New Pink Flamingos Benefit Library, Fire House

Chris Bannon received mounted pink flamingo head in recognition of his service.

Chris Bannon received a mounted pink flamingo head in recognition of his service.

Special to the Cape Charles Wave

January 23, 2013

This year’s Epiphany Party raised $4,279 for the Friends of the Cape Charles Memorial Library to use toward renovating the new building.

The 150 attendees also contributed $310 toward renovations at the Cape Charles Fire House. Shane Hayward passed the “boot” to raise an additional $460 for the operation of the Volunteer Fire Company.

The Epiphany Party is held the first Saturday after the Epiphany (January 6). The next party will be January 11, 2014, and everyone is invited.

Chili is traditionally served, and guests are asked to bring an appetizer or a dessert to share and a gift to be auctioned off.

The annual Epiphany Party began 23 years ago in the home of Rick Bowmaster. A handful of people attended the first event, each bringing what was lovingly described as “their least favorite Christmas gift.” The gifts were auctioned off with the proceeds going to specific need.

This community tradition continues today, but the event has become so large that it is now held in the Fire House.

Each year the money raised is donated to a local organization or person in need of help.

Many auction items return year after year, and the signature gift is a pair of plastic pink flamingos. [Read more…]

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