Delmar Events
Thursday, September 9, 2004
Autumn in Delmar
Country Collections Craft Fairs annual “Autumn In Delmar” craft show Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11 and 12, Delmarva Convention Center, at the intersection of State Line Road and US 13, Delmar, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily. There will be over 75 exhibitors from Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia New Jersey and New York. Admission is $2 per person and children under 12 are free.Contact Kim Jackson, event coordinator, toll-free at (888) 288-5065.

Delmar VFW Event
Second annual Delmar VFW Men’s Auxiliary yard sale and chicken barbecue, Saturday, Sept. 11, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. at Delmar VFW Post 8276, 200 West State St., Delmar, Md. Table rentals $10. Donations accepted. Call VFW for information (410) 896-3722.

Gold Star Mothers Service
The VFW of Delmar Memorial Post 8276 Ladies Auxiliary will be honoring Gold Star Mothers at a special ceremony while The Moving Wall is in Seaford, on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m. They are looking for parents who have lost a son or daughter in a conflict or any war to participate in the service. Even if you are not a member of the national organization, you will still be honored. Contact Dawn Turner at 410-726-2184 for more information or to RSVP by Sept. 13.

Gospel Sing in Delmar The 14th annual Gospel Sing in the Park will take place on Saturday, Sept. 18, in the Delmar Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featured groups will be Kings Ambassadors, Lights of House, the Vance Family and the Smith Family. Refreshments (including oyster sandwiches) will be available. Those attending should bring their own lawn chairs. The playground is available for children.

Delmar VFW Basket Bingo
Delmar VFW Post 8276 and VFW Post 194 will have a basket bingo party with Longerberger baskets, Saturday, Sept. 25. Doors open 5:30 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. Call for tickets at 410-896-3722 or stop by Post 8276, 200 West State St., Delmar, Md.
Citizens look toward establishing a youth center in Delmar
By Mike McClure

The Concerned Citizens of Delmar met at town hall last Wednesday with the purpose of getting the ball rolling on the establishment of the group’s mission statement and bylaws. The group discussed ways to curb speeding around the middle school/high school and also talked about working to get a youth center in town. “We’re a group of citizens and we’re here to work together,” Concerned Citizens of Delmar vice president Melane Boltz said. “I want to see something start tonight that will move that wheel forward.” Boltz asked members of the group what the group is committed to. Members seemed to be in agreement that the safety of the town and the betterment of the community are its priorities. While the group first came together in response to a number of muggings of elderly citizens in town, it briefly discussed neighborhood safety and did not form a subcommittee to look into forming a neighborhood watch. Boltz encouraged residents of the Delmar community to know what’s going on in their neighborhoods and to know who does and doesn’t belong there. In other business, group members discussed traffic safety and speeding around the Delmar Middle/Senior High School. Some members of the group suggested installing a speed bump on school property, in the area coming out of the parking lot near the football field. The group decided to take the issue to the town of Delmar. The Delmar (Del.) Council was scheduled to meet last Tuesday. One resident suggested that the group look into starting a youth center to give area children somewhere to go to get them off the streets. The group agreed to form a subcommittee to look at the possibility of starting a youth center. One suggestion was to use the current police station for a youth center or Boys and Girls Club in the event that the police department moves to another property owned by the town. Earlier in the meeting Delmar police chief Hal Saylor, responding to a question from a previous meeting, provided the group with information on how to file a complaint on a police officer. Saylor encouraged residents to report any wrong doing by police officers. He said that such reporting can be done anonymously, but if there is a crime involved the person filing the complaint needs to sign an affidavit. The complaint will be investigated and officers can appeal a decision against them to a trial board consisting of between three and five officers. They can also file an appeal with the Circuit Court. The Concerned Citizens of Delmar will hold an executive meeting on Sept. 15 in order to establish the organization’s bylaws, mission statement and definitions of titles (president, vice president, etc.). The next regular meeting will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. at town hall.