Brick Hotel to host March 27 fundraiser for preschool

Guest bartenders to donate percentage of tips
March 19, 2014

The public is invited to come to The Brick Hotel, Restaurant and Tavern on The Circle in Georgetown from 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday March 26, for a fundraising event to benefit First Steps Primeros Pasos Early Childhood and Education Center. The center will receive $1 from each drink sold and 70 percent of the bartenders’ tips.

If guests choose to have dinner before or during the event, they just need to tell their server they are there for the fundraiser, and an additional donation will be given equal to 10 percent of their food purchase.

Guest bartenders will be Joe Conaway and David Baker, former Sussex County administrators, and Sussex County’s Ted Palmer. Sussex County’s Carole Palmer will be the greeter.

First Steps Primeros Pasos Early Childhood Education Center at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Georgetown meets the needs of a maximum of 20 children by providing year-round, affordable, academically excellent early education and care for its students, with a focus on school readiness and family involvement. Primeros Pasos staff and board are committed to ensuring that students are fully prepared to enter school, ready to succeed. The funds raised will go toward the capital project which will expand the center's services to more children.

Primeros Pasos received a gift of three modular classroom units which have been moved to a property on Savannah Road in Georgetown. These units will be renovated and joined together to form a 5,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art center. The center will serve a maximum of 69 children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age and also provide before- and after-school care. The capital project’s total cost is $1,327,000, which includes all construction, furnishings, and development expenses. The project total also contains a $450,000 sustainability fund.

As of March 1, First Steps Primeros Pasos Early Childhood Center has received commitments of $1,070,000 toward the campaign goal, leaving an additional $257,000 to be raised.

For more information about the event or First Steps Primeros Pasos, call or email Sally Beaumont, board president, at 302-381-5491 or

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