A good weekend of events ahead


For those looking for something entertaining to do this weekend, without doing battle with regular beach traffic, let us offer an inland alternative.

The Town of Selbyville will be holding its 54th annual Old Timer’s Day celebration on Saturday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event has drawn thousands over the past few years, and much of that recent popularity has to do with the Classic Car and Truck Show. Town secretary Debbie McCabe said that, as of Tuesday morning, there were 128 people pre-registered to bring their classic vehicles to the show. And the sunny forecast for the weekend bodes well for enthusiasts and participants, alike.
But there’s more to Old Timer’s Day than just the classic cars.

Opening ceremonies will begin at Selbyville Town Hall at 9 a.m. The Selbyville Elks Lodge will provide a flag ceremony, and Cathy Gorman will provide live entertainment. There will also be a guest D.J., food concessions, vendors and a demonstration by Mid-Coast Gymnastics. The Selbyville Public Library will be offering crafts and face-painting for children, and the Next Step Learning Center will be providing family events, as well.

Just up the coast a little, at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, the Delaware Seaside Train Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be more than 120 tables of trains and train-related items, and the entry is only $5, with children under 10 getting in for free.

It’s an easy and convenient thing to do for a governmental body or official to blame the press for something that smells fishy. But we have to take ownership of a mistake we made in our June 4 issue.
We ran the Town of Frankford’s proposed budget in our Legals section, but ran it under a headline that stated it was their adopted budget. That was an inputting mistake on our part, and we ran the legal advertisement in our June 11 issue, with a disclaimer that we inproperly ran it the weeek before.
To ensure that the town fulfilled its obligation of running the legal advertisement twice before voting on adopting it, we decided to run it again this week, with the same corrected headline.

This was a significant mistake, and we apologize for any confusion it might have caused. And, if you’re looking to place blame on anybody, start with our editor. He is responsible for anything that runs in our paper, and it’s on him (“he” is “me” as I’m actually writing this).

Once again, I apologize for the mistake, and hope our explanation places the blame squarely where it belongs — on me.
— Darin McCann