OCEAN CITY — The nominating committee of the Hal Glick Distinguished Service Award announced that Billy and Madlyn Carder have been chosen as the winners for 2013.
The Carders will be the first husband and wife ever to be presented with the award. They will be honored at this year’s Glick Award Gala, which is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Clarion Resort. The award recognizes their many years of contributions to a wide array of causes and their philanthropic service to the community.
The Carders are well known in Ocean City for their restaurant BJ’s on the Water on 75th Street, which they have owned for over 30 years. They have previously been awarded The Spirit of Ocean City award and restaurateur of the year. In addition to operating the restaurant, Billy and Madlyn Carder have run annual fundraisers for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life and the Worcester County Humane Society. They can also be seen playing in their band “Teenage Rust” which has performed at countless charity events throughout the years.
The Carders join a distinguished group of previous Glick Community Service award winners including last year’s honoree, Dr Leonard Berger of the Clarion Resort, Leighton Moore of Seacrets, and Hal Glick, formerly of Moore, Warfield and Glick. The award and event were started in 2010 by a group of local business leaders. Originally developed to honor Hal for his vision and quiet philanthropy, it has been expanded to recognize others for their contributions to the Eastern Shore Communities.
Since its inception, this event has raised over $160,000, which has been distributed to area organizations, including Atlantic General Hospital, Peninsula Regional Medical Center, the Worcester County Humane Society, the Art League of Ocean City, and Temple Bat Yam.
The 2013 nominating committee included Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan, Ocean City Council member Mary Knight, Reese Cropper III of Insurance Management Group, Donna Pellinger and Laura Stearns of Atlantic General Hospital, former honorees Hal and Chris Glick, Dr Leonard and Kari Berger and Leighton and Rebecca Moore and event co-chairs Jeff Thaler and Warren Rosenfeld.
For information on sponsorships, purchasing tables or buying seats for the Glick gala, call 410-641-4311. The gala is open to the general public. Last year over 400 people attended the sell-out event.