Cape Gazette

Dewey Beach celebrates July 4th

Large crowds celebrate country's birthday
By Chris Flood | Jul 10, 2014
Photo by: Chris Flood Isabella Georgelas, 11, smiles for the camera while her sister Athena makes change for Zach Rendin (sunglasses) and Ryan Crabbe who were buying the girl's fried dough. The sisters were selling the fried goodies to passersby so they good make a donation to the Wounded Warriors Project.

Dewey Beach — Families, college kids and young professionals turned out to celebrate July Fourth in Dewey Beach.

Hurricane Arthur attempted to the ruin everyone's plans with rain and winds in the early morning hours of the holiday, but visitors waited out the weather and were treated to a beautiful night.

The view of the Dewey Beach fireworks from the porch of a house called Fly'n Hawaiians Gone Bad at Bayard Avenue and Bellevue Street. (Photo by: Chris Flood)
With the moon high in the background, the Dewey Beach fireworks went off bayside on July 4th without a hitch. (Photo by: Chris Flood)
Philadelphia-based Blue Label plays to a packed house at the Bottle & Cork. (Photo by: Chris Flood)
The stars and stripes were a common clothing choice over the weekend. Here, (l-r) Ed Wagner and Polly Reinicker, both of Baltimore, and Megan Holloway of Wilmington play darts at the Starboard. (Photo by: Chris Flood)
Dressed in holiday attire, Starboard bartender Meghan Kern gets a couple of drinks ready. (Photo by: Chris Flood)
People begin to line the bayside beach on Dickinson Street as the sun begins to set. (Photo by: Chris Flood)
The Stancell family of Waldorf, Md., grabs a bite of pizza from Mama Maria's after the fireworks. Sitting (l-r) is mom Jenny, Donald, Walter, Sade, Aalyce and dad Donald. (Photo by: Chris Flood)
Richard "Squanto" Rangel waits for traffic to clear while pulling locals Jeff Warner, Melanie Degeut, Trevor Reed and Libby Rendall on his rickshaw. (Photo by: Chris Flood)
Possibly the most appropriately dressed worker in all of Dewey on July 4th, Mama Celeste of Mama Celeste's Pizzeria spreads a sauce. (Photo by: Chris Flood)
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