The traditions of small-town living and giving will be alive and well on Saturday, November 12 from 12 Noon until 3:00 P.M., as Delaware’s newest small town, The Town of Whitehall, invites the public to help the needy and celebrate the season during the community’s Fall Festival of Giving. Joining the festival will be the Food Bank of Delaware and One Warm Coat. Visitors are encouraged to donate either a new or gently worn coat, or three or more non-perishable Thanksgiving food items during the festival. Doing so will qualify them to win a special prize through a 3:00 P.M. raffle drawing.
As part of the festival there will be numerous small-town happenings, including activities for kids, a pie-eating contest, face painting, family-friendly games, a cornhole toss, sack races and other activities. Live music will be provided by The Rose Project. Admission is free. Wood-fired Southern Barbeque goodies will be available for purchase during the event at the famous Fat Rick’s along with cakes, desserts and cookies from The Town of Whitehall’s newest business, Half Baked Café.
“We wanted to create a day that will help the less-fortunate, especially children, who need the things many of us take for granted. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we felt the time was right,” said Brian DiSabatino, one of the town founders and president of EDiS Company.
About The Town Of Whitehall
The Town of Whitehall is the result of a partnership between The Welfare Foundation (a non-profit organization), EDiS and Eastern States Group to create a legacy project that will enhance the lives of Delaware residents and inspire future community development projects. Situated on the C & D Canal just north of Middletown, Delaware, The Town of Whitehall is a reinterpretation of a traditional American small town. Designed from the ground up, this mix-use community caters to everyday life by incorporating neighborhoods, shopping areas and dedicated open spaces, putting many of life’s necessities within walking distance. Offering a combination of twin homes, townhomes, single-family homes and estate homes by such local builders as Benchmark Builders, Montchanin Builders and Thompson Communities, the master plan for this multi-generational community meets the needs of every type of homebuyer. Tours of decorated model homes that were recently opened will be available throughout the afternoon.
About The Food Bank Of Delaware
Since 1981, the Food Bank of Delaware has been providing food assistance to those at risk of hunger. It is the only facility in the state with the equipment, warehouse and staff to collect donations from all sectors of the food industry, as well as individual donations, and safely redistribute the items to those who need it most. Annually, it distributes between 7 and 10 million pounds of food to approximately 90,000 needy people. More information at www.FBD.org
About One Warm Coat
Founded in 1992 as a Thanksgiving weekend coat drive in San Francisco, One Warm Coat is a non-profit organization that has collected over 4 million new and gently used coats in thousands of communities throughout the United States and 10 countries. Of this total, over 300,000 children have been provided with a coat of their own. The coats donated will be distributed in the area where they are collected to any person in need without charge, discrimination or obligation. More information at www.OneWarmCoat.org
Wells Fargo Mortgage, Prosperity Home Mortgage LLC, Appoquinimink School District, Fat Rick’s BBQ and Catering, James Hardie Building Products, Half Baked Patisserie, Pike Creek Mortgage Services Inc., New Homes Monthly, St. Georges Technical High School, The Rose Project, Supreme Lending and Airtography.