On Nov. 16, Venture Crew 307, the co-ed Scouting unit chartered to Catonsville United Methodist Church, held a successful steak dinner and silent auction fundraiser.
On behalf of the crew, I would like to thank the more than 200 people that came and supported this effort.
Our silent auction was a success because of the many donations by local businesses and friends of the program. They are: A.W.O.L. Skate Shop, U.S. Barber, Sam's Bagels, Smyth Jewelers, Sarafino's, Phoenix Emporium, Roy's Restaurant and Play it Again Sports.
Also, Opie's, Edible Arrangements (Catonsville), REI, Pottery Cove, Bertucci's, Green Turtle Columbia, Noodles and Company and Grillfire,
On the Border, Ellicott Mills Brewing Co., Catonsville Gourmet, Candlelight Inn, Infinity Moore, Dugout Zone, Staub Art Studio and Rolling Road Country Club,
Catonsville Bike Shop, Kevin Simpson, Great Results Personal Training, Wendy Isett, Lisa and Rick Jones, Dorothy Sheppard, Janet Herilla and Laura Obrien Harry (Arbonne International),
Tracey Stuart-Paul, Don Hollar, Jennifer Parker, Edie Neighoff (Mary Kay/Longaberger), Val Morra (Cookie Lee), Amy Baxter McCarthy (Tuki's 31), Del. Steve DeBoy and Almarie Wood,
Jack and Berchie Manley, Susan Ayd Chaudron, Dawn Keyes (Pampered Chef), Lisa Westwick, Cathi Jones and David Vaughn.
I would also like to thank Dottie Simpson, Matt Dunnigan, and John Pendleton for their help with the auction and Mike Langan for his expertise in coordinating the servers.
The event would not have been possible without the donated services of Paul and Rebecca Dongarra of Dionysus' Kitchen. The food was scrumptious; their donation of time and materials in helping the crew achieve its goals is greatly appreciated.
Ted Herilla, Crew 307 advisor
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