RSVP by Aug. 8 for Bethany-Fenwick chamber lifeguard celebration

August 1, 2019

The Big Chill Beach Club and La Vida Hospitality, in collaboration with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, will host the 2019 Lifeguard Award Celebration from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 15. This annual event honors the outstanding men and women of the local lifeguard patrols including Bethany Beach, Delaware Seashore State Park, Fenwick Island, Middlesex Beach, North Bethany, Sea Colony and South Bethany. 

This community celebration will kick off in the party tent at Big Chill Beach Club with an all-you-can-eat taco bar, salad bar, desserts, amazing views and music from DJ Hook. The awards presented will recognize a Lifeguard of the Year from each patrol. The chamber will present checks for $500 to the towns of Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island and South Bethany to help fund continued weekend lifeguard service during the popular shoulder season after Labor Day.

Each guard will attend the event for free, due to the generosity of patrol sponsors: Anne Powell of Keller Williams, Banks Wines & Spirits, Custom Mechanical, PNC Bank and The UPS Store #4681; buoy sponsors: Atlantic General Hospital, Bank of Ocean City, Creative Concepts and John F. Kleinstuber & Associates; whistle sponsor, Hugh H. Hickman & Sons Inc.; and friend of the guards, John Murray of County Bank.

Guard family members and chamber members are invited to attend the event for $10 per person. For more information or to reserve tickets, go to by Thursday, Aug. 8.

Attendees are invited to wear their best Hawaiian luau attire. Complimentary parking will be provided for all registered guests. Big Chill Beach Club is at 27099 Coastal Hwy., Bethany Beach.

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