When: Friday, Aug. 14
Where: Assateague Island State Park
Fifty years of sand, sun and fun will be celebrated on the beaches of Assateague Island State Park on Friday, Aug. 14.
The celebration is set to take place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. For the first hour, the public will be treated to a variety of exhibits, including vintage craft booths, games, live animals and photo displays. Representatives will also be on hand from such partner organizations as National Aquarium, Assateague People of Delmarva, Rackliffe House, Harriet Tubman State Park and Coastal Stewards.
Assateague Park Manager Angela Baldwin said this event is a great way for park officials to spend time with guests and learn about their experiences.
“It’s been really fun to reminisce with folks who have been coming here for years and to hear their memories,” Baldwin said.
Beginning at noon, featured guests Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Department of Natural Resources Secretary Mark Belton will speak, Baldwin said.
Assateague will also present an award to Rackliffe House Trust during the ceremony, Baldwin said.
In addition, park officials will share comment cards from people recalling their fond memories of Assateague, Baldwin noted.
“It’s great to see how many things have changed and how many things have stayed the same over the years at Assateague,” she said.
The event is open to the public and free. However, regular park fees will apply. The event takes place south of the boardwalk.
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