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Coastal towns getting ready for Memorial Day weekend

By Dennis Forney | May 24, 2012
Photo by: Dennis Forney A wagonload of lifeguard stands awaits deployment to the beach.

24 May 2012

Like householders getting ready for a party, Lewes and Rehoboth Beach - and Delaware's other coastal communities - are getting all spruced up and ready for the summer season that kicks off with the Memorial Day weekend.

At 7:15 Thursday morning, Rehoboth's public works employees were hauling wagonloads of lifeguard stands on to the beach, rows of benches were lined up and ready for Bandstand concerts and beach-cleaning machines were grooming the sand for sunbathers, profilers, volleyball players, football tossers and readers.

In Lewes, the orange plastic balls that define the swimming area along Lewes Beach have been anchored to the bottom and Lewes In Bloom volunteers have dug in and watered thousands of flowers in more than 100 planters and hanging baskets.

Meanwhile businesses are stocking up on merchandise, food and drink in anticipation of all the people looking for a change of pace from their everyday lives.

Here along the coast, we're happy to have them coming.

The porpoise sculpture near the Rehoboth Bandstand is ready for lots of pictures this summer. (Photo by: Dennis Forney)
Rehoboth's trademark white firetrucks stand ready for service. (Photo by: Dennis Forney)
In Lewes, Warren Golde waters some of the planters placed by the Lewes In Bloom organization.  These are in front of the Dairy Queen at the corner of Savannah Road and Cape Henlopen Drive. (Photo by: Dennis Forney)
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