Children’s Beach House Barbecue Next Weekend

by Dave on August 20, 2010

Chairperson Eileen Clark and her committee members eagerly anticipate the 8th Annual Beach House Barbecue on Saturday, August 28th from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Children’s Beach House, located at 1800 Bay Avenue in Lewes.

As always, the fundraiser benefits the organization’s programs, serving at-risk children, ages 7-18 statewide. The young people engage in arts and crafts, boating, kayaking, swimming, sports, group activities, and environmental education. These programs and activities expose them to enrichment in speech, language, and social development.

“Our wheels have been spinning since September 2009 preparing for this event, whose theme recognizes one of America’s favorite pastimes,” stated Clark. “The event titled, ‘A Bicycle Built for You’ will feature beach cruisers, motorcycles, mopeds, mountain bikes, tricycles, scooters, and more! The food, entertainment, decorations, and venue are all set. We have only to await our guests’ arrival!”

The Beach Barbecue features a unique auction, including the designs of 13 local artists. Lynne McKay, Gary Crowl, Connie Miller, Faith Lord, Nick Serratore, Jean Doran, Steve Rogers, Aina Negaard Nammack, Kim Klabe, Sherry Lee Biele, Tara Funk Grim, Damon Pla, and Carolyn Freas have each cleverly decorated a wooden bench to be auctioned during the event. These hand-painted masterpieces may currently be previewed at several locations in Rehoboth and Lewes or online at “The auction, which starts as a silent auction and then goes live the last half- hour, is always a highlight of the evening,” said Sharon Gillespie, Art Chair.

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The Children’s Beach House thanks all sponsors who have already signed up to support the event and continue to assist our organization. Special thanks to Wilmington Trust; The Betsy and Wayne Holden Thank You Fund; Lynn and Bob Edgell; Patsy and Dave Rommel; Bayside Limousine; Nancy and David Marvin; Delmarva Media Group; Schagrin Gas; Young, Conaway, Stargatt & Taylor; Anonymous; Eileen and A. Martin Clark; Eric G. Mooney, P.A.; Sally and John Freeman; Dr. and Mrs. Edward Hertzfeld; Mark Showell Interiors; JD’s Filling Station; Inn at Canal Square; Elyse and Chad Moore; Emilee and Jon Reynolds; Prudential Gallo, REALTORS®; Cape Gazette; Gwynne McDevitt; Admiral Hotel; Rehoboth Auto Repair; Amanda and Harvey Ryan; Community Bank Delaware; Delaware Beach Life; Irish Eyes; Coastal Sussex Weekly; Jay Becker and David Weidman (Hudson, Jones, Jaywork & Fisher); Coachwise, Mary Helms; Dewey Beach Enterprises; Marcia and Henry DeWitt; Jefferson, Urian, Doane & Sterner,PA; John Newton and Mowry Spencer; Candy and Donnee Ramelli; J. Thomas Sturgis, EdD; Dr. Jeffrey and Mrs. Benedette Cooper; Roberts Construction; WJE Engineering; and Carol and Bud Simon.

Purchase a ticket ($85.00) by calling 302-645-9184 or by visiting We will sell only a limited number, so please make reservations now. To join the growing list of sponsors, participate in all the evening’s festivities, or to learn more about the Children’s Beach House programs and volunteer opportunities, please call 302-645-9184 or visit us online at

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