Del Tech to open bookstore
A Ribbon-Cutting and Grand Opening ceremony for the new Campus Bookstore at Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown, is set for Wednesday, April 25 at 9:30 a.m.
As part of the renovations of the Jason Technology Center, the Bookstore has moved into a redesigned, larger area of 5,000 square feet; this modern facility will feature expanded lines of books, computer and paper supplies, college clothing and various sundries to better serve the needs of students.
Highlighting the grand opening will be book signings by area/local authors whose books can be purchased in the bookstore.
The schedule (as of press time) for the authors' signing is: Candy Abbott, Christian writer and owner of Fruit Bearer Publishing, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; William Williams, noted Delmarva historian, 10-11 a.m.; Nancy Lynch, text writer in collaboration with Kevin Fleming, 10:30 a.m.-noon; S. Joseph Fantl, playwright and author of the chronology of the Southern Campus.
Door prizes, vendor displays, free give-aways, and refreshments also will be part of the festivities. The public is welcome.
Kendal Jones Program
Enjoying History through Photography. That is the program being offered by Seaford Historical Society on Thursday evening, May 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Seaford Museum on New Street.
Kendal Jones of Laurel will present some 70 Seaford photographs that he has salvaged from the Waller Studio glass plates and gelatin slides. The Waller Studio operated in laurel from 1897 to 1970 by Albert Waller with his son, Norman, taking over in 1943.
When the Waller estate was being settled, mark Farrelly, a Laurel teacher who had a photography studio to supplement his income, purchased the plates and slides. His idea was to develop the negatives and produce prints to sell.
The immensity of the volume was overwhelming and in 1984 he decided he simply could not handle the project. He gave the entire collection to Laurel Historical Society.
Jones worked with the glass plates first and is now cleaning the gelatin proofs organizing all with master lists and numbers. To date he has set up 5,000 folders and each folder may contain many photos of the same event.
Jones' files also accommodate location. He has supplied the towns of Smyrna and Harrington with historic photos that they have used in promotional brochures.
Except for 15 years in college, military service and some time in Seaford, Jones has lived all of his life in his native Laurel.
Jones served as business manager for Seaford Schools, resigning in 1984 and retired as business manager for Laurel Schools in 1996.
His offering prints for sale have enabled the Laurel Historical Society to build a collection of prints of their own.
The public is invited to the program on May 10. There is no admission charge. For information call Kendal Jones at 875-5678.
Chicken Buffet April 21
A friend chicken buffet will be held Saturday, April 21, at Bethany Church-Lowes Crossroads near Millsboro. Cost is: adults and carryouts, $8.50; children $4. Serving times will be 2-6 p.m. A bake table will be available.
Safe Boating Course
The Seaford Flotilla of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering the Delaware State Boating Course on April 21 & April 28, 8:00 a.m. - noon, at the new Nanticoke River Yacht Club building on Market Street in Blades. To complete the course, participants must attend both sessions.
A $6 registration fee covers the cost of course materials. For more information or to register, call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337.
The Coast Guard Auxiliary always welcomes civilian volunteers with an interest in boating and boating safety. The Seaford Flotilla meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. For more information on joining the Coast Guard Auxiliary, call 629-0276.
Ruritan Club Breakfast
Galestown Ruritan Club presents their All-U-Care to Eat Breakfast Buffet. It is held the 4th Sunday Monthly from 7-10 a.m., at the Galestown Community House. This month will be April 22. Cost is $5 per person; carry-outs available.
Republican Women's Club
The Seaford Republican Women's Club meets the fourth Thursday of the month and the date for this month is April 26, at the Seaford Golf and Country Club, at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Douglas Wilson, PhD., from Peninsula Regional Medical Center will speak on "The Future of Health Care." Guests are always welcome. For more information call Ann Nesbitt at 628-7788.
'Robin Hood' at SCA
Seaford Christian Academy's Junior and Senior Varsity Drama will be presenting "Robin Hood," April 27 and 28, at 7 p.m., with a dinner theater on Saturday, April 28, starting at 5:30 p.m. You may purchase tickets at the door or advance tickets by calling SCA's office at 302-629-7161. Dinner theater tickets sold only in advance.
Tickets for Oliver on sale
Possum Point Players and Discover Bank announce that tickets are now on sale for the hit musical comedy "Oliver." Performance dates are April 27, 28, May 4 and 5, at 8 p.m. and on April 29 and May 6 at 2 p.m.Tickets are $13 each or $11 for seniors/students for the matinee performance only.
Reservations are being taken on the Possum Point Players' ticketline at 302-856-4560.