Delmar Events
Thursday, May 23, 2002
Yard sales to be part of fest
The Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a town wide yard sale and town wide merchant sidewalk sale on Saturday, June 1, in connection with the 26th annual Delmarva’s Day In The Park Festival. Delmar residents wishing to hold their yard sale on this date, at their own residence, are invited to call the chamber with their address of their yard sale and the start time and the chamber will list the yard sale for free. Call the Chamber of Commerce voice mail at (302) 846-3336 to leave information, or email information to

Grant from Cheers! will help with school programs
Delmar Middle and High School has received a $500 grant from Cheers!, located at 1 Bi-State Boulevard, Delmar to help support the school’s athletic and academic programs. The money will be used to offset the cost of field trips, guest speakers, and supplies. This is the second consecutive year Cheers! has helped fund the school’s programs. Burt Butler of Cheers! worked with school officials to secure the grant, which is one of 200 available to area schools through Phillip’s Educational Assistance program.
Delmar teachers inducted into Phi Delta Kappa
Julia Nelson Harper and Ellen Dysart, teachers in the Delmar School District, were recently inducted into the Delaware Chapter of the Phi Delta Kappa Association. The ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 9, at the Wild Quail Country Club in Camden-Wyoming. Phi Delta Kappa is a distinguished authority in education in the nation. In its 34th year, the Delaware Chapter has gained stature since its beginning and is noticed by educational and lay leaders in the State of Delaware as an effective agent for the promotion of public education in the state. Individuals that are nominated for membership must be of good character, declare interest in and a commitment to the accomplishment of public education, must have a baccalaureate degree and/or credential for teaching and be employed in the field of education. Dysart is a reading specialist with the Delmar School District and has worked hard to make teachers aware of the importance of teaching students to be strategic readers. She has conducted many workshops at the school, district and state levels to accomplish this purpose. In addition to her professional work, she has served as president of the State of Maryland IRA Council and chaired a three-day state conference attended by 1,500 teachers. She serves as IRA coordinator with SoMIRAC. She resides in Salisbury. Harper has been an English teacher at Delmar Middle School for 11 years. She was named Delaware Teacher of the Year in 2001 and spent last year traveling the nation promoting her passion for public education and parental involvement. Her travels led her to the White House where she was able to meet President George Bush Jr. and Secretary of Education Rod Paige. She was the commencement speaker at the spring commencement of Salisbury University in 2001. She is a two-time Disney Teacher of the Year nominee and is a member of Who’s Who Among America’s High School Teachers. She spent a year in Bosnia-Herzegovina tutoring Muslim school children in 1997. She resides in Salisbury with her husband, Dale, her stepson, Daniel, and daughter, Daisy