Second annual Harvest Moon Fundraiser nets nearly $30,000 for Harford Land Trust



The recent Harvest Moon Dinner and Auction held at Bel Air Armory raised nearly $30,000 for the Harford Land Trust. Here are the details:


Second Annual Harvest Moon Fundraiser Nets Nearly $30,000 for Harford Land Trust

[Bel Air, MD] November 7, 2013 – Hundreds of supporters filled the Bel Air Armory on Saturday, October 26, for the Harford Land Trust’s (HLT) second annual Harvest Moon Dinner and Auction which raised nearly $30,000 for the non-profit to help protect farms and forests and create community parks in Harford County.


According to Harford Land Trust Harvest Moon Dinner and Auction Chair Ann Helton, the event exceeded expectations and she has heard an overwhelming amount of praise from guests and supporters. All funds raised from the event will go to support HLT’s mission to protect important ecosystems of farmland, forests, marsh and coastal land for future generations to enjoy.


The Harvest Moon Dinner and Auction featured a silent auction of 55 donated items and a live auction of 13 donated items, including two kayaks, four club-level Ravens tickets, custom tailored clothing from Tom James, vacation getaways to North Carolina and New Jersey, fishing and hunting trips, custom-made corn toss game, jewelry from Saxon’s Diamond Centers and golf for four at Bulle Rock Golf Course, among others. Harford County native and award-winning auctioneer Lynne Zink called the live auction at the event.


Guests including honorary chair David Thompson, founder of Foxborough Nursery, Inc., enjoyed drinks, hors d’oeuvres, entrees and desserts provided by Dean & Brown Catering and locally sourced cheeses from Broom’s Bloom Dairy. Wallis & Co. provided music for the evening and Jeff Conti created and donated seasonal décor.


“This year’s HLT Harvest Moon Dinner and Auction had energy and excitement,” says Helton. “The audience was engaged from start to finish and there was a sense of togetherness that everyone was here to celebrate and support the work of the HLT.”


Helton says the event would not have been possible without the support of sponsors including H. P. White Laboratory, Inc., Harford County Executive’s Division of Agriculture, Boyle Buick, The Mill of Bel Air, PNC Bank, Hickory International, Inc., MidAtlantic Farm Credit, Kinsley Foundation, Adams Chevrolet, John W. Dallam Inc., C.L. Dallam Inc., Ann and Art Helton, MacGregor’s Restaurant, Aflac Mid Atlantic, Councilman Shrodes, Maryland Aquatic Nurseries, Exelon, Windmill Hill Farm, Plaza Ford and Cat Sense.


To learn more about the HLT, please visit