The city of Harrington has a lot to celebrate this year and the annual Harrington Heritage Day is the perfect occasion.
One hundred and fifty years ago, Harrington was incorporated and named after Samuel Harrington, chancellor of the court in Delaware at the time, and a strong supporter of bringing the railroad to the area.
More than a century later, citizens are still honoring the faithful commitment to founders like Mr. Harrington and the Clark family by hosting Harrington Heritage Day on Saturday.
“In partnership with the city of Harrington’s 150th Anniversary Committee, this year’s event will be larger than in the past,” said Doug Poore of the Harrington Historical Society.
Beginning with a 5K color run hosted by the Harrington Fire Department, festivities will last throughout the day. The color run will begin at 7 a.m. at 20 Clark St. in Harrington and promises to be a fun event for all ages.
Delaware State News
Hundreds of people filled the Long Neck United Methodist Church on Thursday afternoon to mourn the loss of three young girls killed in a house fire earlier this month.
Photographs of Skylar and Veronica Marchuk, 4-year-old twins, and their cousin Amaya Gentner, 18 months, brought smiles and tears to the crowd as they watched a slideshow of the young girls as newborn babies, hanging out at the beach and in the pool, playing and napping with their family and sporting huge smiles with the family puppy.
The three girls died in an Aug. 7 fire at a Pot-Nets Bayside home, which has since been torn down. A fourth child, 2-year-old Kora Hitchens, was taken to a local hospital and survived. The fire remains under investigation.
Wilmington News Journal (Delaware Online)