CBMM’s Star Spangled Night Boating Party Set For September 8

The committee for the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s (CBMM) 15th Annual Boating Party—A Star Spangled Night on Navy Point, 1812 – 2012, has set the event’s date for Saturday, September 8, 2012.

The fundraising gala will begin at 5:30pm with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on Navy Point, followed by an elegant, tented dinner catered by PeachBlossoms Events. The evening culminates with dancing under the stars to the Motown sounds of the XPDs.

“This year’s 1812 bicentennial theme offers a timely reason to celebrate our local maritime history,” commented event co-chair, Cynthia Jurrius. “With the museum’s beautiful waterfront, delicious food, and wonderful music, we’ve got a great foundation for a spectacular party and fundraising event.”

A private underwriter’s auction—Loading the Canons, covers the cost of the event and takes place Sunday, July 22 at Pine Bloom Farm, home of Alexa and Tom Seip.

“The pre-auction is critical to the Boating Party’s fundraising success,” said event co-chair, Talli Oxnam. “By covering expenses prior to the September event, we’re ensuring all Boating Party guests can focus on simply having fun.”

The Boating Party is the museum’s signature fundraising event of the year, with proceeds benefiting the children and adults served by CBMM’s educational, exhibit, and boat restoration programs.

Limited Boating Party tickets are available in advance at $175 per person or $1,750 for a table of 10, with benefactor and corporate sponsorships available. To reserve your table or tickets, call the museum’s Director of Development René Stevenson at 410-745-4950.

In photo: Committee members of CBMM’s 15th Annual Boating Party – Star Spangled Night on Navy Point, 1812-2012 are planning a night of cocktails, dinner, and dancing for the September 8th event. Committee members include, pictured from left: Cheryl Miller, René Stevenson, Pamela Heyne, and Nancy Appleby; event co-chairs Doug Jurrius, Cynthia Jurrius, Talli Oxnam, and Geoff Oxnam; Karen Shook, Jane Hopkinson, Ida Heelan, and Tracey Munson. To reserve your table or tickets, call the museum’s Director of Development René Stevenson at 410-745-4950.