Letter — Town of Millville gives thanks


On behalf of the Town of Millville, we want to thank all those who assisted in making the 6th Annual Millville Holiday Market on Saturday, Dec. 8, such a success. The Town was totally overjoyed by the massive crowd, seeing so many shoppers and vendors with huge smiles on their faces!

It was our goal to have a fun-filled day for the customers and provide them with a wide variety of gifts for the holiday season, to provide the vendors an opportunity to sell their wares at no cost to them, to showcase what Millville can offer through our very supportive business owners, and to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware. We think we accomplished that goal and then some!

First and foremost, we want to thank the mayor and council of the Town of Millville for supporting this event.

A big thanks goes to our local businesses who all donated baskets and items from their businesses, no questions asked, to go toward the gift basket raffle, with which all proceeds went to the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware: All About U Salon, Banks Wines & Spirits, Bethany Beach Books, Bonkey’s Ice Cream & Snoballs, Comics & Gaming–Bethany Beach, The Cottage Café, Fins Fish House & Raw Bar, Giant Food in Millville, Hooked Up Restaurant & Raw Bar, Japanesque, KCI Technologies LLC, Lord’s Landscaping, Miller’s Creek, Millville Pet Stop, Patti’s Hallmark Shop, Perucci’s Classic Italian Restaurant, Pitter Patter, The Salted Rim Restaurant, Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery, Tidepool Toys, Turning Pages Book Lounge, and Yesterday’s Fun Toys; as well as to the vendors who donated items to the raffle: C-Glass Sisters (Bonnie Artz), John Donato, Marty Guy, Barbara Johnson, Mary Layfield, Judi Raubaugh, Susan Raymond, Sasha’s Jewels, Chuck Slagle, Saralee Stevens, Janet Thomas, Sandy Wilgus and Sandy Wood.

Thanks to these individuals and businesses, we’re pleased to announce the Town raised $775 for the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware!

Thanks to our Millville food vendor, the Indian River High School Cross Country Boosters, and all who stood out in the cold to serve up some hot, delicious food. A big thanks also goes to the Delaware State Police for having a trooper present to make sure safety was covered for pedestrians crossing the street from one market to another.

Words really can’t describe how grateful the Town of Millville is for the assistance of our Millville Volunteer Group. The following individuals worked during the event: Brenda Fegelein, Maggie King, Trudi Lombardi, Kathy Morrison, Pat Moulder, and Maureen Walker; we couldn’t have done it without them.

Thanks to Anna Scarola, who helped run the gift basket raffle table; and to Eric Evans, the Town’s code and building official, who helped with opening up, set-up and tear-down.

A special thanks to the Millville United Methodist Church and Mr. John “Rich” Spina for their continued support and helping with providing an additional location for the market.

Everyone’s assistance and cooperation helped in making this major community event run smoothly, and enhanced the experience of many, many visitors.

Finally, we are so appreciative of all of you who took the time to join us for our annual market and those who contributed to the Ronald McDonald House by purchasing raffle tickets. We appreciate your ongoing support and hope you enjoyed the 6th Annual Millville Holiday Market. We look forward to seeing you all next year!


Debbie Botchie, Town Manager

Matt Amerling, Town Clerk

Town of Millville