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2020 Soles of Love



This year we are thrilled to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Soles of Love in the Garden, our highly anticipated signature charity event which provides new shoes for local children in need.


The event is held at the home of our founder, Julie Gaver, at Meadow Branch Farm in Myersville, MD. Come and be part of a relaxing evening of friendship, conversation, music, and community while meandering through the Gavers’ serene country property. Guests are asked to donate all the new children’s shoes their heart will allow which are distributed throughout Frederick and Washington Counties.


The theme this year is Silver and Gold to commemorate the 10th anniversary of an event that began as a small grass roots effort but was recently recognized by Frederick Magazine as one of the best charity events in Frederick County. In the words of our favorite childhood song, “make new friends and keep the old, one is silver and the other gold.” We will celebrate both new and old friends in grand style as we strive to exceed our goal of 2,020 pairs of shoes this year.


Attendees are invited to wear anything that makes them feel like a million bucks!



First Bloom


Last year we paved the way for our future women leaders with the inaugural “First Bloom” event. This companion Soles of Love- inspired event focused on raising up young girls to be givers and supporters of their sisters in need.

This year’s second annual gathering is open to girls in elementary and middle school accompanied by a mom, grandmother, or female adult mentor. A smaller, more intimate version of our Friday night adult gathering, First Bloom youth attendees will also be asked to donate shoes for their fellow classmates and experience the satisfaction of philanthropy at an early age.

As part of the Must Love Shoes community, women from all over the region have connected while doing something for the greater good.

Join us to make a difference.


Many local families struggle each year to provide shoes for their children to wear in the upcoming school year. Wanting children to know the excitement of a new pair of shoes when school starts, combined with wanting people to come together to feel love and connection resulted in our signature event, held every summer in Julie’s beloved gardens at her family farm.



A special thanks to our 2019-2020 sponsors.

Stiletto Sponsors

Platform Sponsors




Amy Clapp
Betsy Cowpertwaite
Joan Wicks
Marlene Young, Glad Heart Productions
Putman Plumbing
Susan Bowen

Mary Jane


Anita Moore, Copywriting Consultant
Deer Spring Designs by Stephanie Sullivan
Dr. Jennifer Bell, Foot & Ankle Specialists of the Mid-Atlantc
P’ZZAZZ Custom Upholstery & Fun Stuff
Tammie Workman and Chris Colville

Flip Flop


Amanda Stalbaum
Debbie Eagling
Doris DeLauter
Edie Wennick
Esther Bowman
Evelyn Zimmerman
Gloria Grove
Jacqui Kreh
Jan Tuck
Katherine Diggins
Karlys & Tom “Klynch”
Kristi Hallman
Lee Fuhr, Frederick Children’s Chorus
Leesa Ruderman
Linda Morgan
Lisa Brandenburg
Lori Benedetto
Lori Ermi
Marj Berkheimer
Mary Anne Burke
Mary McCormack
Nancy Randall
Nancy Wynne, Frederick Women’s Civic Club
Patricia Szymanski
Peggy Waxter
RAW Designs, LLC
Renee Hyrkas
Robin Rose
Robyn Bramhall
Sarah Kurtanich, Taste Frederick Food Tours
Sandy Sponaugle
Susan Thomas
Therese Boucher, EVER Skincare
Tonya Hatosy-Stier
Tracy Grubb, Real Estate Teams



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Love & Dishes Catering
On the Town Limousines
Szemere Photography
The King of Christmas
Valley Graphic Services
Wizer Productions