From Harford Land Trust:
Harvest Moon Dinner and Auction a Success
On Saturday, Oct. 4, over 200 guests filled The Water’s Edge Events Center in Belcamp, for the Harford Land Trust’s 3rd annual Harvest Moon Dinner and Auction which raised $30,000 to support the organization’s mission of protecting the natural resources, scenic beauty, and rural character of Harford County.
“It was delightful to celebrate land preservation and the mission of the HLT with so many supporters,” said Ann Helton, event chair. “Throughout the evening and following the event, I received an overwhelming amount of praise from guests who loved the fitting location and overall atmosphere of the program.”
Guests, including honorary chair Peter Jay, owner of Windmill Hill Farm and co-founder of the HLT, enjoyed drinks, hors d’oeuvres, entrees and desserts provided by Water’s Edge Events Center Catering. Maryland Conservatory of Music pianist Andrew Lewis provided music for the evening, and Jeff Conti and Patti Dallam created and donated seasonal décor. During the event HLT Vice President Richard Post’s daughter Elizabeth shared the story of her experience of working with HLT leaders to preserve Kilgore Falls during her youth; you can read more about that project at our website, or see a video flyby of the Falls on Youtube.
“It was great to see such tremendous support from people and businesses from across Harford County,” remarked HLT President Ben Lloyd. “On behalf of the Board of Directors of the HLT I offer my heartfelt thanks to the event committee, to our dedicated staff and volunteers, and to all of the attendees.”
This event was successful due to the generous support of sponsors including Lassen, Marine & Webster Inc., Ann and Art Helton, Dougherty Farms, Harford County Division of Agriculture, MidAtlantic Farm Credit, Cat Sense Feline Hospital and Boarding, Inc., The Kinsley Foundation, Harford Financial Group, Exelon Power, Blue Valley Farms LLC, Thomas & Cawood – Attorneys and Counselors at Law, MacGregor’s Restaurant and Catering, Windmill Hill Farm, PNC Bank, Adams Chevrolet & Adams Jeep, and Eleanora and Glenn Dudderar.
All funds raised from the Harvest Moon Dinner and Auction will go to support our work to protect and preserve important ecosystems of farmland, forests, marsh and coastal land for future generations to enjoy. We have posted many more pictures of the event on Dropbox.
Combined Federal Campaign and Maryland Charity Campaign 2014 Kickoffs
The Harford Land Trust is registered as a charity with both the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) and the Maryland Charity Campaign (MCC). if you have the opportunity to give through either of these workplace giving programs, we are registered as MCC #8112 and CFC #76390.
Amazon Smile Registration
The Harford Land Trust has registered with the Amazon Smile charity program. If you purchase goods from Amazon, using Amazon Smile and selecting the Harford Land Trust as your charity of choice will give you the same selection and the same prices, and the Harford Land Trust will receive a small donation from each purchase.
Papa John’s Dollars for Dough
Some time in the near future, the Harford Land Trust will be featured at local Papa John’s restaurants as a part of their Dollars for Dough program, where a percentage of participating sales are donated to an eligible non-profit organization. We’ll let you know more about this when we know more!