Frederick Love Dogs!
Local artists are generously contributing their time, talents and energy to their own interpretations of the dog life for their silent auction event on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at 7:00 PM. One of a kind, collectible pieces by several artists, including graphics illustrator, Ellen Byrne and textile artist, Margaret Hluch will be available. The graciously restored first floor and rear garden will be open for wandering with food and drink.
Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door
You can purchase tickets at Federated Charities, or here:
Federated Charities loves its dog, “Charity.” They’re having this unique event to celebrate the organization’s impact in the community…for more than 100 years. The iron dog that stands on the front porch was cast by the Baltimore stove manufacturer Hayward Bartlett and Company in 1858 at the exorbitant cost (for its time) of $45! He is a Chesapeake Bay Ducking dog and was likely a rendering of a beloved family pet. One of the stories told is that the statue was placed on the porch to keep raucous visitors from falling off.
For many, “Charity” (so named by the Frederick community in the 1970’s) is the symbol of the services that Federated Charities has offered over the years. Each year they serve more than 600 individuals with programs and services such as the medical equipment loan closet and the Community Table project. They also serve the greater non-profit community by supporting 9 tenant partners with low-cost rental space so they can serve their own clients. They also offer capacity development and training opportunities with a variety of partners.