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98 - GAPE GAZETTE, Friday, June 13 - June 19, 2003 Bridin Reynolds Hughes photos The sun peeked out for the third annual Rehoboth Art League Garden Party June 8 and several dozen supporters turned out to enjoy refreshments and music by Bruce Chap- pelle in the Homestead Gardens. Hosted by the.RAL docents, the event raised $2,300 for the Homestead and garden main. tenance fund. RAL docents don pretty summer hats for the festive Garden Party, prompting an informal best hat contest each year. Shown serving fresh lemonade are (l-r) Trip Wilkinson, Betty Barnes and Georgia Vogt. The RAL board took the Garden Party as an opportunity to honor two individuals for their service to the league and itS progams, RAL docent Helen Loughran and artist Robert Wright. As a docent, Loughran has provided hours of valuable service, staffing at the Homestead house, answering visitors' questions, and providing assistance with league receptions and special eventS. . Wright, known for etc and print making, has made fine art his avocaton. He is a former president of RAL and mer of the board of trustees. Shown are (l-r) Patrick and Helen Leughran and Robert andBetty Wright. RAL executive Director Nancy Alexander, left, and Berna- dine Butler drew the winning name for a beautiful painting of tulips provided by artist Sharon Waltersdorf. Butler's stunning black and vibrant floral straw hat was selected as best hat at the Garden Party. The Homestead property is one of the most historic in Rehoboth and includes exhibition and studio space as well as the showcase gardens. Shown are (l-r) Phil and Susan Gambino, Bill Bahan and Hoyte and Sonie Decker. By Lindsay M. King Since its establishment in 1998, and achieved status as a non-prof- it organization, the Milton Devel- opment Corporation's (MDC) mission has bean to "operate ex- clusively for charitable purposes to include the preservation and re- vitalization of Historic Milton." President Charles Wagner M.D., said MDC is a group formed by members of the tom- munity, all dedicated to imple- menting a plan for downtown Milton's revitalization, and im- provement of the quality of life in Milton. The Development Corpo- ration's executive director, Karen Kelly, is also a key component in the group's mission and success. The Milton Theater is :the first project that this group has decided to tackle. The theater is in need of Continued on page 99 Lindsay M. King photos Shown at the Milton Theater is Karen Kelly, Milton Devel- opment Corporation's executive director. Above is the exterior fa- cade of the Milton Theater, which the Milton Develop- ment Corporation is raising funds to re novate. The next fundraiser, a- Comedy Cabaret, wH! be held at the theatre both Friday and Saturday evenings, June 13-14. At left, is the interior of the Milton Theatr. " '" T [ "' " r Illllllll,l[ 111"FY "'1 n I 11* Ill[l[ 1||llllll!llllllllll|llllllll'[[l'll|7!][ [!" ] ! ..... I I " -' *'F$ffr'lNl|ll'- I 7!