dinner, auction at Gov. Ross Mansion
Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary presents the 14th annual Dinner
and Auction, the "Star Spangled Evening" will be held Saturday, May
20, at the Ross Mansion in Seaford.
Doors will open at 5 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30, followed by
a live auction at 8. There will be a "silent" auction from 5 until
The very popular restaurant from Milford, "The Sail Loft," will cater
the dinner. Items included in the live auction will be a table with
a needlepoint top, special lamps, jewelry, an Amish quilt and artwork.
Tickets at $50 with $25 as a donation to the hospital are now on sale
at the hospital 629-6611 ext. 2404 or from any committee member. As
tickets are limited to 200 don't wait to buy yours. For details contact
Charlotte Cannon, 337-8523, or Suzanne Smith, 628-3006.
NMH Auxiliary meeting
Dr. Anthony Policastro of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will be the
guest speaker at the Wednesday, May 10, coffee/meeting of Nanticoke
Hospital Auxiliary. He will speak on the C-9 Philosophy.
Members are encouraged to attend the meeting at 10 a.m. at the Seaford
Golf and Country Club. Following Dr. Policastro's presentation, the
business meeting will be conducted by Suzanne Smith, Auxiliary president.
Final plans will be presented for the upcoming May 20 annual auction/dinner
to be held at the Ross Mansion on Saturday, May 20.
Charlotte Cannon, general chairman of the event, will present a report
on the "Star Spangled Evening" which is open to one and all. Please
contact Mrs. Cannon at 337-8523 for information.
Members are reminded that dues are now due. According to Article III
of the By-Laws of the Auxiliary, those "members failing to pay their
dues by June 1 shall no longer be considered members."
Mammography screening for the early detection of breast cancer will
be offered at the nanticoke Senior Center on monday, May 11, from
10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Screening will be offered through the Mammography of Delaware program,
the state's only mobile mammography unit. Mammography of Delaware
is accredited by the FDA through the American College of Radiology.
register for an appointment, please call 302-629-4939. To see if you
qualify for a mammogram at no charge, or to register for another date,
call Mammography of Delaware, toll free, at 1-800-654-0606.
Court seeks child advocates
The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program in the Family
Court of the State of Delaware seeks qualified adults to serve as
As trained members of the community, CASA volunteers appointed by
Family Court judges to represent the best interests of abused, neglected,
or dependent children who are the subject of Court proceedings.
The volunteer conducts an independent investigation into the child's
life and presents facts and recommendations to a judge in written
reports and verbal testimony.
The CASA advocates for the best interests of the child by investigating
and monitoring a case until the child is provided with a safe and
CASA volunteers have varied professional, educational, and ethnic
backgrounds. Program Coordinators from the Family Court staff select,
train, supervise and evaluate the volunteers. Program attorneys provide
legal representation for CASA volunteers and legal advice for the
In 1999, approximately 165 CASA volunteers in Delaware served 501
children. However, half of Delaware's abused and neglected children
still have no independent voice in court.
The goal of the Family Court CASA program is to serve all of the abused
and neglected children in the state.
A required five-day training program for volunteers in Sussex County
will be held in Georgetown on May 31 and June 1, and in Dover on June
6, 7, and 9.
For more information or to apply to become a CASA volunteer, call
the CASA office at 856-5309. Application deadline is May 15.
How to submit copy
Mail news to the Star, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, fax to 629-9243,
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.