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Great Futures Gala raises funds for Boys & Girls Club

The Great Futures Gala to raise funds for the Oak Orchard/ Riverdale Boys & Girls Club was held Sept. 17 at The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay. Proceeds from the event support the Great Futures Fund, a Sussex County-based organization dedicated to helping local kids in need.

The gala has taken place the past three years, led by volunteers including sisters Leanne Silicato Prosser and Nicole Silicato Miller, who founded the Great Futures Fund.

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Oak Orchard Boys & Girls Club fundraiser set Sept. 17

The Great Futures gala team announced tickets are now on sale for the annual Oak Orchard Boys & Girls Club fundraiser.

The Coastal Clambake by the Bay will be held at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Peninsula Golf & Country Club in Millsboro. The fun-filled event will feature live bluegrass music, bourbon and beer.

“We are thrilled to be organizing this event for the fourth year,” said Leanne Silicato Prosser, board member for the Oak Orchard club and founding member of the Great Futures Fund. “The community has been unbelievably supportive in helping the vision of expanding this club become a reality.”

The Boys & Girls Club of Oak Orchard currently provides services for more than 100 children on a daily basis in its facility located on Oak Orchard Road in Millsboro.

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Party Pics: Great Futures Gala at the Peninsula Golf and Country Club

The benefit for the Oak Orchard-Riverdale and Greater Milford Boys & Girls Clubs was held Feb. 7 in Millsboro.

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Great Futures Gala raises funds for Boys & Girls Club

The 3rd Annual Great Futures Gala was held June 13 at the Peninsula Golf & Country Club’s Poolside by the Terrace. Over 300 people attended the event with the proceeds benefiting the Oak Orchard Riverdale Boys & Girls Club’s building expansion project.

“We started fundraising about three years ago for this project after realizing just how badly a capital campaign was needed for this club,” said sponsorship committee Chair Kathleen Schell. “With the help of our awesome community and the Boys and Girls Club of Delaware, we have raised close to $1M and will be able to start the renovation and expansion this fall.”

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Gala raises funds for Oak Orchard Boys & Girls Club

The Great Future Gala was held Feb. 6 at The Peninsula clubhouse in Long Neck. The event was a fundraiser for the expansion of the Oak Orchard Boys & Girls Club.

The two-phase project will help to increase the number of children the club serves by allowing for age-appropriate groupings for special programs and homework, and to create more classroom space.

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Great Futures Gala

Thanks to the generosity of the community, this year’s 2nd Annual Great Futures Gala proceeds topped $150,000, which more than doubled the 2019 total, with every dollar going towards the Oak Orchard-Riverdale Boys & Girls Club building expansion project (Phase 1).

Held February 6 at the Peninsula Golf & Country Club, the blue-tie affair featured live entertainment by the Flying Ivories Dueling Pianos and a culinary trip around the world.

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Great Futures Gala to support expansion of Boys & Girls Club

The event, which will benefit the upcoming expansion of the Oak Orchard-Riverdale Boys & Girls Club, will feature live entertainment by Blue Label Band, dinner and an open bar, and a sponsor after-party will be held from 10 p.m. to midnight, featuring a DJ, “silent disco” and late-night food trucks.

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Oak Orchard Boys & Girls Club getting ready for expansion

Looking to meet a growing need for a facility that’s already at capacity, the Oak Orchard Boys & Girls Club held a groundbreaking ceremony June 15 to kick off the club’s expansion.

Located near the corner of Route 24 and Oak Orchard Road, the club was built in 2001, has a capacity of 100, and has waiting lists for both its school-year and summer programs. The club is constructing a 3,200-square-foot addition, comprising classroom space, bathrooms, and security measures. The project will double the size of the building, enable the club to increase school-aged enrollment – 5 to 12 – by 50 members, and add programs for at least 20 teenagers each day.

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Oak Orchard Boys & Girls Club to kick off expansion June 15

Thanks to funds raised by the Great Futures Gala, the club is set to build a 3,200-square-foot addition comprising extra classroom space for delivery of Boys & Girls Clubs programs.

With a current capacity of 100 youth, the club maintains waiting lists for both its school year and summer programs. The additional space will enable the club to serve ages 5-12, increase enrollment by 50 members, and add programs for at least 20 teenagers each day.

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3rd Annual Great Futures Fund Gala to Help Boys and Girls Club Expand

The Oak Orchard Riverdale Boys and Girls Club has room for 75 kids with COVID capacity limits. Normally the facility can hold 100, but the unit and program directors say that’s not enough.

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