Chefs from a dozen fine restaurants in Lewes and Rehoboth will display their culinary skills at the second annual Live and Local, a multi-course dinner with live music set for 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Camp Arrowhead on Rehoboth Bay.
The event is part of a financial campaign for building improvements to the camp that serves 1,300 children and young teens who come for the nine-week summer camping season, as well as the 1,800 adults who take part in conferences, meetings and retreats during the rest of the year.
Tickets for the adult-only evening, limited to 150 people and featuring a live auction and raffle, are $80, and are now available for purchase. There will be no ticket sales on event day.
“The evening will offer our community the opportunity to become more aware of the need to sustain camp for the next generation," said Executive Director Walt Lafontaine.
Funds raised from the event will help to pay for capital projects now underway, including a new cabin, a second bath house and a pavilion for camp gatherings. Future improvements will include a new three-season dining hall.
“It will be a magical evening,” said event Co-chair Meg Gardner of Blue Moon, who has catered and coordinated weddings at the camp. “It is very rare to be surrounded by such beauty, and being here really makes you feel transported. And I know how crucial the renovation is for them to continue to serve their campers and the community.”
The dinner with wine is hosted by Blue Moon, the Starboard, Palate, DiFebo’s, Big Fish Restaurant Group, Po’Boys Creole & Fresh Catch, Touch of Italy, Frank and Louie’s Italian Specialties, Joe and Darryl from Diego’s Hideaway, the Frozen Farmer, and Henlopen City Oyster House, with Old World Breads and Dogfish Head Brewery.
Dinner will be preceded by cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, including a raw bar on the pavilion. A traditional campfire on the beach, with s’mores, will conclude the event.
Indian River featuring Clifford Keith will provide music at the dinner, and Hope For Success, a group of seven musicians ranging in age from 11 to 14, will play on the pavilion.
For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.camparrowhead.net.