REHOBOTH BEACH (AP)- Rehoboth Beach city officials are reporting parking revenue from the Memorial Day weekend, traditional kickoff for the summer beach season, opened strongly.
City manager Greg Feresse told The News Journal in a published report Saturday that Rehoboth parking meter revenue came in at $91,076 over the holiday weekend. Feresse says that compares favorably with last year's receipts for the same period totaling $92,287.
Carol Everhart, chief executive officer for the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce, says the start of the tourist season was "a winner" both with good weather and a strong turnout.
Authorities are hoping the Memorial Day turnout is a good indicator for the coming summer. Last year some 20 rainy days in June hurt beach attendance.