Harvest Moon 2014 a Success
On Saturday, Oct. 4, over 200 guests filled The Water’s Edge Events Center in Belcamp, for the Harford Land Trust’s 3rd annual Harvest Moon Dinner and Auction which raised $30,000 to support the organization’s mission of protecting the natural resources, scenic beauty, and rural character of Harford County.
“It was delightful to celebrate land preservation and the mission of the HLT with so many supporters,” said Ann Helton, event chair. “Throughout the evening and following the event, I received an overwhelming amount of praise from guests who loved the fitting location and overall atmosphere of the program.”
Guests, including honorary chair Peter Jay, owner of Windmill Hill Farm and co-founder of the HLT, enjoyed drinks, hors d’oeuvres, entrées and desserts provided by Water’s Edge Events Center Catering. Maryland Conservatory of Music pianist Andrew Lewis provided music for the evening, and Jeff Conti and Patti Dallam created and donated seasonal décor. During the event HLT Vice President Richard Post’s daughter Elizabeth shared the story of her experience of working with HLT leaders to preserve Kilgore Falls during her youth; you can read more about that project at our website, or see a video flyby of the Falls on Youtube.
“It was great to see such tremendous support from people and businesses from across Harford County,” remarked HLT President Ben Lloyd. “On behalf of the Board of Directors of the HLT I offer my heartfelt thanks to the event committee, to our dedicated staff and volunteers, and to all of the attendees.”
This event was successful due to the generous support of sponsors including Lassen, Marine & Webster Inc., Ann and Art Helton, Dougherty Farms, Harford County Division of Agriculture, MidAtlantic Farm Credit, Cat Sense Feline Hospital and Boarding, Inc., The Kinsley Foundation, Harford Financial Group, Exelon Power, Blue Valley Farms LLC, Thomas & Cawood - Attorneys and Counselors at Law, MacGregor's Restaurant and Catering, Windmill Hill Farm, PNC Bank, Adams Chevrolet & Adams Jeep, and Eleanora and Glenn Dudderar.
All funds raised from the Harvest Moon Dinner and Auction will go to support our work to protect and preserve important ecosystems of farmland, forests, marsh and coastal land for future generations to enjoy. We have posted many more pictures of the event on Dropbox.
Cunningham Falls State Park History
Longtime HLT supporter El Penski has created a website full of pictures, documents, and history of Cunningham Falls State Park. Check it out for some unique perspectives on this wonderful area of Frederick County.
Eden Mill Shrimp and Bull Roast
Our friends at the Eden Mill Nature Center are having their 6th Annual Shrimp and Bull Roast fundraiser on January 25th. The Harford Land Trust is proud to support Eden Mill Nature Center, and we doubled the size of their reserve in a previous project. You can read more about their upcoming event on their website.
Papa John's Dollars for Dough
On November 18th and 19th, the Harford Land Trust will be featured at Papa John's as a part of the Papa John's Dollars for Dough program. If you buy any pizza or sides from a participating restaurant on those days, and use the promotion code HLT25, 25% of the sales will be donated to the Harford Land Trust. The full list of stores is given below; note that there are participating locations throughout Harford and Baltimore counties, so tell all of your friends, post it on Facebook and encourage them to e-mail and repost! Enjoy a pizza night and support the Harford Land Trust!
The following Papa John's locations are participating in this promotion: