Gulf Coast Fundraiser was a Huge Success
Date: July 29, 2010
We have been pumping up an incredible beach concert and educational fundraiser held this past week here on the beach in Dewey. Despite a little rain during the event, it was a huge success raising over $74,000 to send down to the local estuary programs in Louisiana as they battle to recover from the Gulf oil spill. Knowing any kind of tragedy could affect us on this coast any given year, people realized it was our time to help by kicking in funds and helping our sister coastline of Louisiana. Many local businesses and individuals were extremely generous in supporting this event through both volunteer time and financial donations. For more information, visit the website: DECoastGulfAid.org
Hot, Hot, Hot! Thankfully The Starboard has more air conditioning than anywhere else in Dewey Beach during these hot humid and hazy days of summer. It got put to the test last weekend, as you all kept us very crowded each day and night this past weekend, while temperatures soared into the mid 90's! We add more air each year, doing all we can to keep you comfortable while out having fun!
Of course the Wings to Go Suicide Wing Eating contest is traditionally the HOTTEST day of the summer...in more ways than one. Personally, I was sweating just smelling their sauce. This year's winner ate close to 100 wings, down a bit from years past...but still remarkable in the sweltering heat of our upper deck. As soon as the contest was over, the crowds poured back to the inside bars to cool down.
Hope you are in your mid-summer Christmas spirit. We have hundreds of friends coming to Dewey this weekend from the Running of the Santas organization out of Philadelphia...complete with their Santa suits, hats, and other costumes. Saturday from 2-6pm, Heineken Light will host our annual Rudolph's Revenge party with the live music of Jimi Smooth & the Hit Time, plenty of group house contests, prizes, and general silliness! We will have Santa hats available, and ask you to grab whatever Christmas outfits you can get your hands on during July; prizes will be awarded all afternoon on costumes and competitions! Be sure to join us and our incredibly fun friends from Running of the Santas this Saturday at 2pm!
As voted by Delaware Today readers...The Starboard is the official spot for Sundays here in Dewey Beach! Best Breakfast, Best Sunday Brunch, Best Bar Downstate...all awards showing how much fun this place can be on a Sunday afternoon. This week, we continue with our friend ELVIS at noon, Doug Segree on the deck at 2pm, then for the first time ever here at The Starboard, we welcome a very popular Arlington, Virginia act....ROAD SODA at 10pm! Whether you prefer Bloody Marys, Crushes, or our Starboard Bullshark special...we have a full selection to make your Sunday the best day of the week!
Tue - Freshly Squeezed, 10pm
Wed - LauraLea & Tripp Fabulous 10pm
Thu - The Mavi Gray Trio 10pm
Sat - Jimi Smooth & the Hit Time 2-6pm
Sun - Elvis - 12pm / Doug Segree Band 2-6pm / Road Soda 10pm
Don't forget to check out TheStarboard.TV for the latest videos! They will run contests and fun events as they continue to provide EXCELLENT footage of your Starboard! And yes...it is 100% free, and I promise you will enjoy the clips!
Have a great week, hopefully many of you can make our benefit concert on the beach Wednesday night, and the rest of you will be here for another awesome weekend at the beach by Friday! Take care and see you this weekend.