On Friday, August 12, Rondevous Bar in Leonardtown partnered with Southern Maryland Online to host a Meet and Greet, with proceeds benefiting Hospice of St. Mary's. Over 100 people attended, and $900 was raised to help terminally ill persons and their families in our local area.
Southern Maryland Online (Somd.com) forum members were invited to come "meet the screen names", and an open invitation was extended to all readers. Karaoke was provided by Hart Karaoke and entertainment included Rock'em Sock'em Robots (to settle forum arguments). Several forum members helped tend bar, and all bar tips went to Hospice. Singers paid to participate in karaoke, or nominate someone else to sing, and items from Bozick Distributing and Guy Distributing were auctioned.
Special thanks to:
Sharon and Bill from Hart Karaoke for donating their time and money (come in and see her every Saturday night at Rondevous)
Bozick Distributing (Coors Light) for the chair set and coolers that were auctioned off, as well as shirts, bottle openers, and other cool items
Guy Distributing (Budweiser) for shirts, hats and key chains
Country Store for additional tables
Ed for additional chairs
Sandi and Mark for bartending all night for no tips (next time you see them, give them a tip they can keep)
and All the SOMD.com readers and forum members who made it happen!