Bethel Historical Society
Join the Bethel Historical Society . Family membership is only $10 per year. Each paid membership entitles 2 adults to go on the cruise on June 23. You do not have to live in Bethel to be a member of the Historical Society. Call Jo Spence for reservations and information, 875-5425.
There are still spaces open for the Bethel Historical Society's Summer Program. Cost is only $30 for a week-long program. Weeks available are: June 25-29, and July 9-13. Call Peggy Anderson, secretary, 875-9014 for information.
Street Rods at Fairgrounds
The Southern Delaware Street Rod Association is back at the Delaware State Fairgrounds again this year for their 12th Annual Street Rod and Custom Jamboree on June 22, 23, and 24. Friday hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m..
They are gearing up to host over 1700 street rods, custom and classic vehicles from all over the east coast and inside sources from the club membership claim this will be the biggest event ever.
An interview with Frank Paquette, the club president, revealed that they have some things going on this year that are new but still have the burnouts and flame throwers that have been great crowd pleasers, along with their famous car teeter totter going on all three days. Plus, the slow drags and the Saturday poker run. Again a record year with several hundred automotive flea marketers along with lots of food vendors and entertainment which will keep the crowds busy all weekend. A real family oriented event with something for everyone including a hundred arts and craft vendors for the ladies.
Frank further stated that the spectator fee is only $5 with children under 12 Free and that a portion of the show proceeds go to local charities here on the lower shore. As of December 2000, the Southern Delaware Street Rod Association has given more than $40,000 to charities. Their club is registered with the State of Delaware as a nonprofit organization and their club logo is a registered trademark.
He further stated that the club started in 1989 with 10 members and has grown to more than 140 members to date.
If anyone wishes to learn more about becoming a member of this organization, contact him at 629-9874 or if you prefer, check them out on their web site at www.sdsra.net.
Don't miss out on the second annual Little Miss and Junior Miss Riverfest pageants to take place during the Nanticoke Riverfest at 10 a.m. in Gateway Park. We are now accepting applications for contestants.
Contestants for the Little Miss Pageant must be between the ages of 3-6 on July 14, 2001. Contestants in the Junior Miss Pageant must be between the ages of 7-10 on July 14, 2001. Thanks to area businesses including Meg-Gem, Heritage Jewelers, Candy's Style Shop, Posey Palace, Seaford Florist, and Creative Memories Consultant Michelle Madden, it will be possible not only for first and second place in each age category to be rewarded, but for all children who participate will receive prizes.
For more information or to register your child, please contact Shannon Willey at 629-9173 by phone or at P.O. Box 1100, Seaford, DE 19973 by mail or at Swilley @ce.net by email.
The deadline for registration is July 6, 2001 at 5 p.m.
River Cruise June 23, 24
Take a one-and-a-half hour round-trip excursion from Bethel to Laurel on beautiful Broad Creek Saturday, June 23 or Sunday, June 24. There will be three cruises per day at 10 a.m., 11 p.m. and 4 p.m. Contact Joe Spence 875-5425 for information and reservations.
Register for Summer Fun
The Boys and Girls Club Summer Fun Club started the second week in June for 6-12 year olds. The summer program will take place at three sites - Seaford, Laurel, and Woodbridge.
The Laurel program will take place at the Laurel Armory and North Laurel Elementary School and started on June 11, and ends on Friday, Aug. 24
The Woodbridge program will take place at the Woodbridge Elementary School started on June 13, will end on Friday, Aug. 17.
The program in the Seaford area will take place at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club started June 12, and ends on Friday, Aug. 24.
The weekly fee is based on household income ranging from $55-$75 per week. Purchase of Care is accepted. Call your local State Service Center for more information. The numbers are: 628-2011, Shipley in Seaford; 875-2289, in Laurel; 856-5350 in Bridgeville.
The Summer Fun Club runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day with a latchkey option available at each site from 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. The latchkey program costs an additional $10 for either the morning or evening options or $15 for both.
Brochures are available at the club or phone 628-3789 for more information. The program includes weekly field trips, swimming, arts and crafts, sports, reading assistance, library trips, computer education, a gardening program, and many special activities.
There is also a Jr. Staff program for youth 13 and older. Call the number above for more information.
