For Immediate Release
November 15, 2016
Katie Redmiles, Marketing Specialist
Phone: 410-268-7601 x110 ׀ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Watermark Presents the “Queen of All Food Drives” During Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade
(Annapolis, MD) – Bring a donation…party with the Queen! Annapolis’ favorite boat, Watermark’s
Debbie Gosselin, President of Watermark says, “Harbor Queen has long been a part of Annapolis’ maritime tradition. Now that she’s just completed her 45th season at City Dock, The Queen of All Food Drives is a great way for her to give back to the community during another maritime tradition, the Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade. It is a team effort – Watermark employees donate and loan holiday decorations for Queen, they’ll spend time working together decorating the boat, and many are volunteering their time to welcome guests and collect donations during the event. Seeing
In addition to the festive décor and the great view of the Parade, there will be complimentary light snacks on board provided by Wegmans and a full cash bar with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Food Bank. The Chesapeake Revelers will provide live entertainment through 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!
The public is encouraged to dress warmly and bring their holiday spirit to Annapolis City Dock to help those in need while enjoying a festive
This is the fifth “Queen of All Food Drives.” Inspired by Claudette McDonald, longtime Watermark staff member, in 2011, the event has raised approximately $6,000 and collected 2,000 pounds of food for the Food Bank. The food drive will benefit our area’s neediest citizens. Founded in 1986, 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)
In 2014 the Anne Arundel County Food Bank supplied food for 59 pantries, 11 Soup Kitchens, 21 Shelters and 19 School Back Pack programs throughout Anne Arundel County. They also support seasonal programs such as winter relief, free community events and dinners for those in need, free summer camps and summer programs to under privileged children as well as participating annually in AA County Homeless Resource Day.
For more information about The Queen of All Food Drives and Watermark, visit cruisesonthebay.com.
About Watermark: Watermark immerses people in the history, culture and fun of the Chesapeake area more completely than any other tour or charter company. Whether you want to learn or just enjoy, no one else offers so many ways to experience this special place, both by land and by water. Watermark® an Annapolis-based, locally owned and operated business, has been creating authentic experiences since 1972. Watermark sub-brands include Annapolis Tours® by Watermark®, offering the original Annapolis colonial tours; Cruises on the Bay™ by Watermark®, with the easiest way to have fun on the water; Yacht Charters on the Bay™ by Watermark®, and Wedding on the Bay™ by Watermark®, offer flawless events on pristine yachts; Destination Education™ by Watermark®, gives teachers the most engaging way to immerse their students in history. For a complete list of walking tours, sightseeing cruises, yacht charters and services offered by Watermark visit www.watermarkjourney.com.
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