Seaford Events
Thursday, April 24, 2003
SCCA presents Alison England
The Seaford Community Concert Association (SCCA) will hold its last concert of the 2002-03 series on Friday, April 25, in the Seaford Senior High School auditorium at 8 p.m. The final concert will feature Alison England. This show blends Power, Pathos and Passion of Opera, Broadway and Pop’s best. SCCA is one of the 350 presenting associations of the Community Concert Association in North America. Its mission is to bring audiences and artists together. For more information call Jim or Barbara Burket, 629-8657, or visit our website:

Acorn Club meeting
The GFWC-Acorn Club of Seaford, Inc., will meet April 24, at the Seaford Library at 7:30 p.m. The program will be a business meeting.

Campus Crusade Band
The United States Naval Academy Campus Crusade Band and Turn the Tide Youth Ministries of St. John’s Church will hold any afternoon of praise and worship. All youth, youth leaders and parents are invited to join us. There will be a time of music followed by breakout sessions for high school and middle school youth. The high school session will be led by the band and will explore campus ministry. The middle school session will engage in “How to be a Christian in High School.” The event will be held Sunday, April 27, from 2-3:30 p.m. at St. John’s Church, Seaford. The event is free to all. Call Karen Handy for directions or more information, 629-9466 or 629-3989.

Historical Society
The Seaford Historical Society is presenting a speaker, Marlene Mervine, from the Nanticoke River Watershed Conservancy, a local land trust, on Wednesday, April 30, 7 p.m., at the Methodist Manor House on Middleford Road. Mervine will explain how the Nanticoke Watershed is important to the whole East Coast of the United States. She also talks about Nanticoke River boat traffic in years gone by. The meeting is open to the public. There is no charge.

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.

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 on Del. 20..

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.

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.

Geraniums are coming
Geraniums ordered to benefit the American Association of University Women (AAUW) scholarship program may be picked up and paid for at the West Seaford School parking lot on Saturday, May 3 between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Any orders not picked up by 11 a.m. will be offered for sale to the public.

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 — 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 “just for fun!” Applications are available at Seaford City Hall, 302 East King Street. For more information,c all Wendy Pinkine at 628-6008.
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 don’t 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.

EAC Basket Bingo
The Employee Activity Committee of Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, May 8, starting at 7pm at the VFW, located on Middleford Road in Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 exciting games and will feature several basket combinations including the 2003 Mother’s Day set, Bowl basket, Medium Boardwalk basket, and other several regular line baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Hostess Large Hamper, the Hostess Woven Panel Chest, Hostess Serve It Up! or one of the eight door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to WIN! Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact the EAC at 629-6611, ext. 2420.

Ben Carson, M.D.
Dr. Ben Carson is a great believer in the potential of youth. On May 1, the play “Ben Carson, M.D.” will be the feature performance of a benefit for the Delaware Community Foundation’s Carson Scholars Fund and the Westminster Ballet Theatre. This celebration of youth in the arts will be held at 7 p.m. at the Schwartz Center for the Arts in Dover. Tickets to the May 1 benefit are available by calling the Schwartz Center box office at 302-678-3583.

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.

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 Seaford’s 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.

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.

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.