KINfolk says thanks for wine-tasting support

August 10, 2018

On behalf of the KINfolk Board of Directors, volunteers, staff and most importantly the children we serve, KINfolk would like to thank the Sussex community for generously supporting our Thirteenth Annual Wine Tasting and Art Auction held at the Virden Center at the University of Delaware campus in Lewes on July 18, 2018. Together we raised over $15,000. We could not have had such a magnificent event without the support of our local artists, restaurants, and merchants who donated to our Live and Silent Auctions, and to the over 200 people who came to enjoy the evening and support KINfolk.

A very special thanks to our sponsors: Jane Brady, Grotto Pizza, Berkshire-Hathaway Home Services/Gallo Realty, Holland Jewelers, Jeanine O'Donnell/State Farm, One Call Services, George Bunting Jr., Jack Lingo Realtors, Collier's Trim Shop, Erin Martin Beebe - Re/Max and Penn-Del Lock.

We also appreciate the generosity of our local restaurants for donating a delicious selection of finger foods: 1776 Steakhouse, Bethany Blues, The Cultured Pearl, Jake's Seafood, Big Fish Market, Edible Arrangements, Frank & Louie's Italian Specialties, Go Fish, JD Shuckers Seafood & Raw Bar, Mariachi, Summer House, Fractured Prune, The Greene Turtle, The Starboard, Grotto Pizza, Blue Moon, Jersey Mike's, and Bob Evans.

Thank you to our in-kind donations from: Teller Wines, the Virden Center, Autism Delaware, Children's Beach House, Community Bank of Delaware, Signarama, Giant, Safeway, Harris Teeter, Weis, and Fresh Market.

KINfolk would also like to thank all of the fabulous volunteers for their commitment to helping us achieve a successful event including our wonderful auctioneer Dave Wilson, and our celebrity pourers: Marvin and Becky Carney, Pat Campbell-White, and Dave McGuigan. A job well done.

Community support of KINfolk's Laptop Lending Program for hospitalized and homebound children will ensure we can continue putting laptops on the laps and smiles on the faces of deserving children. KINfolk provides a means of communication with friends, family, clergy and teachers - the very people who love and support them at a time when they need it most. In our 19 years of helping these children to stay connected, KINfolk has served over 65,000 sick children in 32 states around the country.

Kathy McNamara
event chair


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