Bethany Blues of Bethany Beach transformed itself Dec. 5 from one of the best barbecue restaurants at the beach into an undercover speakeasy from the 1920s.
The sold-out Noble Experiment cocktail party benefitted Cocktails Curing Cancer, a nonprofit charitable organization that raises money to help combat cancers of all kinds.
“We were so excited for the opportunity to partner with Cocktails Curing Cancer,” said Nicole Giannella, catering manager. “The entire theme of the evening really made for a jovial event, and it was hard to believe we were at Bethany Blues – the place was transformed!”
From dueling pianos to gambling in the name of benevolence, the entire evening had an air of sophistication and whimsy as everyone dressed in their 1920s best for an unparalleled party.
The Prohibition Party was not only a great time, but also brought in a good amount of money that will stay at work in Sussex County. Partnerships that marry the concepts of having a great time while doing good are a cornerstone of fundraising at Bethany Blues.
“Our organization throws one huge party a year and donates the money raised through the event, silent auction, and individual donors,” said Cocktails Curing Cancer founder Lisa Condon, a cancer survivor herself. “For the past several years, our beneficiary has been Beebe Hospital, and we donated to them again this year.”
Through event ticket sales, Bethany Blues contributed $1,301. Along with the silent auctions items and individual donations, Condon was able to donate a lump sum of $6,000 to Beebe Medical Foundation, slated for the new South Coastal Cancer Center that will begin serving cancer patients this spring.
Bethany Blues organizers thank Lisa Condon and Cocktails Curing Cancer for their partnership in this event, as well as All About U Salon and Spa and Eastern Shore Make Up for their styling talents for the evening. Special thanks go to Sagamore Spirit Rye from Maryland and Dad’s Hat Rye from Bristol, Pa., which were the featured spirits of the evening.