Letters to the Editor — June 2, 2017

Relay for Life thankful for community support


I would like to take this opportunity to thank the following people and businesses who supported my recent “Movie Night” fundraiser on May 2 to benefit Relay for Life of Coastal Delaware and the fight against cancer.

Thanks to Joanne Howe and the staff at the Clayton Theatre — without your support, this event cannot happen. Joanne is a huge supporter of local causes and allows non-profits, such as Relay for Life, to do fundraisers such as movie nights. Thank you, Joanne and everyone at the Clayton!

Thanks to our “Movie Night” Business Sponsors: Scott Carey/Nationwide Insurance; Dagsboro Paint & Wallpaper; Bethany Travel/Dream Vacations; Rio Motors; Empire Landscaping/Empire Tattoo and Cynthia Hoban/Nationwide Insurance. These businesses stepped up and made our event possible — next time you stop by one of them, thank them for their support in the fight against cancer!

Thanks to those businesses that donated items for our raffle table: Cripple Creek Country Club; Delmarva Shorebirds, Casino at Ocean Downs and Tidepool Toys & Games. Thank you all for your generous donations!

Most importantly, thanks to everyone who attended the event. All totaled, our Movie Night fundraiser helped me reach my goal of raising $1,000 to benefit Relay for Life of Coastal Delaware and the fight against cancer!

Brian K. Baull


Reader asks reps to oppose marina


I find it kind of concerning that Rep. Ron Gray and Sen. Gerald Hocker are holding a community meeting on June 5 on the topic of dredging. This is one day before the public hearing related to the marina that the Schell Brothers want to build at the Solitude of White’s Creek, which has been strongly opposed by other communities and marinas on White’s Creek.

It is opposed because it is so difficult and sometimes impossible to maneuver the channel during low tide. It was so bad that the Coast Guard removed the channel markers a couple of years ago. In addition, there is already enough traffic on White’s Creek.

I also find it concerning that the Delaware budget has a $400 million problem. They have reduced the subsidy for senior citizens, plus there will be significant cuts to the schools systems and many other important programs. So, I ask myself, with the condition of the Delaware budget, is it that important to spend the money on dredging so Schell Brothers can get their marina?

Finally, if there was a vote by the people to approve the marina, it would fail. So if Rep. Ron Gray and Sen. Gerald Hocker are representing the community, they should not be supporting Schell Brothers’ request.

Bob Coyner

Ocean View

Lioness luncheon a hit, thanks to many


Through the generosity of our guests and the donations from our supporters at the “Beach Time” Fashion Show Luncheon, the Lord Baltimore Lioness Club has been able to continue its scholarship program for both IRHS seniors and a continuing education nursing student at Beebe Nursing, in addition to its community support endeavors.

A tremendous thank-you to our donors: Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club, Delaware Provisions South (Millville), Giant, Good Earth Market & Organic Farm, Hair Snippery (Millville), Head Liners Salon (Ocean Pines), Hocker’s Super Wash, Hooked Up Ale House, Homemade Goddess (Harrington & Millville), M.A.C. Catering, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Patti’s Hallmark Shop, Treasure Island; special recognition to Lioness supporter extraordinaire John Persinger for his unprecedented generosity.

Applauds are given to our fashion presenter, CraZy LadyZ (Ocean View & Ocean City), for an amazing array of beautiful summer fashions flattering to all. Baywood Greens Country Club provided the ideal host venue with gracious staff and accommodations.

Further congratulations and thanks are given to the Lioness Fashion Show coordinators of the May 23 event, Debbie Willis and Connie Warner, whose tireless endeavors created the perfect afternoon gathering.

Since 1990, the Lord Baltimore Lioness Club, under its motto “We Serve,” has supported not only the Lions charities but also local community needs beyond the scholarship programs to IRHS and Beebe Nursing. New members are always welcomed. If interested, come join us at a future meeting held the first Wednesday of the month (August through December; February through June) at the Ocean View Presbyterian Church Hall (67 Central Ave. in Ocean View) at 6:30 p.m.

Karen Lucas, Secretary

Lord Baltimore Lions Club