Princess Anne Spring Fest, Election House opening, unveiling of Samuel Chase marker all rescheduled for June 4

Posted 5/10/22

PRINCESS ANNE — Street Fest, the ribbon cutting to the Election House and the unveiling of the Samuel Chase marker at the courthouse that were all scheduled for the last Saturday in May were …

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Princess Anne Spring Fest, Election House opening, unveiling of Samuel Chase marker all rescheduled for June 4

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PRINCESS ANNE — Street Fest, the ribbon cutting to the Election House and the unveiling of the Samuel Chase marker at the courthouse that were all scheduled for the first Saturday in May were rescheduled for Saturday, June 4 due to weather.

The main street through downtown Princess Anne will be closed to traffic 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. so craft and food vendors can setup along with a car show, games and music for the free family event, hosted by the Princess Anne Chamber of Commerce. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and bike giveaways. Email the chamberofcommerceprincessanne@gmail.com for more information or to take part as a vendor.

At 10:30 a.m. at nearby Manokin River Park, town officials will cut the ribbon to the circa 1870 Election House, one of the oldest ones such structures still in use in the state. Last used for voting in 2016 it will be used again for the town election on June 7. For more on that, call 410-968-1818.

At noon Revolutionary War reenactors will help reveal a marker on the courthouse lawn in honor of native son Samuel Chase, a patriot born near Mt. Vernon who signed the Declaration of Independence and would be appointed by President George Washington serve as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. For more details call 410-621-7581.

Also that day historic Teackle Mansion will be open 1 to 3 p.m. For more information call 410-651-2238.