Parallel lives in small town America

Workers take down the stage after the Return Day parade in Georgetown, which saw this small Delaware town trimmed in patriotic red, white and blue for an event only a part of the community celebratesThe historic heart of this small US town was trimmed in patriotic red, white and blue for “Return Day,” but only a part of the community celebrates this 200-year-old tradition marking the end of elections. People from longstanding Delaware families gathered to hear results from the town crier and eat roast ox sandwiches, but a few blocks away from the historical trappings it was just another day at El Mercado. The supermarket serves the immigrant families who have transformed the small community of Georgetown in the past 20 years. Today, almost half of Georgetown’s 6,400 residents identify as Hispanic, and many still speak Spanish.

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