Cape Gazette

Epworth cuts ribbon at SK8park

By Steven Billups | Sep 04, 2014
Photo by: Steven Billups Cutting the ribbon in front of the bowl are Gary Arrell, president of the Epworth Board of Trustees, and Susan Selph, SK8 Park organizer.

Epworth United Methodist Church held its grand opening and dedication for its skateboard park Aug. 24. More than 100 skateboarders turned out to ride in the bowl and on the street course. Construction on the park, fully funded by local individuals and businesses, began in July of this year.

Local supporters, church officials and the skateboard park committee joined to gather to dedicate and bless the park after the gathered skaters loudly named the park "Epworth SK8 Park."


Gathered for the dedication are (l-r) Skate Project members Corey Mahoney, Kathy Scott, Tricia Ratner, sign language interpreter Carol Stevens, Epworth UMC Board of Trustees President Gary Arrell, skate project members Susan Selph and Brion Johnson, Associate Pastor the Rev Dr. Pat Loughlin, skateboarder Brent Dieterle, Senior Pastor the Rev. Vicky Starnes, Emerging Generations Pastor the Rev. Kody Witt, skate project members Scott Magee and son Aiden, James West, Chad Murr and daughter Josie, and Jason Wilson. (Photo by: Steven Billups )
Dedicating the Luke Benson Memorial by leaping off the memorial into the bowl is Ben Cameron. Sitting on the memorial are the builders of the memorial from Big Boulder Pond Company in Milton, employee Joey Cherico, left, and owner Ryan Bunting. (Photo by: Steven Billups )
Launching into the air on one of the street features is Ben Wolters from Annapolis, Md. (Photo by: Steven Billups )
Doing a handstand in the bowl is Joey Genco from Salisbury. (Photo by: Steven Billups )
Local young rider Brent Dieterlee from Rehoboth Beach shows great style on the lip of the bowl. (Photo by: Steven Billups )
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