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Deltaville Heritage Day has something for all ages

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Robbin Thompson will perform songs of local interest on the main stage at 11:30 a.m.

With the theme “Our Community Unites,” the Deltaville Community Association (DCA) will hold its Annual Heritage Day on Saturday, July 4.

Events will be on the Deltaville Community Center grounds from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art, craft and food vendors will be set up all day.

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A beagle displays his medal proudly after the 2008 Pet Parade.

The Pet Parade will be at 9 a.m. on the tennis courts. The parade is being organized by Theresa Linn, Thyra Harris and Cassie Brill. Middlesex Animal Control Officer Ricky Warren will assist. There will be a display of CPR for animals.

The Children’s Parade will be at 9:45 a.m. The parade is being organized by Elizabeth Johnson with assistance from Grayson Johnson.

A Moonwalk will be available, donated by EVB, with proceeds going to the DCA Playground Fund.

At 10:30 a.m. crab races (16 races with a free T-shirt for every winner) will begin. The races are being organized by Onna and Lew Grimm, assisted by Bob Walker and Jimmy Mackey. 

Robbin Thompson will perform songs of local interest on the main stage at 11:30 a.m.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the DCA’s main building, old photos and memorabilia will be on display celebrating Deltaville’s 100-year history. On sale will be a pictorial postmark and photo stamp commemorating the community’s name change from Sandy Bottom to Deltaville in December of 1909.

The main parade begins at 2 p.m. at the rescue squad building and will proceed past the DCA grounds. The 2009 grand marshals are Elaine Miller, Cathleen Norton, Dr. David G. Brown Jr. and Raymond Burrell.

Parade participants include the Richmond Acca Shriners, Urbanna Oyster Festival Queen and Little Miss Spat contestants, numerous floats by local businesses, new and antique cars, and local and visiting fire trucks and rescue units.

The Deltaville Community Pool will be open at no charge all day.

The Deltaville Deltas will host the York Cannons at 5 p.m. at the ballpark. Oran Johnson will throw out the first pitch. Ashley Moore will sing the National Anthem.

The Deltas game will be followed by Annual Old-Timers Baseball Game at about 7:30 p.m. Former longtime Deltas player Tony Jackson will throw out the first ball. A special musical salute in remembrance of Deltas who have passed on will be performed after the Old-Timers Game.

The fireworks display will begin at about 9:15 p.m. The display is supported by the DCA and set off by the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office.

For more information, contact Kris Scherrer at 776-7117 or Bob Walker at 776-6461.

posted 06.23.2009

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