Evergreen Cove Announces “Play Local” Benefit Raffle

Tickets are on sale now for Evergreen Cove’s “Play Local” benefit raffle. Proceeds from this raffle support Evergreen Cove’s programs and services, including the non-profit learning center’s new Veterans Project designed to support our local heroes.

In addition to its regular schedule of classes and workshops, Evergreen Cove has offered special programs, such as a day-long retreat for breast cancer survivors, yoga classes for people with autoimmune disorders and other physical challenges, and weight loss and smoking cessation programs. Ongoing programs address stress, pain, osteoporosis, injury recovery, and depression. The upcoming Veterans Project is designed to assist veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Evergreen Cove will be offering yoga classes and mindfulness for stress reduction beginning this fall and intends for these to be the first in a series of programs designed especially for Veterans.

The raffle’s grand prize is a “Play Local” weekend at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, including accommodations for two nights, one round of golf with golf cart, plus a $500 gift certificate to spend at the resort for dining, pampering, or other pleasures. The first prize is “Spend Local”–$1,000 in cash.

Two second prize winners will enjoy “Savor Local” packages: a Bartlett Pear Foodies’ Delight Package which includes a two-night stay in a beautiful suite, a handcrafted cocktail upon check-in, chef-prepared breakfasts daily, a tour of the kitchen and culinary operations, and a seven course dinner menu especially created for the prize winner and one guest by the chef. This prize also includes a $50 gift certificate to the Avalon Theater.

The second “Savor Local” package includes dinner for two at the Robert Morris Inn, a $100 gift certificate to Out of the Fire, dinner for four at Scossa, and two passes to NightCat good for any and all shows for six full months.

“Relax Local Wellness” packages will go to three lucky third prize winners. Each “Relax Local Wellness” package includes gifts certificates for massage, yoga, Reiki, and either acupuncture, hypnotherapy or osteopathy, all courtesy of Evergreen Cove Wellness Center practitioners and affiliated practitioners.

Best of all, every raffle ticket purchaser is a winner because each raffle ticket comes with a “Dine Local” coupon that entitles the bearer to 20% off the entire meal ticket, including beverages, at any one of these fine participating local restaurants: Ava’s in St. Michaels, Pope’s Tavern in Oxford, The Hunter’s Tavern at the Tidewater Inn in Easton, and the Washington Street Pub in Easton. The coupon is good for parties as large as four, can be used Sundays through Thursdays and expires on December 31, 2012. The raffle ticket price is $50 with just 400 tickets to be sold. The drawing will be held on August 4th and winners do not have to be present for the drawing.

Tickets can be purchased at Garden Treasures, located at 29350 Matthewstown Road; Green General Store located at 31 N. Harrison Street; Red Hen Coffee House located at 1 Goldsborough Street; and Evergreen Cove located at 770 Port Street, or online at www.evergreencove.org.

In photo: (from left) Andi Tassencourt, Deborah Pulzone, Sheila Wainwright and Michael Boldosser are ready to sell tickets for Evergreen Cove’s Play Local benefit raffle. Tickets can be purchased at Evergreen Cove, Green General Store (pictured), Red Hen Coffee House and Garden Treasures.