For 8th year, festival will celebrate the ferry
The eighth annual festival of the historic Woodland Ferry will be held in Woodland Saturday, Sept. 9. Sponsored by the 60-member, non-profit Woodland Ferry Association, this year's festival will offer activities for young and old alike.
The day's activities will begin with a breakfast prepared by the women of the Woodland United Methodist Church. Breakfast will be served beginning at 8 a.m. in the church fellowship hall.
At 9 a.m. there will be a brief opening ceremony at the ferry slip featuring an honor guard from American Legion Post 6 in charge of the flag-raising and Pledge of Allegiance part of the ceremony. Music will be provided by the Seaford High School marching band.
Between the hours of 7 a.m. until about 3 p.m. a wide array of activities and sale items will be available. The arts and crafts section promises to be better and larger than in previous years, and there will also be a good representation by individuals who will demonstrate their handicraft skills, including broom making and chair caning.
A.V. and Marilyn Griffies continue to sponsor tours of their 1812 historic home, Cannon Hall. Jack and Carolyn Knowles will open their Days Gone By museum, and Dave and Gerry Fluharty will display their large and varied collection of antiques and artifacts. In the Griffies' yard there will be a petting zoo and rides on ponies and llamas. An every-popular activity will be a free train ride along Woodland's main, and only, street (Road 78) for the young thrill seekers. There will also be plenty of hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, crab cakes, ice cream and other food and drinks available throughout the day.
A wide assortment of souvenirs will be offered for sale by the association including a new Woodland Ferry plate, T- and sweat shirts, cookbooks and tote bags.
A variety of musical entertainment ranging from country to rock 'n' roll and gospel will be featured. The Grandpajammers, under the direction of Earl Radding, will play their repertoire of old-time favorites.
Approximately 30 motorcycles will be on display at Woodland Wharf. Wes Short, an avid cyclist for many years, has been instrumental in organizing this show. Several well-known local riders will have their bikes on display and will compete for the best in show award, determined by the votes of festival goers.
The Woodland Ferry will be available for foot traffic only from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information call Bill Royal, association president, at 629-4870.
Antique show attracts 35 vendors
The fourth annual Delaware Coast Antique Show & Sale, planned for Sept. 8, 9 and 10, will be held at the Convention Center in Rehoboth Beach. Thirty-five exhibitors will be showing a variety of merchandise, including furniture, glassware, porcelain, sewing and writing accessories, estate jewelry, rugs, quilts, samplers and bronzes, silver and other metals.
Show promoter, Melvin L. Arion of Laurel said,"This is a year-round residential community. It is an affluent resort that is a second home to clientele from Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore, and Washington. September is a very popular month. People love the mild weather. And, the traffic problems from the summer are over!" He added, "My goal is to build a quality show with affordable antiques."
This year's edition will feature six new exhibitors: Colonial Antiques from Arcanum, Ohio; Gary Manlove from Greenwood; Gentry's Antiques from Norfolk, Va.; and from Pennsylvania: Dallaire Antiques of Brockway, Sheppheard's Antiques from Bedford, and James Galley from Lederach. In addition, two exhibitors are returning after a one-year hiatus - Apropos Interiors from Richmond, Va., and Helen Flamm from Dover.
On both Friday and Saturday, show hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food will be available at the show. Admission is $4.50, $4 with this release. For details, call 875-5326.