It's time for the 2013 Rehoboth Beach Cottage and Town Awards presented by Rehoboth Beach Main Street and sponsored by Echelon Custom Homes. The program is a celebration of preservation and renovation in downtown Rehoboth Beach.
The 17th Annual Cottage and Town Awards follow the tradition founded by a group of local citizens with an interest in preserving the charm of downtown Rehoboth Beach. In 2005 those citizens passed the torch to Rehoboth Beach Main Street, a nonprofit organization affiliated with the National Trust for Historic Preservation with the mandate of keeping downtown Rehoboth Beach economically strong and architecturally unique.
The program recognizes residential and commercial property owners who contribute to the charm, beauty and ambiance of Rehoboth Beach through preservation/restoration, new construction and landscaping. The aim is to celebrate and thank those who make significant contributions to the community.
There are five award categories: Residential Preservation, Residential Renovation, Residential New, Construction, Landscape Renovation/New Plantings, Commercial Preservation/ Renovation/ New Construction/ Façade Treatment.
The public is encouraged to nominate candidates in each of the five categories and the work must have taken place within the last three years, since August 2010. See the Cottage and Town nomination form at downtownrehoboth.com and provide as much information as possible.
The nominator may, but need not, own the property nominated or be the property's primary contractor. Nominate any property, within the City of Rehoboth Beach limits, where efforts observed deserve recognition.
Remember these properties are for nomination in 2013. Property owners are not required to provide access to the interior of the properties.
The Rehoboth Beach Main Street Design Committee will judge the properties nominated. One property per category will win recognition and a bronze award plaque to be displayed on their property. Those properties will be recognized in local press releases and at an award ceremony Nov. 3 at the Rehoboth Beach Museum. Eden and Jam will provide a display of food to honor the winners and nominators.
For further information, call Rehoboth Beach Main Street at 302-227-2772 or go to downtownrehoboth.com.