The Way I See It
|by Steve Elkins, Editor|
|There have been several times over the years that I have wished that Letters had the reproduction quality of a glossy magazine, but never more so than this issue. The fabulous "poodle parade" photo of the fabulous Christopher Peterson on the cover was shot by, the also fabulous, Carolyn Watson for this year's CAMP Rehoboth Follies. I know I speak for Murray (art direction) and Christopher when I say that Carolyn and partner Ginny Stominsky of Carolyn Watson Photography made the photoshoot a wonderful experience for all of us. The shoot was so much fun that this talented creative team will be auctioning a photoshoot (individual or group) for a cover of Letters, to the highest bidder at this year's CAMP Rehoboth Follies. Carolyn's work is featured in Delaware Beach Life magazine and she and Ginny are thrilled (and so are we) with their beautiful new studio space at 720 Rehoboth Avenue.
Speaking of the Follies, I have been known to don a tutu or two over the years as a part of our CAMP Rehoboth Follies' skitbut this time I'm afraid it's much worse. Without going into detail, let's just say that there might be go-go boots involved. Tickets to the Follies are $25 general admission, with premier seating available for $50 and $75.
Recently, the Host and Sponsor information for Sundance 2008 was mailed out. The Hosts, Supporters, and Sponsors have been the backbone of Sundance since its early years in the late '80s. Sundance is, of course, our biggest event of the year and the money it raises has been crucial to Sussex County AIDS Council and to CAMP Rehoboth for a very long time. Today's uncertain economic climate is making all fundraising a little tougher on everyone, but please, consider signing up to support this amazing event. A trip to sundancebenefit.com, will explain all the levels available and their benefits, as well as providing a place to sign up online. This year's Sundance theme is The Great Day of the Sunshine Rainbow. Sundance is a two-night event, Labor Day weekend. The first night is the Sundance Auction and Cocktail Buffet (with food by one of this year's hottest local caterers, Edible Art), and the second night is The Sundance with music by Mark Thomas and lights by Paul Turner.
The 2008 City of Rehoboth Beach elections will take place on Saturday, August 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. In preparation for this summer's City election, CAMP Rehoboth questioned the candidates for our annual Candidates Forum on page 28 of this issue. In the mayoral race, longtime incumbent Mayor Sam Cooper faces Commissioner Paul Kuhns. In the commissioner's race, incumbents Ron Paterson and Dennis Barbour are joined by Lorraine Zellers. All of us here at CAMP Rehoboth are looking forward to next year's election and the opportunity our new space will provide for hosting a live Candidate Forum as well as the one that appears in these pages.
Our new space will provide more than just room to host a forum, and we are thrilled by the progress. Because most of the work is in the rear of our existing office, it is not easily visible from the street. Last week someone said something to me about being sorry the construction was progressing at such a slow pace. I was happy to explain that that was not the case at all, and when I took her around to the other side, she was amazed. Last week, some of the blue awnings that will eventually cover the whole CAMPus began to go up on the buildings that house Lambda Rising, Lori's Caf, Community Pride and the Ward Ellinger Gallery. Stop by and see the progress.
Want to know what that hole is in the middle of the CAMP Rehoboth Courtyard? The answer to that question and others can be found in our new CAMP Questions and Answers column on page 7. Have other questions? Send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give them to any of the members of our Board of Directors, or staff.
LETTERS From CAMP Rehoboth, Vol. 18, No. 10 July 25, 2008