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Charter Day is Saturday in Port Royal

The Town of Port Royal is celebrating its inaugural Charter Day Saturday.

The event, celebrating the founding of the town and signing of its charter, will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the town green.

Port Royal was founded Oct. 25, 1744, which makes it 269 years old.

The celebration is particularly important this year because the town is seeking to expand its boundaries, or it could cease to exist.

Here’s a story that put’s the town’s situation into context. And here’s the latest update about where the negotiations of the boundaries stands.

The day will include events in the area surrounded by Market, Middle, King and Cumberland streets in Historic Port Royal. There will be an area for professional vendors on the town green.

There will be a community yard sale is from 7-12 and will be held in the River Haven Restaurant parking lot.

There will be a 50/50 cash raffle (the winner gets 1/2 of all the cash collected for the raffle).

There will be a costume contest.

Food sales support the Port Royal Volunteer Fire Department.

Beer will be sold  as well.

Vendors will be selling their wares.

Other activities include: river education, historical education, craft demonstrations and there will be family and youth activities all afternoon sponsored by Caroline County Parks and Rec and the Port Royal Area Churches.

Gary Lee Tolley & friends will provide musical entertainment, as well as Jaxx Parrow (think Capt. Jack Sparrow of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies).