Community memories 11/18/21 | Cap Gazette

Giant donates 1,000 turkeys to Delaware Food Bank

Giant Food associates recently joined the President and CEO of the Food Bank of Delaware, Cathy Kanefsky, and the food bank team in celebrating the donation of 1,000 Giant turkeys to the food bank for Thanksgiving. The donation was part of Giant’s contributions to five food banks in the Feeding America area for a total of 6,000 turkeys to help alleviate hunger in the mid-Atlantic region. The Maryland Food Bank, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank, and Capital Region Food Bank also each received at least 1,000 turkeys. This annual donation is part of Giant’s global commitment to support local food banks and pantries. The donation of turkey is in connection with Giant Food’s Help Tackle Hunger campaign. During the campaign, Giant customers can donate $ 1, $ 3, $ 5 or round to the nearest dollar at checkout, with 100% of the proceeds going to local Feeding America food banks.

Artesian Resources 10th Annual Charity Golf Outing Raises $ 100,000

Artesian Resources Corp. announced that its 10th annual charity golf outing raised over $ 100,000 for local charities, bringing the 10-year total to over $ 500,000. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit worthy organizations that serve residents of the Delmarva Peninsula and surrounding areas, including the American Heart Association, Easterseals Delaware & Maryland Eastern Shore, and Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, among others. local charities.

“These charities operate within the communities we serve and provide much needed support to so many people. Our sponsors continue to amaze us with their support, sharing the same core beliefs of giving back to our communities with a good and generous heart. As the leading provider of water and sanitation services on the Delmarva Peninsula, Artesian understands that when our communities thrive, we all thrive, ”said Nicholle R. Taylor, President of Artesian Water Company.

The Genealogical Society will meet on November 20

The Sussex County Genealogical Society will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 20, via Zoom. Legal genealogist Judy Russell will present The Discriifying Genealogist: Telling Good Evidence From Bad. A certified genealogist with a law degree, Russell writes and lectures on topics ranging from the use of court records in family history to understanding DNA testing. She is a faculty member of many genealogy institutes. To see his blog, visit To attend, email To find out more, visit

UUSD will meet on November 21

The Unitarian Universalists of southern Delaware will be holding an online and in-person service at 10 a.m. on Sunday, November 21. Reverend Heather Rion Starr said, “This month’s theme of history includes recognizing the great pain of the past and sitting down with the realities of the continuing pain and these wrongdoings in our present as we head into Thanksgiving. “

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YMCA of Sussex food drive ends November 22

Until Monday, November 22, the Sussex Family YMCA is collecting non-perishable food. Donations will be distributed to the local group dedicated to feeding the community. YMCA members who donate five or more food items will be entered into a raffle to win three months of free membership. Non-YMCA of Delaware members who donate will be eligible for waived membership fees when they join the Y. The Sussex Family YMCA is located at 20080 Church St., Rehoboth Beach.

The 1991 Cape class reunion takes place on November 27

The Cape Henlopen High School class of 1991 will be holding their 30th meeting at 7 p.m. on Saturday 27 November at Irish Eyes in Lewes. The ticket price per person is $ 40 and includes light meals and live music. A cash bar is available. To purchase tickets, go to

Unitarian Universalists to meet on November 28

The Unitarian Universalists of southern Delaware will be holding an online and in-person service at 10 a.m. on Sunday, November 28. A motley Thanksgiving will be the theme. For booking or streaming information, go to

Registration for the Camelot Meadows Craft Fair scheduled for November 30

The Camelot Meadows Holiday Craft Fair is looking for local artisans and artists to participate in the event scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, at the Camelot Meadows Community Center, 36199 Palace Lane, Rehoboth Beach. This is an opportunity for local artisans and artists to share their talents, and for community members to purchase homemade, handmade, unique, and USA-made gifts for the holidays. All proceeds from the table spaces will go to the Delaware Manufactured Home Owners Association fund to help owners of manufactured homes who do not qualify for other assistance programs. Places are limited and the cost is $ 35. Rental of the table is an additional $ 10. All spaces must be paid for and reserved by Tuesday, November 30. Cash, PayPal and Venmo are all accepted. To learn more and to register, contact Carol MacFarland at 302-258-7055.

Children’s clothing donation campaign continues until November 30

Clothing Our Kids is hosting a fall clothing drive to improve the lives of children in need in Sussex County. New clothing in sizes 3T for 18-20 year olds can be dropped off at the Georgetown Public Library until Tuesday, November 30. Items needed include shirts, pants, shorts, skirts, pajamas, underwear, socks, shoes, coats, hoodies and hats. and gloves. To find out more, visit

Giant Long Neck bag purchases support CHEER in November

The CHEER Foundation was selected by the management of the local Giant Food store as a non-profit organization to benefit from its community bag program. During the month of November, the foundation will receive a donation of $ 1 for each purchase of the $ 2.50 reusable community bag at the Giant Food store located at 25939 John J. Williams Hwy., Long Neck. This program makes it easy for buyers to give back to their local community while supporting the environment. The CHEER program serves Sussex County seniors through a wide range of programs, including nutrition, transportation, activity centers and more.

IRHS Hall of Fame nominations due December 1

The Indian River High School Hall of Fame continues to honor alumni who make outstanding achievements in this community and around the world. The nomination deadline is Wednesday December 1 for the 2021-2022 Hall of Fame induction. The selection committee is looking for graduates who demonstrate great character, citizenship and leadership, and who have made a significant contribution to their field and community. Applicant must have graduated from Indian River High School at least 10 years prior to appointment. Applicants will be assessed on achievement and recognition in areas of their choice. Today’s students are making great strides. Past inductees include educators, lawmakers, artists, civic leaders, athletes, first responders and more. They come from as close as Dagsboro and as far as Texas and Michigan. The ideal candidate would be seen as a role model whose life and work will inspire Indian River students in the pursuit of excellence. Download the application forms from Submissions must include application materials, as well as a second letter of recommendation from another person. Late applications will not be accepted.

Second Street Players Winter Comedy Auditions December 6-7

Director Tammy Crawford has announced that the open auditions for the 2022 production of “Bermuda Avenue Triangle” by Second Street Players will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, December 6 and 7, at the Riverfront Theater, 2 S. Walnut St., Milford. The casting requires six adult roles: two men and four women. Auditions will consist of selected readings of the script. Those who audition should also prepare 45 seconds of a song that shows their vocal range and be prepared for light choreography. It’s not a musical, but there are a few song and dance numbers in the show. The performance dates are Friday to Sunday, January 28-30 and February 4-6. For a synopsis of the show and other information on Second Street Players, visit “Bermuda Avenue Triangle” is produced by a special arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

The Nativity show in St. Jude takes place on December 11

Lewes’ St. Jude the Apostle Church will present Darkness Into Light, the annual Nativity Show, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 11 in the Parish Life Center. Participants will witness the Christmas story told by the children of the parish. Free entry. Donations of non-perishable food will be accepted. St. Jude is at 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes, off of Route 1, just north of Five Points. To find out more, visit

Fresh Market fundraiser underway for food banks

Fresh Market’s second annual fundraiser to support Feeding America food bank partners will run until Tuesday, December 28. Fresh Market will match guest donations up to $ 125,000. One hundred percent of funds raised will be donated to Feeding America, and 90 percent will be redistributed to the Feeding America partner food bank of each Fresh Market store. At checkout, all Fresh Market customers are encouraged to round their bill to the nearest dollar or make another donation to support Feeding America.


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