Friday, June 1, 2012
Waterfront Yard Sale June 2, 2012 – 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM 1 Dock Street, Captain’s Quarters’ Parking Lot (Adjacent to Captain’s Galley) Crisfield, Maryland Sponsored by Captain’s Quarters Condo Association For the benefit of The Crisfield Beach Revitalization Project Overview: The owners and residents of Captain’s Quarters are sponsoring a Waterfront Yard Sale in their parking lot on Saturday, June 2 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM or until sold out. All proceeds will go to the Crisfield Beach Revitalization Project for the restoration and improvement of the beach at Brick Kiln. Prices: $3, $5, $10, and other. No negotiations. Our goal is to raise as much as possible for The Crisfield Beach Revitalization Project. Take priced items down to Chris Sterling office
The Somerset County Bus Contractors find themselves in limbo land since they haven't heard if they have their job for next year or even simpler what bus route they may have. These people put out good money to keep their buses for these jobs and to not know what the deal is for next School year puts them in a precarious position. Many people believe it has something to do with the merger plans with VoTech
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 6/01/2012 09:25:00 AM
In light of the recent vote by the Salisbury City Council to not allocate funds in support of the upcoming Red White and Boom fireworks event, I thought it important to remind everyone in the Salisbury community that, despite this vote, on the Fourth of July, fireworks are back.
I sincerely thank Mayor Jim Ireton for his efforts to try and secure a donation from the city. The council determined funding was not possible at this time, a decision that I respect.
So we march on as we've been doing since last fall, planning the event, and collecting and soliciting private donations from friends, community members, businesses, civic organizations, media companies and everyone who's excited about seeing free community fireworks in Salisbury return after a six-year absence.
The response from the community has been extraordinary in every way. Ireton has pledged full support of the city's resources, from Public Works to fire and police personnel. With tremendous assistance from Bill Gordy, the logistics coordinator of the event and, I'm proud to say, its first donor, the Wicomico Sheriff's Office, the Salisbury University Police Department, the Maryland State Police and Salisbury's fire and police departments have worked tirelessly to plan in advance a safe, family-friendly evening with one goal in mind: to honor America on the Fourth of July.
Our host for the event, Salisbury University, thanks to the help of President Janet Dudley-Eshbach, has opened its campus, its parking lots and some of its athletic fields to allow the community a place to gather and celebrate. As an SU alumnus, I couldn't be more proud.
Our fundraising goal of $40,000 is more than halfway toward completion. The fireworks will cost $20,000. It has been our hope to attempt to raise double that amount in year one. Will we get there? I hope so.
Salisbury Traditions is the name of our newly forming 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, established to bring fireworks to town and help with the repair and upkeep of our annual Winter Wonderland of Lights event in City Park. If you'd like to make a donation, we're still accepting them. Mail checks, payable to the Salisbury University Foundation, to Red White and Boom, 409 Forest Lane, Salisbury, Md. 21801.
Thank you for believing in your community. Please join us on the Fourth of July. It's going to be wonderful.
Mike Dunn is Red White and Boom chairman.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 6/01/2012 07:42:00 AM