Thank You for Participating in Patuxent Habitat for Humanity’s


Dear Editor,

Patuxent Habitat for Humanity’s staff and Board of Directors would like to thank everyone that contributed to making The Art of Recycling Show & Auction on June 4th at Annmarie Garden a great success. We wish to thank our sponsors, which include: Patuxent Presbyterian Church; Printing Press; Upton, Davis, & Palumbo; William Fitzgerald Auctioneer; Sargas Media; Guy Distributors; Hilltop Signs & Graphics; and the individual sponsors that wished to remain anonymous.

We would like to express our gratitude to the local community of artists who generously shared their   talents by turning used and recycled items into unique art: Judy Angelheart, Barbara Boward, Kera Cherrey, Ann Crain, Ellisa DiRenzo, Catherine Dunn, Barbara Ferrante, Robin Johnson, Judy Larsen, Mimi Little, Deb McClure, Shira Oberkirsch, John Okay, Judy Okay, Ann Preston, Richard Preston, Ed Rupard, Cristal Rae Toribio, Helene Vonnegut, and Linda Williams. Our thanks also goes to those artists and donors that donated other works of art and items: including Mark Pilling, for his hand-made Windsor Chair, Patuxent Habitat Campus Chapter Ryken High School Students for birdhouses, Georgia Verdon for the late Candy Cummings art pieces, the Washington Nationals Baseball Club, the National Aquarium, Ellen Bierlin, Plaza Azteca, the American Chestnut Land Trust, and  the Southern Maryland Wine Society .

The evening included delicious appetizers provided by Elements Eatery & Mixology. Our thanks go to the Ryken High School students and Susan Gregg who volunteered as servers. We very much appreciated our guest Bartenders, the Zondermans and the Okays. Thanks to the volunteers who helped with set-up, break-down and the many other tasks needed to support the event. And our very great thanks to the members of The Art Show & Auction Planning Committee including Suzanne Shelden, Ann Preston, Mimi Little, Judy Okay, Ellen Bierlin, and Rita Reeves who spent the last six months making sure the event would be a success.

Proceeds from this event support Patuxent Habitat for Humanity’s programs to provide decent, affordable housing for local families in Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties. Patuxent Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Please consider joining us for our next event, donating, or volunteering, and community building. Patuxent Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore is located at 21600 Great Mills Road Unit 18A, Lexington Park, MD 20653.  For more information please visit our website or call 301-863-6227. Every donation helps a family help themselves.We build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

Liz Stoffel,
Outreach Coordinator
Patuxent Habitat for Humanity

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