Pinky Returns for a Big Win
The 12th annual Pinky Returns golf tournament took place on Monday, July 29, at Kings Creek Country club. Started by Rehoboth residents Julie Dickson and Helene Guilfoy, the tournament has always raised scholarship money for female students and athletes.
Julie, who passed away in 2016, was an athlete, teacher, and coach, spending her time mentoring and empowering young women. Following Julie’s death, Helene and some of her friends started the non-profit Julie Dickson Foundation, which continues to run the Pinky tournament and raise funds for organizations helping young women network and build their leadership skills through sports. The foundation partners with the national Strive Organization with their sports leadership academy.
At the July 29 event, organized by Chairperson Debbie Grant and an active committee, there were 92 golfers, on 23 teams, plus FOGS (Friends of Golfers). With team names like Designated Drivers, Girlfriends of Dorothy, and Kinky Pinkys, plus many more, and with the addition of well-known DJ Peggy Castle for the luncheon afterwards, the tournament is great fun for a good cause.
Golfers Deb Qualey and Karen Gustafson sponsor the beautiful trophies each year. There are also many other sponsors for prizes. There were a host of winners for the tournament but the major kudos go to Barb Thompson for a drive closest to hole; Leslie Ledogar for longest drive, and the putting contest was won by Sue Watson and Carolyn Ortwein.
The winning team was The Golf Tease, with a score of 63. The winning players were Hope Adams, Vickie Martina, Vickie Sama, and Yona Zucker. ▼
Milton Quayside is Set for Premiere
The first event to be held at the brand new Milton Theatre Quayside will be “Concert For A Random Soldier.” The event will help raise funds for veterans and for the Milton Theatre Renaissance Initiative.
The concert will be on August 18, starting at 2 p.m., and is presented by The Chad Clifton Foundation. The bands include the 78th Army Dixieland Band (inside the Milton Theatre), Hot Sauce Band, The Funsters, Wall of Cain, Dirk Quinn Band, Connor Filicko, and the Gone Boys.
These regional and local musicians will be performing all day long, donating their time to the cause. ▼
Here Comes the Second Annual Rainbow Raft Up!
On Sunday, August 25, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the second annual Rainbow Raft-Up and Bay Pride Celebration will take place around a sand bar horseshoe conveniently located in Rehoboth Bay. In case your GPS wants to know, the actual location is N38”37.199’, W75” 05.166’.
All are welcome and there is room for all for this fun raft-up of private boats, rented boats, and participants who buy tickets to ride the Sand Dollar pontoon boat out of Dewey.
Boaters, bring your friends, your beverages, food, rainbow or other inflatable floats, and come have a blast. Limited tickets also available for $50 to go out on the Sand Dollar party pontoon boat (to benefit CAMP Rehoboth). The Sand Dollar leaves eaves from The Rusty Rudder at noon and returns to land around 3 p.m. (beer, vodka lemonade, and snacks provided but feel free to BYO).
There will be prizes for Best Boat Decorations and Best Personal Flotation Device. Questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Look for the rainbow flags and giant inflatable unicorn. And anchors aweigh! ▼
Cat & Mouse Press
Seeking Dog and Cat Submissions
Lewes-based Cat & Mouse Press is accepting submissions of short stories and light verse for a new book, Sandy Paws: Stories of Dogs and Cats on Delmarva. Submissions can be fiction or nonfiction (memoir) but should be written for an adult audience.
Writers can submit short stories of 500-4,000 words or well-crafted light verse. The piece should include at least one dog or cat and be set in or connected to a town or area in the Delmarva region.
For the cover of the book, Cat & Mouse Press tapped nationally-known but Rehoboth-based Sara England Designs. Her whimsical drawings of cats and dogs are a perfect fit for the project. The artwork for the cover features a variety of cats and dogs enjoying summer on Delmarva.
The deadline for submissions is Monday, September 30. Cat & Mouse Press will pay authors two cents per word for work used in the book. More information and submission guidelines available here. ▼