Ocean City Today

Annual Beef and Beer event to benefit wounded soldiers

By Josh Davis | Jan 04, 2018

(Jan. 5, 2018) For two decades, Ocean Pines resident Anna Foultz and nonprofit group Star Charities have held an annual Beef and Beer fundraiser, raising on average several thousand dollars each year for wounded soldiers.

She said the 20th annual fundraiser, slated for Friday, Jan. 12, has by far been the most difficult to pull off.

Last-minute illnesses and cancelations have plagued the event, but Foultz said she would persevere.

“I had a lot of problems this week with our event,” she said on Tuesday. “Our emcee, who was our entertainment too, had two bypasses today. So I had to rush around and get more people.

“It’s our anniversary and I’ve been doing it for 20 [years], and this has been the hardest of all because everybody is getting sick on me,” Foultz added.

Susan Walters will now emcee the event, according to Foultz. Musicians Bob and Ruth Jones will headline the entertainment lineup and comedian Paul Mazzei will also perform.

Additionally, DJ Rupe will play music and preside over a live auction. A 50/50 raffle is also planned.

“I want to sincerely thank Beverly and Marvin Steen for donating our flyers, tickets and the programs,” Foultz said.

Tickets cost $30 and must be purchased in advance. Proceeds will benefit Operation We Care, a nonprofit collecting funds to create care packages for military personnel deployed overseas. For more information, visit www.operationwecare.com.

“And then any other soldier that needs help that we know of, we’re going to give some to that,” Foultz said. “It’s all going to go for our soldiers, every penny that we raise.”

To purchase tickets, call Foultz at 410-641-7667, Mary Evans at 410-596-5498 or Barbara Peletier at 443-896-4914.

“I trust the Lord – he comes through for me, even if I don’t know it until the last minute,” Foultz said. “We will probably sell out, like we always do, but you never know!”

The annual Beef and Beer dinner to benefit wounded soldiers will be held on Friday, Jan. 12 at 5 p.m. at the community center on 235 Ocean Parkway, in Ocean Pines.

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