We are very proud to announce that Cape Henlopen High School graduate Col. Terry W. Austin has accepted to give the invocation at this years Return Day Thursday November 8th. Col. Austin is Command Chaplin of the Military District of Washington D.C. which includes Arlington Cemetery. Chaplain (Colonel) Terry W. Austin grew up in Rehoboth Beach Delaware and was a graduate of Cape Henlopen High School. He first joined the military by enlisting in the Marine Corps in 1975 and served until 1979. He graduated from Free Will Baptist Bible College in Nashville, TN (B.A.
President of Return Day Debby Jones is pleased to announce that the Honorable George B. Cole will be Return Day Grand Marshal for 2018Sussex County Councilman George Cole, who is stepping down after 32 years on council, will be the grand marshal for the 2018 Sussex County Return Day Parade Thursday, Nov. 8.Mr. Cole, who is stepping down after 32 years as the longest-serving council member in Sussex County history, will have a VIP seat as grand marshal for the 2018 Return Day Parade Thursday, Nov.
Return Day Chief Constable Jim Bowden showing off the antique handcuffs he was using to arrest repeat offenders who improperly used the phrase "Returns Day" instead of the proper "Return" Day! The offenders were briefly detained and let loose after swearing to drop the "S" before the local Georgetown Magistrate! You "return" to Georgetown 2 days after the election to hear the "returns" of the election.
Return Day Town Crier Kirk Lawson in front of the 1836 Sussex County Courthouse where he will again read the returns of the 2018 election to the crowd from the balcony Thursday. This tradition of Return Day dates to the election of 1812.
Georgetown Mayor Bill West announces that the 2018 Mayor's Hatchet Toss contest will be at 9 AM Thursday November 8th next to the Old Court House at 10 South Bedford street just off the Circle. He challenges ALL Sussex County Mayors to show off their tossing abilities.
Republican, Democrat, or Independent, there’s only one party that matters this political season – it’s the one on The Circle in Georgetown that kicks off Sussex County’s Return Day celebration.Sussex County’s unique, after-election event promises plenty of music, games, food, and more as winners and losers will come together with the community on Thursday, Nov. 8th, to celebrate the end to the 2018 campaign season. But before the familiar parade and ceremonial ‘burying of the hatchet’ on Return Day itself, the party gets started the night before on Wednesday, Nov.
Plan on coming to Georgetown that evening, entertainment is on the Circle, Ox will be roasting, food vendors will be open and cold BEER is on tap!Come on out to Georgetown for America's only "Return Day" the election party is 206 years old and still going strong! Check the events page for the schedule.