Independence Day celebrations, events in Sussex County

GEORGETOWN – Fourth of July celebrations in Sussex County include a public event Monday tied to the birth of America’s quest for independence.

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The reading of the declaration of independence will be held Monday at noon on The Circle in Georgetown.

State Sen. Brian Pettyjohn, R-Georgetown, is sponsoring this event.

“It’s a good way to spend an hour reflecting on the sacrifices of our founding fathers and the true meaning of our country’s birthday,” said Sen. Pettyjohn.

The public is cordially invited.

In the event of inclement weather, the event will move indoors to the Georgetown Fire Hall on S. Bedford Street.

Also on Monday, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Millsboro is the venue for the 10th Annual Children’s Parade and Program.

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The annual Fourth of July Children’s Parade and Program will be held Monday at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Millsboro starting at 10:30 a.m.

“Yankee Doodle” is the theme for this year’s patriotic event that begins at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark’s Labyrinth.

The event is sponsored by St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce.

After a brief patriotic program featuring the singing voice of Cathy Gorman, parade participants will vie for trophies in the following categories: Best in Show, Best Stroller, Best Wagon, Best Bike and Best Dog.

The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce is providing the trophies.

There will be grilled hot dogs, chips, and ice cream.

In case of rain, the celebration and parade will be held in the St. Mark’s Parish Hall, located State and Ellis streets.


In the town of Milton, Independence Day celebration features a Bring Mayberry Back to Milton day at Milton Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event features a dunking booth, pie-baking contest, bike parade, entertainment and other activities.


Laurel’s traditional Independence Day celebration begins Monday with a prayer breakfast at 8 a.m. at Abbott’s on Broad Creek.

Laurel’s event includes a parade at 5:30 p.m., Little Miss Independence Pageant at 6:30 p.m. A cornhole tournament, pie-eating contest and other entertainment will be held throughout the evening.

The bands Running with Scissors and Chain Break will perform in the bandstand. Fireworks will cap the evening. A carnival will be in town from July 4 and through July 9.


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