Harford Family House’s inaugural event, Boots and Bow Ties raises $50,000 for homeless families with children
The Harford County community dusted off their boots to support Harford Family House’s inaugural Boots and Bow Ties event on October 13th at Swan Harbor Farm in Havre de Grace raising over $50,000! Two hundred attendees joined honorary chairs, County Executive Barry Glassman and his wife Debi, at this casually elegant evening in the country. Attendees danced the night away to the music of Kanye Twitty, while enjoying delicious farm to table food provided by Laurrapin Grille. Additional fun activities included a VIP reception, an array of bourbon tastings, a corn hole tournament, and a cooler of cheer raffle valued at over $900. In addition, guests were able to bid on silent and live auction items, including some items donated by recent graduates of Harford Family House programs. A great time was had by all! The event, sponsored by Harford Financial Group and The Rehak Family, benefited Harford Family House, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families with children who are experiencing homelessness in Harford County.
Each attendee received a souvenir HFH pint glass provided by Saxon’s Diamond Center. In addition to the pint glasses, VIPs received a highball glass that they were encouraged to use to sample the signature drink of the evening, a Maple Bourbon Smash.
Harford Financial Group and The Rehak Family were the presenting sponsors for this year’s Boots and Bow Ties event. Platinum Sponsors were Harford Mutual, L2 Defense and Saxon’s Diamond Centers. Gold Sponsors included Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance, Compass Group of Keller Williams American Premier Realty, Laurrapin Grille, M&T Bank, SIAB and WXCY Radio. Silver Sponsors included Aberdeen Rotary, Avena Contracting, Community Foundation of Harford County, Exelon, Freedom Federal Credit Union, Gio Technologies, Gordon Feinblatt, Harford County Government, Janney Montgomery Scott, Harford/MacPhail Pharmacy and Wells Fargo. Bronze Sponsors included APGFCU, BSC/Bel Air Auto Auction, Express Employment Professionals, It’s PayDay, KELLY, Kelly Group, Richlin Catering and Spartan Surfaces.
The organization’s CEO Robin Tomechko says, “Boots and Bow Ties was a fun and casually elegant night out in our beautiful county!” The money raised will help us with our plan to add 5 additional housing units by June 2018 to help address our current list of 150 homeless families waiting for housing and the support services HFH provides. “Thank you to everyone who supported Boots and Bow Ties this inaugural year.” We look forward to an even bigger and better event next year!
For more information on Harford Family House please call 410-273-6700 or visit www.harfordfamilyhouse.org
About Harford Family House (http://www.harfordfamilyhouse.org/)
Harford Family House is the largest provider of transitional housing for homeless families with children in Harford County. Other programs include HUD Supportive Housing for homeless families where one family member has a disability, Wheels for Work to help clients get to employment and Ready by 21, a program to assist young adults who have been a part of the foster care system. Clients are provided with a fully furnished apartment or house and receive case management services and referrals to partner agencies to move them from homelessness and hopelessness to hope and independence.