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QRCF selects CHEER Meals on Wheels as Dec. 1 Caribbean Christmas beneficiary

Nov 21, 2012

The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation has announced that the 8th Annual Caribbean Christmas will be held from 7 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, at Mango's at Garfield Parkway and the boardwalk in downtown Bethany Beach.

Proceeds from this year’s Caribbean Christmas will benefit CHEER’s Meals On Wheels and QRCF scholarship and grant programs.

“CHEER Inc. delivers over 130,000 meals annually to homebound seniors in Sussex County, and nearly 40,000 of those meals are delivered in the Bethany-Fenwick area. Today, the fastest-growing area for Meals On Wheels delivery is southeastern Sussex County, and this essential service is a lifeline for thousands of seniors in our community. For many, the only meal they will receive on any given day is the hot meal that is delivered by one of our 600 volunteers,” said CHEER marketing director Randy Nelson.

Since its inception 10 years ago, QRCF has donated more than $450,000 to local organizations and in scholarship monies.

This traditionally sold-out fundraising event, the largest of fundraiser the QRCF hosts, features tastings from favorite area restaurants; beer, wine and Mangoritas; live music; silent auctions; dancing; and lots of holiday cheer. Tickets are $60 per person and may be purchased at Beach Liquors, Bethany Beach Books, The Cottage Cafe, DiFebo’s, DiFebo’s Bistro at Bear Trap, Just Hooked, Off the Hook, Mango's and Sedona.

For will-call tickets, go to www.qrcf.org or call 302-537-QRCF (7723). QRCF is a nonprofit organization; purchase may be tax-deductible.

Sponsors to date are 14 Global, Beach Liquors, Bethany Blues, Coastal Point Cruise Planners, Delaware Wave, DiFebo's, DiFebo’s Bistro at Bear Trap, Harpoon Hanna's, Harris Teeter, Just Hooked, Mango's, Matteo's Salsa Loco, Mio Fratello, Off the Hook, Sedona and Turquoise.

 

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