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Georgetown "Hill Valley" Celebrates Back to the Future Day

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HILL VALLEY, Del. - On Oct. 21, 2015, Georgetown ceased to exist as a town. But don't worry, it will be back to normal by Thursday. This followed a resolution by the mayor and town council to change the name to "Hill Valley" for the day, in honor of the 30th anniversary of "Back to the Future."

The popular movie series had the main character, Marty McFly, travel 30 years into the future, to this exact date, prompting millions of fans to celebrate the landmark date nationwide. The Georgetown "Hill Valley" Chamber of Commerce put the event on in a partnership with Southern Delaware Tourism, 16 Mile Brewery and the Town of Georgetown. 

At Wednesday's event, there was a re-creation of the electric scene at the Clock Tower, in which a cord was attached from the courthouse's clock to one of four Deloreans at the event.

Hundreds of people came to the event, many in costume. That included Lou Feltz, along with his three boys. All four of them were in McFly costumes. 

"I loved the movies growing up," he said. "I saw it in the theaters back then. Now these kids love it now a days. It hasn't lost it's fire-power. It's star-power."

After the reenactment, activities moved to the back of Georgetown's Old Courthouse off the cCrcle, where decorations were meant to look like the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance, from the movie. It was there that a screening of the first Back to the Future film was shown. 

Scott McMullan, one of the Delorean owners, said the event was a meaningful tribute. 

"Today's the day that people have been waiting for for generations," he said. "And I think it's fantastic that Georgetown stepped up and renamed itself Hill Valley to do homage to this movie - this set of movies - which are really a cornerstone of the American film industry. People have loved this forever." 

The event was entirely free, but there was a 50/50 drawing, in order to help an effort to "Save the Clock" tower in Georgetown. According to the Chamber, they are actually repairing their old clock, just like in the movie. 

"It's all about timing," the chamber wrote in a press release. 

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