Aug 5-28 – C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response) Training. Mon & Wed, 6-9pm. KI VFD. To sign up: www.qacdes.org or 410-758-4500 ext. 1119.
May 11 – CAR WASH for Mother’s Day. 10am-2pm. Donations go for new tools for new rescue. KI VFD. 410-643-5454.
Apr 26 – 40TH ANNUAL EWING DINNER & AUCTION to support Chesterwye. 4-9pm. $100/person. KI VFD. www.chesterwye.org/annual-ewing-dinner-auction.
Apr 15 – MARINE RADAR CLASS by Kent Narrows Sail & Power Squadron. 5 Sessions. Mondays, 6:30-9:30pm. $80 members; $110 others. KI VFD. 410-279-0862.
Mar 29 – BIG BAND DANCE benefits KIFA art show, classes & student scholarships. 7-10pm. $40 includes admission, free beer & wine. KI VFD. Tickets: www.kifa.us, email@example.com, 410-643-7424.
Mar 11 – BASIC BOATING CERTIFICATION CLASS by Kent Narrows Sail & Power Squadron. 4 Sessions, Mondays, 6:30-9:30pm. $35; age 17 & under free. Reservations required. KI VFD. 410-279-0862.
Join us in supporting The United Way of Queen Anne’s County and Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department at the Fisherman’s Crab Deck for the 2013…
Saturday November 2, 2013 6pm – Till…
Games include Blackjack, Poker, Roulette, Slots and Craps.
Price includes light dinner, beer & wine!
Two sites to purchase tickets online!!
Also, you can mail a check made out to the United Way of QAC for tickets ($65 a piece before 10/27) to: The United Way of QAC, PO Box 399, Chester, MD 21619
(After 10/27 the price goes to $75 so get your tickets now!!)
The Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department’s Cash Bash was a great success raising over $40,000 for the Capital Campaign for the station. The grand prize winner of $10,000 this year was John Brown of Stevensville. Presenting the check to him was President Jody Schulz (left) and Cash Bash Chair, Lou Johnson (right).
For one night in November, cash table games, slots and great food will be available at Fisherman’s Crab Deck on the Narrows in Grasonville, just a short drive from Annapolis. Maryland’s Eastern Shore will host the second year of a cash fundraiser benefiting the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department and the United Way of Queen Anne’s County. Professional gambling equipment and tables will be operated by volunteers comprised of police officers, firefighters from differing jurisdictions and others who are friendly and experienced so that the games are kept lively and moving.
The first year of Casino Nite proved that our population enjoys the cash gambling allowed in our community as run by volunteers. The card games, money wheels, craps tables, roulette tables and slot machines provide an evening of entertainment. Local restaurants volunteer their food and service with signature dishes at tasting stations that offer everything from appetizers, salads and entrees to desserts. Beer and wine are also provided to attendees with a cash bar available.
Casino Nite is held at the Crab Deck that closes for the winter after the end of crab season. The interior is decorated with satin panels and other accessories to bring out the opulent Casino look and atmosphere.
This fundraising collaboration between two highly visible not for profit organizations that serve the Queen Anne’s County and transient community was initiated in 2012 and immediately was financially successful and popular.
United Way of Queen Anne’s County
The United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community to advance the common good. The United Way connects residents to services that run the gamut from serving those with disabilities to supporting after school programs; from programs featuring the arts to educational programs regarding the environment.
Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department
The volunteer fire department provides emergency fire, rescue and medical services to a residential and business community of approximately 18,000 not including transient commuter and vacationing traffic over a highway that bisects its service area and the Bay Bridge that connects with the Western shore. Its boats also provide marine rescue on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
This fun event will begin at 6 PM on Saturday, November 2nd with Early Bird tickets available for $65 per person (before 10/27, then they’re $75) at www.kivfdevents.com or by mailing a check to Casino Nite KIVFD, 1610 Main St, Chester, MD 21619.
Over 200 well fed and fun loving people attended a Casino Nite fund raiser at Fisherman’s Crab Deck that raised more than $20,000 for the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department and the United Way of Queen Anne’s County.
Tasting stations with their most popular menu items were offered by Love Point Deli, Wine & Spirits, R’s Americantina, Rustico Restaurant & Wine Bar, Kentmorr Restaurant, The Narrows, Ledo’s Pizza, Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop, Fisherman’s Inn Restaurant & Crab Deck with rich desserts provided by Chesapeake Chocolates, Peace of Cake and Rita’s Italian Ice. Many enjoyed sitting and relaxing with their food before having fun at the cash tables where they were entertained by volunteer dealers, many of them local celebrities.
The two non-profit organizations are already planning next year’s event for the first weekend in November.
In photo: Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department Administrator, Sandra Early with Fire Department President and Celebrity Dealer, Jody Schulz.