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Decked Out! benefit held for the Center for the Inland Bays

Aug 24, 2013
Guests  enjoyed a beautiful evening after the Aug. 1 storm at the 7th Annual Decked Out party.

A full house of guests enjoyed steel pan music, margaritas, munchies and desserts while bidding on silent and live auction items at the 7th Annual Decked Out! party held Aug. 1 to benefit the Center for the Inland Bays. The center uses the funds raised for various research and educational programs.

CIB is a nonprofit organization that promotes the wise use and enhancement of the Inland Bays Watershed through habitat protection and restoration.  For details go here.

Gene Shaner from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Rep. Peter Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth Beach, and Pete Keen enjoy the nosh and music at the Decked Out party. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Richard Faul from All Saints' Thrift Shop, won the unofficial best decked prize for his floral britches purchased from the shop, of course. At right is Ally Baily. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
About 150 guests prepare for the live auction. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Joining (l-r) Ken and Clare Farrall are Pamela Rutherford, Clean Delaware; Dave Jones, Atlantic Refrigeration & AC; and Gerry Desmond, Clean Delaware, for the entertainment before the live auction. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Enjoying the break in the clouds are (l-r) Maggie Pletta, from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Matt Jennette, and Bruce Patner. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Julia and Mark Beachboard, gold sponsors from Perdue, are thrilled to win the kayak in the live auction for $500. At left is auctioneer Tom Protack. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Taking a break during the festivities are (l-r) Delaware Center for the Inland Bays Board President Rick Eakle, Development Coordinator Jenn Jones and Director Chris Bason. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Above is an original bay-themed art piece constructed from reclaimed wood and vintage objects, donated by Remember When.
MP Steel Pan Band Donna and Tom Clark of Salisbury, Md. set the tone for a relaxed deck party. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Ron Kernehan, director of Inshore FIsh Studies, pours a margarita. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
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