Channel Marker to host ‘The Greatest Party on Earth’

EASTON — Channel Marker, Inc., will celebrate 35 years of service to the community with nothing less than “The Greatest Party on Earth,” March 3 from 7 – 10 p.m. at the Waterfowl Festival headquarters at 40 S. Harrison St. in Easton.

In recognition that fun is good for mental health, the event promises to lift the winter doldrums with the high energy sound of Hot Tub Limo, fortune telling, magic, and a caricature artist. Enjoy delicious food, wine, and Maryland craft beers featuring RAR Brewing, Evolution Craft Brewing Company, and the Eastern Shore Brewing Company. The event will also honor the family of Dr. David Hill, one of Channel Marker’s great families. Tickets are $55.

Proceeds will go toward Channel Marker’s Capital Campaign for the recently purchased Regional Wellness Center, allowing the agency to provide a wider variety of integrated health care services and accommodate the overall health, safety and well-being of individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.

“Renovations to our new facility will offer the convenience of multiple services all under one roof, including case management, and health and wellness services,” said Debbye Jackson, executive director.

In addition to raising funds, Eddie Bishop, event chair, said it’s important to raise awareness of the impact this nonprofit organization has on the community. “Channel Marker offers help and hope for families, youth, and adults on the mid-shore, reducing rates of homelessness, addiction, suicide, hospitalization, and unemployment. I am honored to help celebrate 35 years of service to the community.”

Channel Marker provides mental health services and supports to approximately 400 youth and adults on the mid-shore and reduces the stigma of mental illness through programs that enhance the functioning of individuals recovering from severe mental illness.

To purchase tickets to “The Greatest Party on Earth,” be a sponsor, or learn more contact Shakia Linthicum at 410-822-4619, or go to www.channelmarker.org, and click on the “Fun is Good for Your Mental Health” tab.

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