Save the date! The Rising Sun Inn, a 1753 farmhouse-turned-tavern, is hosting its third annual Tipple and Toast Benefit. This year, supporters are fundraising for a major restoration project, which includes the inn’s exterior woodwork and window glazing.
The benefit features dinner, live entertainment and a silent auction. The dinner is home-cooked food provided by Kris Jenkins, who co-chairs the benefit. In the past, the menu has included roast beef, roast turkey, green beans, and a corn and bell pepper mix. This year, the dessert bar will feature dessert shots, or two-ounce servings of a variety of desserts. Dinner will be served at 6:00pm.
During dinner, a harpist will entertain guests, and the Chesapeake Harmony Chorus will perform after dinner. Finally, the evening will close with acknowledgements and the announcement of silent auction winners.
The silent auction features items donated by local businesses, including tickets to various walking tours, dinner cruises and restaurant gift cards. For entertainment, there will also be wine pools and spoon pools. For the wine pool, pick a cork out of a pool, and the number on the bottom of the cork corresponds with the bottle of wine you win. For the spoon pool, you win restaurant gift cards.
At its construction, the Rising Sun Inn was a farmhouse. Later on, it became a tavern, which was the center of the community. People would go to the tavern not only to meet with their neighbors but also to get their mail or to pay the tax collector.
“A lot of folks know about the history in Annapolis, and the history doesn’t stop at Annapolis,” said Susan Giddings, who co-chairs the benefit.
The Tipple and Toast Benefit will be at Holy Grounds at the Severna Park Community Center on April 27 from 5:00pm-9:00pm. Tickets are $35 for members and $42 for non-members, and they can be purchased online or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.