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The Queen of All Food Drives Returns

Annapolis’ favorite sightseeing boat, Watermark’s Harbor Queen will again host “The Queen of All Food Drives” during the Annual Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade on Saturday, December 8th. The holiday food drive benefits the Anne Arundel County Food Bank. The Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the event. For a donation of non-perishable food items, pet food or monetary donation guests can watch the Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade from Harbor Queen at the end of City Dock, a prime viewing location for this Annapolis holiday tradition. Harbor Queen will be decorated in holiday lights and décor for the event by Watermark’s crew and staff members. The boat will stay dockside for the evening.


  • Saturday, December 8
  • 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • "Open House Style." Guests may come and go throughout the evening.
  • Donation to Food Bank - Suggested Value $10
  • Full Bar Open
  • Pet friendly (on leash)

  • In addition to the festive décor and the great view, there will be light snacks on board provided by Wegman’s, a full cash bar with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Food Bank and live entertainment provided by The Chesapeake Revelers! The Chesapeake Revelers will entertain with great songs and stories. This group of dedicated performers from the Chesapeake Theater Company and Chesapeake Youth Players can be found in seasonal venues throughout the region. Appearing in period costume, the Victorian carolers donned in top hates, capes, holly and ribbon will wassail and make merry with all!

    Guests are encouraged to dress warmly and bring their holiday spirit to Annapolis City Dock to help those in need while enjoying a festive Annapolis tradition. The event is “open house” style with guests free to come and go throughout the evening. Representatives from the Food Bank will be in attendance. Reservations are not required; guests should come to Harbor Queen’s slip at the end of City Dock for the festivities.

    The food drive will benefit our area’s neediest citizens. The Food Bank is the only free, multi-purpose Agency in Maryland that provides food, nutritional supplements, medical equipment, furniture, vehicles, appliances, and more to those in need, free of charge. One in 16 residents in Anne Arundel County are below the poverty line; over 1/3 are children and the Anne Arundel County Food Bank serves these citizens. 43,730 people in Anne Arundel County are food insecure, unsure where they will get their next meal. Of this 16.3% or 20,210 are children. (Feeding America, 2011)

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    Photos by Rick Brady.