Date: October 6, 2007
Waldorf, MD, - October 6, 2007, what a great day it was to raise awareness and money for the American Cancer Society! Chaney Enterprises' Bull Roast benefiting the American Cancer Society was once again a huge success bringing the 28 year total contributions over $1,010,128.00!!
Total proceeds raised at this year's event were $61,439.00! The 775 guests in attendance feasted on tremendous amounts of ribs, oysters, roast-beef and many delicious side items. Guests danced to songs from the Music Machine, tried their luck at games of chance including Black Jack, pull tabs, and the Big 6 wheel. The silent auction was also a huge success with many great items to bid on including Redskins' & Ravens' tickets, spa and golf packages, die cast vehicles, and much more.
The Bull Roast would not have been so successful without the assistance of this year's volunteers consisting of 101 Chaney Enterprise's employees and their families, six Waldorf Jaycee's Community Center volunteers, Gretchen Heinze and Sally and Gene Jameson. Without their help, this event would have not taken place. The annual Bull Roast is important to all who volunteer and attend but this event is especially important to the Chaney family.
Thank you to the following companies for discounting or donating their services to help reduce overhead cost of this event: BK Miller, Bozick Distributors, Fantasy World Entertainment, Graphics Studio, Keller Bus Service, Maryland Independent, Music Machine, Red, Hot & Blue and Rips of Bowie.
Thank you to the following individuals and companies who donated to our silent auction: Ace Beverage, Alban Tractor, All American Harley-Davidson, Annapolis Marriott Waterfront & Pussers Landing Restaurant, Apple Spice Junction, Best Western Hotel in La Plata, Bowie Baysox, Cintas Uniforms, Clark Machines, Cold Stone Creamery, Country Florist, Damon's Bar & Grill, David Taylor (F.A Taylor & Sons), Diamond Limousines, Francis Scott Key Golf Club, Freedom Office Products, Gem Auto, Green Turtle Bar & Grille, La Plata TV & Appliance, La Tolteca Restaurant, Andrea Jenkins-Lia Sophia Jewelry, Linda de Camp, Mexico Restaurant, Middleton Heating & Air Conditioning, New Moon Bodywork & Botanicals, Noodles & Company Restaurant, Ouzos Restaurant, PNC Bank, Potomac Mack, Regency Furniture, Robertson's Crab House, Schrader's Bridgetown Manor, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, The Brick Companies, Three Brothers Restaurant and Trick Trucks.
Frank Chaney, Chairman of the Board of Chaney Enterprises, was 10 years old in 1967 when his father, Eugene "Babe" Chaney Sr., the company's founder, died of throat cancer. When Frank graduated from college in 1979 and started working for the family business, he was looking for ways to show the company's gratefulness to its community. Since cancer education and prevention were so near to his heart and it matched his goal of supporting the community, Frank created an annual Bull Roast to benefit the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. In 1999, Frank's brother, Dickie, who then served as Chairman of the Board of the company, died of throat cancer as well. From this point on, the annual Bull Roast took on a deeper meaning for the company and communities that were touched by the lives of these two people. In fact, since 1999 the event has been held in their memory.
"Chaney Enterprises and the Chaney family are very blessed that this Bull Roast, which is in memory of our family members, Eugene 'Babe' Chaney, Sr. and Richard 'Dickie' Chaney, Sr. has become an event that hundreds of Southern Maryland citizens look forward to every year," said Frank Chaney. "In fact the Bull Roast somewhat models the personality of Babe and Dickie in that it gives generously to a worthy cause; it brings together friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors; and leaves a long lasting impression of hard work, dedication, and perseverance for the common good of our communities."
We look forward to seeing everyone at the 29th Annual Bull Roast!