What a beautiful gallery by local photographer Stephanie Mennell in the Voice!
Visit their site right here to relive all your favorite moments of last weekend's Soaring to New Heights Gala Auction.
What are some of the things you might bid on this weekend? We have a tremendous variety of items in both the live and silent auctions, which can be YOURS for the taking! A few of our favorites are listed below! Happy bidding, SP.
Spring is coming! Let's head out to the B&A Trail for a little pedaling. Buy a raffle ticket or 10, and you might be able to take this wonderful cruiser home with you Saturday night! With coaster brakes, 3 speeds and a special comfy seat, bikers of all ages and fitness levels can take this one for a spin.
Who's ready for the beach? If you've never vacationed in Low Country, now is your chance to enjoy this special part of the world. Spend a week in Isle of Palms, off the coast of Charleston, SC.
This beautiful beach vacation home can be yours if you prevail in the live auction.
Airfare vouchers are included!
This beautiful silver and pearl necklace was custom crafted by local silversmith, Robin Sells, wife of this year's honoree, Larry Sells!
It will be available in the Silent Auction room, and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
A little culture, anyone? NYC is the perfect Fall getaway, am I right? Why not see Hamilton while you're there this year?
We have 2 tickets to see the show in early October, complete with Amtrak and Marriott vouchers to make your trip simple. Another live auction item, ready for you to make your travel plans.
...Board Member, Event Sponsor and Gala Expert, Jamie Bragg!
Jamie and Helena Bragg were the honorees of SPCC's gala auction in 2016, and they return with aplomb this year, as our event Silver Sponsors. We are so grateful to them for their continued support of The Center!
Jamie chairs this year's volunteer committee, and both Braggs are huge advocates for the event, not only bringing dozens of guests on event night, but also collecting and donating wonderful items to our live auction, including one of the signature live auction packages: A week-long vacation to the Riveria Maya resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
A Severna Park native and local football star, Jamie was an outstanding athlete under coach (and fellow SPCC board member) Andy Borland and went on to play football at the University of Maryland. He is the vice president of the team sports division at Under Armour.
Helena Bragg was also a student-athlete at the University of Maryland: a three-time national championship lacrosse player. Both Braggs support our local community through their kids' sports and schools, their neighborhood activities, and local events such as Parenting for a Different World. We are thrilled to have the Braggs on our team and can't wait to see them on event night.
Do you have your tickets to the Soaring to New Heights gala yet? They are close to sell-out, so secure your seats right online here.
See you in April, SP!
Not long ago, this year’s Soaring To New Heights gala honoree, Larry Sells, wrote a wonderful op-ed piece in The Voice emphasizing the importance of the Shop Local movement here in Severna Park.
SHOP LOCAL is a community-wide effort designed to encourage us all to patronize local businesses. These businesses continually contribute to area non-profit organizations such as schools, churches, sports teams, charities and more- we love to see them in the July 4th parade, a town favorite! Many of these same small stores, businesses and service providers are also supporters of the Severna Park Community Center.
In his article, Larry reminded our community residents and organizations to complete the circle of support, keeping our community healthy, vibrant and strong. He pointed out the importance of supporting our local brick and mortar stores because it we don’t, they may not survive, which would fundamentally alter our small town. Larry pointed to various closures in the area that show this trend is already creeping in.
Building community is what we do here at SPCC, and we are so proud that Larry supports the Shop Local movement right here in our hometown.
Please join us at the Soaring to New Heights Gala to celebrate Larry on Saturday April 14 at Chartwell County Club (another local treasure in Severna Park).
See you there, SP!
This year’s “Soaring to New Heights” Gala will honor Larry Sells, affectionately known as “Mr. Mayor of Severna Park”.
Larry and his wife Robin live in Shipley’s Choice and raised their 5 children there, actively volunteering in many of the area’s philanthropic, civic and youth organizations. You will recognize Larry’s voice as the P.A. announcer for Severna Park High School home football, baseball and some basketball games, as well as the Baltimore Touchdown Club’s annual showcase game featuring senior athletes from around the state. Larry is past president of the Severna Park Falcon Athletic Boosters and was elected to the Severna Park Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012.
Larry’s commitment to the community is showcased with his leadership and involvement in the Severna Park Community Center, Greater Severna Park Athletic Association (Green Hornets,) Pasadena Business Association, Severna Park and Arnold Chamber of Commerce “Shop Local.” As the COO and Vice President of Sales and Development at The Voice Media, Inc., the publisher of the Severna Park Voice and Pasadena Voice, Larry is constantly shaking hands and making friends in our community. For his dedication to community and willingness to serve, Larry is the ideal honoree for this year’s gala.
If you haven't already seen it, check out this great Facebook live stream video of Larry talking about the Center's importance with Board Chair, David Orso! Thank you, Larry, for all your service and support of the Severna Park Community Center.
We are so grateful to Paper in the Park, who has done the gala invitations for many years. The creativity of Kassy, Susie and their crew never ceases to amaze us. They are a local treasure. Thank you!
We LOVE the artwork and invitations to this year's Gala, and are excited to get them out in the mail to our longtime supporters, benefactors and friends of the center.
BUT! If you just can't wait to receive yours, please buy your tickets (or tables!) today right here on our website. You do not need an invitation to join us for this special night.
We can't wait to welcome you to a wonderful night of drinks, dinner and dancing at Chartwell, just 2 months from now. See you then, Severna Park!
The Gala Auction returns! Please join us as we honor Larry Sells, COO and Vice-President of Sales for The Voice Media. Keep your eyes trained right here as we celebrate all things auction. And while you're waiting, please enjoy some of these photos from last year's Super Hero Gala.
See you in April, SP!