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Charlestown Pie Baking/Shelf Decorating Contest Raises $1,800 for Local Charities

November 21, 2016

CATONSVILLE, MD (November 18, 2016) – The Charlestown retirement community Fitness Center today hosted a Pie Baking/Shelf Decorating Contest fundraiser for Thanksgiving. This event raised $1,800 for Southwest Emergency Services and The Marian House.


Southwest Emergency Services provides a food pantry and financial aid (for anything from eviction/foreclosure, prescription assistance, emergency utilities, and much more) to clients needing assistance.


The Marian House offers high-quality rehabilitative services and housing to homeless women and their children.

Everyone enjoyed tasting delicious pies made by staff from Charlestown's departments. Photos of shelves decorated by residents were displayed.


Congratulations to the winners listed below:


Best Dressed Shelf – Shirley Parker and Marilyn Roberts

Best Pie – The Fitness Center (Pumpkin Cheesecake)

Best Gobbler – Sondra Tucker

Who Guessed the Turkey? Shirley Parker

Who Was The Turkey? Wendel Thompson


A special thank you to balloon artist extraordinaire Robbie Furman for making seven ballooned Turkey table arrangements. The winners of the balloon turkeys were: Norma Gunkel, Louise Cuneo, Rose Sands, Kosta Viennas, Arlene Sullivan, Henry Wehland, and Peggy Budzyna.