Patuxent River Appreciation Day 2018 courtesy of the Calvert Marine Museum

Calvert Marine Museum seeks vendors for the 42nd Patuxent River appreciation Day

News Release, Calvert Marine Museum

SOLOMONS, MD – August 20, 2019 – Patuxent River Appreciation Day (PRAD), one of Southern Maryland’s longest-running festivals, celebrates its 42nd year on October 12, 2019, at the Calvert Marine Museum (CMM). All members of the family can enjoy the fun from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Museum admission is FREE.

Although PRAD will now take place on one day, rather than two, there is still a need for just as many local vendors as in past years. Booth spaces in the event’s Art and Craft Show are currently available for $50 for a 15’ x 15’ spot.  Those interested in applying for booth space can visit www.calvertmarinemuseum.com for the full application and additional information.  All applications must be received no later than September 20, 2019, for consideration.

First-time applicants must also submit three digital images of current work.  Returning vendors with current work on a file with the PRAD Committee need not resubmit these images.  Applicants are evaluated by the PRAD Committee and booth spaces are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.  Priority will be given to returning exhibitors.  In addition to original artwork and crafts, some resale and flea market items will be allowed upon approval from the PRAD Committee.

For questions regarding PRAD, please call CMM Group and Visitor Services Coordinator Melissa McCormick at 410-326-2042, ext. 41 or email at Melissa.McCormick@calvertcountymd.gov.  Any e-mail correspondence must have PRAD in the subject line.

Explore how the prehistoric past, natural environments, and maritime heritage come to life and tell a unique story of the Chesapeake Bay. The Calvert Marine Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Admission is $9.00 for adults; $7.00 for seniors, military with valid I.D, AAA and AARP members; $4.00 for children ages 5 – 12; children under 5 and museum members are admitted free.  For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com or call 410-326-2042. Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

The Southern Maryland Chronicle is a local, small business entrusted to provide factual, unbiased reporting to the Southern Maryland Community. While we look to local businesses for advertising, we hope to keep that cost as low as possible in order to attract even the smallest of local businesses and help them get out to the public. We must also be able to pay employees(part-time and full-time), along with equipment, and website related things. We never want to make the Chronicle a “pay-wall” style news site.

To that end, we are looking to the community to offer donations. Whether it’s a one-time donation or you set up a reoccurring monthly donation. It is all appreciated. All donations at this time will be going to furthering the Chronicle through hiring individuals that have the same goals of providing fair, and unbiased news to the community. For now, donations will be going to a business PayPal account I have set-up for the Southern Maryland Chronicle, KDC Designs. All business transactions currently occur within this PayPal account. If you have any questions regarding this you can email me at davidhiggins@southernmarylandchronicle.com

Thank you for all of your support and I hope to continue bringing Southern Maryland the best news possible for a very long time. — David M. Higgins II