The intensity of high season in Rehoboth may be over, but September is the next best thing—and some argue that it’s even better. Autumn has always been my favorite time of year at the beach, and Murray and I look forward to a little downtime after the busyness of the summer season. With this September issue of Letters from CAMP Rehoboth we return to our monthly publication schedule.
I confessed to Murray the day after Sundance that leading up to event I was still nervous about the new venue at the Rehoboth Mall, and that I was very relieved that everything worked out well. In fact, across the board, everyone seemed to love it. From both of us, I would like to give a huge “thank you” to all who worked to make the event happen, or to support it in any way. With hundreds of Sponsors, Supporters, Hosts, Auction donors, volunteers, and participants, the whole thing is a gigantic community effort. It really does “take a village” to pull this one off. Thank you!
On Sunday, October 16, from noon to 4 p.m., we’ll have the chance to come together again as a community, this time to celebrate the CAMP Rehoboth Block Party 2 on Baltimore Avenue. Last year’s Block Party was so much fun we just had to do it again! With food, vendors, and entertainment all afternoon—hosted by Baltimore Avenue’s own resident designer and diva, Anna Rexia—Block Party 2 is most definitely going to be more fun than ever. All the businesses on Baltimore Avenue will be open throughout the event as usual. Admission is free, though we are suggesting that everyone make a donation to help cover the cost. Donations can be made on the CAMP Rehoboth website in advance of the event, or at any of the Baltimore Avenue entrances on the day of the event. As this magazine goes to print, there are still a few vendor locations available, but don’t wait, as they are going fast. For sponsor information contact the CAMP Rehoboth office.
On October 5, nurses from Beebe Heathcare will return to the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center to provide free flu shots. Shots will be offered from noon until 6 p.m. and are available for everyone. We suggest making a reservation just so we can contact you if necessary, but they are not required, and we welcome walk-ins, as well. Beebe Healthcare is a wonderful community partner for CAMP Rehoboth, and we are thankful for their continuing support of Sundance, Block Party 2, and all of our community.
The first "Delaware LGBT CINE-brations—the new LGBT Film Festival from the Rehoboth Beach Film Society and CAMP Rehoboth—has got a great lineup of films scheduled for September 22-25 at the Cinema Art Theater at 17701 Dartmouth Drive, Dartmouth Plaza, in Lewes. The festival kicks off on Thursday, September 22 with a program of three short films including The Trans List, A Wig and a Prayer, and Equal Justice Under Law. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are all feature films and two documentaries (An Act of Love, and Southwest of Salem), and include: Being 17, Summertime, Other People, Retake, and Stuff. For a complete list of films and their descriptions, go to rehobothfilm.com or visit the CAMP Rehoboth website and check out the August 12, 2016 issue of Letters from CAMP Rehoboth.
With the summer coming to a close, and the end of the year looming on the horizon, I am truly thankful for all who have worked to help us through the year to this point. We could not do it without the support of our members and sponsors. In the busyness of the summer season, I sometimes forget to say thank you to those who provide the backbone of support for our organization. Both members, and our Annual and Annual Premier Sponsors, make a huge difference to us. Thank you for your support!