Dozens of folks decided the perfect way to spend a September Saturday afternoon was hanging out at UNION Craft Brewing, slurping freshly shucked oysters and sipping their favorite craft beers…all benefiting the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, together with the Great Baltimore Oyster Partnership.
The party took place on the brewery’s patio, where guests could mingle and indulge in oysters from several Maryland oyster farms.
There were also a number of oyster gardeners – volunteers with the Great Baltimore Oyster Partnership – on hand, along with Foundation experts to provide more interesting info on the efforts being made to boost local oyster aquaculture and why that benefits the Bay.
Pictured (LtoR) Susan Schaetzle, Relocation Management project consultant; Joe Zuccaro, Towson University management lecturer; Carmera Thomas, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Baltimore program manager; and Alison Prost, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Maryland executive director
Pictured (LtoR) Paul Smail, Chesapeake Bay Foundation attorney; Brittany Wright, Chesapeake Bay Foundation attorney; and Paulina Girot, Towson University admissions counselor
Pictured (LtoR) Mary Jurkiewicz, Montpelier Historical Site Museum manager; and Darryl Jurkiewicz, Commonwealth Digital Office field service technician
Pictured (LtoR) Briana Shirey, Baltimore County Circuit Court clinical social worker; Carrie Kirk, Cannaline head of business development; and Tammy Dexter, Halo brand ambassador/oyster gardener
Pictured (LtoR) Ernie Ellis, Sea-Fire Marine president; and Michele Ellis, retired pre-school teacher
Pictured (LtoR) Jeff Vitelkites, Northwestern Mutual financial advisor; Jenn Vitelkites, Ernst & Young managing director; Kim Wolff, Mood Media vice president of sales; and John Wolff, Legg Mason business relationship manager
Pictured (LtoR) Scott Robinson, Jr. and Scott Robinson, Sr., Madhouse Oysters partners; and Miles Isaacson, retired business owner
Pictured (LtoR) Sheldon Russell and Brian Russell, Shorething Shellfish member owners Pictured (LtoR) Tom Ackerman, Chesapeake Bay Foundation vice president for education; and Mikaela Lidgard, Burleigh Manor Middle School principal (September 14, 2019 – UNION Craft Brewing)