Tropical Icebreaker to benefit Justin's Beach House

The warm-hearted can beat the winter blues this Saturday, Feb. 23 — all for a good cause — by attending the Tropical Icebreaker at Mango’s to support Justin’s Beach House. For $35 ahead of time or $40 at the door, participants can enjoy a Jimmy Buffet-style evening of music, with casual dress and a buffet dinner.

“It’s a really fun, fun night,” said Tara Gates, a representative of Justin’s Beach House.

“The Delaware Seashore Parrothead group is a group out of Rehoboth Beach that puts together events throughout the year,” Gates said, adding that this is the third year they have hosted the evening to support Justin’s Beach House.

“There is an awesome band, and there will be a silent auction and a raffle,” she explained.

Gates said that Justin’s Beach House will receive all proceeds from the silent auction and also a portion of the ticket sales. The ticket price includes the music and dinner, and there is also a cash bar available, as well.

The band lined up to entertain on Feb. 23 is Tropical Soul, with special guest John Patti. Gates said it is a very casual night, and people can dress in jeans and tropical shirts, if they wish.

Mango’s is located on the boardwalk in Bethany Beach. Justin’s Beach House in Bethany Beach has a mission of providing a respite for patients and their families that are dealing with cancer. It was built in memory of Justin Jennings, who lost his battle with cancer at the age of 19. For more information on the Justin W. Jennings Foundation, visit

For tickets, people can call Gates at (302) 379-7601 or purchase them at the door.