By Mike McClure

The Fourth of July was celebrated last Thursday in Laurel and Delmar. The following are results from the Laurel Fourth of July festival and the Delmar Fourth of July Vehicle Decorating Contest:

Laurel Fourth of July Parade winners-Best Fire Department- Blades Fire Department; Best Youth- Miss American Spirit, Charli Rose Evans; Best Commercial- Carey’s Inc.; Best Animal- Heavenly Gates; Best Decorated Vehicle- Larmore family; Best Civic Entry- Delaware State University Alumni Association, Inc.- Sussex County Chapter; Best Float- Hope Lodge #4; Best Overall- Laurel Women’s Civic Center; Best Car Category- We Here Auto Club Chapter 7; Best Classic Car- Laurel Historical Society; Best Tractor- Bill Eason, First State Antique Tractor Club

“The Sunflower Man” Bill Eason of First State Antique Tractor Club was awarded best tractor in the annual parade. Photo by Mike McClure

Car show- Mayor’s Choice- Steve Brasure- 34 Ford

Best in Show (three awards)- Phil  Shedaker, 47 international panel; Alfred Hudson, 2013 Corvette; Don Shaner, 55 Chevy 

Kids Choice- Zack Dickerson- 56 Chevy

Wild Ride- TJ Parkinson- Ford T Bucket

Delmar Fourth of July Kids’ Vehicle Decorating Contest- Delmar (MD) Mayor’s Choice award- Reagan Vernon; Delmar (DE) Mayor’s Choice award- Reagan and Drake Middleton