Saturday, November 25, 2017

Weatherman Says Clear And Cool For Pocomoke Christmas Parade!

Monday night, November 27th, 2017, We will celebrate our 45th year as Pocomoke City will be transformed into a “Winter Wonderland” as Pocomoke City plays host to one of Delmarva’s largest nighttime Christmas parades. 

Always held on the first Monday night after Thanksgiving, the Pocomoke parade has become an Eastern Shore tradition and will attract over 100 units from Maryland, Delaware and Virginia along with thousands of spectators.

Each year the parade features marching bands representing high and middle schools from seven counties in three states. Also featured will be beautifully decorated and lighted floats entered by schools, civic organizations, churches, and commercial enterprises.

Clowns, marching units, fire departments, equestrian units, and of course Santa Claus will round out the two-hour event, slated to kick-off at 7:00 p.m. sharp. The route will take the parade north on Market Street beginning at 14th Street and ending at the Pocomoke River.

Professional judges, including members of the National Judges Association (NJA), will score entries in 10 different categories. Cash prizes and trophies will be awarded immediately following the event to the top entries in each category.

A special thanks to the community of Pocomoke City and surrounding areas for the recent support given to us to continue this great tradition that has been a part of the town for over four decades.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

TIME MACHINE: 1929, 1995, 1895, 1917.

Our Little Corner In Space And Time    
(Reader-friendly viewing of items from newspaper archives)

November, 1929

 Salisbury Times

February, 1995

The News Journal (Wilmington)

Footnote: Irwin served as Pocomoke City Police Chief from 1995 to November, 2011.  

Following is an October, 2011 excerpt from the Pocomoke Public Eye:

Some highlights of Chief Ervin’s exceptional career in Pocomoke City have included:
 CALEA (Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies) National Recognition Certification; one of only 2 city police agencies on the Eastern Shore of Maryland to be CALEA-Certified or Recognized;

● Introduction of several youth-related programs including Christmas Party, Back-to-School event, Easter Egg Hunt, and fishing program;

● Two “National Night Out “events in the top 20 Nationwide;

● Receipt of over $1 million in State and Federal grants; and

● Significant reductions in overall crime rates through technology, training, enforcement and citizen engagement.

According to Mayor Bruce A. Morrison, “The City Council and I wish Chief Ervin well in his retirement, which is greatly deserved. He has done an outstanding job for our community for the past 16 years”. “With his previous experience in larger departments, he brought a new level of professionalism to our Police Department.” City Council Vice President Tracey Cottman added, “J.D. has done a great job as our Chief. Although we will miss him, he leaves the Police Department in excellent shape for the future.”

May, 1895

(Would CNN have been there to cover the controversy that swirled around proceedings at Cattail Neck in the Accomack County Democratic election primary of 1895?)

(Accomack County Polling Locations) 

Peninsula Enterprise


June, 1917

The Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

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