Town Enjoys a Fun Day at the 16th Annual Rehoboth Harvest Block Party
Hundreds of people enjoyed a fun day at the 18th Annual Procopio Harvest Block Party on Saturday, Sept. 16. It was a perfect day for the event, with sunny skies and 75-80 degree temperatures. “The weather is great,” said Chuck Procopio, event coordinator said.
The event opened with Sgt. Richard Shailor of the Rehoboth Police singing the National Anthem. The D-R Marching Band also performed. “We were glad to have them back this year,” Procopio said.
Kids were all smiles while riding the ponies and the hay rides. The committee incorporated the Veterans Memorial gazebo into the fair this year for the first time. “We got a lot of good feedback on it,” Procopio said. Several bands were playing in front of the gazebo, including a group of students and teachers, called “The Divided” and many folks were sitting on the grass listening to the music.
More than 25 local groups, organizations and businesses set up tables along the perimeter of the field. Rehoboth’s 375th anniversary committee had a booth selling their new t-shirts which commemorate the town’s upcoming anniversary.
Several demonstrations were offered including the Rehoboth Police Department K-9 unit, karate and dance schools. It was Larry Procopio’s vision to have a free community get-together so he created the Harvest Block Party in 1999 and it is still going strong today.