Enjoy a cruise along the Delaware River this Friday night, to benefit Delaware City Day.


    How’s a two-hour cruise along the Delaware River sound?   
    The Delaware City Day committee will host the Delafort River Cruise Friday, June 27, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
    Penny Merena, Delaware City Day committee member, said proceeds from the cruise will benefit Delaware City Day, which will be held on Saturday, July 19.
    “The cruise will be a marvelous river cruise up the Delaware River with good food to follow,” she said. “We’ll have some music playing and refreshments available on the ferry. It’s an opportunity for a leisurely river cruise, and it’s a bargain.”
    Merena said cruisers will ride along the Delaware River to the Delaware Memorial Bridge on the Three Forts Ferry, which is the ferry that transports visitors between Pea Patch Island and Delaware City.
    She said when the cruise returns to Delaware City, passengers are invited to a VIP buffet at Crabby Dick’s with live entertainment.
    “When we get back, we’ll walk to Crabby Dick’s and have a full munchie bar for the guests so they can pig out,” Merena sad. “The selection will be off the menu, plus a few surprises.”
    Alcoholic beverages aren’t allowed on the ferry, but guests can take advantage of Crabby Dick’s happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. before the cruise.
    Merena said Delaware City Day is in its 28th year.
    “It’s comprised of an old fashioned, small town parade, with food, crafts and vendors,” she said. “It’s designed to show off the town and prove this is a great little place to live and work.”
    Merena said they also have one of the best fireworks displays in the state.
    She said there’s lots of seating and lots of standing on the ferry for the Delafort River Cruise, but only 60 tickets are available and they’re going fast.
    Tickets for the Delafort River Cruise $40 per person and $75 per couple. They can be purchased by calling Crabby Dick’s at (302) 832-5100.
    The cruise takes off at the dock in downtown Delaware City.
    For more information, go to www.delawarecityday.com.