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Sunday, April 18, 1965, dedication plans are under way for the $250,000 Municipal building and Convention Hall with its first event scheduled for next Saturday.

Mayor Joel C. Stamper has announced that dedicatory ceremonies will be held May 28, eve of the Memorial Day weekend, traditional season opener for this resort.

Stamper has named Commissioner Joseph J. Crowley chairman of the committee and others to serve with him, Commissioners Frank Parker, Jesse Gundry, Eugene Russell and Richard Hackett, Paul Curtis Stokes and convention director Miles Frederick.

The first event in the new convention hall will be a cabaret dance sponsored by the Lord Baltimore Dance Club.

Stamper has said the city is pleased with the response for use of the new facility and that the following events are already scheduled; May 23, Selbyville Cotillion club, May 27, Peninsula Conference Christian Services, W omen’s Society of the Methodist Church, June 4th to June 6, VFW Annual Convention, June 11th state convention of WWI veterans, July 19, Beebe auxiliary dance, July 16 to July 18th, an antique show, August 7, annual Blue Carriage Ball.

Source: Washington Evening Star, Washington, D.C. April 18, 1965

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