Power of the Purse 2018
Power of the Purse 2018

Two volunteers at our annual Power of the Purse

Cherrybration Days at Clark's Elioak 2018
Cherrybration Days at Clark's Elioak 2018

Kids enjoy dressing up and making crafts at Cherrybration Days at Clark’s Elioak Farm

Pink Greens 2018
Pink Greens 2018

Golfers brave the rain during our annual Pink Greens Golf Tournament

Planting at Miller's Grant
Planting at Miller's Grant

Blossoms of Hope and Miller’s Grant got together to celebrate the planting of trees in the new community.

Hills of Milltown 5K 2018
Hills of Milltown 5K 2018

Runners taking off towards the Hill of Hope

Cherry Blossom Princess Emily Pryzborowski
Cherry Blossom Princess Emily Pryzborowski

Blossoms of Hope and Maryland State Society are proud to announce our Cherry Blossom Princess (CBP), Emily Przyborowski! From left to right: Ashley Brown, 2018 CBP Maryland State Society, Emily Przyborowski, 2019 CBP Maryland State Society and Blossoms of Hope, Sheila Mataniu Lee, 2019 CBP American Samoa Society, and Angelina Malia Roberts, 2018 CBP American Samoa Society [with the sash]

Cherrybration Kickoff 2018
Cherrybration Kickoff 2018

Celebrating a new Cherrybration season! From left to right, Lisa Hermodsson, Jen Bush, Vic Broccolino, Beth Bracaglia, Vera Simmons

Brackets for Good Happy Hour at SteelFire Kitchen and Bar
Brackets for Good Happy Hour at SteelFire Kitchen and Bar

SteelFire Kitchen and Bar hosted a happy hour to raise funds for week 1 of Brackets for Good.

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 Think Pink banners Cherrybration Days in Ellicot City

Think Pink banners Cherrybration Days in Ellicot City

 2016 Power of the Purse volunteers.   Photo courtesy Pam Long Photography

2016 Power of the Purse volunteers. 

Photo courtesy Pam Long Photography

 2016 Power of the Purse.  Anxious crowd awaiting opening of doors.  Photo courtesy Pam Long Photography

2016 Power of the Purse.  Anxious crowd awaiting opening of doors.

Photo courtesy Pam Long Photography

 Board Members, Sherri Collins-Witzke and Regina Ford, delivering a Blossoms of Hope Kwanzan cherry tree to Governor Hogan's residence in Annapolis, April 2016.

Board Members, Sherri Collins-Witzke and Regina Ford, delivering a Blossoms of Hope Kwanzan cherry tree to Governor Hogan's residence in Annapolis, April 2016.

 Board members Ross Hecox, Wayne Johnson and Pete Mangione at 2016 Cherrybration days kickoff celebration.

Board members Ross Hecox, Wayne Johnson and Pete Mangione at 2016 Cherrybration days kickoff celebration.

 Legacy Japanese Cherry sappling from DC at Lake Kittamuqundi

Legacy Japanese Cherry sappling from DC at Lake Kittamuqundi

 The Blossoms of Hope Board of Directors at the Diamond Casino Night in November 2015: Christie Lassen, Sean Harbaugh, Beth Ditman, Becky Mangus, Anita Broccolino, Michelle Wildman, Regina Ford, Joe Barbera, Mimi O'Donnell, Tina Broccolino, Sherri Collins-Witzke, Pete Mangione, and Blossoms of Hope Administrative Coordinator, Lene McCollum.  Not in photo: Wayne Johnson and Janet Robey  Photo courtesy of Pam Long Photography

The Blossoms of Hope Board of Directors at the Diamond Casino Night in November 2015: Christie Lassen, Sean Harbaugh, Beth Ditman, Becky Mangus, Anita Broccolino, Michelle Wildman, Regina Ford, Joe Barbera, Mimi O'Donnell, Tina Broccolino, Sherri Collins-Witzke, Pete Mangione, and Blossoms of Hope Administrative Coordinator, Lene McCollum.  Not in photo: Wayne Johnson and Janet Robey

Photo courtesy of Pam Long Photography

 Joe Barbera presents the 2015 donation for the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center to Sandy Harriman and Shelley Brown at the Blossoms of Hope Diamond Casino Night at Horseshoe Casino.  Photo courtesy of Pam Long Photography

Joe Barbera presents the 2015 donation for the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center to Sandy Harriman and Shelley Brown at the Blossoms of Hope Diamond Casino Night at Horseshoe Casino.

