Cape Gazette

Dewey Beach lights Christmas tree

Dec 07, 2013
Photo by: Steven Billups

The Dewey Beach Civic League sponsored the 4th Annual Dewey Beach Christmas Tree lighting Nov. 30 at Fifer's Orchard market. The community event featured food by Woody’s Grill and Hammerheads, and drinks from The Starboard, with live music, bonfires and an appearance of Santa Claus. Shown are Dewey Beach residents (l-r) Hedy Kayden, Rose Westberg and Mary Ellen Kayden who have never missed the Dewey Tree lighting.



Working the grill are Bethany Blues Chef Rich Nofi, left, and Jimmy O’Connor, owner of Woody’s Grill, one of the sponsoring Dewey Beach restaurants.
Ken and Dale Dunning relax to the music of The Reminders during the event.
The very dog friendly event included young Mocha who is being petted by (l-r) owner Ali Coning, Lauren Hayden, Grace Hudson and Sydney Hayden.
Smiley, the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce mascot, attended the event posing with the crowd. Shown with Smiley are (l-r) Olivia, Emily, and Katelyn Stafford.
Ready for Santa to attend the event are, in back (l-r) Savannah Montgomery, Burke Healy and Tyler Healy. In front are Brooklyn Montgomery and Patrick Healy.
Holiday hats were on display at the community event. Shown are Rob and Deb Shaver of Dewey Beach.
Catching a little heat from the bonfire are (l-r) Steve and Lisa Wheeler, Kristin Smith and Anthony Monty.
Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf, D-Rehoboth, left, chats with Casey Zopler at the lighting.
After a countdown from Mrs. Claus the tree was lit.
The Reminders were on hand to help the holiday mood with their music. Shown are (l-r) John Thompson, Ed Shockley and Kevin Short.
Smiling for a photo before telling Santa their Christmas wishes are Liam, left, and Lexi Smith of Dewey Beach.
Members of the Dewey Beach Civic League, the tree lighting sponsors, gather for a photo. Shown are (l-r) Board Member Paul Bauer, President Rob Marshall and board member Steve Montgomery.
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