The Way I See It
|by Steve Elkins, Editor
|Though the words "Come be a part of our C-A-M-P," (sung to the tune of Y-M-C-A) may forever be stuck in my head, all of us here at CAMP Rehoboth were pleased and excited by the success of this year's CAMP Rehoboth Follies. The goal of the Follies' Production Team was to create a fast paced, entertaining eveningand they did just that! My congratulations to the Team (Murray Archibald, Fay Jacobs, Ric Kirby, Gene Dvornick, Maureen Keenan, and Barb Ralph), to the troupes, to the crew, and to Kathy Weir and all the volunteers who worked to make it a great show. Special thanks, of course, need to go to Follies host and emcee Christopher Peterson (and his stand-in Eric Peterson!) for using his extraordinary talent to help make the evening a hit. Christopher's popular show Eyecons will continue its run at the Atlantic Sand's Hotel through Labor Day, so be sure and stop in to meet his new characters and to say thanks for sharing them with us this summer. Congratulations are in order for all the troupesespecially this year's winners: The Delmarva Divas for F is for Fight (First Place Gold Barbie), The Family Von Schlong for Fa...A Long, Long, Way to Run, (Second Place, Silver Barbie), and Victoria's Secrets for Bewildered, Bothered...and Fabulous, (Third Place Bronze Barbie). Thanks as well to this year's judgesFollies Founder Chris Riss; Cloud 9 owner John Berdini; Lori Kline of Lori's Caf; RB Film Society Executive Director Sue Early; and Special Events Coordinator for the Beebe Medical Foundation, Eric Davisonand on a personal note to fellow "C-A-M-P" singers and friends Glen Pruitt and John Hulse.
With the Follies tucked safely under our (dance) belts, and tutus, the time has come to turn all of our attention on the biggest event of the summerSundance 2005. In its 18th year, this amazing event has raised a lot of money over the years for SCAC and CAMP Rehoboth (last year we cleared over $190,000). If you're on the CAMP Rehoboth mailing list you should have received information about being a Host, a Supporter, or a Sponsor. If you're not on the mailing list (and would like to be) and are interested in being a part of this big Labor Day weekend extravaganza, call the CAMP Rehoboth office or visit the Sundance website at www.sundancebenefit.com. Though we will always accept new Hosts, Supporters, and Sponsors, if you want to be listed on the printed material for the event you need to sign up immediately.
The 2005 Rehoboth Beach elections will take place August 13, so we sent a short list of questions to the six candidates. The responses to those questions are a part of our 2005 Candidate Forum and can be found on page 8 of this issue. In the August election incumbent Rehoboth Mayor Sam Cooper is being challenged by Bob Sokolove. Dennis Barbour, Dave McCarthy, Ron Patterson, and Bill Shields are running for the two vacant seats on the Board of Commissioners. The issue in this year's election that created the most controversy involves zoning changes in the floor to area ratio (FAR) allowed in both residential and commercial property in the city. A voter referendum on the changes is scheduled for September 10.
I have spent a lot of time this summer talking about the new CAMP Rehoboth Community Center space at 37 Baltimore Avenue. We moved, if you remember, right before the summer season officially began, and for most of the summer have been trying to catch up. I think that most of us are resigned to the fact that we won't really get everything fully functional until after the busy summer season, but each week we make a little more progress. Within the next few weeks (and thanks to the hard work of Michael Muller, Chris Sampson, Harvey Sharpe, and Bill Darley) the Center's library will be in shape to open to the community, giving us two rooms on the second floor of the center that are available for outside usage. Be sure to watch these pages for information about upcoming Community Center events.
LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth, Vol. 15, No. 10 July 29, 2005