By Terry Rogers
The Fourth Annual Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford’s Girl’s Night Out celebration will be held on Friday, May 1 in the Gold Ballroom of the Harrington Raceway and Casino. Doors open at 6:30 and the event lasts until 10 PM. The event raises funds for the chamber as well as the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition.
“This year’s event is shaping up to be as exciting as last year’s,” said Cheryl Doucette, Chairperson of the event. “Last year was one of our best years ever and we were concerned that it would be difficult to top it. From the way things look, we definitely see the potential for this year to be even better.” Tickets, which are $30, went on sale just a few weeks ago and of the 200 available, only 30 are left, Ms. Doucette said.
In Milford, DBCC runs events to help the community year-round. Every other month Beginning your Pink Ribbon Journey classes are held on Bayhealth’s Milford campus to answer questions about breast cancer treatment, financial concerns, transportation issues, and offer support to men and women facing breast cancer. In addition, Nurture with Nature activities are regularly held in the area, along with survivor socials to bring together breast cancer survivors for fun activities such as hiking and watercolor journaling. DBCC also hosts a ¡VIDA! Multicultural Health Fair in Milford to bring together men, women, and children of all ages to receive information about breast health and overall wellbeing.
Part of the entertainment of the Annual Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford’s Girl’s Night Out celebration is the Marvelous Men of Milford contest in which models compete for the title of Most Marvelous Man. A new contest this year is the Marvelous Mascot contest where mascots from area businesses will compete for the Most Marvelous Mascot title. All of the models for the Marvelous Man contest are kept secret until the night of the event. Currently, the Marvelous Mascot competitors include the SnoYo Penguin, Aaron’s Lucky Dog, News Hound from the Delaware State News and two Milford School District mascots.
“We are also continuing our cupcake contest this year,” Ms. Doucette said. “For $5, women can purchase a cupcake with the potential of winning stunning jewelry donated by area merchants. Right now, we are holding a raffle with tickets selling for $5 each or five for $20. The winner will be drawn that night and they do not have to be present to win. We are excited that the raffle prize is a two-night stay at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel in Rehoboth for up to four people.”
Petch and Amy along with Gary John from Eagle 97.7 will be the emcees for the evening and there is a cash bar that will offer a signature cocktail. In addition, food will be provided by Mr. BBQ, Abbott’s Grill, Milford Diner, Bonz, Park Place, Hometown Diner and Delmarva Popcorn. Each woman will be given a free keepsake photo taken that evening by C.M. Baker photography and there are fun games planned where winners will also receive prizes. Additional sponsors in addition to DBCC include MilfordLIVE.com, Delmarva Broadcasting, Delaware State News and Milford Chronicle as well as I.G. Burton. Last year’s event raised $24,000. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.milfordchamber.com or call 302-422-3344.