Letters to the Editor — June 13, 2014

Golfers grateful for support of event


The Salt Pond Ladies Golf held their annual opening-day scramble on May 28, in which 90 ladies participated from Bethany Beach, Ocean View and Lewes.

We want to thank the many local businesses/organizations who supported and contributed to the success of this day: Salt Pond Golf Course, Salon on Central, Treasure Island, Hocker’s, D’Ortone’s Restaurant, Harris Teeter, Lord’s Landscaping, Ocean View Family Restaurant, Cindy’s Manicure & Pedicure, Turquoise restaurant, Bethany Beach Books, Magnolia’s restaurant, Oceanova Spa, Bethany Sea Crest, Fox’s Pizza, Fat Tuna, Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club and Bear Trap Golf.

We would also like to thank the members of the Salt Pond Ladies Golf for providing the continental breakfast and to Birdies Snack Bar for catering the luncheon. A big thank-you also goes out to all of the folks who volunteered in making this a very special day.

Marilyn Adams
Salt Pond Ladies Golf

Artisans Fair a hit, thanks to many


The Artisans Fair over Memorial Day weekend, sponsored by the South Coastal Delaware AARP, was an overwhelming success. We are grateful to the more than 1,200 area residents and visitors who came out to support our talented artisans and to enjoy other fair activities. Proceeds from this annual event provide scholarships to area young people and adults.

An event of this size requires a great deal of assistance from chapter members. More than 60 volunteers were on hand on fair day to assure that the event was flawless. Special thanks go to members of the planning team who worked throughout the year to plan and execute every aspect of the event. Team members included: Maureen Eisenhart, Andrea Gowetski, Jim and Lorie Hartsig, Richard and Mary Legatski, Judy Matsko, Fran Milio, Sharon Tweedie, Maureen Thomas, Bob Walters and Connie Weber.

We are grateful for the support of area businesses whose contributions help us keep expenses to a minimum. This year’s sponsors included: Ted Banks, Beach Break Bakrie, Birch Tree Cafe, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Giant Foods, Harris Teeter, Bethany Beach, Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Salisbury, Sweet Dispositions, Southern States, Dagsboro, Touch of Italy and Walmart, Rehoboth Beach.

We appreciate the help of the Ocean View Police Department and the Fraternal Order of Police in Bethany Beach for their professional direction of traffic into and out of the show.

We are happy to continue this Memorial Day weekend tradition and look forward to being back in 2015.

Ione D. Phillips
2014 Artisans Fair Coordinator

MSO thankful for support with event


The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra held its “Spring Fling” fundraiser on May 16, 2014. First and foremost, the MSO thanks the following individuals who organized, donated to and assisted at this event: Anne Marie Rogerson and Mary Lou Tietz, co-chairs; Chris Aumiller; Diane Dee; Eileen Giaquinto; John Giaquinto; Sandy Lehman; Diane Nagorka; Greg Neuner; Linda Neuner; Joan Thomas. Their magnanimous efforts resulted in the MSO receiving over $5,000!

The MSO thanks Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club and its staff for their superb service and delicious hors d’oeuvres, and the following businesses and individuals for their wonderful contributions to the auctions held at this event: Aubre Duncan, Bayside Resort Golf Club, Blue Coast, Café on 26, Carol Gomez, Cheryl Wisbrock, Cindy’s Nails, Clear Space, Coastal Concerts, Cottage Café, Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club, DiFebo’s, Ellen Rice, Fox’s Pizza Den, Freeman Stage at Bayside, Gallery One, Japanesque, Jeanne Mueller, Laura Hickman, Lobster Shanty, Lucienne Vignol Wolfe, Magnolia’s Seafood Bar & Grill, Mancini’s Brick Oven Pizzeria & Restaurant, Mary Bode Byrd Productions, Mary Bucklew, Michele Gordon, Yoga, Nantucket’s restaurant, Perucci’s Classic Italian Restaurant, Pitter Patter, Sabor restaurant, Sedona restaurant, Turquoise restaurant, World Gym.

Last, but certainly not least, the MSO thanks those individuals who attended this fun evening or made donations in lieu of attending. Without your participation and generosity we would not have had such a successful event to “Keep the Music Playing”!

Anne Marie Rogerson
MSO Board of Directors

Community comes through for Rotary


The members of the Southern Sussex Rotary would like to thank the community for supporting our recent wine-tasting event at Costa Ventosa winery. Over $700 was raised to support our fundraising efforts that are donated directly back to our local community, such as: the Jackie Pavik RYLA scholarship fund, Easter Seals — Camp Fairlee, local Boy Scout troops, etc.

A special thanks goes to Kathryn (Cheers!) at Costa Ventosa for making our event so stress-free and enjoyable. Not to mention — she has fabulous wine!

Also, an extra-special thanks that is long overdue goes to our beloved local paper, the Coastal Point. Susan, Darin and their staff are gracious supporters of local community events and help make getting the word out to the community so easy.

Last, but not least, we would like to thank our very talented musician, Cole Haden, who graced us with some lovely keyboard and vocals. If you have not heard this young man sing, you are really missing out!

Southern Sussex Rotary will continue to host events throughout the year. Please look for our ads in the Coastal Point and our flyers around town!

Christine McCoy
Southern Sussex Rotary

Annual event a hit, thanks to supporters


Beta Sigma Phi, chapter Xi Upsilon, would like to extend a great big thank-you to the public and the local businesses for all the support they gave to our chapter’s fundraiser. The community helped make our 5th Annual Corn Hole Tournament another huge success! We had another great year for teams joining the tournament and also for our silent auction items!

Xi Upsilon holds an annual corn hole tournament, every year, in the spring. Money raised from the tournament will be used to support our community’s needs and also to provide scholarships to Indian River High school graduates, in the name of Russell White, a graduate of Indian River High School and a fallen Marine of the Afghanistan War.

BSP Xi Upsilon couldn’t do it without the support of our community!

Xi Upsilon would like to especially thank the following businesses for their generous donations: Bethany Beach Books, All State Construction/Master Jack, All Out Sports, Banks Wine & Spirits, Troon Golf-Bay Club, Bayside, Bear Trap, Bethany Bike Shop, Bethany Blues, Bethany Surf Shop, Bethany Blooms Landscaping, Bling Salon & Spa, Casapulla’s, Coastal Point, Charlie K’s BBQ, Dairy Queen (Fenwick Island), D.B. Fries, DiFebo’s restaurant, D.R. Contracting, Duffy’s Taven, D.J. Burnz, Fisher’s Popcorn, Super Giant, Hatta’s Frozen Yogurt, Hoban Insurance, Hocker’s, Indian River High School-Greenhouse & Mascot, In & Out Tires & Auto, Japanesque, Patti’s Hallmark, Mango’s, McCabe’s, Mickey’s Family Crab House, Theresa McDuffie-Personal Trainer, Miller’s Creek, Millsboro Lanes, Millville Fire Hall, Miranda & Hardt, Oceanova, Tami Oltman, Off the Hook, Piperno Landscaping, John & Theresa Pitman, Pitter Patter, Pizza Palace, Matt Redmiles, Rickards Restoration, Rose Nails, Micki Ruhl, Salon On Central, Seacrets, Shorebirds, Tanger Outlets, Treasure Island Fashions, Trim Works, Trick Trucks, Wilgus Assciates, World Gym, Greg & Trisha White.

Laura Tedesco
Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Upsilon chapter