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Riverfest Looks To Close Out Weekend Strong

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SEAFORD, Del.- The water rescue that took place outside of the Nanticoke Riverfest event Friday evening took many people by surprise. Although it didn’t directly happen at Riverfest, it was close enough to make an impact. Many say that though, it didn’t stop them from enjoying the event.

Seaford Police were on patrol Saturday. Officers were looking to make the rest of Riverfest a safe event.

Amanda Lloyd is a co-chair for the event and says she didn’t know what the day was going to bring.

"There was concern,” said Lloyd. “There was a lot of things going on directly on the river for us like the parade and people on the float so there were concerns for us."

But fortunately for the event, that didn’t stop people from coming. Lloyd says she’s glad to see the impact was minimal.

"It was nice,” said Lloyd. “It was obviously a sad incident but to see everyone come out and still believe in and know that everyone was doing everything in their power to keep that taken care of, it's good."

Many people at the event say they heard the news, but that didn’t bother them.

"They have good security here so I think we're all safe here,” said Sarah Bell of Seaford. “But yes, I was kind of worrying about that"

"I know that they got guns and if anybody tries to get me they'll get them and put them in jail,” said Tony Long of Hurlock.

For many of the locals, the turnout was great to see.

"I think it's pretty cool though,” said Dylan Holt of Seaford. “People come from everywhere and come here to enjoy it"

"The festival is great,” said Bell. “Each year it seems to grow more and more "

The more people that came, the more attention was brought to the city of Seaford.

"I think people need to remember that is a place called western Sussex and it's good to have people around here.,” said Ted Kittila. “I think it helps the business as well. We really do need help for the business around the state."

From the crowds rolling in, there were plenty of people enjoying their time in the city of Seaford. The Nanticoke Riverfest wrapped up after a long day of events at 11 p.m. Saturday in Seaford.

 

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