BRIDGEVILLE, Del.– A Sussex County town hosted its 23rd annual Apple Scrapple event featuring live music, amusement rides, games and a variety of festival foods.
The festival gives local businesses a chance to branch out from their regular areas and also allows nonprofit organizations to raise money for community projects.
Shane Heineicke, head coach of the Blue Hens traveling baseball team, says his group of players are trying to head down south soon.
“We got a bunch of tournaments we're trying to travel to next year,” said Heineicke. “We're looking at Florida, North Carolina – we're trying to raise money for these boys so they can play some baseball.”
Even though the rain rolled into town for both days of the festival, hundreds of people attended toting umbrellas, waterproof ponchos and hoodies.
Saturday's festival opened at 9 a.m. and lasted until 10:30 p.m.
Apple Scrapple is held on the second full weekend of October every year.
Scrapple is a traditional dish originating from eastern Pennsylvania, made of pork scraps and other meats, stewed with cornmeal and sliced in loaves to fry.
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