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Glen Mar Golf Classic is a Winner For Grassroots

Glen Mar Golf Classic is a Winner For Grassroots

The 7th Annual Glen Mar Golf Classic raised almost $26,000 for Grassroots.  Organized by the outstanding Glen Mar Golf Classic team of Libby Boswell, Phil Enstice, John Hampshire, Barbara Julian, Don Lee, and Sue Shipp, the tournament featured outstanding weather, enthusiastic golfers, terrific food from church members George and Sally Dohner, and general good fellowship.

The Silent Auction Team included Libby Boswell, Bonnie Dust, John Hampshire, Ellen Hughes, Sandy Kappert, Susan Lutz, Debbie Meyer, Nancy Pirritano, Ellen Sutton, Debbie Wood and Alison Zusak.

Thank you also to the Day of Event Volunteers: Ken Barnes, Myra Hilterbrick, Barbara Julian, Anna Katz, Eloise Labram, Pat Lee, Steve Lokitis, Debbie Meyer, Herb Miller, Maria Misak, Anna Schwartz, Ron Stevens, Andy Stewart, DC Veale and Marti Windram.

Sponsors included Presenting Sponsors The Columbia Bank, Ourisman Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Ram of Clarksville, and Lew and Sue Shipp; Platinum Sponsors George and Sally Dohner, EggspectationsBill and Katie Fry Hester, and Ed Frere; Gold Sponsors Bev and Steve Erdman, Esther’s Place Assisted Living Facilities, Glen Mar Tuesday Morning Men’s Group, Glen Mar Thursday Morning Women’s Group, M&T Bank, Mission BBQ, VSS, and David Ward.

Thank you to all the other sponsors and in-kind donors.

Glen Mar United Methodist Church also raised over $15,000 from the silent auction portion of the 10th Annual Soup’r Sundae fundraiser for Grassroots.

Grateful for Community Support

Grassroots is grateful for all the wonderful ways the community find to support the organization. Here are a few recent highlights: Compassionate Help  — Thank you to everyone at The Catholic Community of Ascension and St. Augustine in Elkridge for the donation of over 10,000 items of food, grocery store gift cards and $5,531 in… Continue Reading

Volunteer Profile: Major Ellsworth Jones

The Grassroots Board of Directors has always included a member of local law enforcement. Major Ellsworth Jones has filled that role since 2009. This year he stepped down from the board after nearly nine years of dedication to the organization. Over his tenure with Grassroots, highpoints for Major Jones include working to expand the Mobile… Continue Reading

Soup’r Sundae is Super and Successful

Soup’r Sundae is Super and Successful

The 10th annual Soup‘r Sundae fundraiser for Grassroots raised almost $40,000 attracted over 700 attendees for an afternoon of family fun, soup prepared by area restaurants and all the ice cream you could eat, as well as a silent auction with over 200 themed baskets and dozens of gift certificates and other items. The event… Continue Reading

The Faith Community Partnership Presents Soup’r Sundae Fundraiser for Grassroots

The Faith Community Partnership of Bethany United Methodist Church and Glen Mar United Methodist Church and Wilde Lake High School are hosting the 10th annual Soup‘r Sundae, a family event featuring soups prepared by area restaurants, as a fundraiser for Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center on Sunday, March 18, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Wilde Lake… Continue Reading

Thank You For Your Support!

There has been an outpouring of support for Grassroots in the last couple of months, so we are devoting this post to thanking our generous contributors. Service Van A special “thank you” to George and Shahra Toth, members of the Christ Episcopal Church Outreach Commission, for their efforts in creating a successful matching-fund campaign to… Continue Reading

Marriotts Ridge High School Holds Shakesperian Tea for Grassroots

Marriotts Ridge High School Holds Shakesperian Tea for Grassroots

The National Art Honor Society and the Art Club at Marriotts Ridge High School recently held a Shakespearian Tea to benefit Grassroots, Howard County’s only 24-hour crisis intervention center and homeless shelter. The event raised $300. Attendees received a hand-made tea cup, homemade sweet and savory treats made by both the National Arts Honor Society… Continue Reading

Seasons 52 Hosts Santa at Breakfast for Families

Seasons 52 Hosts Santa at Breakfast for Families

Santa visited with youngsters, their parents and grandparents at “Breakfast with Santa” at sold-out events Dec. 2 and 9, at Seasons 52 restaurant at The Mall in Columbia. Miss Julie, the Mall’s Family Fun Day entertainer, was the hostess of the breakfast. “Breakfast with Santa” benefits Grassroots, Howard County’s 24-hour crisis intervention center and shelter… Continue Reading

Holiday Food And Wine Tasting Raises Funds For Grassroots

Holiday Food And Wine Tasting Raises Funds For Grassroots

Almost $8,000 was raised at the 3rd Annual Women Leaders for Grassroots Holiday Food and Wine Tasting hosted by Whole Foods Market Columbia, which donated the space and the food. Decanter Fine Wines donated the wines for sampling. Executive Director Ayesha Holmes provides an update on activities at Grassroots, Howard County’s 24-hour crisis intervention center… Continue Reading

The Church at Covenant Park Hosts “7 Decades of Rock” Concert

The Covenant Band recently presented “7 Decades of Rock” benefit concert for Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center at The Church at Covenant Park in Ellicott City. Band members included Kevin Suffecool on keys and vocals, Carol Frazier on piano, Jerry Geisler on bass, Ken Harvey on rhythm guitar, Ron Gray on drums, percussionist Gregory Washington, lead… Continue Reading