Charitable foundation thankful for support

The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) Golf Classic was held June 7 under sunny skies illuminated even more brightly because of the businesses and people of our communities who make our event possible.

The presenting sponsor, Ocean View Plumbing and Heating Inc., has led the way for each of the three years of the tournament’s existence and we have grown from an inaugural tournament to one of the area’s premier golfing events. We thank you and hope for your continued support.

Mercantile Peninsula/PNC, Contractors for a Cause, Cottage Café, Custom Mechanical, Baja Beach House Grill, Reliable Home Maintenance, Creative Resource Group, The Wave, The Coastal Point, Wilmington Trust, Ruddo’s Golf, Five Guys, Sunny Day Guide, Boulevard Ford/Lincoln, Morgan Stanley Kilian/Kangas Group, The Law Offices of Susan Pittard Weidman, Beach Liquors, A. Anderson Scott, Coldwell Banker, 84 Lumber, Bethany Dental Associates, Rebel One of Fenwick Island, Bank of Delmarva, Dave’s Silkscreening and Embroidery, Scott and Shuman, Jefferson, Uriah, Doane and Stevens, Weather or Not Construction, All States Construction, Frank Morris Construction, Bayville Package Store and the JWJ Foundation, all major sponsors of the event, made the food and beverage, gifts and golf specialties and giveaways, carts and awards possible.

Without your financial support it would be impossible to stage the tournament, and we are grateful we can count on you on behalf of our communities.

Over 100 individuals and businesses contributed to the individual tee signs around the course, providing a prominent reminder to our tournament golfers of your generosity. They will in turn remember to patronize your businesses as often as possible.

There are numerous volunteers who donate incalculable amounts of time before and during the event to ensure our participants have an enjoyable day. We thank you for your spirit, your organization skills and the fun you provided for everyone. We cannot pull this off without you.

Lastly, we thank our golfers who show incredible generosity with their participation and great humor, always displaying the on-the course athletic ability and competitive spirit that results in a more successful tournament for themselves and for our beneficiaries.

The QRCF beneficiaries for the 2007 tournament include the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company and the Lower Sussex Boy Scouts of America. These two vital community organizations enrich our communities in countless ways and will benefit from the generous donations soon to come from QRCF because of you. Watch this paper for confirmation of the amounts donated to each.

Have a very profitable summer season, and on behalf of the planning committee, we thank you and look forward to your participation in the June 2008 QRCF Golf Classic.

QRCF Board of Directors

Plan should not be decided on in a hurry
Editor’s note: The following letter was addressed to the Fenwick Island Town Council and forwarded to the Coastal Point for publication.

For several weeks and months, I have watched a group of dedicated, hardworking citizens of our town work to interpret and modify a 100-page document titled a “Comprehensive Plan.” This was done with limited knowledge of the town ordinances, or the rational behind them. In addition, this document was prepared by an organization 1,800 miles distant, with even less knowledge of the town, its laws or its heritage.

A town meeting was held today, to present these findings in the form of a public presentation. There was limited opportunity for public discussion, but I seriously doubt there are many members of the public who have fully read this document or accomplished a reasonable level of understanding.

It now appears that the Town Council is scheduled to adopt this document at its July council meeting. If this is done, it is my opinion that it will be without the entire council having read the document in its entirety, or accomplished an understanding of it necessary to make a decision as to its impact on the future of our town.

For these reasons, if this subject is placed on the agenda for consideration at the July meeting, I strongly suggest that, after discussion, a vote be postponed to a future date to allow for additional public input and study by council. This would allow both the council and the public to devote the necessary consideration to this most important matter. A rush to judgment is not necessary.

Richard L. Griffin
Fenwick Island

Hospice thankful for support in area

We would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank everyone who made our move possible. It took a great team to put in many hours of thoughtful service and/or donations, and the move was able to be made smoothly and without event. So, for that we acknowledge: Johnny Janosik’s Furniture Store; Gary from Bell Telecomm; Gerald Hocker; Michael’s Moving; and E.T. Appliances.

We couldn’t have done it without you.

Compassionate Care Hospice of the Delmarva Peninsula

Reader: Project is a clear conflict

Regarding your front-page article on the Hocker/DeMarie development in Millville — if there is even a hint or suspicion of conflict of interest or impropriety in a deal, then there is conflict of interest and impropriety.

This is yet another case which illustrates the fact that ethics and integrity have been permanently replaced by greed, cronyism and nepotism in Sussex County and all of its small towns. ’Nuff said.

Chris Carter
Bethany Beach