Let's Celebrate! The 2020 Lisbon Christmas Virtual Parade Raises over $19K to Feed the Local Hungry!
Lisbon, Maryland . April 7, 2021 |
The Lisbon Christmas Parade Committee is celebrating the success of The 2020 Great Lisbon FARMERS FEED THE HUNGRY Christmas Parade. We’ve wrapped it up for you below, like a Christmas gift tied with a red ribbon bow!
Believe in the Possibilities!
The Lisbon Christmas Parade Committee and Howard County Farm Bureau are delighted to announce that The 2020 Great Lisbon FARMERS FEED THE HUNGRY Christmas Parade - Virtual, Reimagined & Online -premiered on New Year's Eve was a tremendous success!
In a year that our landscape was ravaged by the Pandemic presenting many challenges, our mission continued to feed the hungry. We were able to pull off an amazing “virtual” parade full of local joy! There were some 32 entries represented in the video featuring over 25 decorated tractors and over 100 seasonally adorned saddle and carriage horses. Parade patrons were also able to view some images from parades past!
In the spirit of the season, our local farmers and equestrians used their creative talents to showcase their tractors, horses, cows, dogs and more! Through hosting their own Christmas parades on farms and down local lanes, our parade participants provided their outstanding virtual entries.
The Numbers Are In!
The numbers are in! Thanks to you - our community sponsors and tractor and equine participants - the virtual parade raised $19,560! Our beneficiaries will receive:
In addition, nearly 3,000 pounds of nonperishable canned foods was collected and donated to feed the local food banks in Howard and Carroll counties! Thank you to all those who participated in the food drives this parade season!
To view the full video and find all individually linked videos (starting at the time they begin in the YouTube full video), please CLICK HERE.
Plans for 2021
Mark your calendars! The Great Lisbon FARMERS FEED THE HUNGRY Christmas Parade presented by the Howard County Farm Bureau is scheduled to kick off on Saturday, December 11, 2021. Stay tuned and learn more by visiting www.LisbonChristmasParade.com
The Great Lisbon FARMERS FEED THE HUNGRY Christmas Parade presented by The Howard County Farm Bureau, benefits The Howard County Food Bank, Carroll County Food Sunday, Farmers & Hunters Feeding the Hungry, and Lisbon Volunteer Fire Company. Since its inception in 2011, the parade has raised more than $123,000 to date for the parade’s beneficiaries and collected many thousands of pounds of nonperishable canned food donated to our local food banks in Howard and Carroll counties.
Many Thanks to Our 2020 Sponsors
Howard County, Maryland Executive Calvin Ball | Rhine Landscaping . Construction . Pools |
Aqua-Bright | Ruppert Landscape | RLO Contractors | Laura-Lee Jones Long & Foster Real Estate
Hoenes Family Foundation, Inc. | Merry Acres Farm | Don & Theresa D'Amato | Howard County Fair Association | Regan Group of Keller Williams Realty | Alice's AgriMaryland | Mariah-Belle Pet Care | The Equiery | Robert Ferguson, Inc. | Carroll Mill Farm | Carroll County Farm Bureau | Coldsprings Farm | Raising Connections | Heritage Realty | Sandy Spring Bank St. John Properties | Tony Locos | Colleen Hood | Capitol City Contractors | Franks Produce & Greenhouses | Frey Agricultural Products/Frey Farm & Garden | Harvest Fried Chicken | MWHA (Maryland Western Horse Association) | East View Farm - Brian & Crystal Pickett | Paul Miller | Tracy McKenna | Howard County-Iron Bridge Hounds | Barkley Law | The Dymeks | Gwen B. Gates | Greenway Farms | Floyd's Crossroads Pub | The Grill at Lisbon | Wagner Meats, LLC | J. David Mullinix & Sons | Mt. Airy Children's Dental Associates | Penn Oaks Winery | College Hunks Hauling Junk Mt Airy | Steve Moss | Preece Family
And, Thank You to Everyone who led Food Drives!
Ana Clemmer, Miss 2020 Howard County Farm Bureau who led food drives at Boarman's Old Fashioned Meat Market, Kendall Hardware & TLV Tree Farm; The Morgan Inn/Brothers 8 MC Central Maryland; Bolder; Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue; Med One Woodbine Pharmacy; The Equiery; The Regan Group at Keller Williams Realty Centre; and Gladhill Tractors