Pep Rally and Benefit Concert Experience

By Gloria Merryman, in Extreme

Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes recently went through its own extreme makeover, so it was the perfect venue for the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Pep Rally.  The beautiful school hosted more than just a rally, the event was pretty much a celebration.

What’s the saying?  If you build it, they will come.  Well the building hasn’t even started yet, but we were all there.  Mascots, children, and adults.  I think I even saw a dog.  And those with physical challenges did not let that stop them.
Over 2,000 people from all over Sussex County came out to support the Extreme Makeover project!
You know when people say “you had to be there”.  That’s exactly what I am telling you too.  It was exciting, moving and also a learning experience.  The work that goes on behind the scenes is exhausting, but so rewarding. 
The history of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is like no other.  The stories of despair were very moving, and the stories of giving someone hope – priceless.
And so we listened, gathered and asked: What else do you need?  Plenty still is needed.  Everyone was giving their names or someone else’s name they thought could help.  Remember, the house is pretty much going to be built in 4 days.
When the rally was over, it was time for the Building Happiness Benefit Concert and what fun it was!!  The theater at Cape is beautiful.  There was entertainment for everyone in the audience. Some were singing, some were clapping, and some were even tapping their toes. 
Thanks to Schell Brothers and all the generous sponsors for a truly unforgeable evening.  I left with a smile on my face and as I write this post my smile is still there; it is midnight.
The fun is just beginning… stay tuned.

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