News and Notes...
Spring Fling 2013
Join us on May 19 for our annual Spring Fling membership event.
Click here for details.
Marsh Feast 2013
Our Marsh Feast was held on Sunday April 7 at Kelly's Restaurant in Port Penn.
It was a great success! We served almost 200 people typical marsh fare: muskrat and chicken (not everyone was brave enough for the muskrat), our own snapping turtle soup, and several sides dishes and ice cream.
Jerry "Crabmeat" Thompson serenaded us with his dulcet tones, and he included a couple turtle songs with his classics.
Bill Gumprecht won the chance and will be heading to St. Michaels MD to enjoy his getaway package.
Bidding was fierce at the silent auction, especially on the garden bench.
Click here to see the photos!
Spring Newsletter 2013
Our latest newsletter for Spring 2013 is available online. Check it out for an article about the long-lost Port Penn Railroad, the list of events planned for the Interpretive Center, and the much-anticipated President's Letter.
Click here to download.
Interpretive Center Activities
Laura Lee of the State Division of Parks & Recreation has scheduled lots of fun activities for the Port Penn interpretive center for this summer. The center will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Scheduled are two Port Penn town walks, where the guide discusses the historic houses and buildings, and a wetlands hike along the marsh with a naturalist. And what would summer be without Ed Okonowicz telling ghost stories about Delaware's ten best haunted and historic sites?
You can download a schedule here (coming soon).
Painting of the Interpretive Center
Last year we partnered with the State Division of Parks and Recreation to have the Interpretive Center painted. If you have been by lately you surely have noticed how good the building looks now.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to our fundraising efforts this past winter, and the State Division of Parks & Recreation who matched our funds.
New Port Penn Signs
The three entrance signs to Port Penn have been replaced. Thanks to Julie Harrington for her graphic arts skills and work in getting this project done.
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