Due to unforeseen circumstances, there have been some changes to the Frederick Douglass Day celebrations.
Unfortunately, the Frederick Douglass Day Parade and the Outdoor Marketplace have been cancelled. However, the spirit of the event remains undeterred. The Welcome Ceremony has been relocated and will now take place at the Talbot County Free Library’s Meeting Room at 10:30 a.m.
For families attending, the Children’s Village activities have been moved indoors to the Talbot County Free Library’s children’s areas. Additionally, the Frederick Douglass Day Entertainment Stage performances will now be showcased at the Avalon Theatre, kicking off with the Easton Middle and Easton High School Bands at 12 Noon. They will be followed by performances from the Covenant Gospel Choir, Randall Butler, and Hip Hop Artist Baba Bomani.
Those looking forward to the lecture with Dr. Spires, it will proceed as planned at the Library at 1 p.m. Book enthusiasts can still catch Jeff McGuiness at Vintage Books and Fine Arts from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Dr. Robert Levine will be signing at Flying Cloud Booksellers at 11:30 a.m.
This marks the first time we’ve encountered unfavorable weather on Frederick Douglass Day. We extend our heartfelt thanks to Dana Newman, Jessica Bellis, and Vickie Wilson for their generosity and swift action. Their efforts have ensured that only two activities were cancelled, and all other outdoor events could be moved indoors. We’re proud to say that Easton truly is a remarkable town.