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Sussex Countian
  • Local towns to hold Independence Day celebrations

  • If you’re still undecided on how you’ll be spending the Fourth of July, look no further. Sussex County will not be lacking for Independence Day celebrations.
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  • If you’re still undecided on how you’ll be spending the Fourth of July, look no further. Sussex County will not be lacking for Independence Day celebrations.
    MILLSBORO
    Millsboro is holding its annual Fourth of July children’s parade ceremony at 10 a.m. at the St. Marks Church Labyrinth on the corner of State and Ellis streets.
    The line-up will begin at 9:30 a.m. No motorized vehicles will be allowed. Bikes, wagons and pets are encouraged. The parade will end with awards given at Cupola Park to the best decorated bikes, wagons and pets.
    Millsboro does not hold fireworks.
    For more information, call (302) 934-6777 or (302) 934-7750.
    MILTON
    Milton will hold a town-wide picnic starting at 2 p.m. in Memorial Park.
    Irish Eyes, Rising Sun Masonic Lodge and the Lions Club will sell food and beverages. The band Footlights will perform patriotic songs in the gazebo from 7 to 9 p.m.
    In conjunction with the picnic, the Cultured Pearl Restaurant and the Miata Owners on Delmarva club are co-sponsoring a Japanese classic car show from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lydia B. Cannon Museum on Union Street.
    Milton does not hold fireworks.
    For more information, call (302) 684-4110.
    LAUREL
    Laurel will kick off its Fourth of July celebrations with a prayer breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at the Georgia House.
    Festivities will continue throughout the day with the “Hats off to America” parade at 9 a.m. starting on Evergreen Drive, the Annual Rod & Custom Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Front Street, the Mayor’s Cornhole Competition at 11:30 a.m. in Market Square Park, the Little Miss Laurel Independence Day Pageant from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Bandstand in Market Square Park, and more.
    Fireworks will begin at dusk. Officials say the fireworks can be seen from anywhere in the town.
    For more information, call (302) 875-2277.
    LEWES
    Lewes will hold its Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration beginning at 9 a.m. with children’s games and activities on 2nd Street.
    A decorated boat parade on the canal will begin at 2 p.m. at the Lightship Overfalls.
    The Doo-Dah Parade will run from 5 to 7 p.m. beginning at Manila Avenue and continuing to Kings Highway, Savannah Road, 2nd Street, Market Street and 3rd Street. There is no need to register to be in the parade. Attendees are encouraged to “jump in” with their kazoos, bicycles, wagons, yo-yos, hula hoops, or anything else family oriented.
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    For more information, call (302) 645-7777.
    REHOBOTH BEACH
    The Rehoboth Beach Main Street Organization will host this year’s fireworks, to be launched from the beach around 9:15 p.m.
    The band Funsters will beginning playing in the Bandstand at 8 p.m. and will continue playing after the fireworks. Parking and bus service will be available at the park and ride on Del. Route 1.
    For more information, call (302) 227-2722.
    DEWEY BEACH
    The Rusty Rudder is hosting this year’s fireworks, to be launched at 9:30 p.m. on the beach between the restaurant and North Beach.
    For more information, call (302) 227-3888.
    BETHANY BEACH
    Bethany Beach will kick off its annual parade at noon at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Garfield Parkway.
    A horse-shoe throwing contest is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the southwest corner of the Christian Church grounds. The Milford Community Band will perform at the Bandstand beginning at 7:30 p.m.
    Fireworks will be launched from the beach at dusk.
    For more information, call (302) 539-8011.
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