Car/vehicle show, tours, activities planned at Marvel Museum Saturday

The 2nd Annual Car, Truck, Bike and Emergency Vehicle Show is scheduled for this Saturday, July 21 at Nutter Marvel Carriage Museum on South Bedford Street in Georgetown,

GEORGETOWN – Weather permitting, Georgetown’s historic Nutter Marvel Carriage Museum could be a beehive of activity this Saturday.

The museum grounds on South Bedford Street will be the venue July 21 for the 2nd Annual Car, Truck, Bike and Emergency Vehicle Show.

Hosted by the County Seat Cruisers, Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and the Georgetown Historical Society, the family-friendly event runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

At 11:30 a.m., a special memorial ceremony is planned to mark the 30-year anniversary of the passing of Mr. Nutter Marvel, who died July 22, 1988 at the age of 86.

Mr. Nutter’s grandchildren have been asked to attend the ceremony slated to be staged at the gazebo located at the end of Barrel Barn, said Rosalie Walls, corresponding secretary for the Georgetown Historical Society.

Numerous horse-drawn carriages, condemned railroad depots/freight stations, a church and a one-room school are just some of the history Mr. Nutter brought to his 60-acre farm that is the Marvel Museum.

During the show, the museum’s buildings will be open for public tours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. “We’re going to have a tour guide in each building,” said Ms. Walls.

Car, truck and bike show registration is $10. Entry is free to all emergency vehicles.

Vehicles should be entered by noon and trophies and awards will be presented at 2 p.m. There will be dash plaques.

There will be a 50/50 raffle, disc jockey music provided by A-Z Entertainment and food will be available for purchase.

Also, popular singer Cathy Gorman will provide song vocals at the event.

The rain date is Saturday, July 28 in the event of inclement weather July 21.  With potential stormy weather in this weekend’s forecast, organizers plan to make the “go or no go” decision by noon on Friday.

“They’ve got a lot coming. Let’s hope it all works out,” said Ms. Walls.

The Marvel Museum is located at 510 South Bedford Street, Georgetown, Delaware.

For more information, contact Rosalie Walls at 855-9660, Levin Clark at 500-1128 or Mabel Kelly at 398-8999.

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