Millsboro Chamber preparing to light up the sky in July

No, those won’t be the Northern Lights people will see in the heavens above Millsboro on Saturday, July 1. They will be fireworks.

The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Millsboro Stars & Stripes, a patriotic celebration of all things Independence Day, and everyone is invited.

“We want this to be a multi-community event — not just for those from Millsboro,” explained Amy Simmons, director of the Chamber. “We are inviting everyone from the area, as well as people down for vacation. Everyone is welcome.”

The epicenter of the celebration will be Cupola Park, and it will kick off at 6 p.m. There will be food vendors, and D.J. Sky Brady will provide entertainment until the Brothers Pyro start the fireworks show around 9 p.m.

Millsboro Stars & Stripes will replace the Chamber’s previous summer community event, the Boro Bash.

“We’ve been talking about trying to do fireworks for years,” explained Simmons. “But we just can’t pull off working on two events at once. We’re excited to do the fireworks this year.”

Obviously, an event of this magnitude takes both effort and resources. In the latter vein, the Chamber has a couple of fundraisers coming up to help meet the costs.

On Sunday, April 30, the Chamber is hosting Stars & Strikes, a bowling fundraiser at Millsboro Lanes, from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost of this event is $100 to sponsor a lane, $100 for a team or $175 to sponsor a lane and field a team. There will be door prizes, and shoe rentals and pizza given to attendees, in addition to the bowling itself.

On Wednesday, May 10, there will be a Paint Nite fundraiser at the Millsboro fire hall at 7 p.m. The cost is $45 per person, and attendees will get wine, finger-foods and sweets, in addition to the supplies they will need to paint a patriotic scene that includes fireworks bursting over a red-, white-and-blue sky, with a picturesque water scene underneath it.

The Chamber is taking reservations for that event up until Wednesday, April 26.

To reserve a spot in either of these events, call Amy Simmons at the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce at (302) 934-6777. Simmons said she can process credit card information on the spot.