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  • (L-R) Committee co-chairs Marsha Perry and Debbie Risher, Emma Clements, committee member Nancy Percival and Crofton Civic Association President Steve Grimaud have enjoyed the family-friendly activities of Crofton’s 50th Anniversary celebration. The next event, Summerfest, is planned for May 31 at Crofton Country Club.
    (L-R) Committee co-chairs Marsha Perry and Debbie Risher, Emma Clements, committee member Nancy Percival and Crofton Civic Association President Steve Grimaud have enjoyed the family-friendly activities of Crofton’s 50th Anniversary celebration. The next event, Summerfest, is planned for May 31 at Crofton Country Club.
  • Summerfest follows a line of successful events coordinated by members of the Crofton 50th Anniversary committee, including the Halloween Parade.
    Summerfest follows a line of successful events coordinated by members of the Crofton 50th Anniversary committee, including the Halloween Parade.

Crofton Continues 50th Anniversary Celebration With Summerfest

Zach Sparks
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May 8, 2014

The Community Event Will Feature Pool Access, Games, Music And Prizes

So far, Crofton’s 50th Anniversary committee has celebrated the town’s milestone with an arts and crafts fair, the Winterfest Luau and a flower-basket contest among other festivities. On May 31, the board will partner with Crofton Country Club to hold Summerfest, a free community spectacle featuring games, music and prizes.

“I wanted to hold a music event with local talent. Crofton Country Club is having their anniversary too, so they told us to have the event at the club,” recalled Gina Knudson, anniversary committee chair. “They wanted to kick off the summer and thought it was a great idea to do that while also having our event.”

The all-ages function will be packed with activities for people who enjoy various types of entertainment. Starting at 11:00am, guests are invited to take a dip into the pool, which is normally open only to club members. From 1:00pm to 3:00pm, frisbee, hula hoops and other toys and games will be offered in front of the club’s entrance, which provides a miniature park atmosphere with grass and trees.

In the early afternoon and evening, visitors can satisfy their appetites by indulging in delectable barbecue food items sold by Crofton Country Club. Pulled pork, hamburgers, hot dogs, soft pretzels and other culinary treats will be available at pool-side stations. No outside food or beverages will be permitted.

Around 4:00pm, families can make their way to the left side of the grounds, where food and wine stations will accompany a live music scene. Local artists from various genres will perform until 10:00pm.

The lineup includes R&B soloist and Arundel High graduate Nick Rich, funk and blues band Little Bird, and performers from Priddy Music Academy, who will engage the crowd with rock, country, funk and blues tunes made famous by popular artists such as Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin, Carrie Underwood and One Republic.

“Priddy Music Academy thrives on these types of events,” remarked Lee Priddy, the academy’s owner and operator. “Our students enjoy the opportunity and experience playing out to the general public. Getting young musicians out is a great outlet. Sports, dance and martial arts are great too, but this allows young musicians too grow and shine.”

Danny Mays, a 20-year Croftonite, scheduled singers and instrumentalists with assistance from other committee members. “I was honored to help select a diverse group of local musicians that show off the incredible talent that resides in Crofton and the surrounding areas,” he acknowledged. “It was important to select family-friendly acts, so the whole community can enjoy an evening together, celebrating all that Crofton was, is and will become.”

Throughout the day, people also can tour the grounds and get a glimpse of the active property. “Years ago, in order to own a home in Crofton, you had to be a member of this club,” indicated Angelique Litherland, Crofton Country Club’s director of catering. “Now we are a member-only association, and this is a great opportunity for people to experience [the venue], and in the meantime, we are doing a community event that celebrates our 50 years and the town’s anniversary as well.”

Crofton Country Club will give away a social membership, which includes unlimited swimming pool privileges and access to cookouts, a poolside bar, the sand volleyball court, basketball and the playground. The membership also permits the winner to attend wine dinners, member socials, holiday parties and daily dining in the Traditions Grill.

Visitors should bring blankets or chairs to sit on, put on some suntan lotion and prepare themselves for an amusing occasion. “I think it’s going to be an awesome event, and a good day for families and people of all ages,” Knudson proclaimed. “Whether people want to come early and bring their kids, or stay late for the music, Summerfest will be great fun.”

Additional details are still being finalized. For an updated list of performers and activities, visit the group’s Facebook page or contact croftonturns50@yahoo.com.


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