Old Timer’s Day registration under way, featuring new event


Old Timer’s Day is right around the corner in Selbyville, and planning is well under way. The annual town festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 15, with plenty of ways people can participate.

Classic cars and trucks are a staple of Old Timer’s Day, which celebrates Selbyville’s past. Hotrods dating up to 1976 are welcome on the streets of Selbyville for the car show, which will be closed to through-traffic. People may register their vintage vehicles early at Town Hall, or before noon on June 15.

Car and truck show participants are also eligible to participate in a new event, the Poker Run, on Friday, June 14. People will register at 8:30 a.m. on Friday morning at Town Hall and visit five local hotrod shops during the day. By 4 p.m. at the final shop, they will have collected five playing cards from the stores. The best poker hands from the cards received will win prizes of $200, $100 or $50, to be awarded Saturday. Registration for the Poker Run is free.

“I’m excited about that. I think it’s something they will really enjoy, especially the car enthusiasts,” said Debbie McCabe, Old Timer’s Day organizer and town secretary/treasurer.

Vendors, craftspeople, civic groups and others will also set up at the event’s fair. There will be a community yard sale again, and anyone from neighboring towns may register to sell items in the sale.

Every other activity is free of charge, including children’s activities, inflatables, fire truck rides, spectators for the car show, golf cart transportation on the street and more.

“We wouldn’t be able to do it without our sponsors. I cannot give them enough credit,” McCabe said. “They’re harder to find each year. It’s very beneficial.”

The Selbyville Public Library will also have a book sale that day. Donations of new or gently used books for that sale will be accepted until June 8.

Registration forms for Old Timer’s Day events are available online at www.townofselbyville.com or by contacting Town Hall at (302) 436-8314.