolly, Steven and Beth Jones, Dr. Ronald L. and Linda A. Klimes, Judith C. Kohl, Michael Lawrence, Sorrel and Jack McElroy, Maxine W. Millar, Herbert and Patrice Miller, James Mullin, Elaine and Glenn Orme, Peter and Diane Pappas, Sarah Ramsey and Bob Kelly, Alden and David Reese, William U. Reybold, Mike and Jennie Roman, Ralph Saggiomo, Shannon Salmon and Robert Byrne, Al and Nancy Schnoebelen, Jane H. Scott, Sentman Family, Bob Simmons, Turner and Judith Smith, Mr. and Mrs. John Sprinkle, Jennifer Stanley, Richard and Beverly Tilghman, Matt and Joanne Tobriner, Turners Creek Farms, Pamela Weeks, Louise Widdup, Chip and Sissy Yowell

(Photos courtesy of ESLC volunteer Jane McConnell)

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