By Autumn Boothe

The town of Delmar held Blue Light Night on Friday, Aug. 4 at the State Street Park in honor of first responders in the surrounding area. The community of Delmar came together to celebrate the Delmar Police officers and the Delmar Fire Department for the sacrifices they make everyday to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the community. 

Despite the rainy weather, many community members came out and enjoyed the evening. The event offered free food and drinks to enjoy along with many activities in the park. Vendors throughout Delmar came to showcase their business and the Delmar Fire Department displayed various fire trucks. 

Despite intermittent light rain last Friday night, a large crowd came out to enjoy food and conversation and support the Delmar Police Department on Blue Light Night. The event, Delmar’s version of night out, took place in State Street Park. The Delmar Parks and Recreation Committee and 3CUSA Church held movie night in the park following Blue Light Night. Photo by Mike McClure

Tom Bauer, Delmar (Del.) Mayor, thanked everyone for coming and all the vendors, sponsors, and all else involved with the event. 3CUSA, a local church in Delmar, provided the park with music throughout the event. D’Ann Danse Studio Company performed various dances in front of community members at the event. Delmar Police Department Sergeant Kevin McCahill, was asked what does celebrating Blue Night mean to him. “Our community has been so supportive of us with every tragedy we’ve had recently. This community has backed us non-stop. We are so glad we can actually have an event that’s free so we can give back to them,” he said.

The town of Delmar had a successful evening filled with fellowship. Blue Light Night provided a safe atmosphere for all of Delmar to show their support of those who dedicate their lives to protect and serve the town.