Tired of dressing up in tuxedoes and gowns to raise money for charities? Then put on your blue jeans and attend “Denim and Diamonds,” a fundraiser for the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, on September 20.
Tickets are now on sale for the 10th annual fundraiser that includes a “Wet & Wild Silent and Live Auction.” You can pick up a ticket — and diamonds — at Paula’s Fine Jewelry in Chester. Paula’s will donate diamond jewelry for a special raffle. The winner can select a diamond bracelet, pendant or ring. The cost of a raffle ticket is $100 and only 100 tickets will be sold.
“The auction is not only a fun event, but the proceeds provide CBEC the opportunity of continuing its services to the community,” said Judy Wink, executive director.
The price of a $90 ticket to the event includes a buffet dinner catered by The Narrows Restaurant, wine, beer and cocktails. Music will be provided by Bird Dog and the Road Kings.
Attendees are encouraged to dress in western clothing and wear their finest diamond jewelry. The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. in CBEC’s Education Building.
Auction items will include a trip to Bonita Springs, FL, hand-painted ice tub with imported beer and wine, a skeet shooting package. Felix The Cat Sailing trip, antique glasses and decanter, a room-size antique Persian rug, tickets to events, services and a case of wine.
To become a sponsor, donate an auction item or buy a ticket, go to CBEC’s website at BayRestoration.org or call Judy Wink at 410-827-6694.
CBEC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting stewardship and sustainability through environmental education and habitat restoration. To become a member, visit our website BayRestoration.org.
Photos By Tom Sullivan