Alumni association fundraiser brewing up food, live music and auctions

DAGSBORO – The Indian River High School Alumni Association is digging up some “dirt” for its largest annual fundraiser.

The Dirt Road Outlawz, one of Delmarva’s most popular bands, will provide music entertainment at the IRHSAA’s 4th Annual Beef & Brew.

“We’re hoping for some more ticket sales because they are coming,” said IRHSAA president Joy Cadden of this year’s marquee band addition.

The Beef & Brew event is Saturday, April 9 from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Frankford Fire Hall’s banquet room.

Tickets are $35 each.

Food will be served from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Proceeds support IRHSAA scholarships.

“Our main objective is to provide scholarship opportunities,” Ms. Cadden said.

The fundraiser features live and silent auctions and 50/50 raffles. A disc jockey will provide music prior to Dirt Road Outlawz taking the stage from 9 p.m. to midnight.

Of special interest to Indian River alumni is the IRHSAA license plate auction. Plate No. 4 will be up for bid.

The menu includes pit beef, hot sausages, macaroni & cheese, string beans, the Tribbitt family’s famous clam chowder, baked beans, cole slaw, beer, wine, soda and water and desserts.

For more information on Beef & Brew call 732-6431 or 236-7811, visit or email

Last year’s auctions featured more than 50 items donated by local businesses or individuals. Some were hand-made and/or hand-crafted.

The IRHSAA welcomes donations which may be made by contacting Ms. Cadden at 236-7881.

The IRHSAA formed about 4 ½ years ago. Current membership including email recipients totals about 1,000.

“We have a few ways we try to support the school. We have a certain budget that we allow for donations but our major thrust is scholarships,” said Ms. Cadden.

At present the IRHSAA provides three $1,000 scholarships for graduating seniors and one $500 scholarship for any IRHS alumni continuing their education. Scholarship forms are accessible on the IRHSAA website –

The alumni association also maintains a hall of fame at Indian River High School that has a memorabilia showcase. Donations for showcase display are welcomed and items will be returned, Ms. Cadden said.

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