Spurs & Spirits Barn Party to Benefit Local Mental Health Programs

Centreville, MD: Dust off your cowboy hat and boots for Queen Anne’s County Mental Health Committee’s Fall Fundraiser Spurs & Spirits Barn Party on Saturday, October 21 at 5:30 pm.

You are invited to the Grove Creek Mule Farm in Centreville where you will first drive along a country lane and see majestic mules grazing in the pastures. You will then head up to the second floor of the barn, which has been recently beautifully renovated . . . perfect for a down-home barn party! Tickets are $100/person and are available at qacmhc.org.

Plan to kick up your heels (or just tap your feet) as caller Mike Day brings the barn alive with country line dancing―he makes it easy to follow even for those who say they have two left feet! You won’t be disappointed by the food catered by the committee members themselves, as has been done for every QACMHC fall fundraiser! While you are not dancing, eating, or drinking, put in a bid on the array of silent auction items and be prepared for bidding on unique live auction items, as well.

As part of the fundraiser, QACMHC is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win one of three vacation getaways. The lucky winner will choose between a wine tour in Napa Valley, a relaxing vacation at Hilton Los Cabos Resort in Mexico, or a ski trip to Whistler, British Columbia. All trips are for two people and include airfare. Purchase your $100 raffle ticket (only 100 will be sold) at qacmhc.org.

The event would not be successful without the generous donations of local sponsors. There’s still time to become an individual or business sponsor, so please contact qacmhcinfo@gmail.com or visit qacmhc.org. Current sponsors include Anne Arundel Medical Center, Bay Area Association of Realtors (BAAR), BBC Embroidery, Bennett Point C Landscaping, Chesapeake Laser & Skin Care Center, Freestate and Son Insurance Agency, Bernard & Betty Hardesty Charitable Foundation Inc., Queenstown Bank, Queenstown Self Storage, Roseland Nurseries, Shore United Bank, Merry Tobin, and Alexis Thomas.

The proceeds of the event will help the organization’s efforts to support those members of our community who need assistance coping with mental illness by providing grants to local organizations. In 1986, Mrs. Orsen Neilsen, concerned about the plight of the mentally ill, gathered a group of citizens to raise funds to meet this overwhelming need. It is in this spirit that the current dedicated volunteers of the Mental Health Committee continue to raise funds to help provide and enhance services. To date, over $500,000 has been contributed to fund grant requests from QAC mental health resource organizations.

For more information about the event, the raffle, or QACMHC, visit qacmhc.org.