The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Mulligan's Pointe present the 18th Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast with the Bunny!

The Georgetown Chamber Easter Egg Hunt is back for its 18th year!

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 18th year.

Scheduled for Saturday, March 24th, the family friendly event will be held at Mulligan’s Pointe (formerly known as Sussex Pines Country Club), 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. 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 a new addition in the form of a “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

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 2018,” says Kevin Thompson, Director of Operations for the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce. “We couldn’t do it without the help of our volunteers and we are delighted to have Mulligan’s Pointe come on board as a partner. I want to personally invite everyone to Georgetown on March 24th for a fun-filled day of egg hunting, games, and more!”

For more information on the 18th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, visit, call 302-856-1544, or find the event on the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page.

2017 Georgetown Christmas Parade Winners!

Santa arrives at the Georgetown Christmas Parade

After an absolutely spectacular parade, the judges deliberated and decided on winners in each category. Thank you to everyone that participated or came out to watch. You truly made it a special night!

Adult/Youth Marching or Walking Group: 

  1. First State Community Action Agency
  2. Sussex Tech JROTC
  3. Sussex Central Army JROTC



  1. Sussex Central High School
  2. Sussex Tech High School


Commercial Float: 

  1. Sussex Dance Academy
  2. 262nd Component Repair Company
  3. Downs Automotive Inc.


Non-commercial/Misc. Float:

  1. 2017 World Champs Georgetown Senior League Softball Team
  2. Cypress Heart & Hands 4-H Club
  3. Sussex Central FFA


Religious Float:

  1. Sussex County Bible Church
  2. Wesley United Methodist Church
  3. Calvary Baptist Church


Scouts Marching – Boy: 

  1. Cub Scout Pack 382
  2. Boy Scout Troop 382


Scouts Marching – Girl: 

  1. Girl Scout Troop 1326
  2. Girl Scout Troop 1100


Best Theme “Parade of Lights”: 

262nd Component Repair Company


Overall Best in Parade: 

Sussex Central High School Marching Band

It’s time to register for the Georgetown Christmas Parade! It’s a Parade of Lights!

Start decorating your trucks, trailers, boats, people, and everything else because the 2017 Georgetown Christmas Parade is coming! This year’s theme is a “Parade of Lights”, and we have a feeling we’re going to be impressed by all the displays. 

The parade steps off at 7PM on Thursday, December 7 with our Grand Marshalls, the 2017 Senior League Softball World Series Champions! 

To participate in the parade, download an application below. If you or someone from your organization would like to volunteer to help or donate, please call us at 302-856-1544 or email 

The 2017 Georgetown, Delaware Christmas Parade is going to be a "Parade of Lights"! Join Us!

Download our 2017 Parade Application as well as the 2017 Parade Rules below. 

2017 Christmas Parade App


It’s sure to be a wonderful event and we can’t wait to see everyone there! 

Fun and fundraising draws a huge crowd at JD Shuckers

By Glenn Rolfe

Sussex Post

GEORGETOWN — Here’s a tip: Count on another bartender battle supporting the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce in the not-so-distant future.

Fun in fundraising was brewing Thursday night at JD Shuckers restaurant as five dignitaries stepped behind the bar in the Celebrity Battle of the Bartenders.

“The place was packed,” said GGCOC treasurer Anthony DelFranco, among the five celebrity bartenders. “A lot of laughs. It was a lot of fun.”

Bartender tips totaled $844 to support the chamber’s activities.

State Sen. Brian Pettyjohn passed the “bar” exam with flying colors, garnering tops-in-tips honors with $211.

That topped the $197 raised by Mr. DelFranco, marketing director for CHEER Inc.

“The senator has his constituency,” chuckled Mr. DelFranco. “He knows how to work his constituents!”

Georgetown Mayor Bill West placed third with $161 in tips followed by Mary Ann Leager of M&T Bank and State Rep. Ruth Briggs-King.

