Editorial: Saturday kicks off a series of busy weekends – May 13, 2016


Who’s tired of all this rain?

Yeah, sorry. We can’t do anything about the weather. However, we can tell you about a really full day of activities planned for our community this Saturday, May 14.

The Town of Ocean View will kick off Saturday’s events with their Annual Homecoming Festival & Craft Fair. It runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at John West Park, and will feature crafters, food, music, inflateables and rides for the kids. There will also be tours of the historic buildings provided by the Ocean View Historic Society, and visitors can save themselves some parking headaches by taking free shuttles to Homecoming from Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church, the Church of Christ and United Presbyterian Church.

This has become an extremely popular event in the area over recent years, and promises to offer fun for the whole family.

There will be a more somber, but important celebration at the VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View, starting at 11 a.m. The Post will be celebrating 70 years of service to area war veterans. There will be a ceremony to remember and honor those who established the Post, as well as the unveiling and dedication of a refurbished memorial to deceased members with an accompanying wreath-laying ceremony and Honor Guard presentation. Following the ceremonies, there will be a barbecue lunch, and people can enjoy what might be the prettiest view in the entire community.

Made by Hand International Cooperative in South Bethany will host a World Fair Trade Day event from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. There will be live pyrography by artist Edgar Lopez, a chance to sample Fair Trade drinks, chocolate and foods from around the world, and a book signing by anthropologist Kimberly Grimes.

And there’s your Saturday. Who’s driving?