RSVP for Bethany-Fenwick area lifeguard awards by Aug. 3

July 19, 2021

The Big Chill Beach Club and La Vida Hospitality, in collaboration with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, will host the 2021 Lifeguard Award Celebration from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 10.

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. Each patrol nominates a Lifeguard of the Year to be honored during the event. 

This community celebration will kick off in the event tent at Big Chill Beach Club with a taco bar, desserts, amazing views and music. This year’s event will also recognize the guards who will compete in the USLA Nationals representing Sussex County. The chamber will assist in sponsoring qualifying guards for the 2021 USLA Nationals in South Padre Island, Texas.

Each guard will attend the event for free through the generosity of Patrol Sponsors: Anne Powell - Keller Williams, Banks Wines & Spirits, Custom Mechanical, PNC Bank, Calvin B. Taylor Bank, and Law Offices of Scott & Shuman; Buoy Sponsors: Atlantic General Hospital, Beebe Healthcare, Scherer Financial Advisors, John F. Kleinstuber & Associates, Coastal Lifesaving, and the Bank of Ocean City; and Whistle Sponsor: Hugh H. Hickman & Sons Inc.

Families of the guards and chamber members are invited to attend the event for $10 per person. Tickets are available at, and the RSVP deadline is Tuesday, Aug. 3.

Complimentary parking will be provided for all registered guests. For more information, call 302-539-2100.

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