February 24, 2024

Pickin’ and Grinnin’


Hospice of St. Mary’s third annual bluegrass music show filled the barn of Flat Iron Farm Saturday for the benefit of Hospice House in Callaway.

Organized by Jay Armsworthy, a familiar name in the pickin’ and strummin’ circles of the region, the eight hours of bluegrass included Bluegrass Gospel Express, Bubby Abell & Spoon Creek, Charlie Thompson & The Bottom County Bluegrass, Jack Tippett Band, Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition, Bill Yates and the Country Gentlemen Tribute Ban and The Gibson Brothers. Gracies Guys and Gals Dancers also performed.

While Flat Iron Farm may be more famous today for its Christmas decorations and auctions than its bluegrass. But another couple years of Bluegrass for Hospice could give the farm a whole new renown.

Hospice board member Beth Cooper said the line for entry began forming an hour before the doors opened.

The festival – which includes a morning craft fair, silent auction and raffles – is operated by volunteers and sponsors including Leader Hub members Great Mills Trading Post and Bob Taylor Engineering.

The mission of Hospice of St. Mary’s is to provide physical, emotional and spiritual support to terminally ill patients and their families and bereavement care to those families and the community For more information about Hospce of St. Mary’s and the Hospice House call 301-994-3023. To give make checks payable to Hospice of St. Mary’s and send to P.O, Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

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