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Bluegrass For Hospice - Lots of Thanks for Another Year, Another Success

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Bluegrass for HospiceJay Armsworthy, Bluegrass For Hospice Promoter & Event Coordinator, happily announced that Bluegrass For Hospice-2011 held Saturday October 22 was another great success. $20,461.00 was the total amount that was raised at the event. Most importantly, I'd like to say “thanks” to you, the people, for supporting Bluegrass For Hospice-2011. The community of St. Mary's County is very generous.

Jay also gave a bit thanks "to my wife, Michelle, for all of the hard work that went into the last few days of planning and finalizing. I couldn't have done it without you. Thanks to Johnny Armsworthy, Tina Williams, and Barbara Robinson for getting some great door prizes and silent auction items, to the businesses who donated the items and the Amish/Mennonite Community for their generosity, Betsy Voss and the McCormick Spice Company for donating the spice basket."

Armsworth continued his appreciation and gratitude saying,

"Thanks to the media: The Enterprise, The County Times, and Southern Maryland This Is Living magazine for all of the news coverage. And also thanks to Bubby Knott for allowing us to use the Flat Iron Farm once again.

"Thanks to the great team of volunteers: Ashley Morgan (you're an angel) and her mom, Debbie Morgan. Thank you Debbie Johnson and Jeanene for selling 50/50's. Thanks to Vince & Pat Roche, and to Judy Woodburn (the coffee table was a good idea), Lorraine Armsworthy (helping with door prizes), and Denise Bragg for selling raffles all day. Thanks to the Hospice volunteers for all your help.

"Also a special thanks to Kerry, Jesse and the staff at the Printing Press for providing all of my printing needs, Wayne Mass Signs, Wawa store #592 in California, MD for providing back stage refreshments, and to everyone that went out and sold tickets.

"All of the bands did a great show. Thanks for donating your time: Jack Tippett, Spoon Creek, Charlie Thompson, the members of my band, Eastern Tradition, Bluegrass Gospel Express, and Gracie Myles of Gracie's Guy's and Gals Dancers for bringing a talented group of young dancers. A sincere thanks to the one person who sat in the same place all day, but still worked very hard. The sound could not have been possible without him, and that's Troy Jones. You Rock, Man!

"Last but not least, I'd like to thank the businesses who helped sponsor the Bluegrass For Hospice 2011: Jan Barnes-Century 21 New Millennium; Bob Taylor Engineering, Inc.; and St. Mary's Arts Council. Also along with Community Bank of Tri-County; ABC Liquor & lounge; Two Guys Collision Center; Christine Wray & John Felicitas; CSC; PNC Bank; La Grande Resort RV, Inc.; John & Vicki Wenke; J.F. Taylor, Inc.; Aloft Solutions LLC; Guy Distributing Co.; L-3 Services, C2S2; Dr. John Scott Tidball, MD; TSA, Inc.; Phocus Video Communications; Broadwater Woodworking, Inc.,; State Farm Insurance-Phil Riehl Agent; Blue Heron Services, Inc.; W. M. Davis; Brad & Linda Gottfried; Clark's Flooring, Inc.; Ziner Tax Service; Southern MD Property Inspections; County First Bank; C & C Plumbing & Septic, Inc., Grid Iron Grille; Margaret Taylor, LLC; and Stanley & Joanie Williams.

"Thanks for all the food donations that went to help the Southern Maryland Food Banks. It was delivered to the Helping Hands in Hollywood. We have a very generous community here in St. Mary's County. You enjoyed the Bluegrass music, but you're generosity helped keep a great service going in our community. Once again, THANKS to each and every one of you who attended and helped make the Bluegrass For Hospice, 2011 as successful as it was."

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