Letters to the Editor — September 4, 2014

BBFM thanks BBLA for their support


The Board of the Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market Inc. would like to express its appreciation to the BBLA (Bethany Beach Landowners Association) for their support of the market since its inception. The Farmers’ Market listed its deep appreciation to many groups and people in a notice published in last week’s paper. Unfortunately, BBLA was inadvertently omitted from that list, even after being featured in earlier drafts.

The well-loved Sunday Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market would probably not have come into existence in 2007 without support from BBLA (Bethany Beach Landowners Association). The market would probably not have opened last year without the creation of a BBLA-sponsored committee formed to assist the Market in a time of transition and need. While it takes many people to raise a market, it is fair to say that the market would not be here today if BBLA had not played a pivotal role in its foundation.

Doug Mowrey, Board President
Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market

Reader takes issue with political joke


Based on your story “Jamboree Band to play bandstand Saturday,” I made a special effort to get to the Bethany Bandstand Aug. 29 and listen to some fine country music. I was surprised and disappointed when between songs one of the performers told a joke that ended with a punch line about the police in Dewey only bothering old people who have an Obama sticker on their car.

I would not expect a band performing in a public event to disrespect the president of the United States in this way. But beyond this, the joke potentially offended older people and our many neighbors and visitors who may have voted for President Obama. It also suggested an attitude on the part of our local police that I know is simply not true.

I hope the Jamboree Boys will reconsider offering offensive jokes as part of their act. I’m a 10-year resident of Millville. I love my adopted community and proudly show it off to visitors. But the possibility of encountering such a joke at a public event gave me a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach and, for the first time, a hesitation to bring visitors to our bandstand events.

Ann Ludwig

KINfolk offers thanks for successful event


On behalf of the KINfolk Board of Directors, volunteers, staff and most importantly the children that we serve, KINfolk would like to thank the Sussex Community for generously supporting our Tenth Annual Wine Tasting & Art Auction held at the Cordrey Center in Millsboro on July 15, 2015. Together we raised just under $16,000. We could not have had such a magnificent event without the support of the artists and merchants who donated to our Live and Silent Auctions and to the over 200 people who came to enjoy the evening and support KINfolk!

Special thanks to our sponsors: Jane Brady, Grotto Pizza, Birkshire-Hathaway Home Services/Gallo Realty, George Bunting Jr., Jack Lingo Realtors, Colliers Trim Shop, Erin Martin—Re/Max and Penn-Del Lock.

A very special thanks goes out to: Delmarva Broadcasting, East Coast Garden Center, Wm. H. Brady Inc., Lower Delaware Autism Foundation, Children’s Beach House, Community Bank of Delaware, Giant, Safeway, Harris Teeter, and Food Lion for their in-kind donations.

We also appreciate the generosity of our local restaurants for donating a delicious selection of finger-foods: 1776 Steakhouse, Bethany Blues, Crumb One/Crumb All, the Cultured Pearl, Blue Moon, Nage, Jakes Seafood, Big Fish Market, Edible Arrangements, Frank & Louie’s Italian Specialties, Go Fish, J.D. Shuckers Seafood & Raw Bar, Mariachi’s, Summer House, Starboard, Fractured Prune, Dos Locos, the Greene Turtle and Touch of Italy. And a really big thanks to Teller Wines for the fabulous wine selection they provided again this year!

KINfolk would also like to thank all of the fabulous volunteers for their commitment to helping us achieve a successful event, including our wonderful auctioneer Dave Wilson, and our celebrity pourers: Kevin Fleming, Chris Weeks, Marvin Carney, Becky Carney, Pat Campbell-White and Tony Mongello. (A job well done.)

Community support of KINfolk’s Laptop Lending Program for hospitalized and homebound children will ensure we can continue putting laptops on the laps and smiles on the faces of deserving children. KINfolk provides a means of communication with friends, family, clergy and teachers — the very people who love and support them at a time when they need it most. In our 16 years of helping these children to stay connected, KINfolk has served over 85,000 sick children in 32 states around the country.

The KINfolk kids say thanks for your support and in making this event such a great success.

“Until there’s a cure, there’s KINfolk!”

The KINfolk Family