Date: November 5, 2009

News - Community Foundation Wrangles Support--And That's No Bull

Chaney Bull Roast Raises Nearly $19,000

Chaney Enterprises hosted nearly 500 guests during its Annual Bull Roast on October 3 at the Waldorf Elks Lodge, raising nearly $19,000 to benefit community support funds of the Community Foundation of Charles County.

"The Community Foundation is honored to help facilitate the Chaney Foundation giving through our Community Grants program. The Community Grants Program is the Community Foundation of Charles County's unrestricted grant program, where nonprofits are invited to apply for funding. We are excited to announce the kick-off of our second round of grants in January 2010,” said Gretchen Hardman, executive director of the Community Foundation of Charles County.

In addition to the great fall weather, the guests enjoyed ribs, burgers, hot dogs, and beef barbequed by the Chaney sales team and a few of their customers. Traditional side salads as well as outstanding oysters on the half-shell topped off the day’s feast. Beverages were donated by the Coca-Cola Bottling Co.

Guests took their chance on baskets of cheer, Blackjack and the Big Six wheel, a favorite of the Bull Roast, and danced to music provided by First Groove Sound Services. This year’s silent auction included items from Embellishments a la Maison, artist Linda DeCamp, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, Portrait Innovations, PNC Bank, Clark Machinery Co., Freedom Office Products, All-American Harley Davidson, David F.A. Taylor and Son, Inc., The Brick Companies, the Santana family, Best Western La Plata, Annapolis Marriott Waterfront and Chaney Enterprises.

More than 100 Chaney Enterprises employees and family members volunteered for the day, making sure this year’s Bull Roast was a success.

Chaney Enterprises also hosts the Babe and Dick Chaney Memorial Golf Tournament at Old South Country Club to benefit the American Cancer Society through the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County.

The Community Foundation of Charles County was established in 2005. Community Foundations are non-profit, charitable trusts that support local community causes. Their role is to manage donor funds and build endowments as well as make grants to charities and community groups, linking local donors with local needs. The first community foundation was created in 1914 by a banker in Cleveland. Since then community foundations have been rapidly growing all over the world.

Will Robertson and Robert Tyrrell pull a rack of ribs from the pit
Will Robertson and Robert Tyrrell pull a rack of ribs from the pit

Will Robertson and Robert Tyrrell pull a rack of ribs from the pit
Lorrie Tippett works the crowd at the Bix Six wheel

Will Robertson and Robert Tyrrell pull a rack of ribs from the pit
2009 Chaney Bull Roast Pit Crew

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