As part of its recent “Girls Night Out” event, Harry & David sponsored a raffle for a yellow diamond pendant donated by Ultra Diamonds. All proceeds from the raffle were donated to CBEC. Merry Tobin, the winner of the pendant, is donating the necklace back to CBEC to be one of the auction items at its Wet & Wild Silent & Live Auction fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, September 22, 2012.
As additional support for CBEC, Harry & David has sent up a display with brochures, maps, and information about CBEC for its customers to pick up while they shop. The store offers custom gift baskets, gift towers, appetizers, rich chocolates, specialty coffees, and gourmet sauces and condiments. Ultra Diamonds is the 5th largest U.S jewelry brand and offers real diamonds, for real people, at real deals. CBEC, located in Grasonville, is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting environmental education, research and restoration for the benefit of the Chesapeake Bay. At the center, hikers, joggers, kayakers, birders, and nature enthusiasts can enjoy a myriad of habitats ranging from freshwater ponds, wetlands, forests, to meadows. CBEC is open to the public every day from 9 am to 5 pm. Admission to the center is free for CBEC members. Non-member admission is: $5/adults, $4/Seniors (55+), $2/youth (5 to 18), and free for children under 5. For more information about CBEC and becoming a member, visit bayrestoration.org or call 410.827.6694.
In photo: Harry & David Store Manager Dan Slagle presents the proceeds from a raffle of a diamond pendant donated by Ultra Diamonds to Vicki Paulas, CBEC Assistant Director. Ultra Diamonds Store Manager John Ratcliff (far right) was also on hand for the presentation.