Barefoot in the Park Ball Promises Magical Evening
Experience a magical evening of sophisticated style at the Calvert Memorial Hospital Foundation Barefoot in the Park Ball on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 6:30 p.m. to midnight at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro. This year, surprise your sweetheart with tickets to what has become the premier event in Calvert County.
While you’re enjoying a luxurious menu of gourmet food, tableside wine service and a fabulous band – you’ll be helping to raise funds for “smart pumps,” which feature many built-in safeguards and provide superior accuracy. The new technology, coupled with existing initiatives like bar coding and electronic prescribing, will put CMH in the forefront of medication safety in the state.
“If you consider how many patients require intravenous medication at any given time during their hospital stay,” said CMH Pharmacy Director Kara Harrer, “you can appreciate how important it is to have technology that is up-to-date with the latest safety features.”
The annual charity gala is the single most significant and successful fundraising event for the hospital. Since it began 23 years ago, the ball has raised over $1.1 million for medical technology and equipment at CMH.
The exquisite décor created by the ball committee is always a feast for the imagination. “It’s the kind of event that leaves guests still oohing and aahing days later,” said ball co-chair Dixie Miller. Coupled with the incredible music of Highway Star and the exceptional food created by Ken Upton and you have the perfect recipe for an incomparable evening.
“My family, friends and neighbors rely on Calvert Memorial Hospital for top-notch care and that is why I am especially pleased to be co-chair of this year’s ball,” said Cindy Parlett.
The cost is $475 per couple and $250 per person and includes a cocktail reception and open bar in addition to the sit-down dinner and dancing to a live band. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Foundation at 410-535-8178 or 410-414-4570 or click here to register online. Visa, Mastercard and American Express are accepted. Upon purchasing tickets, your names will be added to a guest list. No tickets are mailed.
The arena’s spacious layout affords plenty of space for guests to mingle with friends in the lounge areas where the sound is graduated to allow easy conversation. Don’t miss the opportunity to dance the night away to some great music in this superb venue.
Back by popular demand is Highway Star – a perennial favorite with those who like to dance. They perform a wide variety of music ranging from big band to current rock to top 40. The band, which features powerful vocals and sultry horns, will play until midnight.
Ken Upton of Ken’s Creative Kitchen has designed a delectable menu for your dining pleasure. He was recently voted best caterer by Annapolis Magazine and Best of Annapolis. As in the past, he will have available upon request a special vegetarian entrée.
In addition to the dinner and dancing, the gala also features a silent auction where guests can bid on an impressive collection of items from sports tickets to jewelry. Dickinson Jewelers, a longtime hospital supporter, is once again sponsoring the jewelry raffle where one lucky winner will take home an exquisite piece from the dazzling array offered.
A choice of six sponsorship packages is offered including reserved seating, special recognition and inclusion in ads and on the hospital website. “We want to recognize Chesapeake Beach Hotel & Spa that have already committed their support,” said Miller, “as well as Associates in Radiation, Comcast, Dickinson Jewelers, Hargrove, Inc., Devine Family Foundation, Emergency Medical Associates, Maryland Inpatient Care Specialists, Medstar Health and Wilson & Parlett, Attorneys at Law.”
If it’s originality, fun and romance you seek – register now!
Proceeds from the 23rd annual CMH Foundation ball will be used to upgrade the hospital’s existing infusion equipment with the latest "smart pumps" that offer many built-in safeguards and provide unsurpassed accuracy.