Delmar Events
Thursday, June 1st, 2000
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 as well.
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.