Meeting Ground grew from the concept of “shelter” to the reality of “home” for people experiencing homelessness.
Our mission is to help meet basic human needs and to address the root problems that perpetuate the cycle of homelessness and poverty.
Meeting Ground will be hosting a fundraiser this week in the form of a Quarter Auction, which will be held on Friday, May 15 at the Moose Lodge 851 at 71 Cherry Hill Road in Elkton (at the corner of Cherry Hill Road and Rt. 213). The doors open at 6:00pm and the auction will begin at 7:00pm. Food and desserts will be available to purchase throughout the evening. Paddles are $3 or 2 for $5. Great door prizes!! Vendors will include Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One, Jamberry, ViVI, Origami Owl, This and That, Under Armour and Snack Baskets. If you’ve never been to a Quarter Auction, it’s great fun bidding on items with quarters!!
Thank you to everyone who supported our Taste of Meeting Ground fundraiser by either attending the wine tasting or donating auction items. We were able to raise more than $15,000 for our mission. A huge shout-out to those businesses who donated to our cause: Elk Forge B&B for donating their beautiful space to host the event, State Line Liquors for their choice of donated wines, and to the restaurants and catering services for their food donations: Bayard House, Daddy O’s, Hurricane’s Grill and Wings, Port Side Grill, Woody’s Crab House and Your Personal Chef Catering. We look forward to doing it again next year!
Meeting Ground’s Board of Directors is excited to announce that our 2nd annual Wine and Food Tasting Fundraiser on Friday, April 17th is SOLD OUT! We are looking forward to a fun time at the event at Elk Forge Bed and Breakfast Inn. State Line Liquors is providing the wine for tasting and restaurants including Daddy O’s, Hurricane’s Wings and Grill, Port House Grill, Woody’s Crab House and Bayard House are providing the food tastings. If you don’t have a ticket, we’ll catch you next year!
The Meeting Ground Board of Directors would like to invite you to an information session regarding the future of the George Porter House on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Mary Randall Center. (401 North Street, Elkton). We will discuss the history, mission and future of the property with respect to the mission of Meeting Ground. The Board of Directors has discussed the George Porter House over many months and would like to have all interested parties in attendance for an announcement about the future of this property. Board members will be on hand to present information and answer your questions.
Meeting Ground is being highlighted in a radio interview with Pat Marks, our executive director and a resident this Sunday, March 8th at 11:00 on WHGM 1330am on the Commerce in Cecil radio show. This is a new radio program sponsored by the Cecil County Chamber of Commerce. Tune in to the program to hear more about Meeting Ground!
The Quarter Auction fundraiser for this evening has been postponed by the Moose Lodge due to yesterday’s snow. We will post when this fundraiser will be rescheduled. Thank you for your support.
On Friday, March 6 there will be a Quarter Auction fundraiser for Meeting Ground held at the Elkton Moose Lodge 851 at Cherry Hill Road and Rt. 213. Come have a great time using your quarters for chances to win from different vendors such as Thirty-One, Longaberger, Scentsi, Origami Owl, Tastefully Simple and Under Armour. Doors open at 6:00pm and the auction begins at 7:00. Food is available.
Meeting Ground would like to show our appreciation for all of our hard working volunteers. We will be having a get together just to say “thank-you” and to give everyone a chance to meet each other. Please mark your calendars and come join us for some fellowship, food, and fun!
Where: Mary Randall Center
When: Wednesday, April 22
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm.
More information contact Kris Lewman:
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Due to the impending snow, the North Elk Coffee House’s Brooks Williams’ performance is cancelled tonight. Mark your calendar now for next month’s performer – Heather Pierson on Saturday, March 21st. Of course, if you want to still make a donation to Meeting Ground today, you can push the “Donate” button on our website and make a donation to help support our services!