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$8 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6- MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 CAPE LIFE Cape Gazette Membership month for Rehoboth Museu nl SUBMITTED PHOTO REHOBOTI-I BEACH HISTORICAl Society members enjoying a start of sum- mer party at the museum are (I-r) Joanne DeFiore, Lorraine Zellers, Patty Der- rick and Alyssa Titus. The Rehoboth Beach Museum events, get discounts on selected has announced September will items in the museum's gift shop be Membership Month, during and receive reduced rates for a Which it will seek to expand the number of visitors and local resi- dents who actively support the museum's mission and programs. Museum Director Nancy Al- exander said, "Having a strong base of membership support is critical to the museum's abil- ity to expand its collection and permanent exhibitions, put on interesting and innovative spe- cial exhibits, and plan interesting tours and special events." Alexander said, "Our new policy, announced in June, to eliminate admission fees in favor of a no-charge, voluntary dona- tion basis for all visitors has been successful in having more peo- ple, particularly family groups, visit the museum. However, this open-door policy makes it more critical for supporters of the museum to step up and join the ranks of members." Members receive regular newsletters and email updates on museum activities, attend exhibit openings and receptions, receive free or reduced-rate par- ticipation in special trips and Briefly )) NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet set for Sept. 14 in Georgetown The 15th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet of the Lower Sus- sex NAACP will be held at 4 p.m Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Grace United Methodist Church, King and Market streets, George- town. The keynote speaker will be Benjamin Mobley, a financial advisor. This year's honorees will be Peggy Trott of Georgetown, Darien Jones of Georgetown and Kevin McKinney of Rehoboth. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. For detail& email or call 302-856-6534. ticket to the annual Beach Ball fundraising party. Alexander said, "During Membership Month, we want to encourage local residents, many of whose families are mul- tigenerational Rehoboth-area residents, to focus on the his- tory and traditions that make up the special character that is Re- hoboth Beach, and actively join us in preserving and showcasing our story. "But a second prong of Mem- bership Month is to contact visitors, many of whom return summer after summer, to urge them to participate in the spirit and events of our museum, and to have them return next sum- mer as members," she said. Membership rates include $25 for an individual, $35 for a household, $50 for supporting member, and $100 for an Anna Hazzard Level donor. Call the museum at 302-227-7310 to re- quest a membership form or to join via credit card. In 2013, in addition to its per- manent historical collection, the museum's special exhibits included World War II in Re- hoboth, Beach Eats! featuring memorabilia and history of tures and programs included: restaurants and other special "What's in Your Attic?" "Grow- eateries at the beach, and the ing up Country- Sussex County Annual Needlework Exhibit. Memories" with Everrett Moore; Monthly Jolly Trolley Tours of and "Sand Pails" with sand pail historical sites were held. Lec- collector Rob Smith. !R HOME: / ildew,/ old 8, Sail Ruin Homes I* FREE ESTIMATES *'] Seniors 10% Discount | Decks, Windows, Driveways, Docks" Gutters J The Wash 3O2-752-856O 410-749-9537 Visit Serving Locals Since 1990 .- Licensed and Insured Call the company that locals have been using for 22 years!