Event to commemorate 10th anniversary of September 11


The Millsboro Lions Club will hold a tribute to 9-11 on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 3 p.m. to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. It will be held in the Independence development, in their clubhouse, located on George Washington Avenue in Millsboro (at Route 5 and Harmon Hill Road).

Entertainment will be provided by Jillian and Galen Queen and the Humanaires, all of Laurel, and Alvin Smith of Millsboro, who will entertain the crowd with patriotic songs and songs written in direct response to the terrorist attacks that day, said Millsboro Lions Club Second-Vice-District-Gov. Mary Lee Phillips.

It is a first-time event, commemorating the decade anniversary, which Phillips explained is important to do because many of the members of the Independence community and the surrounding areas come from places such as New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., though it is not an exclusive event.

“It’s open to the public,” said Phillips. “Anyone can come.”

The event is free, but donations will be accepted for work done by the Millsboro Lions Club for its sight and hearing projects, which includes giving glasses to people who need them, paying for eye exams, testing the eyes of pre-school-age children and maintaining a building in Millsboro where medical equipment is available for those that need to borrow it.

For more information or directions, call (302) 945-2607.