Five Tories stand accused of possessing and drinking tea, as well as general mopery. They have been secretly violating Chestertown’s recent and forceful resolution to forego the British beverage. Kent Lawrence, intrepid Rotarian, called upon the populace to vote by secret ballot for the most villainous tea-swiller. The citizens who stand accused of thwarting the popular will are: His Lordship Christopher Ames, provost and dean of Washington College; Mistress Margo Bailey, Mayor of Chestertown; Squire Scott Burleson, executive vice president of Chester River Hospital Center and Rotary president; Honorable Roy Crow, Kent County Commission president; and, Doctor of Natural Philosophy Barbara Wheeler, who is school superintendent.
Which one will walk the plank at Wilmer Park into the Chester River on May 24 at 1pm? We, the people, decide. A $5 contribution is requested for a ballot, available in town and throughout Kent County through May 24. Everyone who votes is entered to win a $250 Colonial Williamsburg gift certificate. The Chestertown Rotary Club is sponsoring the Toss for the third year. Eighty percent of the proceeds goes to county educational programs. The remainder will be sent to Rotary International’s Polio Eradication Program.