Seaford Events
Thursday, April 17, 2003
Easter Egg Hunt 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.

Towne Fair Cook Book
This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Towne & Country Fair in Seaford. The Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce is working with the Seaford Historical Society to publish a cook book to mark this historic occasion. Anyone who has a favorite recipe or an heirloom family recipe, may send it to the Chamber. “We need at lease 200 more recipes to make this a real community success — and the deadline is fast approaching. There will be a special section for recipes of the Civil War era, including special recipes from our own Towne & Country Fair troops, 2nd MD Infantry, Co. G, CSA,” said Paula Gunsen, GSCC executive director. “We have forms in the Chamber office for you to use — or just send the recipe by mail, fax or email and we’ll put the information on the form for you.” Call Paula at 629-9690, or Jeanne Conners, committee chair, 629-4324, for more information.

Downtown Seaford
A Downtown Seaford meeting will be held on Monday, April 21. We will have a speaker from the Riverfest committee. The meeting will be at 7 p.m., at Fantasy Beauty Salon, 224 High St. There will be light refreshments. Anyone interested in the Downtown is welcome.

Safe Sitter classes
The Seaford District Library will be offering Safe Sitter classes open to boys and girls ages 11-13. This will be two-days 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.

Nutter Park meeting There will be an open community forum to discuss possible improvements and additions to Nutter Park at 7 p.m. on April 30, at the Seaford Mission. Everyone is welcome to attend, and urged to bring their ideas on what they would like to see in their neighborhood park. Refreshments will be served courtesy of Seaford Parks & Recreation.

Dinner and Auction
All-You-Can-Eat Lasagna Dinner & Auction to benefit the Seaford High School Band, Saturday, May 10, at St. John’s 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. For details or to order tickets, call Dawn LeCates, 629-0685.
Flower Fair
Gethsemane United Methodist Church will have a Flower Fair (rain or shine; if raining, it will be held inside our fellowship hall), on Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Available for sale will be Mother’s Day gifts and garden items such as beautiful hanging baskets, bedding plants, geraniums, bushes, herbs, etc. Lunch will be available along with homemade ice cream and a bake sale. We will have a free blood pressure check from 9-11 a.m. Our youth group will be having a car wish! Gethsemane is located 4 miles west of Seaford at the corner of Rt. 20 and Woodland Ferry Road, near Reliance. Call 629-9161.

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 throughout Sussex County.

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. John’s U.M.C. Fellowship Hall, (Sponsored by St. John’s 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.

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.

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.

Mayor’s Award
The City of Seaford is proud to announce that nominations for the Mayor’s 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. Deadline is April 19.