Delmar Events
Thursday, February 22th, 2001
Dinner will benefit softball
An all-you-can-eat beef and dumpling dinner, benefiting Delmar High School softball teams, will be Sunday, March 4, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., at the Delmar V.F.W. on W. State Street in Delmar. Proceeds will go toward the purchase of new uniforms and equipment. Prices are $7 for adults, $5 for students and free for children 3 and under. Take-outs are available. Tickets can be purchased from coaches and players and some will be available at the door.

Auxiliary celebrates 60 years
Recently the Delmar Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary celebrated 60 years of service with the department. The current membership is 48. The auxiliary holds membership with Sussex and Wicomico County associations. The first meeting was held on Oct. 11, 1940. The auxiliary held fund-raisers consisting of candy sales, hose sales,- and ice cream sales to help purchase equipment for the department. In January 1941, it was asked to join the Sussex County Association and officially joined in March 1941. Through the years, some of the group's activities included:
* In December 1942, the auxiliary sent Christmas boxes to Delmar servicemen overseas .
* In April 1949 members began to march in parades with their new uniforms consisting of a white uniform, cape and cap.
* In the 1950s they offered chicken dinners and helped with a carnival to gain funds for the department.
* In May 1961, the auxiliary marched in the Delmarva Convention Parade held in Delmar in their "Sunday best" attire of red long johns.
* Dec. 16, 1972, marked the first family Christmas dinner."
* March 1981, a chicken dumpling dinner attracts 1,708 Delmar and area residents to an old-fashioned country meal.
Firemen and auxiliary members worked together to earn funds for the company.

Workshops will focus on state tests, scoring
Delmar Middle and Senior High School teachers will conduct mini-workshops for parents and students at the upcoming Parent Assessment Night Tuesday, Feb. 27, 6 to 8 p.m. The workshops will provide information about the upcoming Delaware State Testing Program's (DSTP) state test in reading, writing and math. The actual tests will be administered from March 15-23. Participants will see sample questions from each subject matter and will have the opportunity to see sample "anchor" papers of student work. Sample scoring rubrics will also be shared. The introductory session begins at 6 p.m. in the auditorium for all parents and students. Six breakout work sessions for both middle school reading, writing and math and high school reading, writing and math will immediately follow. All parents of seventh through tenth graders have received a direct invitation through their child (via a school flyer). Parents of sixth, 11th, and 12th-grade students are also welcome to attend on a first-come, first-served basis. All parent/student teams participating in the Assessment Night activities will be eligible for several door prize drawings. Two TI-83 Plus Texas Instruments Graphing Calculators (worth more than $100 each), two electronic Dictionary/Thesaurus Combos (worth more than $50 each), and 22-paperback Dictionary/Thesaurus combos will be given away at the end of the evening. For more information, contact Charity Phillips at the Delmar District Office (302-846-9544).