Newsletter March 2020
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Soup’r Sundae Set for March 15 at Wilde Lake High
On-Line Auction Bidding is Underway Now

Bidding has started on an on-line Silent Auction being held in conjunction with the 12th annual Soup‘r Sundae benefit for Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center. The auction also allows purchasing items outright at the discounted Buy it Now price.

The special auction items are available at

Ten Days in Tortola on the Yacht Liaison at a 5-Star Marina Resort A dream vacation (July-October 2020) for up to six aboard a beautiful 41-foot, French-built DuFour 412 Adventure sailing yacht, with two cabins, two head, 12 gallon per hour watermaker, an ice maker, three freezers, microwave, 32 inch HD TV and DVD player (with DVDs), barbecue and, a very large, teak bench shower. Motorized dinghy included. If needed, yacht captain is extra.  Value $4,000. Bidding starts at $2,400.  Buy it Now: $3,200

Week Long Getaway in Family-Friendly Resort Enjoy Autumn leaf peeping, Winter skiing or Spring/Summer fun in Vermont. Stay in a 3-bedroom house just steps from the ski lift and in the heart of the Smugglers Notch village, voted #1 Kid-Friendly Resort in the East by SKI Magazine Reader Survey 2019. It’s a 300-yard stroll or shuttle to all Resort Village amenities: indoor heated pool, hot tubs, teen center, restaurants, lounge, family entertainment, tennis center, much more. Perfect for a Family or Friends! Holidays not available. Value $2,500. Bidding starts at $1,500. Buy it now: $2,000

The Whole Season! Two Lawn Seats for the entire 2020 Merriweather Post Pavilion season. Value $3,500. Bidding starts at $1,500.  Buy it Now: $2,800

Award-winning Theatre 2020-2021 Rep Stage Season Subscription for Two. In residence at Howard Community College, Rep Stage has won rave reviews and regional accolades.
 Value $320. Bidding starts at $192. Buy it Now: $256

Dinner and Entertainment 2020-2021 Toby’s Dinner Theatre 4 shows for Two (or 2 shows for Four). Value $520. Bidding starts at $312. Buy it Now: $416

Extraordinary Performances. Attend opening night performances of the Olney Theatre Center’s “The Amateurs,” “The Humans,” and “Pippin” for Four plus other special invitations to VIP events at the award-winning theatre. Value $840. Bidding starts at $500. Buy it Now: $670

Joe DiMaggio Autographed Ball Value $500.  Bidding starts at $300.  Buy it Now: $400

Long Weekend in Ocean City Spend a long (up to 4 nights) Spring/Fall weekend at the Quay Condominium in Ocean City. The two-bedroom residence is on the 22nd floor with views of the ocean and bay. Value $600. Bidding starts at $360. Buy it Now: $480

Pete Rose Autographed Bat Value $125. Bidding starts at $75. Buy it Now: $100

Reservations for Two Savor the Delicious Culinary Experience of 4 Outstanding Restaurants created by the 2019 Maryland Restaurateur of the Year, Steve Wecker.

Value $500. Bidding starts at $300. Buy it Now: $400

Runners’ Delight Four registrations for the iconic Clyde’s 10K on April 26 and the rockin’  Discover Downtown Columbia 5K (run across Merriweather’s famous stage!) on October 4, 2020, produced by the premier endurance production company, RipIt Events.  Value $368. Bidding starts at $220.  Buy it Now: $294

World Class Chamber Music Series 2020-2021 Candlelight Concert Society Season Subscription for Two. Value $540. Bidding starts at $325. Buy it Now: $432

All the Soup and Ice Cream You Can Eat at Soup’r Sundae

Themed baskets, gift certificates and other auction items will be featured at Soup’r Sundae slated for Sunday, March 15, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia, MD 21044. The Faith Community Partnership of Bethany United Methodist Church and Glen Mar United Methodist Church and Wilde Lake High School are hosting the family event featuring soups prepared by area restaurants. Music and entertainment for children is included.  

Participating restaurants include Aida Bistro, Alexandra’s at Turf Valley, Chef Paolino, Elkridge Furnace Inn, Ellicott Mills Brewing Company, The Kings Contrivance, KIoshary by Misteka @The Common Kitchen, LeeLynn’s, Modern Market, Ranazul, Tasty Empanadas @The Common Kitchen, The Corner Stable, The Walrus Oyster & Ale House, Tino’s, and Urban Plates.

 Are you a Friend of Grassroots?

Are you a donor to Grassroots? Have you made a gift this year? Grassroots depends upon the generosity of individuals, organizations and businesses in the community to support its free services to people in crisis, to help provide the 24-7 hotline and suicide prevention efforts, round-the-clock personal counseling, Mobile Crisis Team, the shelter programs and other activities to help people achieve a positive resolution to their crisis situation. Please make a gift to Grassroots today. Any size gift is welcome. If you can afford $50 or more per month, consider joining The Friends of Grassroots who donate $600 or more per year. Thank you for your support.


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