FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: December 10, 2018
Contact: Anjelica Eitel, Communications & Marketing Coordinator
410-326-2042, ext. 62 Email: Anjelica.Eitel@calvertcountymd.gov
PATUXENT SMALL CRAFT GUILD ANNOUNCES CANOE RAFFLE WINNER
SOLOMONS, MD – December 10, 2018 – The Calvert Marine Museum Patuxent Small Craft Guild maintains the historic boats in the museum’s collection, and preserves the art and skills of wooden boat building. These volunteers build and raffle a canoe each year to benefit ongoing activities of the Guild.
The Guild is pleased to announce Brian and Leslie Holloway of Huntingtown, MD as the winners of the 2018 raffle boat. When initially told that they had won their choice of a 12-foot canoe or a 14-foot rowing skiff, Brian was surprised and said that he never wins anything. The Holloways selected the 12-foot canoe with paddle. They purchased the winning ticket while showing visitors from out of town the museum.
There were over 2,500 tickets sold last year at the museum’s annual events, which include the Solomons Maritime Festival, Patuxent River Appreciation Days, and Waterside Music Series.
The 2019 raffle boat will be on display in the Exhibition Building starting in March and tickets will be on sale for $1 each or six for $5 in the Museum Store or at the Patuxent Small Craft Center. They will also be available at the museum’s annual events and 2019 summer concerts. The raffle winner will be announced in late November 2019.
CMM photo attached. Pictured are Brian Holloway and son, Jaxson, with the 12-foot canoe they won.
Explore how the prehistoric past, natural environments, and maritime heritage come to life and tell a unique story of the Chesapeake Bay. The Calvert Marine Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9.00 for adults; $7.00 for seniors, military with valid I.D, AAA and AARP members; $4.00 for children ages 5 - 12; children under 5 and museum members are admitted free. For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com or call 410-326-2042. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.