Millsboro Children’s Parade to celebrate Yankee Doodle

The 10th Annual Children’s Parade and program will take place on July 4, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Mark’s Labyrinth at the corner of State and Ellis streets in Millsboro, hosted by St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, the Millsboro Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Millsboro.

The theme for this year celebrates Yankee Doodle.

“This is a theme I’ve been wanting to do for some time, and it’s perfect for our 10th anniversary!” stated Dotty LeCates, co-coordinator. Yankee Doodle will be a featured guest in the program at St. Mark’s Labyrinth.

Following a brief patriotic program featuring the voice of Sussex County’s own Cathy Gorman, parade participants will compete for a trophy in: Best in Show, Best Stroller, Best Wagon, Best Bike and Best Dog. The Chamber of Commerce will provide the trophies.

Children 12 or younger are being encouraged to dress as a “Yankee Doodle or dandy” for the parade. Parents and grandparents are being encouraged to wear patriotic colors and can push strollers or pull wagons, and anyone can dress their pet dog.

Grilled hot dogs, chips and ice cream will be offered.

In case of rain, the celebration and parade will be held in the Parish Hall.

For more information, contact Dotty LeCates at (302) 934-7750 or Gale White at (302) 644-0777.