Cape Gazette

Milton brings back Mayberry to celebrate July Fourth

Jul 09, 2014
Photo by: Dan Cook Kylie Payton, 3, of Milton, is a winner at the knocking down the cans with a beanbag, while Madison,10, and Alicia Howells, 5, look on during the July 4 celebration at Milton Memorial Park.

A full day of fun-filled family activities celebrated the Fourth of July in Milton's Memorial Park July 5 after the nasty weather of hurricane Arthur brought about the Independence Day festivities postponement.

This year's theme, “Bringing Mayberry Back to Milton,” brought out the hometown crowd as well as visitors from around Delmarva to enjoy old time games, good food and great down home fun.

Activities included a dunk tank, sack races, pie-baking contest and many kids games.  A highlight of the event was a bike decorating contest and bike parade sponsored by Irish Eyes Pub. Music by "Oh Boy" entertained the crowd in attendance.

Kate Perry,7, is all smiles after getting her patriotic face paint by Heather Schalk. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Brooke Minalga, 4, tries out her shooting skills at the "Squirt" booth with help from her mom Wendy and her sister Blakely, 6. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Fiona Fisher, 2 1/2, flies high in the swing during the July 4th celebration. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Vanessa Cooper carefully removes a giant Jenga block while her friend Vivian Bush looks on and gives  encouragement. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Angelina Chituck, 3, of Ellendale does beautiful work during the coloring contest. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Caroline Griffis, 9, shows off her hand-decorated bike in front of the judges. She took first place in the bike decorating contest and rode home with a new bike donated by Irish Eyes. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Elizabeth Biller garnered first place in the pie making contest with her homemade Farmhouse Apple Pie. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Milton Mayor Marion Jones was a popular target in the dunk tank which raised funds for next year's July Fourth events. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Harper Kaser, 5, gets the attention of the judges and took third place in the bike decorating contest. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Gunner Glasco, 2, doesn't take any chances by getting close during the hillbilly horseshoe game. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Local Buddy Holly cover band, "Oh Boy" entertains the crowd with their '50s and '60s music. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Volunteer Frank Costanzo shows off his patriotic clothing during his break from the action. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Charlene Jones from Irish Eyes announces the winners of the bike decorating contest. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Tom and Charlene Jones from Irish Eyes and Rep. Steve Smyk, R-Milton, stand with the winners of the bike decorating contest Emmanuell Majel, 8, and Caroline Griffis, 9. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Justin Harmon, 8, of Georgetown tries his talent at the ping pong ball toss. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Milton Historical Society Director Allison Schell, center, presents the winners of the pie-cooking contest Elizabeth Biller, left, and Gina Fenske. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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