2016 Annual Benefit at shepherd's plain



a week in historic havana, cuba! (value: $5,000)

The U.S. and Cuba have opened embassies in each other’s capitals, reestablishing full diplomatic relations after 54 years of Cold War estrangement. This trip is an extraordinary opportunity to visit historic Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean and a throw-back in time. Immerse yourself among the colonial-era buildings, amazing vibes, old cars, Cuba libre, phenomenal music, wonderfully blue ocean, great food, and fascinating history. Choose from one of two 3-bedroom accommodations (sleeping six) in a penthouse apartment with a pool in the heart of Havana City. Both options include assistance with travel arrangements and access to a resident multi-lingual guide/driver. Dates to be arranged.

weekend at salt grove                       

Thursday through Sunday. ESLAND repurposed this historic property on the Cherrystone Inlet in the mid-1990s. A small office building for use by fisherman was built, along with a guest house that overlooks this beautiful point of land. Courtesy of ESLAND.

sunset cruise on the georgie e with catering by chef amy brandt             

Party of 6. Oyster Buyboat Georgie E., is docked at Oyster and available for weekend tours, rentals, birdwatching, and picnics on the Barrier Islands. A trained chef, Amy Brandt is a professional in all aspects of the business. She is considered a pioneer in local and seasonal resourcing, and supports the efforts of farmers and watermen on the Eastern Shore who bring superior products right to her door. She creates menus of simple fare with quality ingredients, using a light hand to allow them to shine to their best potential. Courtesy of ESLAND and Chef Amy Brandt. 

cruise on the major gayle with catering by janets cafe             

Party of 8. Cruise Onancock creek on the Major Gayle charters. The classic bay boat, Robbins 40', is the best way to go. With USCG certified Captain Lynn Gayle. Courtesy of Lynn & Linda Gayle and Janet’s Cafe.

artwork by mama-girl, courtesy of mama-girl


Silent Auction Items

Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Tour, courtesy of CBBT
Antiques Table, courtesy of Tim Smith Antiques
Two, 2-hour Paint Sessions with Danny Doughty (intermediate + skill level required), courtesy of Danny Doughty
Brass Vase, courtesy of Jane Edwards
Limited Edition George Washington’s Rye Whiskey distilled at Mount Vernon, courtesy of Jane Edwards & Susan Stinson
Spring Fling at Bay Creek Beach Club, courtesty of Jane Edwards & Louis Neudorff
Posh Picnic for 4, courtesy of Louise Oliver (Value: $120)
Oyster & Wine Tasting for 6, courtesy of Chatham Vineyards
Sculpture by Guy Shover, courtesy of Guy Shover
Miniature Decoy by Billy Crockett, courtesy of Billy Crockett
Painting by Susan Henderson, Courtesy of Susan Henderson
Art by Maurice Spector, courtesy of Maurice Spector
Thirty-minute Helicopter Ride by Michael Steelman, courtesy of Michael Steelman
Catawba fishing kayak with paddle & seat, courtesy of Coastal Kayaks (Value: $695)
Walking Tour of Onancock by Kirk Mariner, courtesy of Kirk Mariner
Two nights, 3 day stay with dog bath, courtesy of Eastern Shore Animal Hospital
Bourbon tasting for 8, courtesy of The Charlotte Restaurant
One season pass & 2 tickets to RENT, courtesy of The North Street Playhouse
1958 color photograph of Madison Mitchell, Havre de Grace, MD, carving & unfinished duck head, courtesy of Fitz Godwin
HMS Bounty print, courtesy of Fitz Godwin
Magna Carta print, courtesy of Ashby Taylor
Two paintings, courtesy of Tim Smith
Planter with succulents, courtesy of Appleseed Nursery
Dinner for 6 at the Historic Finney House, courtesy of Laura Kerbin
Harvest painting by Dr. William H. Turner, courtesy Dr. William H. Turner
Chesapeake Bay quilt by Haptic Lab, courtesy of ESVHS (Value: Over $300)

thank you to our sponsors

riverside health system

leatherbury broache & co., p.c.

weichert realtors/accomack title

mrs. edwin h. parkhurst, jr.

bill & claudia bagwell

margaret drummond mackenzie

bruce & debbie holland

jane edwards & louis neudorff, ii

caleb & lynne fowler

harbor group international, llc

Coldwell Banker Harbour Realty
Pat & Collins Snyder
T & W Block, Inc.
Jean & Steve Sadtler
Ginsberg, Nottingham & Mapp
Caramine Kellam
Joy & Ronald Marino
Beth & Greg Temple
Katherine T. Mears
Chesapeake Ice, Inc./T. Lee Byrd & Sons
Rick Turner
L. J. Kellam Construction, LLC
Canal Capital Management, LLC
Wilbanks, Smith & Thomas
Susan Stinson
Tyson Foods, Inc.
Perdue Farms
The Insurance Market, Inc.
Adair Tyler/SunTrust Investment Services
Ed Weber Contracting
Pep-up, Inc.
Conny & Chris Needels
Jane Merriam Cody
Jane Batten
Mitchell Custom Homes, Inc.
Eastern Shore Events & Rentals
Thomas & Page Young

Len & Ellie Cackowski
Bayshore Concrete
Charles & Claiborne Dickinson
Kathryn Colonna
William Chandler
Joe Valentine
Paul Converse
S. Jenean Hall
Lawrence & Karin Lees
Thelma Negretti
Anthony Ramdass