The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce and Millville Boardwalk hosted a family night out with activities, food and family fun Sept. 22.
During the event, the chamber and Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation presented a $4,000 check to support the art programs at John M. Clayton Elementary School, Lord Baltimore Elementary School, Phillip C. Showell Elementary School, Southern Delaware School of the Arts, and Selbyville Middle School. The donation comes from funds raised at the silent auction during the chamber’s Sept. 11 Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival, which was sponsored by Jayne’s Reliable of Dagsboro. Each school received $800 to use for art supplies for the 2021-22 school year.
Also serving as a fundraiser, the family night out event featured a pumpkin patch from Adkins Produce, crafts, games and food provided by Bethany Blues, Taste and Agape Creamery. Other participating businesses included the Ball 4 All Foundation, Tidepool Toys and Games, Atlantic Physical Therapy, CustomFit360, Mountaire Farms, Beebe Healthcare, Bethany Beach Books, Millville Volunteer Fire Company and Billy Reese, State Farm Insurance agent. These businesses not only supported the event, but hosted free activities, giveaways, crafts and more.
Funds raised from the event benefited the Selbyville Public Library, whose representatives provided guests a sneak peek of its upcoming new facility. Overall, $1,050 was raised for the Selbyville library.
“It was a wonderful evening being able to highlight the importance of both arts and education for children and the community as a whole. It was great to see so many happy people out for the beautiful fall weather and the second season here in the Quiet Resorts,” said Lauren Weaver, executive director of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce.