Thank you to everyone that participated in the annual Georgetown Christmas Parade! We had a great turnout from spectators and participants! See all of our winners below:
Vehicle – Truck:
1st: Iron Source
2nd: Waste Industries
3rd: Sussex Tech FFA
Vehicle – Cars or Car Club:
1st: County Seat Cruisers
2nd: JD Shuckers
3rd: Lowered Habits Car & Truck Club
1st: Sussex Central Golden Knights Marching Band
2nd: Sussex Tech “Raven Nation” Marching Band
1st: Straight Line Striping
2nd: A&A Air Services
3rd: J&T Logging
1st: Delaware National Guard
2nd: Georgetown Elementary
3rd: Town of Georgetown
1st: Long Neck United Methodist Church
2nd: Crossroad Community Church
3rd: Jusst Sooup Ministry
1st: Stars on 9 Dance Center
2nd: Sussex Tech Army JROTC
3rd: First State Community Action Agency
OVERALL BEST IN PARADE:
A&A Air Services
This year’s event is set to take place the weekend of October 4th & 5th. Things kick off Friday with Pathways to Aviation Day where 125 high school students will spend the day at the Delaware Coastal Airport learning from aviation experts.
We are excited to announce that Col Charles McGee, (USAF/Ret) will be joining us for Wings & Wheels weekend as our honored guest. Col McGee is a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen (332nd Fighter Group), was a fighter pilot during WWII, Korea and Vietnam, and flew more combat missions than any Air Force Fighter Pilot at 409. He is a recipient of the Bronze Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, and Legion of Merit, flew a P51 Mustang escorting bombers over Germany, Austria, and the Balkans and later became an instructor for the B25 Mitchell Bomber (with more than 6300 flying hours). Being at Wings & Wheels will put him back with the two aircraft he is most familiar with – the B-25 Mitchell Bomber, Panchito (owner Larry Kelley & The Delaware Aviation Museum), and the P-51 Mustang, Rosalie (owner, Ezra Rickards). Col McGee, will be our keynote speaker at the Pathways to Aviation Program on Friday Morning (HS Students), our Friday night dinner show and on the runway at the Panchito booth on Saturday.
Friday evening, we celebrate all things peace, love, and happiness at our annual fundraising dinner with Kathie Martin’s Tribute to the Woodstock Generation. Benefiting the Delaware Aviation Museum Foundation and the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, this year’s event will be held on the grounds of the Delaware Coastal Airport. Ticket price is $50 per person and includes dinner from Lighthouse Catering.
Saturday’s free event runs from 10 am – 4 pm beginning with an Opening Ceremony including the National Anthem and Presentation of Colors by the Sussex Central ROTC Color Guard. Events at the airport throughout the day include a vintage aircraft fly-in, car show, featured speakers, live entertainment, and craft & food vendors. 2019 will also see the return of the fan-favorite Flour Bombing Competition at 2:00 pm as well as the Official Naval Academy Parachute Team.
We are also proud to welcome the Historical Vintage Car Club of Delaware as our partners on the 2019 car show. With awards in numerous categories, goodie bags for all pre-registered vehicles, and dash plaques for the first 200 registrants, this year’s show is looking to be our biggest and best yet. It WILL sell out, so register your vehicles soon!
For vendor or car show registration information, or to purchase tickets for our Friday night event, visit the Wings & Wheels website at http://www.wings-wheels.com/ or call the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce (302) 856-1544.
Sponsors of the Festival include Mid-Atlantic Ford Dealers, Perdue Farms, The Voice Radio Network, Splash DesignWorks, CHEER, Fulton Bank, Lighthouse Catering, Sussex Eye Center, Wilmington University, County Bank, the Meoli Companies, Chardon Jewelers, Sussex County Delaware, and Southern Delaware Tourism. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce at (302) 856-1544 for information.
Wings & Wheels 2019 will be here before you know it!
Were you a vendor last year? Do you want to be a vendor this year? Vendor registration is now open and there are limited spots available. Get your product in front of thousands of local and out of state visitors during this year’s Wings & Wheels event on Saturday, October 5. Submit your application now and save money!
Vendor applications can be downloaded below. Contact the Chamber office at 302-856-1544 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Craft Vendor Application
Food Vendor Application
The Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, partnering with Mulligan’s Pointe, is proud to announce the return of their much-loved annual Easter Egg Hunt for its 19th year.
Scheduled for Saturday, April 20th, the family friendly event will be held at Mulligan’s Pointe located at 22426 Sussex Pines Road, Georgetown, and feature games, face painting, a moon bounce, and more than 5,000 eggs filled with candy & special prizes. The cost for entry to all games, face painting, moon bounce and more will be $5 per child and run from 11AM-1PM. The FREE Easter Egg Hunt will have 3 age divisions – ages 3-5; ages 6-9; ages 10-12 – and will begin promptly at 12PM. Don’t forget to bring your own basket!
This year’s event will see the return of our popular “Breakfast with the Bunny” – a buffet breakfast from 9AM – 11AM with the Easter Bunny available for pictures. The breakfast will cost $9.99 for adults, $4.99 for children 3-10, and children 2 & under will be free. Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made by calling 302-856-2318 or emailing email@example.com.
Back by popular demand, the Chamber will once again hold a coloring contest for children ages 3-10 with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes going to children across four different age groups. The contest page will be presented in the Sussex Post in the weeks leading up to the event with additional details attached.
“Everyone here at the Chamber, along with numerous volunteers, and the amazing staff & management at Mulligan’s Pointe have been working extremely hard to create another memorable event for 2019,” says Kevin Thompson, Executive Director for the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce. “We couldn’t do it without the help of our volunteers, and we are delighted to partner with Mulligan’s Pointe again this year. I want to personally invite everyone to Georgetown on April 20th for a fun-filled day of egg hunting, games, and more!”
For more information on the 19th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, visit www.georgetowncoc.com, call 302-856-1544, or find the event on the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page.
Click here to see the 2019 Easter Egg Hunt flyer.