Photo courtesy of Pam Long Photography

 Praxis Engineering donated $3000 to Blossoms of Hope in October 2015 for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Pictured: Jerry Schepers of Praxis Engineering, Joe Barbera of Blossoms of Hope, and Ross Hecox of Praxis Engineering

Praxis Engineering donated $3000 to Blossoms of Hope in October 2015 for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Pictured: Jerry Schepers of Praxis Engineering, Joe Barbera of Blossoms of Hope, and Ross Hecox of Praxis Engineering

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   Power of the Purse is scheduled for  Monday, June 8th, 2015  and will be held at Fretz Kitchen Showroom in Columbia.       Gently used and vintage purses will be available for cash and carry.   New and designer handbags, some of which will be filled with goodies, will be included in  the  Silent Auction.  There will be light fare, networking, and much more!        Photos courtesy of Pam Long Photography

Power of the Purse is scheduled for Monday, June 8th, 2015 and will be held at Fretz Kitchen Showroom in Columbia. Gently used and vintage purses will be available for cash and carry.   New and designer handbags, some of which will be filled with goodies, will be included in the Silent Auction. There will be light fare, networking, and much more!

Photos courtesy of Pam Long Photography

 Cherry Blossoms tree close to Savage Mill.

Cherry Blossoms tree close to Savage Mill.

 Pete Mangione giving a copy of "Cherrybration" painted by Teri Rizzuti to Sandi Harriman, Howard Hospital Foundation Exec Director and Paul Gleichauf, of Howard County General Hospital in  April 2014  at the planting of a cherry tree at Wilde Lake Park honoring Jim Rouse's 100th birthday.

Pete Mangione giving a copy of "Cherrybration" painted by Teri Rizzuti to Sandi Harriman, Howard Hospital Foundation Exec Director and Paul Gleichauf, of Howard County General Hospital in April 2014 at the planting of a cherry tree at Wilde Lake Park honoring Jim Rouse's 100th birthday.

 "Cherrybration" by Teri Rizzutti   

"Cherrybration" by Teri Rizzutti

 

 Steve Wicker of Iron Bridge Wine Co. returning the Pink Plate Challenge award to Joe and Mary Barbera of AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar for bringing in the most donations during 2014 Cherrybration Days Pink Plate specials.

Steve Wicker of Iron Bridge Wine Co. returning the Pink Plate Challenge award to Joe and Mary Barbera of AIDA Bistro & Wine Bar for bringing in the most donations during 2014 Cherrybration Days Pink Plate specials.

 EC Historic District Partnership donation from BOH 2013

EC Historic District Partnership donation from BOH 2013

  Everyone donned their pink tutus to present a special photograph and book from Blossoms of Hope to the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center in 2012.

Everyone donned their pink tutus to present a special photograph and book from Blossoms of Hope to the Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource Center in 2012.

   Power of the Purse 2012:      Photos courtesy of Pam Long Photography

Power of the Purse 2012: 

Photos courtesy of Pam Long Photography

   Power of the Purse 2012:      Photos courtesy of Pam Long Photography

Power of the Purse 2012: 

Photos courtesy of Pam Long Photography

 Cherry trees blooming at B&O tain depot 2011

Cherry trees blooming at B&O tain depot 2011

 Cherrybration princess 2010

Cherrybration princess 2010

 Cherrybration Days at the Mall in Columbia with Cherrybration Princess and county council member Mary Kay Sigati

Cherrybration Days at the Mall in Columbia with Cherrybration Princess and county council member Mary Kay Sigati

 Cherry trees 2007

Cherry trees 2007

 Cherry tree at Merriweather post 2007

Cherry tree at Merriweather post 2007

  Planting the first tree of the Camberley Housing Development 

Planting the first tree of the Camberley Housing Development 

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 National Cherry Parade 2007: Regina Ford, Jim Robey, Marge Rappaport

National Cherry Parade 2007: Regina Ford, Jim Robey, Marge Rappaport