For release Wednesday, June 22, 2016
WILMINGTON, Del. — Two current members of the Philadelphia Eagles – both with strong Delaware ties – and an Eagles’ favorite from the 1980s will visit the New Castle County Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood Park on Saturday.
Rookie running back Wendell Smallwood, a Wilmington native who starred at Red Lion Christian Academy and West Virginia University, will meet, greet and sign autographs from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Acme tent, next to the 99.5 WJBR tent on the festival grounds. Joining Smallwood from 2 to 4 p.m. will be second-year offensive guard Malcolm Bunche, a graduate of Newark High School who played college ball at Miami and UCLA. From 3 to 5 p.m., former linebacker Garry “G” Cobb, now a broadcast personality and football analyst for Fox 29 television, will be on hand. The athletes’ appearances are being made possible courtesy of Acme markets
The two-day festival will also feature appearances Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. by Philadelphia Union pro soccer stars Richie Marquez and Maurice Edu.
Other festival highlights include 10 ice cream vendors, with many of them participating in the popular Best Sundae on Sunday competition, 26 food and snack vendors, a beer garden, music on two stages, robotics demonstrations, music on two stages, and exhibits by more than 60 crafters, artists, businesses and nonprofits.
Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 25, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 26. Admission is $5 for adults; children under 12 accompanied by an adult will be admitted for free. The festival is pet-friendly; all dogs must be on non-retractable leashes. Free shuttle bus service will be provided between Rockwood and parking lots at Merchants Square, Mount Pleasant High School and the Rockwood Office Park.
For more festival details, go to rockwoodicecream.com
About Barry’s Events
Barry’s Events, founded by Wilmington entrepreneur Barry Schlecker, produces the WilmFilm movie “one-night stands”; the New Castle County Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood, held the last weekend in June; the Brandywine Festival of the Arts, held the weekend after Labor Day; and A Taste of the Holidays, held in December.