Accomplishments - Village Improvement Association of Rehoboth Beach

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  Throughout the years our objectives have remained the same as those first stated by our founders: “to improve and increase the intellectual culture, educational advancement, and moral development of our members, to further and promote the interests, improvements and progress of Rehoboth Beach Delaware; to do and perform whatever charitable and civic work in Rehoboth and elsewhere as may from time to time be decided upon by our members.”

Some of the many accomplishments in the past 100 years of service to the Rehoboth community are:
      Establishment of the Rehoboth Beach Library
      Provide parks with shrubbery, flowers, and trees
      Provide boardwalk with lights, benches, water fountain, original bandstand, and refuse cans
      Began a successful mosquito campaign
      Restored Cape Henlopen lighthouse replica
      Established Rehoboth Day Care Center and worked to establish kindergarten classes in public schools
      Helped with the formation of the Rehoboth Art League and Sussex Gardeners Club
      Spearheaded war bond drive to buy a bomber for the Air Force
      Started a fund as a nucleus for a convention hall
      Built fishing pier at Lake Gerar
      Established nursing scholarships
      Created Micro Nature Park
      Purchased beach wheels to provide beach access to the disabled
      Our donations include HOBY, West End Neighborhood House, Rehoboth Beach Library, Stockley Center, Casa San Francisco, Cape Henlopen Senior Center, Rehoboth Beach Fire Co., Rehoboth Art League, Crisis House, Read Aloud DE, and many more