Fenwick to celebrate birthday on Sunday

This weekend, the community at large is being invited to celebrate the 65th birthday of the Town of Fenwick Island, which was incorporated in June 1953.

Town Manager Terry Tieman said the idea to host a birthday celebration arose after Town staff had realized there had been no celebration for the Town’s 50th birthday.

“This was an opportunity to celebrate Fenwick Island and recognize its significance over the last 65 years,” she explained.

The event will take place on Sunday, July 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the town hall parking lot. Tieman said everyone is welcome to attend the free event.

The family-friendly celebration will kick off with a brigade of vintage cars announcing the celebration at noon from Bunting Avenue.

The event will feature D.J. Caleb Miller, while Lollipop the Clown will offer face painting and crafts for the children. Go Melvo will be giving out snowcones from 2 to 3:30 p.m. There will also be a K-9 demonstration and informational tables.

There will be “complimentary refreshments, including hamburgers, hot dogs grilled by the town council and community volunteers,” said Tieman. “Boy Scott Troop 382 from Dagsboro will be handing out soft drinks and chips. St. Matthew’s by-the-Sea will be handing out water.”

During the event, the Town will be unveiling a giant Adirondack chair with the new town seal.

“It will be placed in front of the town park. It will be a great photo-op for years to come,” Tieman said.

There will also be commemorative giveaways, and those who attend can purchase Town swag, including T-shirts and flags with the new town seal.

Event sponsors include Big Eye Jacks, Boy Scouts of America Troop 382, KCI Consultants, Pepsi Cola Bottling Company, Royal Farm Store #44, St. Matthew’s by-the-Sea United Methodist Church, and the Fenwick Island Town Council, its staff and volunteers.

Tieman said special thanks go out to Easter Seals of Delaware & Maryland Easter Shores, the Fenwick Island Environmental Committee, the Friends of Fenwick Island Lighthouse and the Fenwick Island Society of Homeowners.

“We are hoping for good weather and a nice turnout. This is a celebration for the community and an opportunity for fellowship.”

Fenwick Island Town Hall is located at 800 Coastal Highway in Fenwick Island. For more information about the event, visit https://fenwickisland.delaware.gov or call (302) 539-3011.

By Maria Counts
Staff Reporter