The Pasadena Business Association is having its 24th annual food drive in conjunction with the Caring & Sharing Parade on November 3.
All food collected goes to local Pasadena church pantries and to organizations and schools that send care packages home on the weekend for local children who need a meal outside of school. We have blue collection barrels and boxes out in many PBA businesses with PBA food drive signs.
The following businesses have signed up so far: Angel’s Food Market, Arundel Federal Savings Bank, Atlantic Marina Resort, Baker Sisters Family Dental Care, Bay Vanguard Bank, BB&T, VCA Calvert Veterinary Center, Chesapeake Bank, Clark & Anderson, Edward Jones – Brian Conrad (Severna Park), Everhart WellPet Center, Let’s Grow, Pear Tree Assisted Living, and The UPS Store at Riviera Beach.
If you want to put a box in your business, we can send you a flyer to accompany your box. If you’re interested in just donating, please either drop off items to one of these businesses or contact the PBA office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our 16th annual golf tournament was a lot of fun for all in attendance. I had a great committee. Brenda Fraley Garver from Permit Services Inc. and Lisa Hart and Jeanne Slaughter from Arundel Federal Savings Bank made this one of the best tournaments ever.
We want to thank all of our sponsors:
Longest Drive - Sponsored by Frank & Bill’s Auto Collision Center
Putting Contest - Sponsored by Edward Jones - Brian Conrad and Dave Nolan
Beverage Cart Sponsors - Arundel Federal Savings Bank and McCully Polyniak Funeral Home
Hot dogs on the turn were provided by Lauer’s Supermarket and cooked by Ace Hardware & Hearth. The picnic lunch was catered by Cheshire Crab.
Tee Sign Sponsors
GOLF PRIZE DONATIONS
Proceeds from the event will benefit the PBA Community Assistance Fund, which provides the fifth-grade straight-A lunch, school supply drive, Education Excellence Awards, National Night Out, A Child’s Christmas, Caring & Sharing parade, Friends of Downs Park donation, Friends of Hancock’s Resolution, tree lighting ceremony, Veterans Day ceremony, the flag site at the intersection of Route 100 and Mountain Road, and new flags.
PBA members enjoyed perfect weather at this year’s annual crab feast hosted by Kurtz’s Beach. Nearly 200 members and their guests enjoyed this Maryland tradition along with cornhole, lay down boards, door prizes and great conversation. A special thanks to those who donated their lay down board winnings to our scholarship fund.
We will have a new member ribbon cutting for Schaner Insurance Agency Inc. on Thursday, October 24, at 4:30pm. It is located at 4730 Mountain Road, No. 24, in Pasadena.
Schaner Insurance Agency is a veteran-owned local Erie Insurance agency serving Pasadena and beyond. Erie is ranked No. 1 in the JD Power Award for customer satisfaction for the seventh year in a row. Specializing in home, auto, boat, commercial and Medicare supplemental plans, the Schaner Agency will exceed your expectations. Please come and welcome Scott and his staff to the Pasadena business community.
Our 24th Caring & Sharing Thanksgiving Parade is Sunday, November 3, at 2:00pm. The theme of the parade is to express the real spirit of the holidays, being thankful for what we have, and to share with the less fortunate in our community. Food will be gathered all along the parade route for distribution to local pantries for our neighbors in need.
Parade Awards will be given for:
The reviewing stand will be located at Antiques to Go.
Start at Tick Neck Road, make a right onto Edwin Raynor Boulevard South (at the intersection of Fort Smallwood Road), make a right onto Tick Neck Road (approximately 1,000 feet), make a right onto Mountain Road (Route 177), make a right onto Outing Avenue and follow to George Fox Middle School where the parade ends.
Corporate or community sponsors will be announced at the parade, placement toward the front of the parade, listed on the DVD as a corporate sponsor (which is shown on cable TV), and also listed on the banner on the reviewing stand. If interested, contact the PBA office or mail a check for $200 to PBA, Po Box 861, Pasadena, MD 21123-0861.
PBA will hold the annual Veterans Day ceremony on November 11 at 1:00pm at the Route 100 memorial flag site. Please park at Lake Shore Athletic Complex off of Woods Road. Follow the signs to the back of the park and a shuttle will take you to the flag area. Come out and thank our veterans and military members for their service. We will have the U.S. Navy Honor Guard, Northeast High School vocal ensemble, a flag folding ceremony, laying of the wreath, presentations, and the sounding of “Taps.”