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Eclipse Watch Party on Downtown Salisbury Rooftop

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SALISBURY, Md.- Watch parties and other events were held in downtown Salisbury Monday for the historic solar eclipse.

Sun-gazers gathered down on the ground and up on roof tops to watch the event. People from all over the area, even as far as Buffalo, New York, came out to witness history.

Earlier in the afternoon, the Wicomico Public Library handed out 500 free glasses. They also provided crafts so people could make their own viewing devices.

"We knew that the glasses would be here, an event would be here, a professor would be here so we can ask questions. So this is really exciting. Plus we can make our own," Yvonne Minor-Ragan said.

Carol Thomas and her family hunted since 8am for a pair of solar glasses. They said they previously bought some on Amazon, however they were fake.

"I started at the Wicomico government building to be over at the chamber to Avery Hall to the library and then back to the library," Thomas said.

Visitors from upstate New York who were vacationing on the Lower Shore made sure to grab their protective eyewear.

"We're staying at Assateauge Island and we've been traveling all over trying to find the glasses. We heard this was a last resort.," Shannon Augar said.

Folks shared the special moment with family and friends. Some even preparing for the occasions for years.

"I actually got to see an eclipse when I was wee little when I was living in Pennsylvania, but this is her first one," Laura Jones said.

People of all ages were impressed by the eclipse.

"It's a once in a lifetime opportunity and everyone is just coming together to see this," Emma Bosies said.


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