Shining a Light on Local Black History
On Friday, February 7, the “big room” of the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center was filled to capacity with a crowd eager to hear the panel moderated by Don Peterson. The discussion, titled Shine a Light, was the Second Annual Black History Month Celebration at CAMP Rehoboth and featured panelists Jacqueline Goodwin, Waynne Paskins, Clem Jordon, Ruth Palmer, and Stell Parker-Selby. Shine a Light included an art show and reception in the CAMP Rehoboth Gallery. The show, using light as a metaphor, focused attention on the talent of African American artists. The celebration was co-hosted by CAMP Rehoboth and the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice.▼
Photo: Panel Discussion Participants with Moderator Don Peterson
Legends is Legendary! CAMP Rehoboth Chorus Shines
On Valentine’s Day weekend, the CAMP Rehoboth Chorus opened their 11th season with three sold out performances of Legends. The concert featured salutes to entertainers recognized by one name. Aretha, Bette, Cher, Dolly, and a full cast of single moniker celebs showed up to dazzle the crowd. The musical journey was conceived and directed by Rehoboth’s own legendary Doug Yetter, and shone as bright as the glitter jackets he wore for the performances. “They make us proud,” said CAMP Rehoboth Founder Murray Archibald. “And they continue to be amazing ambassadors for the organization.” Tickets are available now for an encore performance of Legends on April 26, at 3 p.m. at Sussex Academy in Georgetown. ▼
Celebrating 30 Years of CAMP Rehoboth!
CAMP Rehoboth is planning a number of events to commemorate its 30th Anniversary, celebrating our past and building our future. Save the following dates to join us!
30th Anniversary Kick Off at CAMP Rehoboth with light fare and entertainment. Saturday, April 4, from noon-3 p.m. CAMP Rehoboth Community Center.
A CAMP Rehoboth Retrospective—30 Years in Photos. On display from April 10-May 9 at the Rehoboth Beach Museum.
Art Talk on CAMP Rehoboth History with Murray Archibald. Friday, April 17, from 4:30-6 p.m. Rehoboth Beach Museum.
Closing Bid Reception of CAMP Rehoboth Retrospective Photography Exhibit. Saturday, May 9, from 4-6 p.m. Rehoboth Beach Museum.
30th Anniversary Happy Hour Celebration. Friday, October 16, from 5-7 p.m. Aqua Grill.
30th Anniversary Gala Dinner. Friday, October 16, from 7-11 p.m. The Pines.
CAMP Rehoboth 6th Annual Block Party. Sunday, October 18, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Baltimore Avenue. (Rain or shine!)
CAMP Rehoboth offers HIV/STI testing services for free year-round. Appointments can be made by calling, 302-227-5620. Walk-ins are accepted at the community center in Rehoboth on Mondays, noon- 4 p.m.
CAMP Safe also offers these tests throughout Sussex County:
- Ace Peer Resource Center, 20707 Dupont Blvd, Georgetown, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Tuesdays
- Laurel State Service Center, 31039 N. Polar Street, Laurel, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Wednesdays
- ACE Peer Resource Center, 547 N. Bradford Street, Seaford, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Thursdays
- Macedonia AME Church, 431 N. North Street, Seaford, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on First and Third Tuesdays
Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus Brings Broadway to the Beach!
The select ensemble of PGMC, Brotherly Love, presents a “Broadway Cabaret.” This concert has been created specifically for CAMP Rehoboth and will feature solos, duets, and small/full group numbers from the world of Broadway. ▼
Calling all new volunteers!
Interested in Volunteering at CAMP Rehoboth in the future? The next volunteer orientation will take place on Thursday, March 19, at 6 p.m. Learn all about CAMP Rehoboth, our volunteer registration website (signup.com), and upcoming volunteer opportunities.
Travels with Letters
Jim Renna, Tony Zacchei, Jacob Anthony, and Allen Fielding in Maui for Tony and Jacob’s wedding, February 14, 2020.
Cabo San Lucas
Elizabeth Bergin, Emilie Paternoster, Debra Maier, and Monica Parr.
I can’t tell you how grateful I am for the AARP tax session I attended on February 25. The people were so kind and helpful, especially knowing that I had many forms related to the passing of my spouse, Sam Deetz, in 2019.
Thankfully, I attended the session and received much guidance. Due to the complications of some of my forms two people helped. In all they spent two hours with me (fortunately there were no people on line). When I had done a rough calculation I came out owing both the federal and state money. Thankfully, after the AARP tax specialist reviewed my forms I got a small federal refund and only owed the state a small amount. I am so grateful.
Be certain to send my compliments on to the people in charge of the AARP program and again my thanks to CAMP Rehoboth for running this program.
– Jim Zeigler