The Way I See It
This is the mid-July issue of Letters from CAMP Rehoboth, and hard as it is to believe, the summer season is half over. Here at CAMP Rehoboth, we’ve almost finished cleaning up Love and LottoHEART; now it’s time to throw ourselves into Sundance, our biggest event of the year. This year’s Sundance theme—Rainbow Rites 23 - Tribal Revival—is a nod to the renewed excitement and energy that has come to the beach in the form of our many new beach house families. When the “tribes”—young and old—of Rehoboth gather on Labor Day weekend it’s sure to be a fabulous celebration.
Sundance doesn’t happen without support from hundreds of individuals who step up to be Sponsors, Supporters, and Hosts of the event. Not long after this issue hits the stands, this year’s Sponsor/Host forms should be arriving in mailboxes everywhere (or pick one up at CAMP Rehoboth). Please consider signing up at one of the many available levels of support. The Sponsor ($1,000 minimum) and Supporter ($500 minimum) levels provide the most dramatic exposure and include tickets, t-shirts, and admission to the Sundance Lounge at the dance. The Sponsor level includes logo placement on all materials. The Host fee ($100 for each individual or business listed) includes one ticket to each of the two events, listing on the invitation and promotional materials, and a Sundance 2010 T-shirt.
Long before Labor Day, however, Bruce Pfeufer—one of CAMP Rehoboth’s most generous supporters—is bringing the sensational DC Cowboys to the Rehoboth Beach Theatre of the Arts for a special, one night performance to benefit the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center. America’s Got Talent fans will remember the DC Cowboys from the 2008 line-up of talent. Information about the Saturday, July 31 performance is available on page 9 of this issue or on the CAMP Rehoboth website at camprehoboth.com. Tickets are $35, $30, and $25; call 302-227-5620 for reservations.
The Theatre of the Arts is also the home of Christopher Peterson who opened his newest version of Eyecons—Hooray for Hollywood—July 4th weekend. With several brand new numbers and the return of his beautiful dancers, I can’t wait to see the new show—especially after the preview we got at this year’s LottoHEART. Thanks, Christopher, for taking time out of your opening day to make LottoHEART a lottoFUN! Thanks also to the Blue Moon’s terrific headliner Pamala Stanley, who came “out of hiding” and stepped into Christopher’s shoes for the last round of the Game Show. Christopher and Pamala are two of the many reasons Baltimore Avenue is always so lively. The Theatre of the Arts is also hosting the award winning Judy Gold on July 20 and 21.
I’ve talked about this Summer’s Beach House Challenge in several columns lately, and have to again because I’m so excited about the great energy and support coming from it. The boys at 6 Futcher Drive took the lead over the July 4th weekend when their super-fabulous Independence Day Pool Party raised over $3,200 for CAMP Rehoboth. Thanks to all who contributed and to the pool party hosts for making it possible..
WhileI’m saying thanks, I don’t want to leave out all the many people who pitched in to make Love and LottoHEART a success. On page 8 there is a list of sponsors, hosts, and volunteers. Thanks to all of them—especially the amazing décor team lead by Joe Mirabella (who ran the on-site set-up while Murray and I were still on deadline for the July 4 issue of Letters!). I say it every year, I know, but Love is a “labor of love” and it couldn’t happen without the many people on our sponsor and volunteer list. Our thanks to all!