Senior Nation: Brookletts Place to Host “Summer of Love” Fundraiser August 4

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Brookletts Place – Talbot Senior Center will be hosting a fundraiser to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. The event will be held on August 4th from 7:30pm to 10:30pm at the Easton Elks Lodge (#1622) in Easton, Md.

The Summer of Love was a famous and unique social event during the summer of 1967. Around 100,000 hippies – mostly youth – congregated in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood to live and celebrate hippie culture. Although hippies also converged in other major cities in the U.S, Canada, and Europe, San Francisco was the most publicized city for this social phenomenon.

Childlene Brooks, Center Manager remarked, “Brookletts Place – Talbot Senior Center’s fundraising committee wanted to organize a fundraiser that would commemorate a historical event that many senior citizens would remember.” Also, Brooks said, “We welcome anyone 21 and over to join us on August 4th!”

Guests are encouraged to wear their “grooviest” attire. The skills of local DJ Steve Moody playing popular era-music, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, a cash bar, and “groovy” food will round out the evening. Various sponsorship opportunities varying from $250-$2,500 are available with more information at https://www.brooklettsplace.org/summer-of-love. Individuals may register for the event by July 28, 2017 via buying tickets online at https://mscf.givezooks.com/events/summer-of-love or mailing a check payable to “Mid Shore Community Foundation” to Attn: Brookletts Place Summer of Love, 102 E. Dover St, Easton, MD 21601.

The profits raised from this event will go towards Brookletts Place’s Fundraising Campaign that is currently underway to raise money for needed programs and services at the Center as well as developing a satellite senior center in St. Michaels.

About Brookletts Place – Talbot Senior Center
Brookletts Place is dedicated to serving residents 60 years of age and older from all walks of life in Talbot and surrounding counties. Brookletts Place strives to create an environment where individuals can create, thrive and participate in life-long learning that enhances their physical mental and emotional lives. To learn more, please visit www.brooklettsplace.org or call 410.822.2869.

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