All-America City delegation take time to enjoy Denver

Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 19, 2016

The humidity was low and the excitement was high as members of Salisbury’s All-America City delegation and supporters took in the sights and sounds of Denver, Colo.

Though there to compete, the families and participants of the presentation could not help but explore downtown Denver’s 16th Street Mall, a mall that runs for 1.25 miles of 16th Street.

Members of the delegation shopped for souvenirs and ate at local restaurants in between watching the presentations of other cities, all while representing Salisbury in blue T-shirts that said, “Let’s put Salisbury on the map.”

They also enjoyed dips in the hotel pool and watched from the hotel’s outdoor patio as people wearing colorful, elaborate costumes attending the Denver Comic Con walked by.

For Stacey Teague, whose son is part of the presentation, her favorite part was that everyone became fast friends.

“A lot of us didn’t know each other … We all meshed together perfectly,” she said.

She also said the kids have been having a good time in a new city.

“It’s been great to go out and let the kids explore,” she said.

Traci Williams, whose two daughters were in the presentation, said it was an honor to be a part of the event because she knew how much it would mean for her daughters.

She said traveling across the country and interacting with other cities was great for her girls.

And for her daughter Courtney who wants to go into theater, Williams said being a part of the delegation will be a resumé booster.

“You can’t put a price on that,” she said.