Cape Gazette

Overfalls Foundation paints the town Big Red

Jun 03, 2014
Photo by: Ron MacArthur Overfalls Foundation volunteer Karen Fischer adds another bottle to the fund-raising wine wall.

The Overfalls Foundation had its 15th annual opening party and auction May 23 at the Virden Center. Funds raised during the event support the ongoing effort to restore and maintain Lightship Overfalls LV 118 in Lewes Canalfront Park.

This year the foundation will christen the Monomoy, a restored lifeboat, and on Wednesday, June 4, will dedicate the newly opened American Lightship Museum. For more information about the Overfalls Foundation, go to


Overfalls Foundation President Tracy Mulveney proclaims that the historic lightship is open for the season. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Ron Coffin of Lewes looks over a table filled with Lightship Overfalls artifacts. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Cheryl Blackman is selling 50-50 tickets to help raise funds for the Overfalls Foundation 2014 season. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Brook Hedge, left, and Pam Glick are co-chairwomen of the 2014 Overfalls Foundation opening party. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
The theme of this year's opening party is "We're painting the town Big Red," which is the color of the Lightship Overfalls, a Lewes icon. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Dennis Forney, publisher of the Cape Gazette, works the crowd for bids during the live auction. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Stephen Robinson of Lewes bids on one of the numerous silent auction items. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Members of the band Buffalo Chip and The Heard are (l-r) Chip Porter, David Poland and Tony Cappella. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Lee Porter claps after getting the winning bid on football tickets during the auction. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Ray Glick, vice president of the Overfalls Foundation, displays some lightship artifacts. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Lynda Messick, CEO of platinum sponsor Community Bank Delaware, talks about the importance of preserving the Overfalls. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
"Wet Paint" is a sign seen a lot over the years on the Lightship Overfalls. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Dave Bernheisel and Bill Reader are not only volunteer bartenders, they have been active in the restoration of Lightship Overfalls. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Chef Angela Mershon explains the menu available on a 49-people cruise aboard water taxi Mummichog II. The cruise was one of the featured live auction items to benefit the Overfalls Foundation. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
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