LETTER: Thanks for Helping Make Monster Rockfish Festival a Success


The Greenwell Foundation held its first annual Monster Rockfish Festival on Sunday, Oct. 31 at Greenwell State Park in Hollywood. More than 2,000 people came to the park and enjoyed food and fun on a glorious autumn day, all while supporting the Greenwell Foundation. The children’s activities were a huge hit, as were the pony rides at the barn.

Such an event is only possible with the gracious support of many sponsors and in-kind donors including BAMM Enterprises, CSC, The Center for Life Enrichment, Dewberry, Dyson’s Lumber, Elite Beatz Entertainment, John Felicitas and Christine Wray, Hillside Rides, Lenny’s, Liberty Home Builders, Northrop Grumman, Patuxent Partnership, SMECO, Tidewater Dental, Tri-County Abstract, Wayne’s Signs, and Wyle. Greenwell would also like to thank Connie Pennington, the Girl Scouts and all of the many hard-working volunteers, too numerous to name individually. Thank you for your efforts, without which this event would not have been the success that it was.

Additionally, Greenwell would like to extend a thank you to the cook-off participants and judges, food vendors, artists and crafters, community partners and the band, Alive-n-Kickin’. We appreciate your confidence in Greenwell’s ability to host a successful event.

The Monster Rockfish Festival was the result of a partnership with Jeff Tomcsik and his company, BAMM Enterprises, which organized the 1st Annual Monster Rockfish Festival held on Oct. 30. The two events combined to create a weekend filled with something for everyone to enjoy. Greenwell extends a special thank you to Jeff Tomcsik for his vision, and to him and his staff for their assistance and efforts with helping the Festival become a reality.

Greenwell would also like to thank the St. Mary's County Department of Tourism for its assistance with promoting this event.

The money raised from the Monster Rockfish Festival helps support Greenwell’s many inclusive programs, including recreational and therapeutic horseback riding, Camp Greenwell and specialty camps, and River Riders Kayaking. It also helps support Southern Maryland Vacations for Vets, for which Greenwell is the host site. Save the date for next year’s Monster Rockfish Festival – Sunday, Oct. 30.

Thank you,

Joe Anderson
Greenwell Foundation Board of Trustees

Jolanda Campbell
Executive Director
Greenwell Foundation

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