Letters to the Editor — November 28, 2014

Steen family grateful for community support


We would like to express our gratitude for the monumental outpouring of support on behalf of our family and Steen’s Beach Service.

On Friday, Nov. 14, the mayor and town council voted unanimously to extend our contract with the Town of Bethany Beach for two more years and stated that the Town is not going into the umbrella business. We are looking forward to future negotiations with the Town for our beach stand concession and to finding alternative solutions to financing an emergency storm fund. Thank you!

The local and regional media coverage of our situation was thoughtful and well-presented. Thank you!

Social media works! To the 3,353 people who signed the change.org petition, to the hundreds of people who posted Facebook messages and emailed the Town on our behalf and to the dozens of people who wrote the Town, called council members and attended the town meetings in support and protest, thank you!

We, as a family and as a small local business, are so proud to be a part of such a wonderful community. To our family, neighbors, SBS kids everywhere, customers and friends — new and old — thank you!

We are grateful. Happy Thanksgiving!

Ron, Tempe and Paige Steen
Bethany Beach