Penaranda and Kotowski: Thanks from Read Aloud for Wine & Dine support


We would like to express our thanks to everyone who made the Wine & Dine event to benefit Read Aloud Delaware held at Victoria’s Restaurant on Nov. 2 a success.

The management and staff at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel and Victoria’s provided an evening of excellent wines and delicious food.

Thanks to the owners, the Zerby family, especially Jeffrey and Jennifer Zerby, who are longtime supporters of Read Aloud Delaware. Kathy Townsend, Victoria’s beverage manager, emceed the evening, as she presented the wines and, as always, was a crowd favorite. Thanks, too, to wine representative Andrea Volk, who generously arranged for the donation of The Prisoner Wine Co. selections. Special thanks also go to chef Jared Martin; servers Lisa Welling, Lola Acosta and Adrienne Fulton; and Peter Ryan, manager of The Point Coffee House and Bake Shoppe.

The generosity of those in attendance will help Read Aloud Delaware continue its mission to create lifelong impact through early childhood literacy. The vision is for every child in Delaware to have the fundamental literacy skills to succeed in school and life. Proceeds also help support the LENA Start program for children ages newborn to 3.

For information about Read Aloud, contact our Georgetown office at 302-856-2527.

Stacy Penaranda

Sussex County coordinator, Read Aloud Delaware

P.J. Kotowski

Sussex County Committee, Read Aloud Delaware

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