Talbot Mentors welcomed more than 130 guests to The Milestone on Saturday, August 23, for “A Cabaret Spectacular!” to benefit its mentoring program, reprising the event’s popular debut last year.
The evening of music from the Great American Songbook began this year with the Free and Eazy Band, led by the event’s emcee, Dick Nolker, on the gutbucket, providing entertainment while guests mingled and enjoyed cocktails and appetizers.
Shore Strings’ Carey Miller, Meredith Buxton and Laura Ellison returned to serenade guests during dinner, which was served at tables decorated with sunflowers donated by Oxford’s Bill Eason. The featured performer was once again local musical artist Christine Noyes, accompanied on the keyboard by William Thomas. Noyes rounded out the evening with renditions of familiar tunes from musicals and movies.
Major sponsorship for the Cabaret was provided by Dock Street Foundation and The Milestone. Additional sponsors included Benson & Mangold Real Estate; Hair O’ The Dog; Hollis Cronan & Fronk, P.A.; LaMotte Properties; and SCORE Mid-Shore Chapter 626.
Talbot Mentors Executive Director Paige Jernigan expressed her appreciation to the performers and to all the sponsors for their support. She added special thanks to Linda Featherman, Richard Marks and Al Smith for their personal sponsorships and to Jessika Best, Dick Nolker, Rachel White, Javana Bowser and Peter Zukoski for helping coordinate the event.
The Cabaret raised more than $17,000 for Talbot Mentors’ program of matching volunteers with students who can benefit from the friendship of adult mentors in their lives.
For more information, to make a contribution, or to volunteer as a mentor, call Talbot Mentors at 410-770-5999 or visit www.talbotmentors.org.
Photo 1: Among the guests supporting Talbot Mentors at its cabaret fundraiser were, left to right, Joseph Doddridge, Amy Haines, Jacqueline Doddridge, Bruce Ragsdale, Mark Hill, Talbot Mentors Board Member Richard Marks, Susan Hill and Rick Scobey.
Photo 2: Christine Noyes, accompanied by William Thomas, was the featured performer at the Talbot Mentors Cabaret.
Photo 3: The Free and Eazy Band led the entertainment, with gutbucket-player Dick Nolker, standing, as the evening’s emcee.
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