3rd Annual Best Girlfriend Night Out Supports Haven Ministries Growing Programs

This year’s 3rd Annual Haven Ministries Best Girlfriend Night Out is themed, “Pretty in Pink,” and will be held on Friday, March 13 at Prospect Bay Country Club in Grasonville, MD. The event will kick off with a VIP Party featuring Crow Vineyard of Kennedyville, MD, from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by the public event from 6 to 9 p.m. All proceeds benefit Haven Ministries growing programs and services, including its Homeless Shelter in Stevensville, Resource Centers in Centreville and Grasonville, Food Pantries in Stevensville and Centreville, Our Daily Thread Thrift Store in Stevensville, and Hope Warehouse, with job training, in Queenstown.

According to Taryn Chase, Haven Ministries Business and Marketing Development Director, “We have decided to change this event from a weekend retreat to a night out so more people can attend.  It will still be the best girlfriend night out ever so bring your best friends and new friends for a complete night of pampering yourself and supporting Haven Ministries!”

This year’s Girlfriend Night Out event includes samplings and tastings from local purveyors, such as Lyons Distillery, Crow Vineyard, Chesapeake Chef Services, Chesapeake Celebrations, and Capriotti’s. Shopping experiences for items such as clothing, accessories, and home goods and inspirational demonstrations including yoga, skincare, and beauty treatments will be provided by such local businesses as HOBO Bags, Ophuredia, Wild Child Concrete, Wild Raven Boutique, Great Blue Fiber, Charm City Plastic Surgery, MakeUp by Sadie, Spray Tans by Katy, Salon Atelier, Simple Girl Designs, Charm Tree Jewelry,  I Do Make Up Artistry, Island Furniture Studio, Jackie Gallagher Designs, T’s Devine Treats, and Tidewater Cleaning Services. DJ Cory also returns for a fun night of dancing. This year’s new host is Prospect Bay Country Club who also supports Haven Ministries Annual Tea Party and Golf Tournament. Island Furniture Studio, the event’s Premier Sponsor, will again host a Hospitality Suite for the night.

According to Krista Pettit, Executive Director of Haven Ministries, “This event has really gotten momentum in the community. It’s a great way to have a fun night out with friends while supporting important outreach services for those in need in Queen Anne’s county. There continues to be a need in our county to move our shelter clients into safe and affordable housing. The efforts don’t stop there, however, as clients need training, jobs, and medical services too. We are finding our resource centers play a valuable role in the process. This fun event helps to fund these services.”

Colleen Thomas of Stevensville, a participant for the past several years, has found the event helps her feel connected, provides stress relief, is confidence-boosting, and offers new things to learn. She comments, “I am so excited to hear of another great best girlfriends event coming up!  It is always a great event spending precious time with girlfriends – meeting so many new girlfriends from all over and of all ages.  This year will surely be a great evening, one filled with much laughter, sharing, shopping, dancing and supporting one another in our ever so busy lives.  It also supports a great cause, Haven Ministries, giving hope and providing shelter, clothing, food, and support to those in need.” 

Haven Ministries Business Partners include BAAR, Increte, The Bay Times, What’s Up Media, PNC Bank, Construction Services & Supply, The Roof Center, Safe at Home Senior Care, Prospect Bay Country Club, Harris Crab House, Swan Cove Spa & Salon, The Narrows, Waterman Realty, Homeland Title & Escrow, Hemingway’s Restaurant, Range & Reef, The Shore Update, Miltec, Island Furniture Studio, Chesapeake Hearing Center, Holiday Inn Express, Crow Vineyard, Queenstown Bank, Island Dental Studio, Island Flooring, Lundberg Builders, McCrone, Realty Navigator, Shore United Bank, Rosendale Realty, Rotary Kent Island, Shore Sign, Chesapeake Chef Services, Blue Heron Catering, Chesa Del Crier, Chesapeake Celebrations, Capriotti’s- Chester, Island Athletic, Legal Shield, Rodan & Fields- Debi Ensor, Cari Healy Hair, Linda Prochaska, Bella Rose Medi Spa, Visiting Angels, Barbara Martin, Kent Island Minuteman Press, First Home Mortgage, The Winery, Rodan & Fields- Ann Allen.

Tickets are on sale at Haven-ministries.org. For more information please call Taryn Chase at 410-490-0925. For further information about Haven Ministries, visit haven-ministries.org or call 410-739-4363.

Love shapes the ministry, love transforms people, and hope prevails at Haven Ministries.  Haven Ministries operates a seasonal Homeless Shelter located at the Kent Island United Methodist Church in Stevensville, a Resource Center at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Centreville and at Fisher Manor in Grasonville, the Haven Ministries Food Pantries at Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church in Stevensville and Centreville United Methodist Church in Centreville, Our Daily Thread Thrift Store in Stevensville and Hope Warehouse in Queenstown.

Pictured left to right are Taryn Chase, Haven Ministries Business and Marketing Development Director; Krista Pettit, Haven Ministries Executive Director; and Liz Skibbie, Event Volunteer, enjoying Haven Ministries Annual Best Girlfriend Night Out. This year’s event will be held March 13, 2020 at Prospect Bay Country Club in Grasonville, MD.