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Let’s Dance: Party at the Pier brings the beat to Little Island Park; second concert scheduled for September

Dean and Laura Harbeson of Indian River Woods dance to the music of the Rhondels during the Party at the Pier on Saturday, June 18, at Little Island Park in Sandbridge. The Party at the Pier will return in September with a band to be named later providing entertainment. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

Dean and Laura Harbeson of Indian River Woods dance to the music of the Rhondels during the Party at the Pier on Saturday, June 18, at Little Island Park in Sandbridge. The Party at the Pier will return in September with a band to be named later providing entertainment. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

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SANDBRIDGE — Though it was delayed by weather by a day, the Party at the Pier brought people together on the beach at Little Island Park on Saturday, June 18, for dancing in the sand to the tunes of The Rhondels.

“It’s a great group of people who come out to have a good time,” said The Rhondels’ Edgar Justus.

The band played last year, too.

The event is the brainchild of Amanda Parrish, a city recreational specialist who grew up in Virginia Beach — and visiting the beach at Sandbridge with family.

She loves the Oceanfront, but she said Sandbridge is a special place that has the character of being a beach for locals — and it’s a great venue for the event.

“If it was up to me, it would be a concert series,” she said.

The event was sponsored by Siebert Realty in coordination with the city parks department. As Siebert Realty’s Patrick Keenan put it: “It’s a good Sandbridge thing.”

So good, in fact, that a second Party at the Pier is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 2, at the park.

Brayden Shackleford, 8, of Red Mill, catches a ball tossed by his godfather, Malcolm Simms. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

Brayden Shackleford, 8, of Red Mill, catches a ball tossed by his godfather, Malcolm Simms. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

Chuck Williams of The Rhondels plays two saxes at once during the Party at the Pier. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

Chuck Williams of The Rhondels plays two saxes at once during the Party at the Pier. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

Edgar Justus of The Rhondels plays during the Party at the Pier in Sandbridge. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

Edgar Justus of The Rhondels plays during the Party at the Pier in Sandbridge. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]


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