The latest business addition to downtown Pocomoke was SILCO celebrating its' Grand Opening at Front and Market Streets near the Marva Theatre. Grand Opening specials included: Ladies Shirts..$1.27, Men's Shirts..$1.48, Large Cannon Blankets..$2.77, Men's Boots with steel shank and waterproof insulation..$3.69, TV Tray Tables with sturdy collapsible stand.. regularly 94 cents for 59 cents each.
R.E. Powell & Co. held dedication ceremonies for its newly remodeled store, the former Coffman-Fisher clothing store, at the northwest corner of Second and Market Streets in Pocomoke.
Footnote: Some may have childhood memories of climbing the steps above the balcony level to Coffman-Fisher's toy department which was set-up once a year for the Christmas season.
Peoples Food Market, located on the northeast block of Willow Street in Pocomoke, was inviting customers to come see fresh donuts being made in their Downyflake donut machine, "makes them right before you..fresh and hot! The donuts..plain, cinnamon, and sugar..were 29-cents a dozen.
Footnote: People's Food Market was operated by William Kleger and was Pocomoke City's first self-service food market. In 1960, following renovations, the store's name was changed to Bill's Foodland.
Numerous enterprises occupied Willow Street between Clarke Avenue and Front Street. Recalling the scene during the 1950's: on the east side of the street next to People's Market was the Flax Confectionery Store, the WBOC Pocomoke City radio studio, and the County Liquor Dispensary on the corner (Clarke & Willow) with the telephone company office and operators on the second floor; across the street on the west side of Willow Street was Creath Appliances, Gladding Brothers (Dodge) automobile dealership, Lewis Laundry And Dry Cleaners, and J. Scott Porter (Studebaker) automobile dealership.
Delmarva's third Ames Discount Department Store was holding its Grand Opening on Route 13 south of Pocomoke City with a new Chevy Nova to be given away. The other Ames locations were in Salisbury and Seaford.
Pocomoke City merchants were promoting Pocomoke Spring Festival Days.."Put Pocomoke Power In Your Shopping Dollars." Participants in the campaign included: Scher's...Schoolfield & Ham...Modern Office Supply...Miller's Dress Shop...H. Merrill Walters Insurance...Eastern Shore National Bank...The Adkins Company Of Pocomoke...Vincent Jewelers...Sears...Maryland National Bank.