This past weekend, my husband and I attended Art Oberfest, the 11th Annual Arts Dinner & Auction by Saint Martin's Ministries, here in Rock Hall. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Saint Martin's Ministries, their mission is to help meet basic human needs of impoverished people, to respect and affirm their dignity, and to address root problems that perpetuate the cycle of poverty.
I also photographed this event last year and, once again, I was blown away. Each year, it takes ten months for the planning committee (pictured above) to pull it all together. From the decorations to the food to the entertainment to the donated pieces of art, it is an event planned with an enormous amount of creativity, gusto, and fun. This well-planned evening successfully draws in a banquet roomful of some of the most generous members of our community, ready to support the efforts of Saint Martin's Ministries.
I know for me, I won't soon forget the energy felt in the room that night, especially during the live auction. It was another one of those moments that makes me happy to be a member of this community.