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Run Jump Throw event with Worcester County Recreation and Parks

            Worcester County Recreation and Parks (WCRP) invites youth to register for Run Jump Throw (RJT). This event is free and will take place at the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill on Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

            USA Track and Field and WCRP have teamed up to create RJT, a hands-on learning program that gets kids excited about physical activity.

Annual Tax Sale Scheduled


Worcester County will hold its annual Tax Sale for delinquent 2019 and prior real estate and/or water and sewer charges. The auction will begin on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. and close on Friday, May 21, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. Website coming soon.


March is Women’s History Month

Photo: Snow Hill, Maryland (March 2, 2021) – The Commissioners present a proclamation recognizing March as Women’s History Month to members of the Commission for Women (CFW), honoring the contributions of these and other exemplary women to the economic, cultural, and social well-being of Worcester County. Those pictured include Terri Shockley (front row, from left), Co-Chair Liz Mumford, and Kim List; and Commissioners Chip Bertino (second row, from left), Jim Bunting, Josh Nordstrom, Joe Mitrecic, Ted Elder, Bud Church, and Diana Purnell


Children ages 2-5 invited to join Worcester County Recreation and Parks for Story Time

Children ages 2-5 are invited to join Worcester County Recreation and Parks for Story Time, a one-day youth program, to take place on Friday, March 26, from 10 - 11 a.m. at the John Walter Smith Park pavilion. 

Registered participants will have a blast by connecting crafts and songs to the story, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle. The cost to participate is $5 per child. 

Shamrock Slam Pickleball Tournament with Worcester County Recreation and Parks

Join Worcester County Recreation and Parks for the Shamrock Slam pickleball tournament this spring. This two-day tournament will take place on Saturday and Sunday, March 20 - 21, at the Worcester County Recreation Center in Snow Hill.

Saturday will be men’s and women’s doubles and Sunday will include mixed doubles. Doors will open and check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. Gameplay will start at 8:00 a.m. The tournament is open to ages 18 and older. The cost per person is $40, which includes a t-shirt.

Spring Youth Outdoor Soccer Program Starting Soon

Youth are invited to register for Worcester County Recreation and Parks (WCRP) Spring Youth Outdoor Soccer from March 28 - June 13, on Sundays at John Walter Smith Park in Snow Hill. Open to those ages 3 to grade 8, participants will be split into competing divisions. Divisions include those ages 3-4, grades K-1, grades 2-3, grades 4-5, and grades 6-8.

Players will practice basic soccer skills and compete against teams from other local towns.

NEW Active Start Sports with Worcester County Recreation and Parks

Worcester County Recreation and Parks (WCRP) is once again launching its popular spring youth sport programs. The new name for the programs will be Active Start (formerly titled After School). These sport-specific programs prepare children for organized sports in a fun, non-threatening environment by teaching the fundamentals of play while encouraging an appreciation for being physically fit and healthy. Children of all skill levels are encouraged to register.

Scam Alert – Worcester Tax and Utilities Are Not Phoning Demanding Payment

Following a recent report of scam attempts, Worcester County Government (WCG) officials warn the public not to speak with any caller pretending to be from WCG and demanding information and/or payment on a county water, sewer, or tax bill.

“WCG does not call anyone,” said Public Works Deputy Director John Ross, who oversees water and wastewater operations. “We do not maintain a list of users’ phone numbers, and we would never call a customer to discuss turning on or off their water. Like all other utilities, it’s just not something we would do over the phone.”

Advisory Issued for Pocomoke River in the Vicinity of Snow Hill, Maryland

Snow Hill, MD (February 18, 2021) – As a result of prolonged periods of heavy rainfall, the Town of Snow Hill reported to the Maryland Department of the Environment and Worcester County Environmental Programs (WCEP) that there has been a combined sewer overflow (CSO) from the Snow Hill wastewater treatment plant of more than 500,000 gallons. A CSO is an overflow event from a combined sewer system that also collects stormwater.