Downtown Milford Inc Receives Dogfish Award

Jan 7 2014 /

L to R: Joan Lofland, owner of the Augusta and ART Committee member, Lee Nelson DMI Executive Director; Irv Ambrose DMI Vice President; Cathy Walls, ART committee member; Mark Carter, Dogfish Head Brewery and SaraKate Hammer, DMI President.

L to R: Joan Lofland, owner of the Augusta and ART Committee member, Lee Nelson DMI Executive Director; Irv Ambrose DMI Vice President; Cathy Walls, ART committee member; Mark Carter, Dogfish Head Brewery and SaraKate Hammer, DMI President.

Staff Report

The Downtown Milford Inc’s., (DMI) public art project, Art on the Riverwalk Tour (ART) received a boost with a $3,000 award from Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton, Del., Beer and Benevolence Fund.

“We are honored to receive this generous award,” Lee Nelson, DMI executive director said. “They had a strong field of contenders apply, so we are delighted they saw such value in this project.”

Dogfish head Brewery awarded 3 prizes to Sussex County non-profits in the categories of ‘art’, ‘community’ and ‘ecology’. DMI won the ‘art’ category.

There is another exciting twist to the award. A further $1,000 will be awarded to the winner who brings the most people to their event night held at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, 320 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. DMI’s night is on Wednesday, January 22 from 5-9 p.m. In addition, 10% of total sales during our night will be donated to DMI.

DMI will be selling raffle tickets for prizes during the event as an additional fundraiser. The project’s goal is to make Downtown Milford a more vibrant, enjoyable and fun place to work, live, play and shop. The award is in addition to a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts towards the second phase of public art works to be located along the Riverwalk. The project features replicas of the classic yacht Augusta built in Milford in 1927 placed along the Riverwalk.

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