Margie and Mickey Take A Bow: The Elsburgs Acknowledged at MSCF Awards Program


It seems like it was a combination of appropriately acknowledging Marge and Mickey Elsburg for their two decades of volunteer work on the Mid-Shore and some very good luck yesterday as the Mid-Shore Community Foundation awarded the couple their highest honor on Friday afternoon.

The Elsbergs received the Town Watch Society Award for countless hours of service to nonprofit organizations in Kent County and throughout the Mid-Shore since they moved to Chestertown in 1993. From leading roles with the Sultana Education Foundation, Chester River Health Foundation,  Horizons of Kent and Queen Anne’s, Junior Achievement, the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, and a host of other nonprofits, large and small, they both have personified  the best examples of volunteerism on the Eastern Shore.

The good bit of luck was due to the fact that the Elsbergs recently made the decision to leave the Shore to be with their son and family in Hanover, New Hampshire. With their home sold in Chestertown, they will be heading north soon. The Spy suspects we have not seen the last of them, but it seems like the perfect time for Margie and Mickey to take a bow from a grateful community.

This video is less than a minute in length. For more information about the Mid-Shore Community Foundation please go here


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Letters to Editor

  1. Sandra L. Ryon says

    This is a well-deserved award! The National Music Festival is very grateful for the numerous articles that Margie has written to promote our cause. We’re counting on the fact that this is not the last we’ve seen of the Elsberg’s!
    Sandy Ryon

  2. Holly Geddes says

    Bravo! Well deserved!

  3. Congratulations!
    Fair winds and following seas.

  4. Robert Kramer says

    Well deserved award. Thanks Margie. Thanks Mickey. Don’t be strangers.

  5. Caroline Schroth says

    The Elsberg will be sorely missed, both for their generosity and their steadfastness to our community.

  6. Laura Wade says

    I cannot think of anyone, and in this case a couple, who deserves this award more than Marge and Mickey Elsburg. I have had the pleasure of knowing Marge and Mickey for many years. One of the “other non-profits” Marge and Mickey have been involved in is the National Music Festival. Every year they hosted musicians for the 2 week Festival and many of our students would “hang out” at the Elsburg’s because they were such fun and always had great ice cream. They were two of the Festival’s most loyal supporters with donations and Marge wrote many articles about the Festival for shore publications. I literally can’t imagine Chestertown without the Elsburgs. I hope Hanover, NH, will welcome these marvelous people who I am sure will give back to their new community as they have to our community.

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