Annual fundraiser to benefit Wounded Soldiers of Md.

Annual fundraiser to benefit Wounded Soldiers of Md.

(Jan. 9, 2015) Support the Wounded Soldiers of Maryland during Star Charities 16th annual Beef and Beer fundraiser Friday, Jan. 9 at the Ocean Pines Community Center.

“This is our biggest event of the year to raise money for our soldiers who support us,” said event coordinator and Star Charities founder, Anna Foultz.

The all-you-can-eat beef dinner is provided by Monty Jones of the Lazy River Saloon at Frontier Town. Beer will be provided from a local merchant out of Berlin.

Emcee Irv Brumbley, owner of Holiday Tours in Salisbury, will be hosting the affair with entertainment throughout the night provided by bands Backbay Strummers and Still Rockin.

There will be door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and a live auction hosted by “Bulldog” David Rothner of Ocean 98. He will be auctioning off gift baskets, which include items donated by local businesses and Star Charities volunteers.

Prizes include an $800 purse, Girl Scout cookies and office supplies.

Guests will include State of Veterans of Foreign Wars Brain Sturgis and Jack Lewis, State Commander and VFW member in Salisbury.

The event will feature guest speaker Major General James A. Adkins. He has served on the governor’s cabinet as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs and he is currently commander of the Maryland National Guard.

Tickets cost $26 and organizers urge people to purchase them in advance. The beef and beer fundraiser will be held from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 9 at the Ocean Pines Community Center.

The Wounded Soldiers of Maryland was started in 1998 by Foultz and her husband, Carl to support returning soldiers with injuries and disabilities. The couple also started the all-volunteer fundraising group, Star Charities, in 2007 to help non-profit organizations raise money.

“The volunteers who put the event together all buy their own tickets and make gift baskets for the auction,” Foultz said. “We love doing this event for our soldiers and try to do everything we can to make it special.”

For more information, call Foultz at 410-641-7667 or Barbara Mazzei, 410-208-0430.

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