By Kathy Knotts
Get a front-row seat to the Eastport Yacht Club’s Lights Parade and be a special part of the season of giving at Watermark’s annual fundraiser at City Dock in Annapolis. Since 2011, Watermark has hosted a dockside fundraiser aboard the Harbor Queen for this year’s Queen of All Fund Drives.
This year’s beneficiary is We Care and Friends, an organization dedicated to supporting the building blocks to create strong families and communities in areas affected by drugs, poverty, and crime in Maryland.
“It is an absolute pleasure to partner with We Care and Friends for this year’s Queen of All Fund Drives. They do phenomenal work to help our community,” said Jake Iversen, president of Watermark. “The Lights Parade is an Annapolis tradition, and we hope to see a big turnout to enjoy the festivities and support this wonderful organization.”
“This time of year, there are people in our community having hard times, and we’re focused on helping them. We’re focusing especially on community outreach, women’s empowerment and seniors,” said Shelton Willett, CEO of We Care and Friends.
Visit the Harbor Queen, all decked out for the holidays, Saturday, Dec. 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and enjoy festive music, a beverage from the cash bar, and a front-row seat to the Lights Parade. Instead of a ticket, We Care and Friends will be collecting monetary donations and toys, linens, bedding, blankets, toiletries, clothing, and non-perishable food items. Donations of new winter coats are encouraged, too. “We’re having a winter coat drive, because it’s getting pretty cold out there for our homeless neighbors,” Willett said.