- DEWEY BEACH — A banner to publicize Dewey Beach’s award for having one of the cleanest beaches in the nation was stolen from inside the Life Saving Station on Dagsworthy Avenue.
At an April 14 town council meeting, Mayor Diane Hanson said she does not know why anyone would take the banner. “At this point, if anyone displays it, they’ll get arrested,” she said. “So good luck with it, whoever took it, and it’s pretty sad.”
In June 2011, the National Resources Defense Council awarded four beaches for the superior cleanliness of their waters. Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Beach were among the four that received Superstar status.
Gary Keith, a full-time resident of Dewey Beach, volunteered to create a logo to show off the award. A banner displaying the logo was unveiled by Hanson, Keith and marketing committee Chairman Garland Williams, right, at the Life Saving Station March 9.
Commissioner Joy Howell said the locks on the Life Saving Station were changed, and the town is getting a new banner, which will cost about $260. She said any residents who wish to donate money to offset the cost could give donations to Town Manager Bob Stickels at Town Hall on Rodney Avenue.