July 12, 2024

Park Commissions 2023 Music Festival

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Hello Rehoboth,

This year was the tenth anniversary of the groundbreaking for the Veteran’s Memorial, and it has been an awarding ten years. We have a beautiful Memorial, a walkway with names of Veterans who served our Country and also a section with names of individuals that have not been in the service, benches with the different names of the military around the cannon and last but not least, our Veterans Memorial Sign.

I am saddened that the concert session that was sponsored by the Rehoboth Park Commission has come to an end for this year, BUT, the last concert was a tremendous success featuring Neal and the Vipers along with a Fabulous Fire Work presentation donated by John and Tricia Ferreira.

A great big thank you to Propane Plus for sponsoring the concerts and to the Rehoboth Cultural Council that gave us a grant to help with our expenses. Also, I would like to thank all who donated when we passed the bucket at each concert. It is due to all of the above for us to bring in a variety of talented musicians.

We had a variety of music so that all ages would enjoy. The good news is that they will be back next year with our opening act by Juke Box Heroes. This past summer we increased the number of concerts to 8 and will continue for next year with the first concert being held on Sunday, July 14, 2024.

We had Shinney Griddle food truck, owner David and Lori Dias of Rehoboth along with Palagi Brothers Ice Cream truck.

I am pleased to say that each year our concerts attendance grows and grows.

It is with great pleasure to speak on behalf of the Rehoboth Parks Commission whose members are me (Kathy Amaral, chair) Jake Kramer (secretary) Sandi Parris, Lissa (Mary) Salois and Kenneth Abrams.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at next year’s concerts rain or shine. Rain we move to the Council of Aging on Francis Farm Road. Sunshine is always at the Gazebo.

Furthermore, we do not just do summer events. We have a display of Christmas Trees that are placed along the walkway at the Gazebo. Letters will be sent out to individual businesses and if you would like to donate to decorate a tree in your name or a loved one you may send a check made to the Rehoboth Parks Commission in the amount of $50.00 and mail to 340 Anawan Street, Rehoboth. Please indicate the name of the person who you would like placed at the base of the tree. Also, if you have someone to decorate the tree, we will need that person’s information in order to contact them when the tree is ready for decorating. Santa will be there, and we will be serving hot chocolate and cookies. So, see you all in December. Keep an eye open for the date of this event.

Sincerely,
Kathy Amaral
Chairman, Rehoboth Parks Commission

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