VIA supports Rehoboth Beach Main Street

The Village Improvement Association and Rehoboth Beach Main Street work together to keep the Information Kiosk on the Boardwalk near Funland open for visitors in the summer. Pictured (l-r) are Rehoboth Beach Main Street Executive Director Krys Johnson; Carole Suchanek, VIA volunteer; and Kate McKenzie, VIA Kiosk chair. SOURCE SUBMITTED
August 18, 2014

The Village Improvement Association and Rehoboth Beach Main Street are working together again to keep the Boardwalk Kiosk Information Booth open for visitors this summer. The VIA members donate time each summer to assist Main Street with coverage for the Information Kiosk so it will remain open every day from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

For the past five years, the VIA members have volunteered at the kiosk on Mondays and Tuesdays. “Recognizing the importance that the kiosk offers to the visitors of Rehoboth, the VIA and its members step up to assist Rehoboth Beach Main Street to keep the information windows open,” says Executive Director Krys Johnson.

“There is a team of approximately 60 VIA members who are volunteering time on Mondays and Tuesdays and whenever necessary,” says Kate McKenzie, VIA program chair. “Members believe that a kind smile and advice from a local will keep vacationers and visitors returning to our city.”

Georgia Spade, RBMS kiosk supervisor, thanks the VIA for this valuable assistance. “Without the help from the VIA, many vacationers would not experience the hotels, restaurants, and attractions that Rehoboth Beach offers,” she said.

The Information Kiosk is on the Boardwalk at Delaware Avenue next to Funland and is open through Labor Day from noon to 6 p.m., Monday and Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday. Information on Rehoboth’s 200 boutique shops, galleries, and spas, the 40 hotels and bed and breakfast locations, real estate offices, and 100 gourmet restaurants and food establishments is available at the kiosk.

The Village Improvement Association is a unique women’s civic and charitable organization with its clubhouse in Rehoboth Beach. Since its founding in 1909, members have been harnessing their collective powers to make enduring contributions to the town of Rehoboth Beach, as well as the surrounding Cape Henlopen School District communities. The VIA is a member of the Delaware State Federation of Women’s Clubs and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.

Rehoboth Beach Main Street is a nonprofit 501c3 downtown revitalization organization. The downtown area is the heart of the community, the core of the city’s heritage, tourism, community identity ,and the central location for all Main Street events.