On October 19, 2019, Fop Lodge #109 along with the Calvert Elks Lodge #2620 held a fun event at the Elks Lodge in Prince Frederick. It was their First Annual Cash Bash to benefit the Benevolence Fund. Not only were cash prizes awarded, but the event also included a cornhole tournament, 50/50 raffles, a silent auction, and much more each at an additional cost. Those who purchased tickets had delicious food, soda and draft beer.
The MC for the day was DFC Eric Durner, who did an awesome job keeping the audience informed of what was happening. The deejay was Josh Thomas. Sgt Philip Foote pulled the numbers for the cash every 5 minutes and he was very busy, with the grand prize drawn at 5:30 pm. Helping set up and clearing tables and selling 50-50 tickets were 5 Calvert County Sheriff’s Explorers.
Some of the amazing gifts from local businesses and citizens were Chesapeake Grill Gift Basket, includes $40 gift card, -Basket of Cheer (Spirits & Wine of Calvert) & $25 Fiesta Bar gift certificate, $50 Mama Lucia (Prince Frederick) gift card, $25 Mimi’s Station gift certificates and 5 free large pizzas (all one gift package), $50 Tint Works gift card & free Midas Oil Chang (all one gift package), Cool Beanz Charter Boat Trip, $25 gift card to ABD Liquors and 2 $15 Five Guys gift card (all one gift package), Free night at the Holiday Inn Solomons, Yeti Cooler, with Peach Crown Royal, & 2 Yeti Tumblers, Custom made Warrior Shelf ($200 value), Dunkin’ Donuts Gift Basket, $1000 Abner Free Play (that’s right, ONE THOUSAND), Burn Barrel Smoker, hand made ‘Back the Blue’ wreath by Erin Stinnett Ward, 4 Pack of tickets for Mt. Vernon, Fire pit / Grill, Table Top propane heater, Sneade’s ladies package # 1, Sneade’s ladies package # 2, Husqvarna Chainsaw, Cigar Package ($50 value), Bobble Heads & Beer Stein, Sassafras Farm gift card, Left Chest Society Apparel gift package, Jewelry from Maertan’s Fine Jewelry, 2 $25 Moe’s Gift Cards, and a 3 day, 2 night OC Condo stay (October – May). There was also a gun raffle presided over by Sgt Jason Dean.
Congratulations to all the winners! Please enjoy the picture gallery below.
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon