It is with deep regret that the 7th District Optimist Club announces the cancellation of the 2020 Blessing of the Fleet. In order to comply with the guidelines that have been set forth by the Maryland Department of Agriculture and the Maryland Department of Health in regards to COVID-19 protocols we are unable to hold an event of this magnitude.
As a community organization that has been serving the youth of St. Mary's County since 1968 it is our mission to help ensure the safety, health and well being of all visitors to the Blessing of the Fleet. Please mark your calendars for the 2021 Blessing of the Fleet which will be held on October 2-3 and will feature "The Amish Outlaws" and of course our amazing fireworks display.
For more information concerning the 7th District Optimist Club please visit our website: 7thdistrictoptimist.org or our Facebook page. As we all make our way through these trying times we will always strive to continue our mission of being a "Friend of Youth". Thank you for your support through the years and to borrow a verse from our Optimist Creed, "Promise yourself, to think only the best, to work only for the best and expect only the best.".