BOOTLEGGING & BENEVOLENCE AT BETHANY BLUES

Bethany Blues of Bethany Beach is gearing up to host a huge Prohibition-Era party in December. For one night only, they are throwing it back to the Roaring 20s, with “The Noble Experiment,” a party to benefit Cocktails Curing Cancer. Call it benevolence with a side of bootlegging, if you will. 

Everyone is encouraged to get in full regalia for this party, so Tiffany Cordeaux, Event Coordinator for the Bethany Location, wanted to take the theme to a whole new level. To those ends, Cordeaux assembled an A-Team of organizations that are volunteering beautification services for their staff that evening. She explains, “We are really excited to be working with local organizations, Eastern Shore Make Up and All About U Salon,  for hair and make up to help our staff bring this time period to life and make this party extra fabulous!” 

Mary Beth French, owner of Eastern Shore Make Up, and formerly a make up artist for LifeTime Movie network, is donating the make up artistry for the evening. She’s also a veteran of volunteering through “Look Good, Feel Better.” The program, run through the Tunnell Cancer Center, provides make up and skin care for people who have been through cancer treatments in the past two years. 

French says, “I love to be part of imaginative and interesting endeavors in the community,” and so, The Noble Experiment Party was a natural fit that aligned with a worthy cause personal to French. 

Pinning up, rolling, and providing the hair with flair will be All About U Aveda Salon and Spa, headed by owner Rebecca Chandler. “We have found that helping the community benefits everyone, and so we jumped at the chance to be part of this event.” Says Robert Biles, one of the managers of the salon. The salon recently received the award of “Supporter of the Year” from People’s Place for their involvement in the Kind Beauty Project, where they collect lightly used clothes and beauty products for victims of domestic violence. Biles explains they are eager to continue their volunteerism for good causes in any way they can. 

All of this hard work and superior costuming will ultimately enhance the ambiance of this one-of-a-kind party to benefit Cocktails Curing Cancer. Cocktail Curing Cancer originated in Vermont, with a focus on breast cancer, but when Lisa Condon relocated to Delaware, she wanted to bring with her a new chapter for the organization. “I wanted the focus to be on all cancers,” Condon, President of the Bethany Chapter, explained. “We do one high end cocktail party per year in order to raise funds to help fight cancer and support caregivers.” So far, the Bethany chapter, in partnership with Beebe Healthcare, has accomplished five events that have raised over $30,000, all of which has stayed right here, in Sussex County.  

For all of the organizations volunteering services for the event, as well as for Condon, cancer has personally affected them, whether through the loss of a loved one, or watching someone fight a winning battle. The services that Cocktails Curing Cancer provides are essential for those in the thick of their fights, and keeping the money local is an important aspect of what they do. 

Go online to purchase your ticket, starting at just $35, and you can enjoy a premiere party with a purpose. The Noble Experiment, a Prohibition Party, is being held on December 5th from 7-10PM at Bethany Blues of Bethany Beach. Tickets are available online at www.bethanyblues.com 



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