Thursday, April 14, 2011


The last familial owners of the home, the Sterling family, held a long-standing custom of welcoming extended family and friends into their home to enjoy the festivities of holidays. Mary Theresa “Aunt Theresa” Sterling, known for devotion to her family and to the community, kept the Easter tradition of creating baskets and organizing a children’s egg hunt well into her seventies.

Current Sterling House owners, Dean Beck and Jo Ann Beck, are excited to return to this long held Easter tradition and have plans for offering future seasonal events. “It is our hope to recreate some of the Sterling family traditions by offering events and celebrations that bring our community together.

Leonardtown is returning to a thriving neighborhood and we’d like The Front Porch at the Sterling House to be a gathering place that continues the traditions of the Sterling hospitality”, states Dean Beck.

April 24, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The hunt will be organized into 2 age groups.

Children 2-5 years at 10:00 am on the Front Lawns and 6-10 years at 10:30 am on the lower level lawn (Lower Parking Lot Level)

Various prizes for finding the golden egg and the most eggs will be awarded with light refreshments, punch and cookies provided for the children. Mimosas, coffee, and tea for adults will be also be served. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Happy Easter Egg Hunting!