Boatyard Beach Bash raises $50,000 for AMM education
The 6th annual Boatyard Beach Bash raised $50,000 for the Museum’s education programs.
Over the past six years, the Boatyard Bar and Grill and other sponsors have raised more than $250,000 to renovate the historic McNasby Oyster Co. building and to support the education programs. This past year, the Museum served to connect more than 1,200 Maryland school children with Annapolis’ unique maritime heritage and the environmental issues challenging the Chesapeake Bay.
Coral Reefer steel guitar great Doyle Grisham performed with the John Frinzi Band from Florida, along with Jim Morris and James “Sunny Jim” White, for an evening full of great music on the Museum’s waterfront campus.
Food was provided by the Boatyard Bar and Grill, Main Ingredient Catering, Tastings Gourmet Market and Whole Foods Market.
The Beach Bash Committee, chaired by Mary Ostrye, included Marsha Buchanan, Pamela Cole-Finlay, Helen Fitzgerald, Patty Jenkins, Linda Kennedy, Jenny Kottler, Kitty St. Romain, Jocelyn Thompson, Diann Turner and Cara Visconti.
The volunteers who made the evening run so smoothly included Joyce Bolton, Tom Burgess, Rosemary Council, Amanda Fegley, Jan Fergus, Vivian Foley, Heather Hultzer, Nancy Kimball, Steve Kratzer, Rick O’Donnel, Phil Poole, Carrie Rossiter, Barry Serini, Irene Simpkins, Meghan WilsonCarrie Rossiter, Barry Serini, Irene Simpkins, Meghan Wilson and Mary Louise Wooldridge.
The sponsors whose generous support made the event possible were the Boatyard Bar & Grill, BB&T, Capital One, Constellation Energy, Hamel Builders, Jaguar/Land Rover Annapolis, Port Annapolis, Annapolis Developers/Black Tie Affair, Brian Bays Insurance, George S. Rich Foundation, Maryland Glass & Mirror, Hargrove, What’s Up Annapolis, Proptalk, SpinSheet, Comcast, LandShark, Main Ingredient, Pusser’s, Whole Foods, Frank Gumpert Printing, LSI, Tastings Gourmet, WRNR 103.1, Bay Weekly and Whiting Turner.