A very special silent auction will be held in conjunction with the Milton Theatre’s Jazz and Blues Open Jam from 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 13.
The silent auction is being held by Josie Cicerale, the widow of talented musician Ken Cicerale. Many in the Southern Delaware community enjoyed the music Ken and his group 5th Avenue provided at local venues.
It has been a little over a year since Ken’s death and Josie wants to raise more money for the fund she has established with the Delaware Community Foundation, the Ken Cicerale Music Scholarship Forever Fund. As a student in high school, Ken was a recipient of awards like this, which enabled him to pursue his dream to study music in college. Sussex County youth will benefit from this scholarship fund.
Josie said: “When we reach our goal of $25,000, Ken’s scholarship fund is structured to remain in effect in perpetuity, managed by the Delaware Community Foundation. Therefore, even after we are all gone, students can continue to apply for this award and help to keep Ken’s name and memory alive. We are within $5,000 of achieving our goal that must be met by Oct. 15.”
Fred Munzert, Milton Theatre director, said, “It gives us great pleasure to host this silent auction in memory of Ken Cicerale and the fund that has been set up in his memory. This Sunday Open Jazz and Blues Open Jam is perfect, as it is the music Ken loved!”