Bonfire, junior lifeguard program on tap in Fenwick


The Fenwick Island Beach Committee met Saturday, June 3, at the Town Hall, to discuss upcoming events for the summer season.

The most prominent topic on the day’s agenda was the annual family bonfire, to be held on Saturday, July 1, on the beach near Dagsboro Street. According to committee members, the bonfire — set to take place from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. — promises to be memorable once again, with games for children, light refreshments, photographs with Fenwick Island lifeguards and a live D.J.

The rain date is July 2.

Fenwick Island Beach Patrol news announced June 3 included possible plans for a new all-terrain vehicle (ATV), the installment of open water rescue training beginning in June, and the beginning of the Junior Lifeguard Program in late June.

According to Beach Patrol Capt. Tim Ferry, the Junior Lifeguard Program teaches youngsters the basics of beach and water safety, health and fitness, and teamwork and sportsmanship. Six three-day sessions are available, the first commencing on June 27. There is a $35 registration fee for each session; anyone interested in participating should contact the Fenwick Island Town Hall at (302) 539-3011.