In addition to tips, JD Shuckers pledged to donate 10-percent of bar-area food purchased during the three-hour event to the chamber.

“I think it was very-well attended. The atmosphere was light. It was all in fun,” said Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce president Angela Emerson.

On behalf of the chamber, Mr. DelFranco gave a special shout out to Jamie Davis, owner of JD Shuckers. “His support was tremendous. He was right back there with us, helping us out,” said Mr. DelFranco.

Special kudos also went to regular JD Shuckers bartenders – Mara, Rielly and Bill — who assisted behind the bar and to the many patrons that came out to support the Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce.

“I feel really good about the fact that not only did we raise money for chamber and raise that awareness for the chamber but we also helped out one of our chamber members: JD Shuckers,” said Mr. DelFranco. “What is beautiful is really there was no outlay of money; no overhead … a matter of five volunteers coming out and doing it and having support from the community to come out and enjoy the evening while they are supporting the chamber of commerce and Georgetown business.”

Trophies for the top bartenders were donated by Chardon Jewelers in Georgetown.

Speculation is there will be an encore battle.

“We’re looking forward to doing this again. We’re not sure when, probably sometime in late spring,” said Mr. DelFranco.

“We might do this again,” said Ms. Emerson. “It seemed the members had a really good time. That is what it was for, basically a networking event for people to have a good time.”

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Interest Rates Are on the Minds of Consumers in Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ Latest Homeowner Sentiment Survey

Overall favorability toward residential real estate holds steady ahead of the Federal Reserve’s December meeting; Millennials, the most optimistic group surveyed, look beyond starter houses to dream homes

Current and prospective homeowners – particularly Millennials — remain optimistic about the state of the U.S. real estate market yet they expressed concern over the prospects of rising interest rates in Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ latest Homeowner Sentiment Survey released today by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gallo Realty.

Overall, 66% of current homeowners and 63% of prospective homeowners view the U.S. real estate market favorably – a sentiment that has remained steady throughout 2016. Notably, Millennials (defined in the survey as people ages 18-34) were the most optimistic generation, with 74% reporting a favorable view, representing a 15-percentage point jump since the same time last year. Two-thirds of Gen-Xers (ages 35-50) also expressed a favorable view – an 8-percentage point increase from last year.

Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery Receives Center of Excellence Award for Non-Surgical Program

Nanticoke Weight Loss and General Surgery has received the Center of Excellence award from Robard Corporation for its New Direction medical (non-surgical) weight loss program. To achieve this designation, a New Direction program must have written patient management plans and protocols in place that follow the Standard Recommended Guidelines for the Robard New Direction Weight Management Program – the same standards that recognized by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and Obesity Medicine Association (OMA).

Nanticoke Health Services recognizes the importance of offering our community a physician-supervised weight loss program that provides treatment in a clinical setting with licensed healthcare professionals including board-certified physicians and a registered dietitian. Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery offers services including medical evaluation, nutrition education, pharmacotherapy, physical activity and behavioral therapy, as well as bariatric (weight loss) surgery.

The medical weight loss program at Nanticoke Weight Loss & General Surgery is led by Dr. Sandra Palavecino, a Board Certified Internist and Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Dr. Palavecino helps with the diagnosis and staging of the disease and develops an individualized program to achieve each patient’s weight loss goal.

Beau Biden Foundation Summer Youth Program Tips

There are still a few months left before school lets out, but many parents are already researching summer camps and youth programs for their children. Insuring your child is safe at camp is a major issue for many parents and caretakers. Every parent wants their child to enjoy the summer and participate in fun and constructive activities, but before you select a camp, it’s important to make sure you find out what safety protocols are in place to protect your child.

It is important to make sure the summer program you choose completes current background checks on counselors and staff. We know that often child predators seek employment that includes direct contact with children. Background checks are a critical tool for ensuring children are safe at summer camp.

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