Letters to the Editor — April 29, 2016

Chamber thankful for help with event


On behalf of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Chamber team, I would like to thank everyone who helped make the 27th Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour an absolute success.

The event brought more than 2,100 cyclists and their families and friends to the Quiet Resorts. Residents and visitors who participated in the tour were pleased with the routes, rest stops and post party festivities, and many business owners reported a highly profitable weekend.

Thank you to all of the event sponsors and, of course, the volunteers. Our staff of six multiplies to what feels like a team of 6,000! We are humbled by all of your generosity. Please take a moment to see our “Thank You” in this edition of the Coastal Point.

Safety is our primary concern, so a special thanks to DelDOT, Sussex County paramedics, local and state police departments, local EMTs and fire companies, ARES Group and Coastal Spokes Club, who joined forces to make our cyclists and community safe throughout the day.

The Chamber is thankful to all those involved in the organization and implementation of the event and the friendly, positive manner in representing both the event and community. In addition, thank you to the community as a whole for your patience and support, especially the Saturday morning of the event.

The success of the 27th Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour lies in the collaboration with our members, businesses and entire community. We, as a Chamber, are blessed to live and work with outstanding people and never take that fact for granted. Thank you!

Have a great summer.

Kristie Maravalli, Executive Director
Bethany-Fenwick Area
Chamber of Commerce

FIEC grateful for support with clean-up


The Town of Fenwick Island’s Environmental Committee would like to thank the Town Council, Town staff and the community for the wonderful support shown for our first annual Earth Day clean-up.

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Earth Day (April 22), participants gathered at the Fenwick Island Town Hall for refreshments provided by McCabe’s Gourmet Market. The Center for Inland Bays was present, along with a display on pine wilt, which is affecting trees in the Fenwick community. Each participant received a commemorative tumbler and supplies for the clean-up.

Approximately 25 participants gathered over 30 full bags of trash and litter that had accumulated over the winter months. The morning concluded with a door prize drawing made possible by the following businesses: Warren’s Station, Ropewalk, Holly’s Treasure Chest, Sea Shell City, the Mahon family, Ocean Side Pizzeria and the Fenwick Surf Shop.

Thank you for your support in helping to keep Fenwick Island litter-free!

Colleen Wilson
Fenwick Island Environmental Committee