|Vol. 19, No. 3||Sept. 9, 1999|
What better way to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware than the DuPont Riverfest, an all-day, free celebration, scheduled from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 25, at Wilmington's Tubman-Garrett Park, adjacent to the train station and the Christina River.
For the second year, Stuart Sharkey, Center for School Services, who serves on the board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware, is chairing the event, which last year drew approximately 19,000 people.
"Riverfest is a big undertaking, but it's an exciting event for the whole community. There is no admission fee; it's fun and for a good cause. Last year's event netted more than $60,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs," Sharkey said.
The Delaware Transportation Festival is a featured part of the DuPont Riverfest, with exhibitions in the train station, including model trains and demonstrations of modern technology, such as traffic control devices.
Wildlife boat tours along the Christina River will be offered. The Wilmington Fireboat will demonstrate its spouting capabilities in its water display, and there will be a rowing regatta.
Other events include lots of children's entertainment and live music on the Stage of Harmony. Good food will be available throughout the park. A craft fair featuring a variety of handmade items will be held this year for the first time.
Riverfest also is sponsoring the Leonard Goode Jazz Festival, featuring the Clifford Adams Quintet, at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24. Tickets, which are $20 for adults and $10 for students, are available by calling 658-1870.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware operates 12 clubs statewide.