Memorial Day celebration held
By Brian Cordrey
A crowd of Delmar citizens gathered on Thursday, May 30, at the War Memorial at the Delmar State Street Park to remember and to celebrate Memorial Day. The ceremony began with Wayne Smith directing the Delmar High School band in the national anthem, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by children from the Lil’ Red Hen Nursery and Pre-school. The children also sang “Prayer Song” following the pledge.
The memorial ceremony was sponsored and led by members of the Delmar Memorial Post 8276 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Percy Elliott, post commander, led the ceremony. The Memorial Day prayer was given by Kenny Ralph, post chaplain.
Sarge Cugler, past post commander, was the main speaker.
He reminded those present that “sacrifice is meaningless without remembrance.”
Flowers and wreaths were laid at the war memorial by Dee McDonnell, Bruce Boyce, Brian Maloney and Tony Sterling to memorialize those who died in the service of their country.
Members of the Delmar Maryland Elementary School Student Government Association attended the ceremony and honored war veterans with their patriotic flag display.
Party for retiring principal Jay Green set for June 15
Jay G. Green is retiring after 30 years as an educator and administrator with the Delmar School District/Delmar Middle and Senior High School.
A celebration of his membership in the “Retirement Class of 2002” will be held Saturday, June 15, at Webster’s 1801, 1801 North Salisbury Boulevard, Salisbury, Md.
A social time will begin at 5:30 p.m. an Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by a short program.
Contact Joyce Briggs at 302-846-9544, ext. 106, for additional information.
Tickets are $23 per person. Reservations must be made by Friday, June 7.
Delmar enjoys Day in the Park
By Brian Cordrey
The weather was perfect for all the activities in Delmar that were part of the Delmar Day in the Park. Many families and church groups took advantage of the Day in the Park to draw people to their yard sales that sprang up all over town.
The Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce sponsored this 26th annual Delmarva’s Day in the Park Festival. Diane Buckley was master of ceremonies.
The Delmar Fire Department displayed several pieces of their newest equipment to the public. Many of the children enjoyed the kiddie train express ride and the “moon bounce.”
Many attending brought their chairs and sat back for a day of music provided by the Delmar High School Jazz Band, the Eastern Shore Country Boys and “Sneak Preview.”
The town hall, Girl Scouts, Delmar Police Department and Delmar Middle and High School PSTA were a few of the organizations that set up tables to distribute information and raise funds for their groups.
Vance Phillips, a member of the Sussex County Council, distributed slices of delicious watermelon to all who passed his tent. Pam Schell, chidlren’s librarian for the Delmar Library, convinced Phillips to give her some of his American flag stickers for her children’s summer reading program at the library.
Troy Dryden and Shawn Brittingham escorted Mark Holodick, Delmar Middle and High School’s new principal, around the park, introducing him to everyone. Diane Buckley provided a microphone for Holodick to introduce himself to all the Delmar folks.