The Worcester County Veterans Memorial Foundation will celebrate its tenth anniversary with a special cocktail party on Saturday, May 23 from 5-7 p.m. It will be held under the tent on the grounds of the Worcester County Veterans Memorial at Ocean Pines, located by the edge of the Ocean Pines south gate pond and walking trail off Cathell Road and Ocean Parkway.
The catered event will feature heavy appetizers, beverages and a cash bar. Live entertainment will be provided by Frank Nanna and the WWIIunes with a special appearance by featured artist Todd Crosby.
Tickets are $25 per person and reservations are required. To make a reservation, contact Barbara Robert at 410-208-3249 or Mary Adair at 410-208-0376. Checks made payable to “WCVMF” may be mailed to Barbara Robert, 1301 McHenry Court, Ocean Pines, MD 21811.
Proceeds from the event will be used for the Worcester County Veterans Memorial Foundation’s educational program for all fifth graders in Worcester County. Sponsorships and memberships are also available.
The memorial honors men and women who have served in all branches of the military as well as the dead, wounded, missing and Gold-Star Mothers.
Sharyn O’Hare, Ocean Pines board member, board member emeritus of the Worcester County Veterans Memorial Foundation and event co-chair, commented, “This is a very special place, a place of tears, a place of peace, a place of unity, and place of pride for our community. There have been thousands of footsteps that have walked these bricks and pavers through the years. Hundreds of veterans have been honored at this memorial. Thousands of school children have toured and received an introduction to this ‘hallowed ground’ which represents the best each of us carries within ourselves.”
The Worcester County Veterans Memorial Foundation will also hold its annual Memorial Day celebration on Monday, May 25 at 11 a.m. This event is free and open to the public. Visit www.OPVETS.com for additional information.