This weekend full of worthwhile events

The season is now fully upon us, which means there is plenty of beach, surf and fun to keep everybody pretty busy. There are a few events taking place this weekend, however, that are worth pointing out as things to do that serve a greater purpose.

The Annual Spring Gala hosted by Contractors for a Cause is always a popular event. For those who are not aware of the group, it is made up of several local builders who pull their resources and creativity together to raise money for worthwhile causes. They recently completed Justin’s Beach House in Bethany Beach, which was a collaborative effort between the Justin Jennings Foundation and the Contractors to build a home for families afflicted with cancer to come enjoy a week at the beach.

This year, the organization is focusing its event’s charitable efforts toward the family of Willy Cannon, a local man whose family was impacted severely after he contracted Lyme disease. The gala will be held Friday, June 17, at Cripple Creek Country Club from 6 to 11 p.m. The event will feature a casino theme this year, with professional dealers from Atlantic City, live entertainment, an auction and more. The cost of admission is $75, which includes food, drink and $25 in gambling credits.

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On Saturday, June 18, the Delaware Seaside Train Show will be held in the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds from this show will benefit the Delaware Seaside Railroad Club, which lost everything in the horrible Georgetown fire last month.

Admission for this event is only $5, and free for children 10 and younger. For more information on this event, call Bill at 537-5557 or visit

Also on Saturday, starting at 2 p.m., will be the 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament at the Millville fire hall, sponsored by the Beta Sigma Phi sorority. Proceeds from this benefit will go toward the Russell White Scholarship Foundation, in memory of the young Marine from Dagsboro who was killed in Afghanistan in June of 2004.

Registration for the tournament starts at 1 p.m. and the cost is $40 per team. In addition to the cornhole tournament fun, there will be a silent auction and door prizes, and Papa John’s will have a stand outside the fire hall. Those wishing to pre-register for the fun can do so by calling Laura Tedesco at (302) 829-8578.

There is certainly plenty to keep you busy here this time of year, but if you’re looking for something a little different, consider trying out one of these very worthwhile events.