Block party business card exchange draws 300

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Nearly 300 people turned out for the block party hosted by Triple Crown Construction and its business park neighbors, St. John Properties, AMI Signs and Georgetown Insurance.

A recent business card exchange sponsored by the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce turned into a party and a way of helping an area nonprofit.

Triple Crown Construction and its business park neighbors, St. John Properties, AMI Signs and Georgetown Insurance, hosted the event and gave it a block party theme.

“As a new member of Triple Crown Construction, I found the Frederick business card exchange to be a grand experience,” David Krause, service division manager at Triple Crown, said in a news release.

Nearly 300 guests turned out for the gathering.

The event featured a dunk tank that raised money for the Heartly House. Since 1979, Heartly House has provided services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and child abuse.

Organizations like Heartly House have helped many people, including one of Triple Crown’s own.

”I have relied on the resources of a women’s shelter in the past, so I know firsthand their dedication to helping women and children (and in many cases, men too) who are stuck in abusive situations,” Angie Ugaz, project coordinator at Triple Crown, said in the release. “Especially when you feel like you have nowhere else to turn, they truly are a godsend.”

The event’s co-hosts also set up a collection box for items that Heartly House needs, such as toiletries, tote bags, soap and coffee.