Sundance 2008The Great Day of the Sunshine Rainbow
On Saturday and Sunday, August 30 and 31, the Rehoboth Beach summer season will once again end with what for many Rehoboth Beach visitors and residents alike, has become a Labor Day traditionSundance 2008. Now in its 21st year, the event has truly become a labor of love that involves hundreds of community members and visitors and raises a great deal of money for Sussex County AIDS Council and CAMP Rehoboth.
The first night of Sundance, Saturday, August 30, from 7-10 p.m., is the auction. The evening includes a cocktail buffet by Edible Art Foods, an open bar, and some 500 auction items in both a live and a silent auction. Auction items will include art, furniture, airline tickets, dinners at fine restaurants, weekend getaways, and more.
The second night of the Sundance weekend, Sunday, August 31, from 8 p.m.-2 a.m., is the dance. Under the direction of co-producer and artist Murray Archibald, the Sundance Production Team Captains and their volunteers will transform the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center into a world class dance club." With lights by Paul Turner and music by Mark Thomas, the evening will truly be the "great day of the sunshine rainbow" show.
"It has become one of the most successful fundraisers in the area," says event co-producer Steve Elkins, "Last year, we cleared over $150,000 thanks to the efforts of our many sponsors, supporters, hosts, auction donors, and volunteers."
Since its first year, Sundance has relied on a host committee to pay for the event, which allows 100% of the money raised from ticket sales and auction items to go to the benefactors. Over the years, the addition of sponsors, supporters, and an ever-growing host list has made the event a tremendous success.
All the money raised at Sundance goes to support the work of local organizations. This year, 50% of the money raised will be donated to Sussex County AIDS Council (SCAC), and 50% to the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center.
Tickets for Sundance 2008 are $45 per night or $80 for both events and are available through CAMP Rehoboth, Lambda Rising Rehoboth, or at www.sundancebenefit.com. For more information about Sundance, to purchase tickets, or to contribute to the auction, call CAMP Rehoboth at 302-227-5620.
Jacobs and Evans Book Signing
On Wednesday evening August 13 at 7 p.m. there will be a joint book reading and signing at Browsesabout Books in downtown Rehoboth Beach.
Reading from and signing their books will be Letters feature editor Fay Jacobs, reading from her award-winning book Fried & TrueTales from Rehoboth Beach published by A&M Books and debut novelist Stephen Evans, author of The Marriage of Two Minds published by Unbridled Books.
Jacobs recently won both the National Federation of Press Women Award for Book of the Year for humor as well as a Goldie Award for the book from the Golden Crown Literary Society.Come join the fun, 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 13 at Browseabout.
Almost Queen Sizzles at the Rehoboth Beach Theatre of the Arts
We will rock you! What unmistakable word pops into your head when you read those four little words? If you're like most, the definitive response is renowned English rock band Queen. Though famed lead singer Freddie Mercury sadly left us in 1991, the legend that was Queen can be experienced today first hand via the mind-boggling performance of acclaimed professional tribute band Almost Queen.
The magnificent new Rehoboth Beach Theatre of the Arts will still rock you with two powerhouse performances by Almost Queen at 6 and 9 p.m. on Saturday, August 16. Located in the ocean block in the heart of downtown Rehoboth Beach, at 20 Baltimore Avenue, The Rehoboth Beach Theatre of the Arts has quickly become the talk of the town.
Tickets are moving fast. Purchase your tickets for either the 6 p.m. or 9 p.m. show by calling 302-227-9310 or at www.rehobothbeachtheater.com.
From the purchase of each $35 ticket for Almost Queen, the Rehoboth Beach Theatre of the Arts will donate $10 to CAMP Rehoboth, a non-profit community service organization dedicated to creating a more positive environment in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
Taste of Equality, HRC's Time to Win
The HRC National Dinner kick-off was held at the Rehoboth Theatre of the Arts. Pictured are Jackson Palmer, Kim Allman, Ted Toon, Mary Snider, Kirkland Hamill, Martha McQuade, Mike Palmer, and Marni Byrum.
CAMPsafe Condom Wrappers
It's break time for Sal's condom stuffing crew. The volunteers recently gathered at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center to help assemble the CAMPsafe condom packets which contain condoms, lube, and safer sex information.
You're invited to participate in the next condom stuffing parties on Tuesday, August 12 and 19 at 6 p.m. Pizza and plenty of interesting conversation will be provided.
Victoria's Secrets Win Barbie Gold with a Clever Take on Liza with a Z
Congratulations to the Victoria's Secrets troupe who walked away with the Golden Barbie Award at the 2008 CAMP Rehoboth Follies. Their showstopper, "Karl with a K, Not Karl with a C," wowed the judges and audience alike. The Silver Barbie went to the Schnauzerhaven troupe, and the Men of Maryland Avenue took home the Bronze Barbie for their skit titled Rehoboth Idol GLBT Style. You can see more Follies photos in CAMPshots beginning on page 56.
Delaware Stonewall Democrats' Annual Summer Gathering in Rehoboth Beach
Supporters gathered at the Rehoboth Beach Home of Dr. Jim D'Orta for the fifth annual Delaware Stonewall Democrat Summer Gathering on Saturday, July 26. The event honored New York State Senator Tom Duane, Delaware State Representative Pete Schwartzkopf, National Stonewall Executive Director Jon Hoadley, former U.S. Army Physician Dr. Elizabeth Recupero, Delaware ACLU Executive Director Drew Fennell, and Tobias Wolff, the GLBT Coordinator for the Obama '08 Campaign.
Pictured left to right are Peter Rosenstein, N.Y. State Senator Tom Duane, National Stonewall Executive Director Jon Hoadley, Obama GLBT Coordinator Tobias Wolff, Carla Markell, Dr. Jim D'Orta, Delaware Stonewall President Peter Schott, Delaware State Representative Pete Schwartzkopf, and Rehoboth Beach Commissioner Paul Kuhns.
LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth, Vol. 18, No. 11 August 08, 2008