Harford Family House is celebrating their 30th Anniversary with a Boots & Bowties Birthday Bash event on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 6:00p.m.- 10:00 p.m. at Falling Branch Brewery (825 Highland Road in Street). Presented by Harford Financial Group, Harford Mutual Insurance and Schuster Concrete Construction, 250 guests are expected at this one-of-a-kind event at the brewery for a elegantly casual evening enjoying craft beer, wine and bourbon. Harford County staples, Pairings and Laurrapin Catering, also presenting sponsors, will be providing a delectable Tex-Mex fare that will have every guest’s mouth watering. Midway through the event, guests will gather and celebrate this milestone anniversary with a champagne toast and cupcakes. New this year will be a cigar tent sponsored by Stathis Kotanidis and Spartan Cigar Lounge.
Guests are invited to enjoy craft beer for a good cause in the Falling Branch taproom, a refurbished 1800’s barn and accompanying beer garden under the party tent, live music by 19th Street Band, dancing, auction and cornhole to raise funds and awareness for Harford County’s families with children experiencing homelessness.
For many living paycheck to paycheck, all it takes is the loss of a job or suffering an injury to be forced onto the street. Harford Family House works to provide hope and homes to families experiencing homelessness – the largest organization in the region able to keep the entire family unit together. Many people may not realize homelessness exists in Harford County, but the nonprofit says hundreds of children registered in the Harford County school system are currently without a stable home. The organization also provides crucial education and case management to families, so they can work toward long-term independence; to-date, the nonprofit has helped more than 650 families since its inception in 1989.
“Events such as Boots & Bowties are a great way for community members to learn more about Harford Family House and our programs,” says Robin Tomechko, CEO of Harford Family House. “This event is a wonderful partnership showcasing some of Harford County’s favorite local businesses and an exceptional opportunity to take in the beautiful scenery that Falling Branch Brewery has to offer.”
Boots & Bowties aims to raise $60,000 – hoping to change the future of so many families in Harford County. The average cost to support a family for a year is approximately $25,000.
Additional sponsors for this event at the Bow Tie level are Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company, Exelon, Matt and Carol Rehak and Whiting Turner.
Individual tickets for the event are $100 per person and include unlimited craft beer, bourbon, wine, soda and food. VIP tickets are also available for $150 per person, which includes a private reception from 5pm to 6pm where guests will enjoy a special “Bow Tie Bill” blonde brew, named after our founder, Bill White, served in a take home Belgian style event glass paired with a seasonal treat. VIP tickets also include preferred parking and reserved seating at the event. Tickets will not be sold at the door. To purchase tickets, or learn more about available sponsorships, visit the events tab at www.harfordfamilyhouse.org.
About Harford Family House (www.harfordfamilyhouse.org)
Harford Family House is the largest provider of housing for families with children in Harford County who are experiencing homelessness. Other programs include Ready by 21, a program to provide housing and support to youth aging out of the foster care system, Camp Busy Bees, a summer program for the youth at Harford Family House, Steps to Independence, a life skills educational program, and Wheels for Work, a program to help clients get to and from work while saving towards car ownership. Clients are provided with a fully furnished apartment or house and receive case management services and referrals to partner agencies to help them transition into permanent, stable housing and self-sufficiency.