Hats For Hospice To Honor Purcell

SALISBURY – The 8th Annual Hats for Hospice Preakness Party will be held on Saturday, May 18 at 4 p.m. at Tall Tales Brewery in Parsonsburg.

The event is the signature fundraiser for charity care at Coastal Hospice. The need is profound and growing. Last fiscal year, Coastal Hospice provided more than $650,000 in charity care to patients on the Lower Shore who lacked resources or had needs outside of their insurance coverage. No one who needs hospice services is ever denied care by Coastal Hospice.

Reservations are $75 and can be made at CoastalHospice.org or by calling 410-742-8732.

The event features a live Preakness broadcast, heavy hors d’oeuvres by Tall Tales including a gourmet pizza bar, plus mint juleps, beer and wine. The Larks will entertain with music. Celebrity bartenders from WBOC and WMDT will host the drink stations.

This year’s Charter Society Anchor Award recipient is Bob Purcell, who will be honored at the event.

A Hats for Hospice hat decorating contest sponsored by Vernon Powell returns for 2019. Hats embellished by 10 talented local designers will be on display prior to the event at Vernon Powell Shoes on Naylor Mill Road in Salisbury. The public is invited to view the hats and vote for their favorite online at give.classy.org/HatsforHospice2019 Two designers will be recognized at the event for their submissions based upon most money raised and most creative hat, and the hats will be auctioned to the highest bidder.

The Hats for Hospice committee members are Diana Barber, Alan Merritt-Hyle, Kathleen Abercrombie, Nancie Booth, Buddy Dykes, Hope Morgan, Jenna Bowne and Gayle Widdowson.