Day in the Park coming
By April Durham
This Saturday the Delmar Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the 24th annual Day
in the Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event, which draws more than 3,000 people
each year, according to coordinator Diane Buckley, will be held at State Street
Park in Delmar.
Different from in years past, Buckley says the crowd will be entertained with
music from start to finish. Beginning at 10:30 a.m. the Delmar High School
band will kick off the festivities. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Unaccountable, an
oldies band, will make their first appearance at the event.
From 1 to 5 p.m., a disc jockey will entertain the crowd and perform some
karaoke from time to time. Throughout the day, kids will have their fill of
fun from moonbounce and kiddie train rides to this year's new addition, a 4
7-foot obstacle course.
If food is your biggest concern, well, they'll have that too. Take your pick
from hamburgers, hotdogs, french fries, oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, shaved
beef, cheese steaks, snowcones, Italian ice, baked goods, or just grab a soda
to quench your thirst.
Participants will also be able to take their chances at the dime toss, dart
toss, ring toss, putt putt golf, or basketball shoot; tokens may be cashed
in for prizes. Raffles for baskets, flower arrangements, gift certificates
to favorite restaurants in the area, tanning minutes and other prizes will be
held throughout the day.
Booths will display wood crafts, hand-made knives, clocks and native American
bead work. Blood pressure screenings will be offered and a variety of local
artists will sell oil paintings. The soccer association will hold a fall signup
along with a soccer kick and Delmar Pop Warner football will hold their signup
The chamber encourages residents to hold yard sales around town. Money raised
from the event will go back into the community. Proceeds raised through 50/50
sales will go to the Carnival of Life which will buy the town of Delmar new
Christmas lights this year. "I'd like to encourage everyone to come out to
the park and enjoy the festivities and get some lunch. I would also like to
thank our biggest sponsors: Bank of Delmarva, Wilmington Trust, and a new
sponsor this year, Saturn of Salisbury," Buckley said.