Speakers, friends, family and officials gather under the Steve Elkins Way sign after the unveiling. Shown are (l-r) Rehoboth Commissioners Dick Byrne and Lisa Schlosser, CAMP Rehoboth President Chris Beagle, Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf, State Auditor Kathy McGuiness, Letters from CAMP Rehoboth Editor Fay Jacobs, CAMP Rehoboth Executive Director Murray Archibald, Elkins’ sister Judy Buchanan, Butch Buchanan, and CAMP Rehoboth Administrative Coordinator Monica Parr. STEVEN BILLUPS PHOTOS
The gathered crowd claps and cheers as the sign is unveiled by Allen Jarmon, left, and Larry Fitzgerald.
Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth Beach, said, “This is an important day for Murray, the LGBTQ community, CAMP Rehoboth and the town council.”
Rehoboth Mayor Paul Kuhns talked about how the community was changed for the better by Steve Elkins and Murray Archibald: “Steve is someone who has helped to build our city. I am proud to have this walkway dedicated in honor of a man who gave his time, talents and resources to the City of Rehoboth Beach.”
Steve Elkins’ husband Murray Archibald finished his address by saying, “Steve finally got his way.”
Fay Jacobs said, “Now, with the dedication of Steve Elkins Way, we can honor him in a small way for everything he did for us.”
Before the unveiling, the CAMP Rehoboth Chorus sings “Bridge Over Troubled Waters.”
A view of Steve Elkins Way from the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center parking lot onto Baltimore Avenue at Second Street.