|by Tricia Massella|
A few years ago, Labor Day not only meant we were at summer's end, but "Happy Hibernating," see you next spring. That's hardly the case today. It now marks the beginning of another chapter in the months to come. This fall and winter are filled with a number of events that will take us right through the New Year, which happens to fall on a weekend. Restaurants, Hotels and Bed & Breakfast's are already taking reservations, so make your plans now to bring in the second millennium at the beach.
As I look back on my 3 years with CAMP Rehoboth,
I realize it has not only been a job I enjoy, but a period of growth and awareness. When Steve and Murray asked me to come aboard as advertising sales manager,
I thought this would be a typical publication where you go in, do your best, then call it a day.
I had no idea what kind of adventure I was about to embark on in being part of such a significant organization, one that generates so much support and generosity from its readers and advertisers, with the goal of creating a more positive environment for us all.
I feel very fortunate not only being able to participate in its growth, but having the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people that will be in my heart forever.
On the social scene, you can't get any better than Rehoboth Beach on Labor Day weekend...
You have the Renegade featuring theme nights such as "Glow" on Saturday, with body painting and fan dancers, "Afterglow," the World's First Millennium Party on Sunday following The Christopher Peterson Show, complete with champagne toast & party favors when the shoe drops at midnight. DJ Jeff Harrison spins Thursday through Monday, plus DJ Jame Foks and her notorious Ladies Tea Dances, Red Letter Day, 4-7 p.m Monday poolside, and of course, the gracious Fantasia at the door, who has been dazzling everyoneincluding film actor Chris Stonewith that dazzling smile.
The Beach House starts out with DJ and dancing on Friday and the famous Splash parties with DJ Jame Foks Saturday and Sunday at 10 p.m., and a Survivors party on Monday with DJ Michelle Miruski at 6 p.m.
Cloud 9 has DJ Darryl Strickland all weekend and a survivors party on Tuesday, Sept. 7 at 10 p.m. with DJ Mark Thomas.
The Purple Parrot has DJ and dancing starting at 10 p.m. on Friday & Saturday night, a Classic Tea Dance on Sunday, 5-8 p.m., and a special happy hour Monday, 4-7 p.m., with live entertainment.
Yum Yum's popular Tea Dance is on Monday, Sept. 6, with DJ Tommy Walton from 5-8 p.m., and of course, there's SUNDANCE 99: Rainbow Renaissance, Sept. 4 and 5 at the convention center. These are just a few of the many events taking place this holiday weekend. Check out our calendar and advertisements for more information.
By popular demand, The Christopher Peterson Show will be held over on Fridays through September at The Renegade. Get ready for the annual Employee Drag Show Party on Sunday, September 12. Any businesses interested in participating contact Wayne Hodge at 227-4713. Monday, September 13 you're all invited to the pool closing party from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and mark your calendar for the Miss Gay Delaware Pageant on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 10 p.m.
The Beach House Restaurant, along with co-sponsor CAMP Rehoboth, will present its second annual benefit for women's cancer on Saturday Sept. 25. The live auction's main attraction will be some of your favorite guys and gals up for bid to take on a dream date to your favorite restaurant, and a night on the town. Last year's auction raised over $6,000 that was donated to the fight for breast cancer.
Stay tuned for October happenings in our next issue on September 17. For now, have a great weekend, and I'll see you around town.
Chris Stone and Fantasia at the Renegade.
Jesica Ibacache and Jill Szymanski at The Beach House Restaurant.
Dominique Taylor steps out at The Beach House.
The South Beach Boys: Claude Amar, Ariel Cohen, Igal Cohen, and Jacob Ohayon.
When Tricia Massella is not "Making Waves," she is the Advertising Manager for LETTERS. If you have any local news or special events you would like to share, call her at 302-227-5620 or email all correspondence to Dancespkr@aol.com.
LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth, Vol. 9, No. 12, Aug. 27, 1999