Delaware Seashore State Park says Thank you

by Dave on July 17, 2009

On behalf of Delaware Seashore State Park I would like to express how grateful we are to the local businesses of Fenwick Island, Bethany Beach, Dewey Beach, and Rehoboth Beach for all of their generous donations to our 29th annual Sand Castle Contest. Without all of the amazing donations we received, the contest would not have been such a great success.

The event took place on Saturday, July 11th and drew a crowd of 130 participants. We had 44 teams competing in two categories and were able to send every single one of our competitors home with a prize! This would never have been possible without the generosity of the following businesses: Sea Shell City, Seaside Country Store, Blue Heron Gifts, A Novel Idea, McCabe’s Gourmet Market, Sea Level Designs Inc, Coconut Kids, The Palms at Bethany, Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Surf Shop, Handbags and Accessories, Sunshine Beachwear, Breakers Surf Shop, Candy Kitchen, Sand Palace Motel, Ruddertowne, Scully’s Café, Gary’s Dewey Beach Grill, Dewey Beach Wings To Go, Booksandcoffee, Vavala’s Beach Things, Dewey Beach Rita’s Italian Ice, Bistro Café, Nalu—Hawaiian Surf Bar, LL Bean Outlet, Applebees, Ohana’s Hot Grille, The Shirt Factory, Christmas Spirit, Dolphin Dreaming, Bella Luna, Rehoboth Beach Variety, Ryan’s Gems and Junk, Grotto Pizza, Music for a Song, TCBY at Tanger Outlets, Big Fish Grill, Tanger Outlets, Delaware State Parks, Toys from the Attic, Rehoboth Toy & Kite Co., Alley Oop Skim Inc., Tickled Pink, The Bake Shoppe, Snyder’s Candy, Sea Finds, Bethany Blues in Lewes, Irish Eyes Pub in Milton, and H2Air Kiteboarding. Despite these challenging economic times, these businesses kindly donated prizes for our contest in order to support their community and the visitors to our state park.

We cannot say thank you enough to this remarkable group of local businesses. Because of them we were able to put on this free event for sand castle contest participants from Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Florida, and Virginia. Next year marks the 30th Annual Delaware Seashore State Park Sand Castle Contest and our hope is to make it an even bigger and more memorable experience for everyone who chooses to come out to participate or even just stroll around and watch the magic take shape. We sincerely appreciate your support of this and the rest of our programming efforts at Delaware Seashore State Park. To learn more about other programs and special events in our Park Region, check out our website at http://www.destateparks.com/programs/delaware-seashore.asp .

Jim Hall

Interpretive Manager

Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum

Delaware Seashore State Park

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