On behalf of the Prudential Gallo - Touch of Italy Foundation, I would like to thank sponsors, attendees and volunteers for the success of our Opera At The Beach event, An Evening with Patricia Racette. World renowned Metropolitan Opera soprano Patricia Racette and Lyric Opera of Chicago pianist Craig Terry took the stage for a fabulous performance of opera and cabaret on August 18th at the Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes, DE. As a foundation created to support worthy organizations in our community, we are humbled by the many individuals and businesses who contributed to making the evening so enjoyable for patrons and so beneficial to event recipients, Coastal Concerts and The Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing. Over $15,000 was raised for these organizations.
I offer heartfelt thanks to all of you, and in particular to:
Foundation Donors Bette and Sal Gallo, Andrew Ratner and Lee Ann Wilkinson of Prudential Gallo, REALTORS® and Bob Ciprietti of Touch of Italy.
Sponsors: Cape Gazette, Beach Paper and Cape Gazette.com.Village Soup; Inclind Web Development; EconoLodge and Rodeway Inn & Suites; CAMP Rehoboth Community Center; The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group of Prudential Gallo, REALTORS®; The Inn at Canal Square; Delaware Beach Life Magazine; Coastal Point Newspaper; Atlantic Jewelry; Anderson’s Floor Covering, Inc; Atlantic Theaters-The Movies at Midway; Cabo Restaurant & Tequila Bar; Community Bank Delaware; Dynamic Mortgage Services; Hampton Inn-Rehoboth Beach; Kevin Fleming Photography; Lana Warfield of Prudential Gallo, REALTORS®; Russ Palmer Builders; Candy Kitchen Shoppes, Inc; Dogfish Head Craft Brewery; Fulton Bank, N.A.; Harry Caswell Plumbing, Inc; Hotel Rodney and The Rose & Crown Restaurant; J. Conn Scott, Inc; King’s Homemade Ice Cream Shops; Law Offices of Scott and Shuman; Outlet Liquors; Schab and Barnett, P.A.; South Pacific Florist; Archino Specialty Advertising; Dunkin’ Donuts- Bethany Beach; East of Maui Surf Shops; Johnny Janosik, Inc; Minuteman Press-Dewey Beach; Shore Electric; and TD Digital Printers.
Volunteers and Supporters: Coastal Concerts President Denise Emery, Executive Director Edna Ellet, Program Committee Member Mark Mobley, Board members Dan Crampton, David Cristy, Barbara Passikoff and Catherine Hester, Cynthia Tunney, Sharon Crampton & Sandra Pace; Mary Landon Green of Beebe Medical Foundation; Cape Henlopen High Theatre Manager Derek Dutton; Delaware Symphony Orchestra General Manager Diana Milburn; Cape Henlopen Facilities Department members Sandy Hinsch, Bernie Bowden and staff; Kara Russell and Mike Dunn of Public Radio Delmarva; Michael Sprouse of Letters from Camp Rehoboth; Kristine Johnson of Minuteman Press; Chuck Scott of TD Digital Printers; Ken Keith, Jr.; Michael Rawl and staff at Horizon Philanthropic; Judy Eger, Mary Cerami and Michelle Esposito of Prudential Gallo, REALTORS®; Judy and Anthony DeMeno; Mary DeMeno; Touch of Italy catering staff; Sussex Academy honor student Sam Ratner; Cape Henlopen Honor Society students Claudia Ratner, Julie Kyritsis, Meg Keswani, Maggie Wilson, Megan Hart, Austin Macelrevey; & Sussex Tech Honor Society student Maddie Gallagher.
Again, I would like to thank the 475+ attendees who came out to enjoy a lovely evening of opera and cabaret in support of Coastal Concerts and The Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing.
With warm regards,
Opera At The Beach Chairwoman