UP co-owner Erin McNamara (left) chats with Mary Duke Smith. Photo by Mike Diegel.
More than 50 people attended a benefit for Shepherd’s Table Friday at UP—Healing, Wellness, Adventure, with contributions from vendor and ticket sales of more than $500 and counting going to the organization that serves the homeless.
UP will continue to display artwork for sale from Marylou Katherine Hartman and Janet Wheeler, with all proceeds from the sales going to Shepherd’s Table.
Note: Source of the Spring was the media sponsor of this event.
Here are a few photos from Friday’s event, all by Mike Diegel. Click to enlarge.
Jacki Coyle from Shepherd’s Table (right) chats with one of the vendors
Some of the works by Marylou Katherine Hartman on display
Textile works by Janet Wheeler are also part of the permanent collection.
Lisa Glassman offered chair massages
Michelle Elizabeth of Fire and Bloom demonstrated candle making
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.