Cape Gazette

A snowy night Under the Boardwalk

CHEF raises funds to support Cape students, teachers
By Ron MacArthur | Feb 01, 2013
Photo by: Ron MacArthur Rehoboth Beach lifeguard stands, umbrellas, signs, boardwalk food and benches are all part of CHEF's annual fund raiser at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. The Funsters perform in the background.

Even a snowstorm could not deter hundreds from turning out Jan. 25 to support the Cape Henlopen Education Foundation's annual Winter Jam at Rehoboth Beach Convention Center.

With a theme Under the Boardwalk, organizers decorated the convention center with everything associated with the beach including lifeguard stands, games, boardwalk benches, umbrellas and signs of iconic Rehoboth Beach establishments. Even the refreshments fit into the theme with fries, popcorn, pizza and ice cream being served. Nearly $20,000 was raised through ticket sales, auction items and sponsors. Entertainment was provided by the Wise Guys and Funsters.

The money supports Cape Henlopen schools, including $15,000 for teacher grants; three performing arts summer study grants for students at Beacon, Mariner, and Cape High School; teacher of the year grants; character programs that combat bullying; Academic Excellence grants and more. To make a tax-deductible donation or for more information, go to

Dressed up in their finest, (l-r) Karen Barnes, Mike Newnam and Carolyn Rash pose in the photo booth provided by A Day in the Life Designs Photography. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Caryn Henry, left, and Sherrill Dougherty dance the night away during Winter Jam. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
The Funsters help the cause during CHEF's Winter Jam. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
CHEF board member Mary Howard passes out bags of popcorn. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Eric Stancofski aims for the board in the bean-bag toss. Various games found on the Boardwalk were set up at the convention center. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Dave and Kim Stevenson, CHEF volunteers, try out the ping-pong toss game. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
King's Ice Cream's Rudy Spoor, left, serves frozen treats to Cape Henlopen Superintendent Robert Fulton and wife Stacy. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
CHEF volunteer Karen Sposato, right, gives out tickets for prizes to Pete and Staci Coveleski. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Dressed for the theme, Under the Boardwalk, and the cold, snowy weather outside are Jason and Christie Duda. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Winter Jam attendees take a break from dancing on Boardwalk benches. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
CHEF volunteer Lyn Buck helps out in the kitchen to maintain a constant supply of beach food, including Thrasher's fries and Nicola pizza. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
While action was hot inside the convention center, cold wind and snow made for true winter conditions outside. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
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