Sister city park will enhance Rehoboth Beach
I had the good fortune of participating in welcoming the Greve contingent to Rehoboth Beach in 2011 and also to have been present for the opening of the Rehoboth Beach Park in Greve last spring. I was not aware of the import and depth of dedication involved in a Sister City until these events.
There is an exchange of young people to each locale, plans for art exhibits and an excitement in forming a connection between continents. The Greve mayor, the residents and the American consulate in Florence could not have been more enthusiastic about the bonds that were being forged.
Now, Rehoboth Beach has the opportunity to create a park that honors not only the sister city, but also the explorers who navigated our shores. The concept of the park that will be presented to the commissioners at their meeting Friday, Oct. 19, promises to enhance the beauty of our city. About 90 percent of the funding will come from outside grants and the beneficiaries will be the Rehoboth Beach citizens.
The park is to be across from Bad Hair Day? and will be deemed an adult park - a wonderful quiet spot to meet friends on a spring or summer night.
I strongly support this addition to our city and the international flavor that it engenders. Our children and grandchildren will always be welcomed with open arms in Greve and it is my hope that we can return the favor. The creation of this park puts Rehoboth Beach on the map in a unique way!