Christmas in St. Michaels Spreads the Cheer to 2018 Grant Beneficiaries


More than two dozen local non-profit organizations will have a little  more tinsel on the tree this year after they were selected to receive grants from the 2018 Christmas in St. Michaels celebration. The newly named beneficiaries provide services to the Talbot County community in a wide range of areas from community enhancement to family services.

Beneficiaries include:

Family Services
St. Michaels Family YMCA/CarePacks of Talbot County
St. Michaels Food Pantry
Channel Marker, Inc.
Mid-Shore Pro Bono

Education and Child Development
Back to School Project at Christ Church
Character Counts
Critchlow Adkins Children’s Centers – St. Michaels Site
Imagination Library of Talbot County
Phillips Wharf Environmental Center
Sink or Swim (SOS)
St. Luke’s School
St. Michaels After School Help (SMASH)
St. Michaels Little League
St. Michaels Middle/High School Band Boosters
St. Michaels Middle/High School Musical Theater Program
Tilghman Area Youth Association (TAYA)

Community Enhancement
Bay Hundred Community Volunteers
Classic Motor Museum
Drew Landis Memorial Fireworks Fund
St. Michaels Farmers Market
St. Michaels Fire Department
St. Michaels Middle/High School After Prom
St. Michaels Museum
Talbot Village Connections (TVC)
Union United Methodist Church

School students learn about biodiversity at Pickering Creek Audubon Center. (photo courtesy of Pickering Creek)

The actual grant amount will be based on the proceeds from this year’s Christmas in St. Michael’s events including the Tour of Homes, The Yuletide Party, Marketplace and sale of Gingerbread Houses. Over the past 32 years, hundreds of grants worth over a million dollars have been given to local organizations providing an important source of funding for needs both large and small.

If last year is any guide, the grant funds will be put to good use.  The Classic Motor Museum used CISM grant funds to begin work on its new education building, while at

Pickering Creek Audubon Center, sixth and seventh graders explored the biodiversity of the Chesapeake Bay and learned about food webs.

“We are honored to have Christmas in St. Michaels support these programs, said Mark Scallion, center director, Pickering Creek Audubon Center.

Although the Christmas holiday comes around once a year, the Christmas in St. Michaels Grant Fund is truly the gift that keeps on giving throughout the year.  To find out more about 2018 Christmas in St. Michaels, please visit:

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