UPDATE: Georgetown to host Reading of Returns, Burying of the Hatchet event Nov. 5

GEORGETOWN — COVID-19 has wiped out Sussex County Return Day 2020, but part of the unique tradition will carry on. On Thursday, State Sen. Brian Pettyjohn, Rep. Ruth Briggs King and Georgetown Mayor Bill West announced they will hold a Reading of Returns and Burying of the Hatchet on Thursday, Nov. 5 – the date […]

Return Day still on, for now

GEORGETOWN — Do not include Return Day among the marquee events and festivals that have gone down for the count during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not yet anyway. Sussex County Return Day, the post-election tradition unique to Delaware that has weathered rain and other challenges in its 200-plus-year history, is still a “go” as of the […]

Traditional staples, marquee attractions on parade during Return Day

GEORGETOWN — Return Day, Sussex County’s unique bi-annual post-election tradition dating to the 18th century, hits the heart of Georgetown Thursday, Nov. 8 with a gala parade and ceremonies capping a celebration that begins the night before. The biannual event typically draws thousands of people to The Circle and downtown Georgetown. “We are hoping for […]

Longtime county councilman Cole honored as Return Day Parade grand marshal

GEORGETOWN — This November, for the first time in more than three decades, George B. Cole will not ride in Sussex County’s Return Day Parade as a county council candidate. But Mr. Cole, who is stepping down after 32 years as the longest-serving council member in Sussex County history, will have a VIP seat as […]

McCabe adds voice to Return Day

DOVER — The “voice” of Return Day will be Russ McCabe. He’s a good fit to serve as the parade’s annnouncer. He has lived and loved Delaware history all his life and stories seem to just flow from him. Mr. McCabe grew up in Georgetown and spent many a November day on the Circle observing […]