Presidential reins of the Sussex County Return Day Committee have changed hands – the first changing of the guard in 26 years.With Return Day less than 10 months away, Debbie Jones is the committee’s new president, succeeding longtime president and committee member Rosalie Walls.In-depth planning for Return Day Nov. 10 will get under way soon said Ms. Jones, saying that right now Ms.
2014 Return Day Town Crier Kirk Lawson in front of the 1836 Sussex County Courthouse where he will read the returns of the 2014 election to the crowd from the balcony Thursday. This tradition of Return Day dates back to the election of 1812.
Georgetown Mayor Bill West announces that the 2014 Mayor's Hatchet Toss contest will be at 9 AM Thursday November 6th next to the Old Court House at South Bedford street just off the Circle. He challenges ALL Sussex County Mayors to show off their tossing abilities.
President of Return Day, Rosalie Walls is pleased to announce that W. Layton Johnson, former Mayor of Georgetown, Retired Brig. General and longtime Town Crier W Layton Johnson will be the 2014 Return Day Parade Grand Marshal.
Return Day announcement: Return Day 2014 is going back to it's roots. The Ox Roast is back on the Circle, Wednesday night Nov. 5th the entertainment will also be on the Circle, appearing on the Delaware Electric Cooperative Stage starting at 5 PM .The second Cornhole and Horseshoe tournaments will also be on the Circle Wednesday night. Of course, the VFW beer wagon and 16 Mile Craft Brewery beer tap are also going to be on the Circle that night.