Deep Creek Watershed Foundation Update

On Tuesday evening, September 21, 2021, the Deep Creek Watershed Foundation celebrated its Fifth Anniversary with our sold out event, Broadway at the Barn, at the beautiful Red Barn Inn & Events, just off of the Glendale Road on North Glade Road. The evening started with cocktails and tasty hors d’oeuvres in the Red Barn’s outdoor pavilion, after which the guests settled into the Barn for a wonderful plated dinner by Chef Don Champion, a medley of live Broadway songs by gifted vocalists and musicians from the Big Apple and a wealth of tempting items presented in a silent auction. The nineteen dining tables were beautifully decorated and adorned with table cards featuring the thirteen generous sponsors for this event.
Two of our donors and attendees at the event, Frank Shap and Karen Lauer wrote, “What a wonderful celebration. The Deep Creek Watershed Foundation team deserves high praise and a big ‘Thanks!’”
“We wanted to have an elegant and entertaining evening to thank our donors for helping the Foundation to reach its goals over these last five years,” said Sandy Bello, a Board Member and the coordinator of the evening.
The Foundation’s mobile display, which has been exhibited throughout the County this summer, was lighted in the background of the barn, showing impressive photos of the watershed and depicting many of the projects that have been completed plus those which are planned for the future.
“We were so pleased that our sponsors, including many businesses in the Watershed, helped us with the event,” said Bob Hoffmann, Fundraising Chair of the Foundation. “We now have a large number of sponsors who realize that the Foundation is helping to preserve and protect the watershed for us all,” he added.
The Foundation plans to have an event next year and every year to celebrate its efforts and its donors. “There is much left to do in the coming years. The value of the watershed and lake to the County and the region cannot be overstated,” said David Myerberg, Foundation President. The Foundation bases its projects on needs explained in the Deep Creek Watershed Management Plan, approved by Garrett County and State agencies in 2016.