Ribbon Cutter 2020
Sponsored by Morgan Keller
Supporting Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County
We put together a team of about 10 people at our company. The team met virtually throughout COVID to plan our boat. And then we met in person to do the actual work (with masks of course). I am proud that we built our first boat for its maiden voyage through COVID.
It was a fun and rewarding process with a committee of people from different groups within the company that came together to make this happen.
Sailing Through The Winter Solstice begins sometime in mid-November every year when the boats that have been constructed and planned are launched into Carroll Creek. The 12+ week event benefits the city of Frederick in more ways than one. Each boat supports a local charity. Sailing Through Winter Solstice endures through the weekend of Fire and Ice – the first weekend in February. Shortly after that weekend, the boats are lifted from the creek and put into storage – only to be refurbished and polished up for the next year. For 2020 there were 24 boats raising funds for charitable organizations, and one smaller boat, USS Hamster, constructed to serve as a maintenance and rescue boat for repairs, as needed during winds, snow and ice conditions.