7th Annual ‘Peace in the Park’ Event Held in Salisbury


The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for the  seventh annual “Peace in the Park” event held Saturday afternoon, Sept. 19, at the Salisbury City Park.

Hundreds of people, along with a diverse array of religious, community and civic groups, turned out for the event,  which was first held in Salisbury in 2009 in celebration of the annual United Nations’ International Day of Peace. One of the highlights of this year’s event was the dedication of a permanent peace pole, which features the words “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in eight languages. Other  highlights included live music, a drum circle, dance groups, children’s activities and information tables.

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Constitution event is Saturday in City Park

In honor of the 228th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution, Republican Women of Wicomico County will host a celebration near the bandstand Sept. 19.

Scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. at City Park, The Constitution Birthday Celebration, free and open to the public, will feature guest speakers, music and honors for high school students who wrote patriotic winning essays.

“The idea came from Miss Shirley Smack. It was her idea to have this celebration,” Ellen Bethel, club member, said about Smack, the 84-year-old club president.

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