Letter: Artisans’ Fair produces record scholarships


AARP’s Chapter 5226 wants to thank all of the supporters and many volunteers who participated in this most successful event. The proceeds will help support the $9,500 in scholarships given to Indian River High School and Delaware Tech Community College.

We especially want to thank Lord Baltimore Elementary School for hosting this event and the support from Atlantic Auto Service, Fulton Bank, Precious Paws, Ocean View Police, Delaware Provision South, Rita’s Water Ice, Dunkin Donuts, Wawa, Youth Ministry at Mariner’s Bethel and Sussex County ROTC students.

The media outreach was extensive due to our Ida Crist and all her efforts. We believe that the number of attendees was because of the wide range of coverage from newspapers, radio, TV, websites, posters, signs and magazines.

In addition, our Ione Phillips and Kathy Johnson selected only the finest artisans for this event. The Farmers’ Market was included again this year, and we were honored to have six participants.

Without the many volunteers from our chapter and the community support, this event would not be possible. Thank you.

Maureen Eisenhart, Coordinator

2018 AARP Artisans’ Fair & Farmers’ Market