The third annual Ellendale Family Fun Day Festival is set for June 8.

The third annual Ellendale Family Fun Day Festival is set for June 8.

Mayor Kim Hughes said the Town of Ellendale is hoping to have this become a popular outing, much like Bridgeville's Apple Scrapple, or Milford's Riverwalk and Bug and Bud Festival.

"The festival was born of a desire by myself and Vice President Norman 'Jay' Jones wanting to get Ellendale recognized and to do something community oriented for our residents," Hughes said. "The event has had a rocky three years, with not enough committee members and the ones that do volunteer are spread thin. Lack of advertising was also a factor, but it's a learning experience and we are growing every year."

The festival will have entertainment including a DJ all day, local talent performances, games, a moon bounce, face painting, food, sales, and craft vendors, as well as informational booths and health screenings.

Also this year Ellendale will host a Lil' Miss Ellendale Pageant during the festival, scheduled for 1 p.m. Any girls ages 3-12 with an Ellendale address can register.

Volunteers are still needed. Interested volunteers or those seeking more info can call Hughes at (302) 519-1113 or send an email to kimhughes.ellendale@comcast.net.