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Sunflower Fest 2019| A Community Event to Benefit The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company| Hosted by Richardson Farms of White Marsh, MD
A Special Thank You To Richardson Farms For This Yearly Festival to Benefit The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Crew. Also, A HUGE THANK YOU To The Brave Men & Women At The White Marsh Firehouse For All You Do. You Put Your Life On The Line For Little More Than Our Appreciation. I Want You To Know, You Are Extremely Appreciated By Baltimore Girl Photography & The Entire Community Of Citizens You Serve.
As I was browsing through the local events in our area, I stumbled across the Sunflower Fest benefit for the Firehouse of White Marsh, MD. Due to my family's history of loss due to fire, I knew that I had to help out. You see, when I was about 13 years old, my aunt lost her home to a fire. Even worse, her five year old son (my baby cousin), LC, did not make it out. The brave men of the local volunteer fire department tried to no avail to save his life, but were unable to. If will alone could have saved him, he would be here today. They were courageous and had such a deep sadness at the inability to save him that I was forever touched by their caring souls. When I saw this event, I knew it was a small opportunity to repay a debt. After all, a volunteer fire crew did save my aunt and her other 3 small children.
I reached out to the fine folks at Richardson Farms and they were happy to have me. I offered each couple, family or person who donated some money (into the fire boot pictured below) a totally free, fully edited image. I ended up taking about 25 individual or group portraits. This means a minimum of 25 people donated which is amazing!!!
I saw people adding in $5's and $10's to help the fire crew & I was so proud to be a part of this small community in Baltimore County. We see bad in our Baltimore streets each day, so it made me happy to see so many gathering to help a great cause.
The Generous Donations at This Event Raised Nearly $2,500!!!
Without any further delay I present to you "Sunflower Fest" of 2019...
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