Foundation's Spring Fundraiser
Fun and Profitable !
The Foundation's first big fundraising event, a spring
social at the beautiful Lewes Yacht Club, attracted a crowd of nearly
100 members and non-members from Delaware and beyond.
Professional auctioneer J.D. McGrellis egged the crowd
into an enthusiastic buying mood and his efforts, along with
items sold at a silent auction, made the night a financial success.
Popular local deejay, DJ Surf provided music, and the
yacht club dished up great food. Plus, the donors of two of the
auction items (appetizers for 6 and $50 worth of bakery products)
brought samples for the crowd.
It was a warm evening with a great sunset, beautiful
decorations, and cheerful attendees. In other words, a perfect
We're ready for the new door!
First Work Crew Trip
New Platform for Door Delivery
After several failed attempts due to weather, a
hardy crew of volunteers finally had a successful work day at Harbor
of Refuge on Saturday, April 25.
First order of business: replace the deck
(lost in September 2008). But not just with the same old, same
old. With a super-duper, extra wide deck that will allow plenty
of room to maneuver as the U.S. Army of Corps unloads the new
lighthouse door and goes to work on installation. Installation
is scheduled for as soon as weather permits.
Volunteers also did the annual spring house cleaning
at Harbor of Refuge and a swing-by for damage assessment at Delaware
Breakwater East End. Old Man Winter was kind this year; damage
at both lights was minimal.
The 10th Anniversary Telescope
A highlight of the day was assembly and installation of
a Bushnell telescope on the fourth level at Harbor of Refuge, which
has been designated as a gallery area for displays. The
telescope was the gift of DRBLHF Board Member John Gordon. John
celebrated his tenth anniversary at his job recently and decided to
use his anniversary gift to help the Foundation also celebrate its
tenth anniversary in existence. Using the telescope, future tour
participants will be able to get a good look at birds and marine life,
the condition of the 1901 breakwater, ship traffic, and the southern
With an America Flag
Flown at Harbor or Refuge Light Station
Available just in time for
this summer's patriotic celebrations.
Also great gifts for Father's
four-foot nylon American Flags with a handsome parchment paper
Certificate of Authenticity.
here for details and order form.
Enlarge deck (below) and volunteer
Jerry Perrin inspecting the iron before work begins (right)