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Many hands make light work in Bethany

October 3, 2017

On behalf of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and staff, I would like to thank everyone who made the 39th Annual Bethany Beach Arts Festival a huge success. Many artists reported record day sales for the season as the crowds took advantage of the beautiful weather.

Thank you to our many partners including Schell Brothers, the presenting sponsor; Bayside, a Carl M. Freeman Companies Community; and John Donato, who inspired artists of all ages with an interactive mural as the Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation held the public vote for the finalists of the $1,000 scholarship to a local junior or senior artist.

Sponsored by Creative Concepts, the silent auction boasted over 90 pieces with all proceeds being split between the four local elementary school art programs.

The arts festival is a true testament of the famous quote "Many hands make light work." First, the efforts of Dean Sissler and the Bethany Beach police department were much appreciated along with the efforts of Brett Warner, Sean Ely and the Public Works team.

Lastly, words cannot do justice to how much the chamber appreciates the work of the outstanding volunteers. From the 5:30 a.m. crew who marked the boardwalk and streets to the volunteers who made calls to the silent auction winners, your time and the feedback we received from your efforts are so meaningful to the staff.

Thank you Christine Bohner, Anita Broccolino, Eunice Carpitella, Ron Derr, Jim Doyle, Susie Foskey, Mary Germann, Georgette Greason, Regina Handy, Rebecca & James Hayman, Max Hutsell, Kami Kane, Ron Lewis, Jim Mace, Mike Mall, Kristie Maravalli, Kevin McCourt, Danny McKenzie, Jeanne Mueller, David Nilsson, Tom Perry, Steve Plotkin, Mary Smith, and Milt Warren. We are blessed to have such quality people who serve to promote community and commerce in the Quiet Resorts. Thank you for being part of our chamber team!

Lauren Weaver
executive director, Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce

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