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Calling All Mask Makers for Masks4Annapolis!

The City of Annapolis is looking for local mask makers to get creative and give generously to the new #Masks4Annapolis initiative, which aims to collect 1,000 masks to kids and adults in the underserved communities in the city.

In an effort to keep everyone in the city safe this summer with their very own cloth masks, the City of Annapolis, along with the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), and the Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis Downtown have joined forces to encourage everyone to help with increasing the supply of masks for those in need by sewing cloth face masks to give away.

So fire up the sewing machine and create your best masks for the community. Create unique adult and children’s masks and you could win some great prizes along the way!

One of the critical tactics in keeping Annapolis residents healthy and safe is the use of face coverings when out in public. Unfortunately, there are many who simply do not have the means to acquire proper protective masks. There is an immediate need to provide masks for children to promote safety. #Masks4Annapolis is seeking to collect 1,000 adult and 1,000 children’s masks this summer.

“Annapolis is a giving town,” said Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley. “We are asking people to help out by sewing masks and I know this will be successful. Be creative and share the love, not the virus!”

The Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis Downtown has rallied local businesses and some of its sister hotels in the region to provide prizes for mask makers in several themed categories.

“We are all very vested in the well-being of Annapolis and our neighbors. This is our home too, and we want to do our part for the safety and betterment of our community,” said Joseph Mensah, general manager of the hotel.

The #Masks4Annapolis contest will run from June 1 to July 31. Every Friday, beginning on June 12, donated masks will be collected from designated drop boxes and winners will be selected for:

  • Most Annapolitan
  • Most Maryland
  • Most Patriotic
  • Most Creative

Mayor Buckley, OEM Director Simmons, Senator Sarah Elfreth, Rob Levitt of Creating Communities, and others will serve as weekly judges.
At the conclusion of the contest, all the weekly winners will be entered to win the grand prize of a two-night stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis Downtown, dinner for two at Kitchen on West Street, and dinner for two at Latitude 38. Judges for the grand prize will be international recording artists and hometown favorites—Good Charlotte. There will also be a special prize for most masks donated.

How to Enter:

Contestants just need to create a cloth mask and submit it with an entry form in a plastic bag at one of the following drop-off sites:

  • Office of Emergency Management donation bin – bottom of West Street in front of Zachary’s Jewelers
  • Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis Downtown – 174 West Street, main lobby
  • Latitude 38 Waterfront – 12 Dock Street

Contestants can also mail their mask and entry form to the Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis Downtown at 174 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.

Entry forms and more information can be found at Annapolis.thekitchenandbar.com/masks4annapolis or at each drop-off site. Prizes include gift cards, dinners, drinks, and hotel stays from:

  • Lemongrass
  • Boatyard Bar and Grill
  • Carpaccio
  • Café Normandie
  • Sailor Oyster Bar (donated by Schooner Woodwind)
  • Kitchen on West Street
  • Latitude 38 Waterfront
  • Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis Downtown
  • Hampton Inn White House
  • Residence Inn Baltimore Inner Harbor
  • Hampton Inn Baltimore Inner Harbor
  • AC Hotel by Marriott Washington DC Downtown
  • Hyatt Place National Harbor

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