The Gwynn’s Island Foundation is all geared up to do its part in making this year’s Gwynn’s Island Festival an experience to be remembered. The festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, at the Gwynn’s Island Civic League, 1996 Old Ferry Road, Grimstead.
Foundation chairman John Mathiesen said the foundation will again have a dunk tank, this year sponsored by Chesapeake Bank, with the theme “Local Heroes and Superheroes.” Among the people who have agreed to be dunked to raise funds for the foundation’s education mission are deputies, teachers, and Chesapeake Bank employees, he said.
On top of that, Lord Dunmore will be dunked in the booth after a skit by the Court House Players featuring a confrontation between him and General Andrew Lewis. Mathiesen said that Mathews High School band teacher Mark Givens and his students have written a theme song for the event called “Lord Dunmore’s March,” which will be played by students Zoe Camp on the piccolo and Hayde...
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