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Taste of Hampden 2017

A Taste of Hampden 2017

Hampden Family Center would like to extend a huge thank you for a wonderfully successful Taste of Hampden 2017! Special thanks to the 23 vendors that participated this year: 

Participating restaurants:

  • 13.5% Wine Bar
  • Arthouse
  • Asian Taste
  • Blue Pit BBQ
  • Café Hon
  • Center Cut Doughnuts
  • Common Ground
  • Daniela’s Pasta and Pastries
  • Five and Dime Ale House
  • Frazier’s on The Avenue
  • Golden West Café
  • Harmony Bakery
  • Holy Frijoles
  • Luigi’s Italian Deli
  • Rocket to Venus
  • SweetSide Café
  • The Avenue Kitchen
  • The Charmery
  • The Corner Charcuterie
  • The Food Market
  • The Wine Source
  • Wicked Sisters 

Taste was a tremendous success due in no small part to the big hearts of the local establishments that joined us at The Ideal Arts Space for an evening of exceptional food and lots of fun. We’re also very grateful to Libby Francis of The Modest Florist for providing beautiful Fall arrangements and to David Wells at The Wine Source for generously stocking the bar. And, the auction drew quite a crowd with signed Baltimore Orioles items and graciously donated gifts from Hampden merchants.

 This year, we sold a record number of tickets—around 400 in total. From lamb chops and crab cakes, to delicious pasta and pastries, we tasted all of Hampden’s finest and mingled among friends new and old. 

 Your support is essential to the Center’s operations, and allows us to continue serving the Hampden community. It was a huge success because of all of you!

Hats Off to Hampden 2017: Swingin' Shindig

What a great party and successful event! This event would not have been impossible to have without the efforts of many. There are far too many people to list but a special thank you goes out to the party planning committee for their hard work and enthusiasm — they did a dynamite job!

We kept it local this year — not only the venue but all the vendors! Many thanks to Jody and Abby of The Ideal Arts Space — what a fantastic venue for a party and creatively decorated with beautiful blue suede shoe mini gardens thanks to Libby Francis and The Modest Florist. The BBQ from Blue Pit has to be the best in the City not to be outdone by the delicious desserts from The Charmery and Sweet Side Café. Libations were free flowing thanks to the generosity of David Wells and The Wine Source and served up by our friends from The Food Market.

We are very grateful for the generosity and support we received from our silver sponsors: Capital Funding Bank, Falkenhan’s, Keswick-Multi Care and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in addition to Bronze sponsor: Brad and Christine Chambers. Many thanks to the local merchants — we could not have done this without your help. It is through their support that we are able to host such a terrific event.

Hats Off to Hampden 2016

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THIS EVENT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE without the efforts of many. There are far too many people to list but a special thank you goes out to the party planning committee their enthusiasm has been contagious and they have done a dynamite job securing sponsorships, collecting auction items and making tonight a huge success. Many thanks to Detour Dave for spinning tunes and Mary Beth Marsden for serving as the MC. A special thank you to Neil and Robin MacDonald for rallying the troops and quietly working behind the scenes.

THANKS TO LOCALS Deb Falkenhan for her endless trips along “The Avenue” gathering all sorts of items for the auction and keeping us all focused. To the l merchants for their generosity and support – they are always there; Libby Francis and The Modest Florist for tonight’s beautiful floral arrangements, Paula Bogert for her unique and fun graphic design work; former local Mare Distler for designing our signage and program all the way from Montana; Carol Greene and the crew from First Floor Graphics for printing the signage Denise Whiting and Café Hon for providing the delicious desserts, and always to Alice Ann Finnerty.

The event would not have been possible if not for David Wells of The Wine Source for his ongoing and continued support of our events and Chad Gauss and the crew of The Food Market—these folks support the Family Center in all they do throughout the year and we are truly grateful.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR MANY SPONSORS for their generosity. It is through their generous support that we are able to host such a great event.

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