After joining more than 200 supporters gathered at Embers/Blu in Ocean City for Brews & Bites on Nov. 9, I took a moment to soak in what I was witnessing. Our community was not only gathered to enjoy a fundraiser for Coastal Hospice, but a torch was also being passed.
Co-chairs of the Brews & Bites event, Cole Taustin and Kellie Meehan, graciously greeted supporters and shared their passion for the Macky & Pam Stansell House at Coastal Hospice at the Ocean. I couldn’t help but notice their parents — Jay and Cheryl Taustin, Rick Meehan, and Stephanie Meehan — who were bursting with pride as they stood shoulder to shoulder with their children that night. The apple does not fall far from the tree, they say. How true.
We sincerely thank Cole and Kellie and everyone on the Brews & Bites committee who helped raise more than $15,000 for our new hospice residence in Ocean Pines and set the stage for our next generation of young philanthropic leaders.
With young leaders such as Cole and Kellie at the forefront of major charitable endeavors such as this, I feel safe and secure here on the Shore knowing the torch has been passed.
And the torch is, indeed, in good hands.