Odd Couple Tickets
Possum Point Players and Discover Bank have announced that tickets are now on sale for The Odd Couple (the female version). Show times are June 22, 23, 29, and 30 at 8 p.m. and on June 24 and July 1 at 2 p.m. Prices are $11 or $9 for students/seniors for the matinee performance only. Calling the Possum Point Players' 24 hour ticketline at 856-4560 may reserve tickets.
A very special dinner theatre will take place on Saturday June 23 and June 30 in which the green room in Possum Hall will be transformed into an Italian Bistro. The mother of the assistant director, Ms. Cheryl Workman, will cater dinner. "It is going to be a great evening," said Dean. Tickets to the dinner theatre are $34.
Written by Neil Simon, The Odd Couple takes the famous Oscar and Felix and turns them into the Florence and Olive. "This is a very funny show," said Judy Dean, president of The Players. "Simon really understands the comedy of female relationships, and he cuts across all barriers to show us we really have so much in common." Dean continued that "having Ms. H. Barlow as the director of the show just makes a wonderful script even more insightful and funny. Barlow is very talented and we (Possum Point Players) are so lucky to have her."
Based on the TV show, made famous by Oscar Madison and Felix Unger, the female version of "The Odd Couple," pits Olive, played by Milford resident Aleta Thompson, against her roommate and friend, Florence, played by Patsy Felthousen of Salisbury. "The dynamics between these two wonderful actresses is just a pleasure to watch," said Dean. Cassandra Petersen, Kathleen McFadden, Louise Hartzell, Cat Baker, David Parsons and Luke Sizemore round out the cast. Barlow's assistant director is Sussex Central student, Kyle Breeding.
For more information on The Odd Couple or other Possum Point Players' programs call 856-3460.
Delaware Tech pool
Splash into summer at the Recreational Complex at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown. Located on the southeast side of the college behind the Jason Technology Center, this non-profit complex features a 25-meter, six-lane swimming pool, a 13-foot-deep diving pool, a wading pool, bath house and showers, and refreshments. The complex will be open daily; pool hours are Monday-Friday, noon-6 p.m.; weekends and holidays 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The pool is well-maintained by certified operators for public pools who follow the code requirements established by the State of Delaware. The lifeguard staff and swim instructors are certified by the American Red Cross in water safety and lifesaving skills.
Daily admission is $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 2-12, and $2 for Delaware Tech staff and part-time students; children under age two are free. Senior citizens (age 60+) receive a 10 percent discount. Full-time students registered for summer credit classes at the Owens Campus can use their photo ID card for free admission.
Individual season passes are available to the general public for $55; alumni pay $50, and students/staff pay $40. Special family rates are also available. For more information, or to register for swim program classes, call Corporate and Community Programs at 302-854-6966.
GOP Picnic July 14
The Sussex County Republican Picnic will be held at Delaware Technical Community College (Owens Campus), Georgetown on Saturday, July 14, at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at Republican Headquarters in Georgetown 856-6323). There will be live entertainment, games, a climbing wall, swimming and food catered by Onion Jack's.
Possums Summer Camp
Possum Point Players, Sussex County's most respected community theatre, is now taking applications for their 2001 Summer Children's Theatre Academy. The Academy will take place from July 30 to Aug. 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Possum Hall in Georgetown. Youth entering grades three through eight will be accepted. Tuition is $110 for the week and students are required to bring a bag lunch.
The Academy is organized to provide youth with basic theatrical training in order to provide the best experience for the kids, only 8 to 10 students in each grade will be accepted. According to Judy Dean, president of The Players, "Last year there was a long waiting list to get into the camp and we expect the same this year. I think the demand has to do with the quality of the program and the level of staff we have. I am pleased to announce that Ms. H. Barlow, will again direct the Academy this year." Dean continued, "Barlow has the ability to bring out the best in all people, but she is especially magical when it comes to our youth. This is going to be a great experience for our children."
Please call the Possum Point Players' ticketline at 856-4560 to order an application.
Chocolate Factory tickets
Tickets for Possum Point Players Junior's production of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," will be on sale beginning June 15. Performance dates are July 26, 27 and 28, at 7 p.m. and on July 29 at 2 p.m. There will be a special "day care and camp" performance on June 25, at 10 a.m. tickets for all shows are $5 each and may be reserved by calling the 24-hour ticketline at 302-856-4560.