Millsboro is bucking the trend and moving forward to host modified versions of its Christmas parade set for 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, with a tree-lighting ceremony to follow.
While most of the coastal towns and many inland communities across Delmarva have already decided to cancel their holiday happenings for 2020, the family-friendly Town of Millsboro recognizes the importance of these events and has chosen to move toward normalcy by offering them with modifications.
“As I understand it, the Town of Millsboro will be one of the very few cities in the area that will be having a Christmas parade in 2020,” said Sheldon P. Hudson, town manager. “We cordially invite those who would otherwise attend another city’s parade to instead head to Millsboro this year, and in the years to come. When you get here, our great restaurants and other businesses will welcome you with wide-open arms.”
Hudson said, “The town would like to thank Gov. Carney, as well as Jamie Mack and Heather Warren of the Delaware Division of Public Health, for being so easy to work with throughout the event plan approval process. Without a doubt, Christmas in Millsboro would not have been quite as magical for children and adults alike this year without their support. In addition, I would like to personally thank Jamie Burk, assistant town manager, and Brian Calloway, chief of police, for preparing plans that meet the state’s requirements.”
To request an application form to participate in the parade, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Forms will be made available in late October.