Welcome to Cecilton, MD

“The Way Life Should Be”
….  our motto says it all. For new residents and those that are well-established, Cecilton strives to provide a lifestyle you want to come home to! Family, friends and community – these are our highest values and what we endeavor to maintain and promote. Welcome to one of the friendliest small towns in the country!

The Town of Cecilton is a quiet community settled at the crossroads to the Chesapeake and was formally incorporated in 1864. It’s located in Cecil County and is approximately 20 miles south of Elkton, MD and about 10 miles west of Middletown, DE.

Town Meetings

Town Council
Meets twice monthly on the 2nd Monday & 4th Monday @ 7:00pm. The public is invited to attend. 

Planning Commission
Meets every 2nd Tuesday @ 7:00pm in Town Hall.


Council Agenda and Minutes
Planning & Zoning 2016 

Latest News


Are you looking for an evening of safe, Halloween family fun? Please come join us for our Annual “Trunk-or-Treat,” on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Cecilton Carnival Grounds.

You Are Invited to “Creative Kids”

Adult leaders will walk (drive if weather is bad) children from Cecilton Elementary School to Zion UMC. As with all church activities involving children, we will be following child protective “Safe Sanctuary“ policy.

Rocket Into Scouting Today

Want to have fun? Come out and join Cub Scouts!

Cecilton UM Parish Activities

As October approaches we are getting more and more active! Most importantly for this week:  Saturday, 9/30, 4 - 7 PM our scrumptious, famous Roast Beef Dinner with all the fixin's! $14 for Adults; $5 for kids 6-12 yrs.; under 5 yrs., free! Everyone is...

Waste Industries 2017-18 Recycling Schedule

Please be sure to have your containers out the night before your day of service. Thank you in advance for your help and consideration.

Changes to Yard Waste Routes

Due to these changes your yard waste pick up week has changed.

Upcoming Events

Rocket Into Scouting @ Any CCPS Elementary School Cafeteria
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Adventure is waiting. Build yours at BeAScout.org

Want to have fun? Come out and join Cub Scouts!

Who: All boys in Kindergarten through the Fifth Grade
When: Tuesday, October 24th, 6:30 pm ‐ 8:30 pm
Where: Any CCPS Elementary School Cafeteria
Cost: $9.00. (Includes 3 month’s registration & Boy’s Life Magazine.)
Annual Pack dues may be required.
Information contact: Mark Clausing at 443‐553‐9483 or mclausing@dmvc.org
Website: www.beascout.org

  • Make friends.

    click to download flyer pdf

  • Catch fish.
  • Earn badges.
  • Climb rocks.
  • Explore caves.
  • Take hikes.
  • Visit museums.
  • Launch rockets.
  • Race cars.
  • Roast marshmallows.
  • Take pictures.
  • Help people.
  • Discover trails.
  • Ride bikes.
  • Play sports.
  • Learn games.
  • Build character.
  • Gain confidence.
  • Hit targets.
  • Laugh loud.
  • Grow better.
  • Camp out.
  • Work together.
  • Have fun.
Trunk-or-Treat @ Cecilton Carnival Grounds
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Members,

Are you looking for an evening of safe, Halloween family fun? Please come join us for our Annual “Trunk-or-Treat,” on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Cecilton Carnival Grounds. Members of the community have worked together to provide families with a safe alternative to trick-or-treating. Children can dress up in costume (nothing too scary and appropriate shoes please), dance, and trick-or-treat safely in a circle from one uniquely decorated trunk to the next, while filling their treat bags. The fun doesn’t stop there! Cecilton Fire Company will have food and drinks available while children dance to music from a D.J.

On the night of the event, each participating vehicle will receive a registration number that must be posted in a visible area on your trunk. Only trunks with a registration number visible will be judged. If you are going to participate in the trunk decorating, please arrive at the carnival grounds between 4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. to park and set-up in the designated spots only. We would also ask that you plan to stay until the conclusion of the event for safety concerns in regards to vehicle movement. An announcement will be made when it is safe to leave the trunk judging area. Those participating in only the trunk-or-treating portion of the evening may arrive by 6:00 p.m. and their vehicle will be parked in a separate area. If you don’t have a trunk to decorate, but would still like to hand out treats, you are more than welcome to set-up an area with chairs along the decorated trunk area. Trunks are very much needed! The larger the circle of trunks, the longer the fun will last! Please remember this is a kid friendly environment and there is no smoking or alcohol permitted on the carnival grounds.

The categories for trunk judging are as follows:

  • Scariest
  • Local Church Organization
  • Funniest
  • Most Creative Theme
  • Kid Friendliest
  • Business/Organization Most Creative
  • Business/Organization Funniest
  • Best in Show “Fire Company”


Prizes will be awarded to the top winner in each category. Some examples of themes for your trunk are:

  • Harvest/Fall
  • Sports
  • Holiday
  • Kid’s theme (Disney)
  • Animal
  • Movie
  • Fishing
  • Camping
  • Pirate

The Trunk-or-Treat is a family activity and an adult must accompany all children. There is no cost for families to attend! All that we ask is that you please bring approximately 500 individually store bought wrapped treats to pass out during the event. So get those trunks cleaned out and your creative juices flowing. We are looking forward to seeing you at this fabulous fall community event!

Cecilton Elementary PTO, Cecilton Fire Company, Town of Cecilton, Cecilton Lion’s Club, Hack’s Point Fire Company, and Upper Bay Ruritans

Cecilton Hayride to tour town to view Fall/Halloween Decorations @ Cecilton Community Center
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm

Date & Time: Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Location: Meet at the Cecilton Community Center where light refreshments will be served. 

Ruritan Spaghetti Dinner @ Hacks Point Fire Hall
Nov 3 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Date & Time: November 3, 2017 from 4pm – 8pm

Location: Hacks Point Fire Hall

Cost: Adults: $10, Kids: $5