Party Benefits CAMP Rehoboth
CAMP Rehoboth was the beneficiary of The Lodge at Truitt Homestead’s 1st Annual White Party/Summer Solstice event June 26. The sold-out party was primarily attended by residents and friends of the Lodge and more than $8,200 was raised. Most of the attendees were decked out in all-white attire and enjoyed live entertainment, a silent auction, a sparklers toast, and incredible hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and an open bar.
“I am very proud to work at The Lodge, and I am thrilled we had this fundraiser,” said Community Relations Director Suzette Chambers. “The Lodge is in the people business. This past year taught the world how precious people are, and how each and every individual counts and needs to be seen, protected, and valued. I want everyone to know they will find that here with us.”
Pictured above: (left to right) Lori Simmons, Kim Nelson, Grace Pesikey, Janet Urdahl, Merrily Nelson; Tara Sheldon ,Carol White; Dave Thomas, Melanie Wolfe and Monica Niccolai.
PRIDE Rides Support CAMP Rehoboth
PRIDE riders from Sea Barre fitness in Lewes recently cycled and sweated through four days of rides to benefit CAMP Rehoboth’s Youth Up and Health and Wellness programs. Salvatore Seeley, CAMP Rehoboth Health and Wellness Director, says he is “so appreciative of their support for health and wellness programs including youth programming.” ▼
Thank you from CAMP Rehoboth!
Dogfish Head and Chesapeake & Maine PRIDE month happy hours raised more than $1,500 for CAMP Rehoboth in celebration of Pride month. Kerry Hallett was on-hand to provide live music for at the 4–6 p.m. Thursday events. And the refreshing Pom Hanks drink dedicated to CAMP Rehoboth was definitely a big hit! Stay tuned as additional fundraising events at Chesapeake & Maine are being planned for the fall. ▼
Where Can I Get Letters?
While our issues are always available online, there’s nothing like reading Letters on the beach, on your porch at home, or taking it with you on vacation. (Take a photo holding Letters at your vacation venue, send it to us via e-mail at the largest size, and we’ll try to publish it!).
To find the print copies of Letters, there’s a great interactive map at camprehoboth.com. Click on a link and you’ll see where to pick up the latest issues.
Happy reading! ▼
GSA Leader Gathering
On Sunday, June 27, CAMP Rehoboth’s Youth Up program held an in-person meeting at Cape Henlopen State Park for teachers, social workers, GSA advisors, mentors, and other professionals who work with students in Sussex County and the lower part of Kent County. Participants were taught ways to visibly develop a community that accepts everyone regardless of their sexual identity and gender expressions. Presenter Jesse Frechette led the group through exercises aimed at processing challenges from the past year, recognizing areas of growth, setting intentions for the year ahead, and cultivating gratitude, compassion, and hope to build resiliency with each other and the youth we serve. ▼
A great, family-friendly event will be held at Hudson Fields, Thursday, August 5, to benefit CAMP Rehoboth. Sponsored by the Revelation Craft Brewery Company, participants can enjoy live music, food trucks, cornhole, yoga, and vendors galore! ▼
Sun, fun and… Jennifer Holliday?
You read right! Find out all about the first annual Sun Festival coming Labor Day weekend. See full story here.
Since its inception on February 1, 2003, Delaware Stonewall PAC has been working diligently on behalf of the LGBTQ community to pass pro-equality legislation. We are very proud of what we have accomplished but we know our work has not yet been concluded.
Our success is based on our support for legislators who we know or are anticipated to support our legislative agenda. When we began as an organization, we had a legislature which was hostile to the LGBTQ community, but we worked to change it. We also set as a goal to elect open LGBTQ candidates and in 2020, we elected not one but three, State Senators Sarah McBride and Marie Pinkney, and State Representative Eric Morrison, and we will honor them at our summer event scheduled August 21 between 4 and 6pm at Lavender Fields in Milton.
This is usually our only fund-raiser of the year and we use the funds we raise to support legislation and candidates who have shown or we expect to show support for the LGBTQ community. Many of the state’s elected officials show up. Admission price is $65 per person with membership. For $10 more you can get admission and a yearly membership. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Check our website at delawarestonewall.com to sign up for the event or to learn how to sponsor.
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