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August 28, 2020 at 8:33 pm EDT | by Staff reports

Sen. Coons to speak at Blade party in Rehoboth

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U.S. Sen. Chris Coons is slated to address the Blue Moon crowd on Sept. 11. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

The Blade Foundation today announced a summer closing party set for 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11 at the Blue Moon in Rehoboth Beach, Del., featuring remarks from U.S. Sen. Chris Coons.

U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester will address the event via video and renowned pianist Nate Buccieri will entertain the crowd. There is limited capacity as all COVID restrictions and social distancing rules will be followed. Tickets are $50 and available at bladefoundation.org or on the Blade Facebook page. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible. Price includes drinks and appetizers.

“We are excited to host an in-person event after months of quarantine,” said Blade Editor Kevin Naff. “We’re following all of the state and CDC guidelines to keep attendees safe and look forward to seeing everyone soon.”

The event is a fundraiser benefitting the Blade Foundation, a 501(c)3 that raises money to fund scholarships and fellowships for LGBTQ students. Proceeds for the event will fund the 2021 Blade Foundation-Steve Elkins Memorial Fellowship for an LGBTQ journalist who will cover issues of concern to LGBTQ Delawareans.

Sponsors of the event include Delmarva Power and the Blue Moon.

The event replaces the Blade’s long-running summer kickoff party, normally held in May, which was cancelled due to COVID-19.

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