Because we believe that strong, healthy, and unified communities make for a better world.
Friday June 13th, 2014
Havre de Grace, Maryland
Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna Volunteer Celebration
Cabot’s Community Tour good luck continued as we rolled into beautiful Havre de Grace, MD, despite it being Friday the 13th. Cabot cyclists and staff were hosted by the picturesque Arts by the Bay Gallery in Havre de Grace’s Arts and Entertainment District. Gallery curator Patricia Fair made our Farmers’ Gratitude Grille feel especially welcome. The Tour helped to celebrate the amazing volunteers of Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna. The entire Cabot team was amazed at the number of Habitat volunteers receiving Presidential Volunteer Service Awards as a thank you for the remarkable number of hours given during 2013. It is this type of volunteerism that the Tour loves to celebrate in the 30+ communities we are visiting during our 6-week Tour. As Abrielle Willis, Volunteer Coordinator for Habitat said, we can’t say thank the volunteers enough for the time they donate helping to build a strong community.
Volunteers enjoyed a delicious spread from the Grille while viewing the beautiful artwork on display at the Gallery. We also learned that Havre de Grace is home to diehard Cabot fans. One volunteer eats only Cabot cheddars since finding out he was lactose-intolerant. He was thrilled to learn that Cabot’s new Legacy collection was also lactose-free, and enjoyed sampling them throughout the evening. Volunteers were also treated to a great selection of beers from Heavy Seas Brewery and wines from the Vineyard Wine Bar.
About the Tour
The 2014 Cabot Community Tour is a celebration of the work of cooperatives, service organizations, and volunteers and honors our 1200 farm family owners’ three most cherished principals: Cooperatives, Community and Volunteerism. From May 17 through June 21, the Tour is following a route along the East Coast Greenway, stopping at cities and towns along the way, meeting with organizations and their volunteers and honoring the work that goes into making a healthy, vibrant, and sustainable community.
Supporting the tour is the Farmers’ Gratitude Grille, a traveling kitchen conceived by the farm families who own Cabot. Cabot chefs prepare healthy, delicious meals as a way of thanking those who generously give their time to others in their communities.
Our farmers understand the value of volunteerism, and how donating time and services make communities stronger and healthier. Interested volunteers who can’t join us on the Cabot Community Tour can still get involved by visiting the Reward Volunteers website, and downloading the free Reward Volunteers iPhone app, or using the online web widget. Reward Volunteers is a free, easy way to track the time you spend volunteering in your community – and to earn rewards for yourself and the organizations you serve.
The 2014 Community Tour was created by Cabot Creamery Cooperative and its fellow sponsors and supporters, including: AARP Create the Good, East Coast Greenway, HandsOn Network, Marriott, National Life Group, and local affiliates of Habitat for Humanity.