Separation Day and Stand for Children Day

WILMINGTON, DE – Senator Tom Carper will join thousands of Delawareans Saturday in celebration of the First State’s freedom and commitment to diversity. Carper will ride in the Separation Day Parade, join members of the Wilmington NAACP for their annual luncheon and celebrate the diversity and promise of Delaware’s children. Separation Day marks the 226th anniversary of Delaware’s separation from England. Each year Delawareans celebrate with a parade through New Castle and a full day of activities. Stand for Children Day 2002 celebrates the state’s many cultures through diverse song and dance, and highlights the need for child advocacy. SATURDAY, JUNE 1 10:00 a.m. Separation Day Parade Carper rides in the annual parade and celebrates Delaware’s freedom Location: Old Court House Plaza, New Castle 1:30 p.m. Wilmington NAACP’s 18th Annual Luncheon Carper celebrates the commitment of Delaware civil rights leaders Location: Christina River Club, 201 A St, Wilmington 2:45 p.m. Stand for Children Day 2002 Carper celebrates the diversity and promise of Delaware’s children Location: Garrett Tubman Riverfront Park, Water St & Thorne St, Wilmington