How do you race a yacht in Carroll county?
(Maryland's Mission of Mercy Fund Raising Event)
You do it (with a model boat) at Carolyn Scott's pond on thier 47-acre property in Frizzellburg! Robert and Carolyn Scott are members of the Leadership commitee of the Mission of Mercy a 501c3 non profit traveling health care and dental care free clinic that serves Maryland, Pennsylvania, Texas and Arizona.
To see photos of the "Frizzellburg Regatta" click here.
From the Carroll County Times
Carolyn Scott said she had seen some interesting boats in the past, from a bed pan with a motor to one that was fashioned with empty photo canisters.
She said the contest is a way for people to get creative.
The boats aren’t in a race but will be judged by their decorations and creativity. There are categories for wackiest, most colorful, best children’s and many more.
The Regatta is open to the public and, along with the boats, there will be food, games and pony rides for the children.
“I’m hoping that we have at least 100 people [attend],” Scott said.
The money will be going to fund Mission of Mercy’s services
Linda Ryan, executive director of Mission of Mercy, said more than 7,000 patients receive medical care in Carroll and an estimated 2,500 patients have received dental services through the program in the 14 years it has served Carroll County.
“The only way that we can survive is through donations, events and grants,” Ryan said.
The money raised at the Regatta will be used to support the three clinic sites in the county.
According to David Liddle, chief financial officer at Mission of Mercy, it costs $300,000 a year to operate the Mission of Mercy clinics in Carroll. (that's Carroll County alone, Mission of Mercy operates in Frederick county and Pennsylvania and in Texas & Arizona as well)
What is "A Mission of Mercy"? A Mobile Medical Clinic serving the unisured and underinsured in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Texas and Arizona
From the unofficial Mission of Mercy Blog:
Mission of Mercy, a nonprofit organization, seeks to restore dignity to all people by being an instrument of "healing through love". based on an innovative volunteer-based model, M of M is able to treat large numbers of patients with active and retired medical professionals
By David Bruce contributing webmaster for Frederick.com