14th annual Fall Gala to benefit Saint Martin's is Oct. 11

The 14th annual Fall Gala to benefit Saint Martin's will feature works by artist David Ohlerking — who paints scenes from Kent County. The gala is set for Oct. 11 at the May-Andrews Home, Little Neck Farms on Swan Creek in Rock Hall. 

ROCK HALL — The 14th annual Fall Gala to benefit Saint Martin’s is set for 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 at the May-Andrews Home, Little Neck Farms on Swan Creek in Rock Hall.

“’Living In Color’ ... Brightening Lives on the Eastern Shore,” promises to be a memorable evening of fun, music, dancing and surprises, a news release states.

This year’s gala is highlighting artist David Ohlerking — whose colorful, playful renditions uniquely capture buildings and places familiar to anyone who has spent time in Kent County.

The Dale Britt Jazz Trio will provide entertainment and Jeff Carroll of Fish Whistle at the Granary will provide hors d’oeurves and dinner stations offerings.

Longtime Chestertown resident Ellie Poorman will be presented with the Guardian Angel award for her dedicated support of Saint Martin’s and her many years as chairperson for the Arts Dinner Gala, the release states.

Invitations should arrive before Sept. 10, the release states.

Contact atfallgala@stmartinsministries.org for an invitation.

To make reservations, go to the Mid-Shore Foundation’s website (mscf.org under the Events section).

Tickets for the gala are $125. Donations also are accepted on Saint Martin’s website.

Located in Ridgely, Saint Martin’s is helping to break the cycle of poverty on the Eastern Shore, where six of Maryland’s most impoverished counties are located, the release states.

Its outreach includes Saint Martin’s House, a shelter for homeless families in transition, a large food pantry, thrift store and homelessness prevention assistance.

Saint Martin’s is a nonprofit. All donations are tax-deductible by law, the release states.

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