Today In Salisbury's History: Friday, Nov. 18, 1977

By Greg Bassett
Posted 11/16/22

Thursday, Nov. 17, 1977 --

Salisbury Mayor Elmer F. Ruark deposited the first dollar today in the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle on the Downtown Plaza, officially kicking off the charity group’s annual Christmas Campaign for 1977.

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Today In Salisbury's History: Friday, Nov. 18, 1977

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Friday, Nov. 18, 1977 --

  • Salisbury Mayor Elmer F. Ruark deposited the first dollar today in the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle on the Downtown Plaza, officially kicking off the charity group’s annual Christmas Campaign for 1977. Joining the mayor in the important moment were SA Director Capt. Richard Ulyat, SA Christmas Chairman Richard Holloway and SA Advisory Board Chairman Bill Adams.
  • Wicomico schools Superintendent Harold A Fulton said that junior and senior high school students will not be permitted to remain in school if they cannot show proof by Dec. 1 that they have been vaccinated against measles. Clinics for any unvaccinated students will be held at the county’s high schools Nov. 28-29. The county Health Department will oversee the vaccinations.
  • The Ellen Street water tank, located near Church Street and North Salisbury Boulevard, is being dismantled. The old and rusted 200,000-gallon tank -- built in 1926 -- has been criticized as an eyesore in desperate need of repainting. There are two similar water tanks in Salisbury -- one at West College Avenue and one near the railroad bridge on Edgemore Avenue.
  • The Salisbury Community Players will open its season tonight with an evening filled with haunting Melodies, skilled dancing and rib-tickling comedy with a performance of “Our Impossible Dream” at the Wicomico Senior High School Auditorium. “Our Impossible Dream” is made up of songs and performances from 14 musicals that have opened and appeared on Broadway since 1964. Written by Sue Hess and Mary Ann Dunn, the show is produced by Jane Whittaker, directed by Mabs Cullen, and choreographed by Shirley Meeks and Margaret Yow.
  • The head of the Wicomico Power Plant Citizens Committee, a group opposed to designating land in western Wicomico County as a future power plant site, said he has gotten a peek at the overdue state consultants report that could decide the issue. Committee Chairman Wallace H. Johnson, an agricultural banker who lives in Nanticoke, said his quick review of the document revealed the county’s westside would be problematic, given the plant’s damage to marine life.
  • Wicomico Senior High School teachers Nancy Lynn Hancock and Bernard Robert Bond were married Saturday in Grace United Methodist Church in Salisbury. The former Miss Hancock teaches Business and Distributive Education. Her new husband teaches Spanish. After a wedding trip to Acapulco, Mexico, the couple will live in Salisbury.
  • Santa Claus will arrive by fire truck on Friday, Nov. 25, at noon at the Salisbury Mall. The jolliest of all jolly Christmas figures will arrive at the mall’s west entrance aboard a truck from the Salisbury Fire Department’s Station 2. Upon arrival, Santa will be escorted to the new Santa Reception Center in the center concourse of the huge shopping complex. Santa will be at the mall daily from noon to 5 p.m. until Dec. 24.

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