A Harrington Heritage Day Thank You

Bill Falasco
Director, Harrington Parks & Recreation

The City of Harrington Parks and Recreation would like to thank all who contributed to the success of Harrington Heritage Day which was held on Saturday, August 29, 2015.  The weather was fantastic and the crowd throughout the day gave our many vendors and entertainers the praise they richly deserved.  Harrington Heritage Day can consume months of planning in order to bring an event of the caliber for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Our non-food and information vendor courts were excellent.  Variety was key and our vendors did an outstanding job, especially at check-in in the morning.  Given the number of vendors, it takes patience to sit in line and wait your turn to unload.  Thanks to all who understood and were willing to assist others when needed.

As always, our food concessions were excellent.  Heritage Day participants and visitors had many choices for breakfast and lunch that day.  All food vendors should be proud of their hard work on that day and we thanks you for your efforts.

Special thanks to The First State Force Law Band for once again making the trip from Wilmington to join Flatland Drive, The Hrupsa Sisters with Special appearances by Darren Jones and Tom Kauffman, to entertain our crowd with great performances.   You were great!

The Southern Delaware Street Rod Association sponsored car show was one of the best we have had in year. The First State Antique Tractor Club, the Kent Aero Modelers Club, new addition, Bad Wolf Racing/Blackbird Quarter Midget Club were well represented and we are looking forward to next year’s show to grow even larger. We would like to commend all parade participants, especially the street rods and antique tractors that participated in the parade need a special thank you for their efforts!  We know how difficult it is for your vehicles to withstand parade pace.  Fortunately, all went well!

Once again the street was worked by three individuals that need special mention.  Juggler, Don Fisher walked our streets demonstrating the art of juggling during the day.  His efforts in having people trying to learn more about the art of juggling was not only educational but fun!  The Spinellas, Wizards of Happiness, were roaming our streets displaying a keen deft of hand and involving many of our adults and children with their wonderful bag of tricks!  Our communities have talked about these performers over the past year and we are looking forward to seeing them return for another Heritage Day!

In closing, we need to acknowledge a very important group of people, The 2015 Harrington Heritage Day Committee.  These committee members should be commended for their enthusiasm and perseverance throughout the year to make the event successful.  This group combined with The Mayor and Council, City Hall Employees, The Harrington Police Department, Department of Public Works, The Harrington Volunteer Fire Department, and all the neighboring police departments/fire police should all be very proud of their efforts for providing our citizens and guests with an enjoyable, fun, and safe 2015 Harrington Heritage Day.

Thank you for a great day!

 

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