Showcase of the Stars to Celebrate: San Mar's 125th Anniversary
Showcase of the Stars to Celebrate
San Mar's 125th Anniversary
Donned in song-appropriate costumes, area community leaders will lip sync to classic songs of the 60s, 70s and 80s to help San Mar Children's Home celebrate is 125th anniversary on November 22.
The Showcase of the Stars, which will combine great food and entertainment, will be held at The Hagerstown Elks Lodge on Robinwood Drive. The doors will open at 6pm.
Businessmen Jim Baker, Vincent Groh and Tom Newcomer, Washington County Health System President Jim Hamill, attorneys Jeanne Singer and Gina Cirincion, businesswomen Peggy Bushy, Julie Donat, Judy Greenwald, Cynthia Moler and Cynthia Perini are among the luminaries who will be performing.
Joining them will be Washington County Commissioner John Barr, Hagerstown Mayor Robert Bruchey, Boonsboro Mayor Charles Kaufmann, and State Delegate Chris Shank; physicians Allen and Edward Ditto, Steve Kotch, Howard Weeks and Ralph Salvagno; law officers Doug Mullendore, David Kloos, Jeff Kersheval, Jeffrey Hewett and Charles Stanford; ministers Donald Conley, Fred Harris, Gerrard Fess and David Vance; Washington County Board of Education representatives Jill Burkhart, Donna Hanlin, Rob Hovermale, Paula Moore, Dr. Elizabeth Morgan, Donna Newcomer, Dr. Dave Reeder, and Niki Perini-and others.
In all, nine groups will perform-businessmen, businesswomen, physicians, Washington County Board of Education officials, law enforcement officials, attorneys, public officials, ministers, and fire and rescue personnel.
Tickets are just $30 each or $55 per couple. Reserved tables of eight, including a message block in the evening's program are just $225.
Gold Sponsor for the evening is Hagerstown Trust. Citi is a Silver Sponsor and other sponsorships are welcomed. For tickets or more information call San Mar Children's Home at 301-733-9067.
San Mar Children's Home opened its doors on November 8, 1883 as the Washington County Orphan's Home at 355 South Potomac Street, in Hagerstown.
Seven year old Eddie and his five year old sister, Edith moved out of the Alms House and into the safety of the new orphanage. That first year welcomed 69 children into care. They were to become he first of thousands to follow.
The orphanage was moved to the rural community of San Mar in 1927, but the name was not changed to San Mar Children's Home until 1981.
Today San Mar operates four group home programs for adolescent girls and a Treatment Foster Care program for girls and boys of all ages. Its mission is to provide appropriate structure, healthy nurture, and abundant opportunities to children and youth in need that they may become productive members of society tomorrow.