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Event to benefit Miss Washington County-Miss Western Maryland scholarship pageant program

November 02, 2007

The Miss Washington County-Miss Western Maryland Scholarship Foundation will hold the fifth annual Taste and Benefit Auction on Sunday Nov. 18, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at The Plaza Hotel.

The event is held to benefit the foundation's scholarship fund. In 2007, the foundation awarded over $7,000 in cash scholarships to local young women ages 18-24 to assist them in furthering their education.

Board member Jan Dorsey said that guests will gather in The Plaza ballroom for a delicious menu presented by The Fireside Restaurant featuring seven stations of delectable food.

The afternoon will include both a silent and live auction. Board members Tom Riford and Ed Dorsey noted that a good variety of items are being donated by community friends and businesses.

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According to foundation President Julie Schimmel, the list includes:

· A one-week stay at Carolina Winds resort in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

· A three-night, four-day New Year's stay (Dec. 30-Jan. 2) at the Wyndham Resort in Old Ttown Alexandria Va.

· Freshwater pearls and Swaroski crystal sterling silver custom-made necklace, bracelet, and earrings from Andrea Rolings, owner of fredederickbeads.com

· Afternoon tea at Wingrove Manor at 635 Oak Hill Ave. for six ladies including information on Victorian etiquette at teas and a bit of tea history

· Numerous themed baskets and collections,

· Jewelry

· Dinners out

· Memberships to South Pointe Fitness

· Tickets to "The Sugar Plum Dance" and "The Nutcracker"

More than 50 items are already on hand and the list is growing.

Miss Washington County Whitney Colombo and Miss Western Maryland Sara Duncan will be on hand to greet guests.

Tickets are $25 per person or $200 for a reserved table for 10. Tickets are available by calling 301-790-4923 or by contacting any board member: Denise Apple, Sandy Miller, Julie Schimmel, Ronald Thomas, Barbara Carson, Jennifer Pieffer, Ed Dorsey, Jan Dorsey, Andrea Knode, Melissa Singhas-Hummer or Tom Riford.

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