Bethany-Fenwick area lifeguard awards RSVPs due Aug. 12

August 4, 2022
The Big Chill Beach Club and La Vida Hospitality, in collaboration with the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, will host the 2022 Lifeguard Award Celebration from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16.
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 and music by DJ Bump. 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 2022 USLA Nationals in Hermosa Beach, Calif.

Each guard will attend the event for free through the generosity of patrol sponsors, including Anne Powell - Coldwell Banker Realty, Banks Wines & Spirits, Custom Mechanical, PNC Bank of Bethany Beach, and Law Offices of Scott & Shuman; Buoy Sponsors: Bank of Ocean City and Taylor Bank; and Whistle Sponsors: Hugh H. Hickman & Sons, Sea Shell City, and Scherer Financial Advisors.

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. 12.

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

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