Seaford Events
Thursday, April 10, 2003
 
Seaford SHS Bunny Bash
Seaford High Schoolís Business Professionals of America Club is hosting a Bunny Bash. The event will be held April 12, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Seaford Middle School rain or shine. Admission is $5 per person from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and $3 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Afterwards there will be games, crafts, pictures with the Eastern Bunny, and egg hunts. There will also be door prizes for children and parents. For every two canned food items brought, $1 will be taken off admission. Canned foods will be donated to the Seaford Mission. All proceeds will go towards Seafordís Business Professionals of America trips to competition.

Easter Egg Hunt
Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Ross Mansion on Saturday, April 12, 9 a.m., for ages toddlers through nine-year olds. Bring your Easter basket to collect the eggs. The Easter Bunny will be there to start the hunt. Rain date is April 13, at 2 p.m. Call 629-6809 for more information.

Palm Sunday breakfast
The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4961 on Middleford Road in Seaford will hold an All-You-Can-Eat breakfast on Sunday, April 13, from 8 until 11 a.m., at the Post. The breakfast will include meats, eggs cooked to order, potatoes, pancakes, toast, coffee, and juice. The price is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children under 12. Bring your family and help support this organization that works so hard for the community and our troops overseas.

Harvest Christian Church
Harvest Christian Church will host an Easter Egg Hunt, on Sunday, April 13, for children 12 years old and under, immediately following the service. The church is located on Ockles Road, Seaford. Call 628-7771 for information. The service begins at 10:30 a.m. Prizes will be given out by the Easter Bunny! Special note to parents: We plan to take this opportunity to teach the children the difference between pretend and real. There will be a short message to the children on: ďThe Real Reason for Easter."

Seaford Elks Lodge
The Seaford Elk Lodge #2458 will hold their annual Easter Egg Hunt and lunch on Saturday, April 19, at 1 p.m. The age categories will be 1 through 3, 4 through 6, 7 through 9, and 10 through 12. Hot dogs, baked beans, drinks and snacks will be served in the pavillon after the hunt. All children are invited to attend. Please be prompt so your children are not disappointed by not being able to participate if you are late. Prizes awarded to first- and second-place winners in each category. Any questions, contact the lodge at 629-2458 or Janice Cecil at 875-3810. The Elk Lodge is located on Elk Road just past Dukes Lumber Co., on North Dual 13 Highway.

Downtown meeting
Seaford Main Street will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, April 14, at 5 p.m. at the Autumm Bay Framing and Lite Eatery on High at Pine streets. There will ba a training session for new members at 5 p.m. and the regular meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. This meeting is open to the public and all are welcome. For details call Jane Short at 629-7097.

READ-ALOUD training
READ-ALOUD Delaware volunteer training session will be held Tuesday, April 29, at 1 p.m. in the Seaford Public Library, 402 North Porter St., Seaford. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training or for further information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.

Victorian Tea
There are a few tables left for the spring Victorian Tea at the Ross Mansion which will be held on Saturday, May 3, at 2 p.m. Charge is $10 per person. Reservations are required. This is an elegant festivity featuring exquisite food in the gracious atmosphere of the restored, historic Governor Ross home on North Pine Street Extended. Servers in costume add to the ambiance of this very popular social. It is under the direction of Jeanne Conner. Seating is arranged with four people at a table. Individual spaces or a whole table may be reserved. For reservations call Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788.

Dinner and Auction
All-You-Can-Eat Lasagna Dinner & Auction to benefit the Seaford High School Band, Saturday, May 10, at St. Johnís United Methodist Church, Third and Pine streets in Seaford. Take-outs will be available from 4 to 5 p.m. only. Dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by the Seaford High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Harvey Bullock. Auction will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets available at the door or in advance from band parents: adults, $8; ages 4-12, $4; 3 and under, free. For details or to order tickets, call Dawn LeCates, 629-0685.
Longwood Gardens trip
The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation is planning a trip to Longwood Gardens Acres of Spring, on Saturday, May 10. Cost is: $28 for adults: $20 for young adults, 16-20; $16 for children 6-15; $14 for children 5 and under. Prices include bus fare on a motor coach and admission to the gardens. Bus leaves Seaford at 7 a.m., and leaves Longwood Gardens at 5 p.m. to return to Seaford. Registration deadline is April 23 by 5 p.m. Call Parks and Recreation to register or for more information, 629-6809.

Maintenance at Jayís Nest
First annual Community Maintenance Day at the Jayís Nest, will be held on April 11-12, at the Jayís Nest playground from 8 a.m till dark. Bring a picnic lunch or dinner ó drinks and snacks will be provided. Bring gloves and tools for your use. Ages 10 and up are needed. Call Amanda Davis 628-9234 or Lexie Ketterman 628-8340 for information. Pickets and bricks are still available April 1-30 only. Bricks are $60, pickets are $30. All payments must be received by April 30.

