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PRESS RELEASE: Private & Corporate Donors Put RBMS Over the Top Raising Money for Summer Sidewalk...

PRESS RELEASE REHOBOTH BEACH MAIN STREET - APRIL 19, 2021


Private and Corporate Donors Put Rehoboth Beach Main Street Over the Top Raising Money for Summer Sidewalk Diverters for Outside Dining.


Rehoboth Beach Main Street announced this morning that the organization had raised sufficient money to pay the full cost of pedestrian walkway barriers and planters that will be used to create safer, outdoor sidewalk dining and retail areas this summer as the Nation continues to observe COVID-19 emergency distancing guidelines. Support came not only in the form of a grant from the Delaware Division of Small Business but also in the form of major contributions from corporate and private donors as well as social media funding efforts. Dogfish Head Brewing and Eats Rehoboth was a major contributor, giving $7,500. Sussex County also provided grant support ($1,000) and the Village Improvement Association provided a $500 grant. Private major donors contributed over $5,000 including one “Friend of Rehoboth Beach” who contributed over half that amount. Social media campaigns, including, “Do-More24- Delaware” contributed almost $5,000 to the initiative.


Rehoboth Beach Main Street stepped up, in effort to raise the funds necessary to assist businesses as well as the City of Rehoboth to ensure a safe, enjoyable, and aesthetically pleasing outdoor experience. RBMS, as a not-for-profit entity was able to seek funding from sources not available to the City government. RBMS Executive Director, Dan Slagle said that the organization is overwhelmed by the generosity of neighbors, friends and businesses in supporting our local dining and retail establishments. “They are our neighbors, friends and the lifeblood of our local economy. Our restaurants and retail play a major role in making Rehoboth Beach – the Nation’s Summer Capital – a vibrant and enjoyable place to visit and to live. Most of all I am proud of the way the City and the citizens have come together in support of this project.” said Slagle.


Commissioner Edward Chrzanowski said “This effort is a prime example of how much we can accomplish together when we collaborate amongst the City, Rehoboth Beach Main Street, Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Department, residents, and the businesses as we did with this successful endeavor.”



For more information, please contact:

Daniel Slagle, Executive Director Rehoboth Beach Main Street, Inc. 509 Rehoboth Avenue Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 Office: 302-227-2772 Email: dan@downtownRB.com

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