LEWES, Del.- The life and legacy of long-time WBOC owner Tom Draper is being remembered in Lewes Monday for the completion of Phase Two of the Georgetown to Lewes Pathway.

Mr. Draper was killed back in 2017 after he was hit while riding his bike in Milford along Slaughter Beach Road. Known as an avid cyclist, part of Slaughter Beach Road was adopted in his name.

The Delaware Department of Transportation will hold a ceremony for the completion of Phase Two which is ten feet wide and about 4.9 miles in length. This a new pathway for pedestrians and cyclists to and from communities and businesses in Sussex County.

Also at the ribbon cutting, DelDOT is showcasing the new kiosk, also in honor of Mr. Draper. Visitors will be able to review a map of the trail and read about Mr. Draper’s life through the new kiosks.

Mr. Draper was the owner of WBOC-TV for 39 years. He celebrated 50 years in journalism September 3, 2017, just days before his tragic death.

The event starts at 10 a.m. with parking at the lot of the Lewes Senior Citizens Center.

WBOC will have coverage of the event throughout the day on our WBOC news app, social media, and through multiple broadcasts.

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