Bethany Beach sends out summer with annual Jazz Funeral

By Kelli Steele 8:41am, September 1, 2014
An annual "end of summer" celebration is planned for Bethany Beach Monday.

The Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral kicks off at 5:30 p.m. on the north end of the boardwalk as a casket bearing "summer" will be carried to the bandstand.

Those who attend the event, will see a gathering of mourners, some draped in black shrouds, some donning dark glasses, some dressed in full comedic costume, some carrying flowers and reeds and others twirling oversized umbrellas, all sobbing as they shuffle down the boardwalk.

Another jazz funeral of sorts will be held at the American Legion Post 28 in Oak Orchard today from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m.; the event, featuring fun, food and refreshments, will be held under the pavilion and is open to the public.

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