Oxford Day 2010

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Oxford will celebrate its 16th Annual Oxford Day. All of the organizations and businesses in town will be working hard to prepare for this all-day family celebration. So invite your friends and family to visit, plan on staying home, put aside the yard work and errands. Just relax, walk around our wonderful town and enjoy all the activities. And, this year's Oxford Day participants will be asked to add an environmentally friendly element to their floats, displays, and events to show that as a community Oxford is committed to making a difference in our world today and tomorrow.

The Oxford Day Parade, will run from 11:00 AM until noon. Please note that Morris Street will be closed to ALL traffic during this time. Please allow extra time to travel in and out of town all morning and especially during the parade. There will be bands, many floats, various cars and trucks, a bagpiper, walkers, and some new entries in the parade.

Join the Cooperative Oxford Laboratory who will be celebrating its 50th anniversary as well as opening a new education center. They will have plenty of hands-on, marine science activities and exhibits, including many fun activities for kids. See some of the “critters” that live in the Bay, learn about the Bay and oceans from local scientists and science professionals. Located at the end of South Morris Street, it can be accessed by walking or catching the shuttle to and from Causeway Park.

A Flower Basket Competition is being held in conjunction with 2009 Oxford Day. All residence and business owners are encouraged to display fresh flowers in welcome and celebration of Oxford, spring, families, and town visitors. Displays can include traditional flower baskets on doors, fences, posts, hanging basket displays, flowers displayed on porches - be creative! Contact the Oxford Town Office for more information or to sign up.

The Oxford Bellevue Ferry, believed to be the nation's oldest privately operated ferry service, crosses the Tred Avon River between Oxford, Maryland and Bellevue, Maryland. Established in 1683, the ferry is celebrating its 326th birthday this year, so take a ride and help celebrate history!

The Oxford Day 10K Run and 5K fun walk will start again this year at 8:00 AM. Registration can be done online at Active.com.

As usual, there will be music, including the US Navy’s “Country Current”, Old Friend’s Gospel Band, the Mid-Shore Community Band and maybe others! The Dog Show and Dog Walk give you a chance to let your favorite pooch shine. Food is available around town, provided by several non-profit groups, the Oxford Market and our local restaurants. Fun activities for kids occur throughout the day and in several locations. Watch the schedule as it develops between now and April 24th!

Oxford Day information sourced from http://www.oxfordday.org

Remember Oxford Day is on Saturday April 24, 2010 in Oxford, Maryland.

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