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Construction Cancels Halloween Festival In Bethany Beach

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BETHANY BEACH, Del.- Once summer ends, Khristina Andrews looks forward to any event that can help drum up in business in Bethany Beach.

"This time of year, most businesses look for any kind of last-hoorah weekends that are either good-weather weekends or holiday weekends or festivals," said the business owner.

But when this weekend's Halloween festival got canceled, she started to worry.

"This is sucked out of the weekend so now there's not a whole lot of reason for people to bring their children," she said.

Event organizers canceled the "Wags, Witches and Warlocks" festival because of anticipated construction on Garfield Parkway.

"I'm not excited about it. I know it has to happen, I wish it would be over or start after Thanksgiving, instead of killing our business before Thanksgiving," said business owner Hope Orhelein.

Downtown Bethany beach is no stranger to construction. In the spring, the state re-did the northern side of Garfield Parkway to re-arrange parking and make the area easier to access. But business owners say they took a financial hit.

"It'll probably do the same thing that it did to us and other businesses in the spring where it makes it physically not possible to cross the construction to get to the front door," Andrews said.

And shoppers aren't excited about the construction either.

"This construction is terrible because for one thing, well right now it's not bad but it is so hard to get a parking place," Ramute Heineman.

A construction project that is supposed to make things better in Bethany Beach but has some people second-guessing.

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