Widowed Persons meeting
The Seaford Chapter of the AARP-Widowed Persons Service will meet on Tuesday, April 15, at 12:30 p.m., at the Golden Corral. The planned guest speaker will be Dennis Hall of Hallís Framing & Collectibles. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.

Focus on Fitness
Make that time to re-energize, get fit and have fun with new and old friends. Classes start up again on Monday and Tuesday, April 28 and 29 and are held at St. Johnís U.M.C. Fellowship Hall, (Sponsored by St. Johnís but open to the public). Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays at 9 a.m. (a.m. only, Free Quality child-care) and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. Beginners to advanced participants welcome in this co-ed, non-competitive, muscle-toning, stretching/hi-lo aerobic class. Try a Free one to see if it meets your needs. For more information or to register call 17-year AFAA certified fitness professional, Carol Lynch at 629-7539. Keep fitness a key to a healthy, happy 2003.

Library Safe Sitter classes
The Seaford District Library will be offering Safe Sitter classes open to boys and girls ages 11-13. This will be a two-day training from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays, May 10 and 17. Training will include Child Care Essentials, Injury Management, Choking and Rescue, Safety for the Sitter and other valuable and important training for youngsters interested in babysitting. The training will be conducted by certified instructors from Nanticoke Health Services. There will be a $10 materials fee per participant payable on the first day of class. Registration is opened until April 30. Class size is limited, so register early. For information contact Vilma Ten at 629-2524.

Spring Garden Tour
The United Methodist Women of Mt. Olivet are sponsoring their third spring garden tour on Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Eight gardens in the Seaford area will be open, featuring many different styles of gardening. Gardens are found on the banks of the Nanticoke, at condominiums, in shady and sunny areas, even behind a church that is more than 150 years old. The newest garden on the tour is the Prayer Garden located behind the church overlooking the river. Plantings reflect the serenity of the space and create a place for meditation open to the community. Another feature of the tour is revisiting a garden and seeing how it has matured and grown more beautiful. Lunch will be available and can be enjoyed in one of the gardens. the tour will go on rain or shine, gardeners donít mind getting their feet wet. Tickets are $8, and $10 the day of the tour. They can be purchased at the church office, 315 High St., or by calling 629-2466.

Mayorís Award
The City of Seaford is proud to announce that nominations for the Mayorís Right Choice Award are now being accepted. This award is given to a high school senior who resides in the Seaford School District and has made the right choices in life, exhibited a positive influence on the Seaford Community, and maintained a drug-free lifestyle. This award will be presented at the regular meeting of Mayor and Council on May 13. The winner will receive an engraved plaque and $500. Applications can be picked up at City Hall, 302 E. King St., Monday through Friday (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) or from the guidance offices of Seaford High School, Sussex Technical High School and Seaford Christian Academy. The deadline for submitting completed application sis April 19.

Seaford Police history
Efforts are underway to develop a special memorabilia collection to honor the Seaford Police Department. The police department memorabilia committee is seeking any pictures or artifacts relating to the history of the Seaford P.D. Of particular interest is information and photos of the following S.P.D. police chiefs: O.E. Wright, the first police chief (1909-1918 and 1920- 1922); John E. Martin (1923-1935) and Clarence Coulbourne (1906-?). Also of interest is any information about Seafordís first African-American bailiff, William Drayton, and the first African American police patrolman, Clifford Jackson (1949-1952). The committee is also seeking a photo of a patrol car donated by residents of East Seaford to be used by Patrolman Jackson to make his regular patrols. The vehicle was apparently painted a bright red. Anyone who has information, photos or artifacts may call Jim Bowden at 856-6907 and leave a message with a call back phone number.

Community Pool opening
The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation announces that the Community Pool will open Memorial Day weekend, May 30. Memberships are available. Swim lessons for youth will be available. Rentals for Pool Parties, Birthday Parties, etc., will also be available. Call 629-6809 for more information.

Senior Needlework Contest
Contestants are being sought for a new event taking place during the 9th Annual Nanticoke Riverfest on July 11-12, in downtown Seaford. Weir Transportation is sponsoring the Senior Needlework Contest. Three winners will be selected in each of two categories ó Quilting and Needlework. You must be age 60 or older to participate and the work must be your own. This is a great opportunity for seniors to show off their talent ďjust for fun!Ē Applications are available at Seaford City Hall, 302 East King Street. For more information,c all Wendy Pinkine at 628-6008.