Save Our Streams
If you're going to have a fund-raiser for Save Our Streams, it makes sense to hold it around boats. However, a midwinter shindig on boats outside isn't most folks' idea of a good time. A party on boats inside -- now there's an idea that might float.
Sure enough, almost 100 guests posted at "Stream Line," a party and silent auction inside Bass Pro Shop Outdoor World, at Arundel Mills Mall. They browsed the silent auction items among fishing boats displayed inside the store, and watched the store's fly-shop manager, Larry Coburn, tie fishing flies using shards of a peacock feather. Even the evening's entertainment, a Far Eastern folk music group called Simplefoulk, performed from the deck of one of the fishing vessels.
Among those enjoying the "aquatic" evening: Jerry Anthony, event chairman; Beth Gotgen, Dan Fisher IV and Dixie Mulleniux, event committee members; Kathy Martin, Save Our Streams board president; Steve Tomczewski, Billy More and Paul Gartelmann, board members; Joseph Neuhof, Save Our Streams acting deputy director; Chris Beltram, Perry Hall-based CPA; Albert Hess, Baltimore-based educational consultant; Tamara McCand-less, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service stream restoration program supervisor; Patsy Peters, Homestead Gardens events coordinator; Ward Slacum, Versar environmental scientist; Mike Slattery, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service coastal program leader; Tom Caperna, U.S. Department of Agri-culture scientist; Sally Hornor, Anne Arundel Community College biology professor; John Corame, Cross Keys Acupunc-ture acupuncturist; Kit Valentine, retired Army colonel; Bob Garner, Catonsville accountant; Blake Faden, Timonium health-care data analyst; Chris Deibel, KCI Technologies computer-aided junior designer; Charles Rice, Charles County government agricultural land use planner; and Joe Neuhof, Publishers Circulation Fulfill-ment vice president.
The event raised almost $8,000 for Save Our Streams.
Yee-haw. La Fontaine Bleu was packed to the gills with folks in denim and cowboy hats. Yep. Time for Harbor Hospital's "Fifth Annual Harbor Daze" hoedown, y'all. Once again, there was loads for folks to do. Sing karaoke. Mosey down the pit-beef buffet. Or learn a few line dances. But the night's big attractions, other than local broadcast celebrity emcees Michael J. and Marty Bass, were two nationally renowned country music artists. Aaron Lines sang his hit You Can't Hide Beautiful and a few other tunes. Then Blake Shelton took the stage. He performed several numbers, including the popular The Baby.
Among the 1,200 fans in the evening's audience: Brian K. Gray, event chairman; Betty Borcherding, Della Glodek, Jon Kaplan, Phyllis Kolodner, Rod Clark, Suzy Perlman and Carole Sibel, event committee members; Charles "Rick" Obrecht, Harbor Hospital board chairman; Barney Johnson, board member; Joe Oddis, Harbor Hospital president; Vicki Lucas, MedStar Health vice president of women's services; Harry Rider, Union Memorial Hos-pital president; Bob Shade, Shade Construction chairman; Scott Lindy, WPOC / WXFB Radio operations manager; Dr. Kopen Wang, director of Harbor Hospital Chest Diagnostic Center; Murray Miller, URS Corp. geotechnical engineer; Jim Coudon, P. Flanigan & Sons general manager; Diann Geisbert, Frederick teacher of English as a second language; Michael Forman, Johns Hopkins Hospital virologist; Dr. Felix Kaufman, Towson pediatrician; Joseph Larkin, Anne Arun-del County police officer; Brenda Sweigart, former Tyson Foods line lead; Jeff Lieberman, the Corporate Cafe president; Marian Diggs, Har-borview Cancer Center receptionist / film librarian; Gordon Nelson, Agora Publishing facilities manager; Junie Martin, Anne Arundel County public schools secretary; and Dr. Charlie Cooperman, Dundalk dentist.
"Harbor Daze" raised around $82,000 for Harbor Hospital's lung cancer center.
Feb. 15: "TV Times Gala." Benefits North Arundel Hospital Foundation. Dress as your favorite television character, open bar, hors d'oeuvres, seated dinner, live music, dancing. Hyatt Regency, 300 Light St. 6:30 p.m. Tickets $250. Call 410-328-5770.
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