Hand-Made Market Coming to Courtyard
Starting with the premier on September 11, there will be a monthly CAMP Rehoboth Hand-Made Market in the Courtyard at the Community Center. From 5-9 p.m., it will be an evening market featuring local artists displaying and selling their art, crafts, and even books.
Organized by CAMP Rehoboth Operations Administrator Kerry Hallett, there are already eight artists on the roster for the first night and several more in talks to join up.
Currently on the roster are Millie Crotty—ceramics, shell jewelry, and wind chimes; Sandy Curson—pottery; Richard Thibodeau—enamel on reverse glass; Dan Bartasavich—paintings, birdhouses, and reclaimed garden objects; Geri Dibiase—photography; Alexis McKenzie—watercolor/photo, and pillows; Tall Oak Trading Company, Delaware Bay Clay and Fay Jacobs—author.
“We love the idea of having it in the courtyard in the summer and fall, to give people walking to area restaurants something else to stop by and see at CAMP Rehoboth,” says Kerry, “and we’re hoping to keep it going all year long if we are able to set up inside in the winter.”
The market will adhere strictly to all the COVID-19 guidelines, stressing social distancing, masks, and making people feel safe.##
Anyone Can “Come” to Sundance!
Over 450 individuals and businesses have already made Sundance 2020 a success by becoming Hosts, Supporters, and Sponsors and contributing to the bottom line of CAMP Rehoboth.
Considering the circumstances, having so many people support the work of CAMP Rehoboth really validates the effort expended every day on programs, outreach, and advocacy for the LGBTQ and broader Delaware community. Anyone can still contribute to this fundraiser by pledging as a Host, Supporter, or Sponsor, making a donation online, participating in one of the Sundance At-Large activities, or bidding at the auction. The Sundance Elves are busy planning an exciting online auction. “Tickets” are free and advance registration gains important pre-event information. All links and up-to-date information on camprehoboth.com. Read more about the exciting auction on page xxx.##
CROP Helps Feed Local Families
On August 13, volunteers from the CAMP Rehoboth Outreach Program (CROP) worked with the Food Bank of Delware to pack boxes of nutritious food to be delivered on the weekend for 204 local families. CROP organizer Debbie Woods says, "Wow, another productive day by a team of eight CROP volunteers!” Working for CROP were Barbara Antlitz, Deb Carroll, Mike DeFlavia, Beverly Miller, Leslie Sinclair, Tony Sowers, Jill Steiner, and Debbie Woods.
The Food Bank provides food to homeless families on weekends when many facilities are closed. The CROP volunteers also sorted a variety of personal care items such as body wash, soap, shampoo, and vitamins, and filled goodie bags with them. “We can just imagine how much folks will appreciate them," Woods said.##
Celebrating the Women’s Suffrage Centennial
The CAMP Rehoboth Chorus may not be singing together right now, but they had planned to perform this month for the Rehoboth Beach Village Improvement Association (VIA) in their celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.
August 28, 1920 was the day the 19th Amendment was ratified into the US Constitution, forever protecting American women’s right to vote. In fact, August 2020 is designated as National Women’s Suffrage Month.
Suffrage was a huge step forward in women's rights and has given some 68 million women a voice in our political system. Happy 100th Women’s Suffrage! Until the Chorus and all CAMPers can be together, we’ll sing separately the praises of those brave Suffragists.