Newspaper Archive of
Cape Gazette
Lewes, Delaware
Jim's Towing Service
June 20, 1997     Cape Gazette
PAGE 28     (28 of 96 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
 
PAGE 28     (28 of 96 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
June 20, 1997
 

Newspaper Archive of Cape Gazette produced by SmallTownPapers, Inc.
Website © 2022. All content copyrighted. Copyright Information.     Terms Of Use.     Request Content Removal.




28 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, June 20 - June 26, 1997 "Largest crowd ever" attends Best of Beach art auction Funds to benefit Beebe Medical Foundation, Rehoboth Art League By Dennis Forney Over 420 people - the largest crowd ever - attended the Eighth Annual Best of the Beach Art Auction at Beebe Medical Center on Saturday, June 14. "'This year's event was extreme- ly successful," said Beebe Med- ical Foundation Executive Direc- tor Marcia Marvel. "All the fig- ures aren't in yet, but last year we netted over $30,000, and I know we did better than that this year." The proceeds of the event go each year to assist the efforts of Beebe Medical Foundation - the fund-raising arm of Beebe Med- ical Center - and Rehoboth Art League. Marvel, who also serves as president of Rehoboth Art League, said the extra funds that go to each organization are very important for the operations of each. Nancy O'Brien, executive di- rector of Rehoboth Art League, sounded just as ecstatic about the event. "Personally I thought it was a spectacular event," said O'Brien. "It was lots of fun and I was pleased by the incredible turnout and so much positive feel- ing in the room." This year's event included a number of changes brought about by Christine Strauss who served as events chairperson. One of the most noticeable changes was the addition of the Royal Palm Steel Drum Band whose musicians added an island feel to the evening's festivities. Carolyn Fox, a certified auc- Continued on page 20 Marcia Marvel, far right, executive director of Beebe Medical Foundation and president of Rehoboth Art League, is shown with (l-r) Gail Mack of the Best of the Beach Events Commit- tee; Ann Moore; and Maureen Leary of Beebe Medical Center's Public Relations Department. 0 0 Michelle Rollins, left, chairman of Beebe Medical Founda- tion, is shown at the Best of the Beach Auction with Delaware Attorney General Jane Brady, center, and Kim Hoey. Sh6wn enjoying the Best of the Beach Auction are (l-r) Lewes Mayor George H.P. Smith, Beebe Medical Center Board of Directors Chairman Bhaskar Palekar, M.D., Beebe Medical Center benefactor John Rollins, and Sam Shipley of Shipley Associates, Wilmington. Volunteer Aleksandra Strauss of Rehoboth Beach displays a Nammack as auctioneer Carolyn Fox, left, listens to Jamie ground on the artist and her art during the Best of the Beach A by Aina Nergaard. M.D., provide back. tion. I Kelly Palekar, right, and Sarah Pisacano, center, helped sell 50/50 tickets during the Best of the Beach Auction. They are shown here selling tickets to Jim McAlister of Mann- Moore Century 21 Realty, Rehoboth Beach. Photos by Dennis Forney