KINFolk event July 16 to raise funds for hospitalized children

KINfolk provides laptop computers and Internet access to children who are hospitalized or homebound, with the aim of keeping sick children connected to those who love and support them at a time when they need it most. KINfolks’ Ninth Annual Wine Tasting & Art Auction will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 16, at the Cordrey Center, 30366 Cordrey Road in Millsboro. Admission costs $30.

A live and silent auction, wine and food highlight will the evening. Among those donating art this year are Ellen Rice, Kevin Fleming, Doris Ingram, Laura Hickman, Nancy Katz, Jack Wiberg, Gerilyn Gordon Gaskill, Ruth Valva and Marvin Carney, to name a few.

In addition, Dave Wilson’s live auction will include: from longtime supporter Holland Jewelers, a ladies’ nine-diamond cluster 14-karat gold filigree ring, a one-week stay in a condo on Lewes beach and an up-close private magic show for 14 at the Dickens Parlor Theatre in Millville. There will also be a large selection of silent auction items from local merchants and artisans, as well as a sampling of domestic wines from Teller Wines.

Blooming Boutique is also donating a certificate for a silver (Troll) bracelet with clasp, valued at $72, to the first 225 ticket purchasers.

The following restaurants will contribute signature appetizers to create a fabulous selection of finger foods: 1776 Steakhouse, Annabella’s Italian Restaurant & Bakery, Bethany Blues, Go Fish, the Cultured Pearl, Big Fish Market, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Edible Arrangements, Bob Evans, Touch of Italy, Lazy Susan’s, The Point Coffee House, Creative Crumbs, J.D. Shuckers Seafood & Raw Bar, Mariachi’s, Rehoboth Ale House, Summer House, Delaware Distilling Co., Starboard, Fractured Prune, Dos Locos and the Greene Turtle.

KINfolk organizers thanked sponsors Jane Brady, Blooming Boutique, Berkshire-Hathaway Home Services/Gallo Realty, Grotto Pizza, Holt Paper, Community Bank of Delaware, Jack Lingo Realtors, Lewes Realty, Hugh Leahy Jr., Erin Martin-RE/Max, George Bunting Jr., Collier’s Trim Shop and Penn-Del Lock.

Contact Kathy at (302) 645-6971 for information or tickets, or learn more at