Children’s Beach House held its annual beach barbecue on August 27 on Bay Avenue in Lewes, with the theme being Carnival this year. Partygoers celebrated the flavors, colors, sounds and fashions of South America.
Live entertainment was provided by Sarah Freih, who sang hits from “Evita”, including “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina”.
The event’s gourmet cuisine was prepared by Chef Paula Baker. Delicious dishes from South American countries include Argentinian picada, alfajores and chocotorta; pollo a la braso from Peru; feijoada and brigadeiro from Brazil; marraguenta from Chile; and coconut flonde from Colombia.
Beer and wine bars as well as an orange crush bar were sponsored by Paradise Grill with wines from the Sposato family.
A live auction was conducted by auctioneer Richard Bryan, which featured items from Freedom Boat Club Delaware, Paradise Grill, Touch of Italy, Greater Good Events, Quest, The Station on Kings, Grain on the Rocks , Spain Wine Bar, Splash Mountain, Ocean City Tourism, CVB, Worcester County Tourism, Connie Marshall Miller, The Inn at Canal Square and Lewes Oyster House.
A Wall of Wishes raised funds to provide transportation, school supplies, clothing, meals and enrichment activities for CBH children.
“We are thrilled to be able to help fund Children’s Beach House programs and services through events like these,” said event co-chair Cheryl Crowe. “We have great support from community leaders, local businesses, partner organizations, friends and generous sponsors.”
“It has been an honor and a pleasure to co-chair the Children’s Beach House Barbecue for the past five years,” said Karen Falk. “The Children’s Beach House provides child and youth development programs for children across Delaware. This fun event, with unique themes year after year, offers the opportunity to introduce and educate guests and community leaders about important programming while enjoying that late-summer spectacular throughout the resort and on Beach House’s private beach yard. We thank our sponsors, supporters, guests, volunteers and the Children’s Beach House team for making this event such a success.
All proceeds from Carnival will support CBH’s work with children, youth and families in Delaware.