Bulletin Board
Thursday, July 18, 2002
 
AARP-Widowed Persons
The Seaford Chapter of the AARP-Widowed Persons Service will have their next meeting on Tuesday, July 16, at 12:30 p.m., at the Golden Corral. The planned guest speaker is a “mystery.” All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.

Auxiliary meets July 17
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Sussex County Volunteer Firemen’s Association will meet on July 17 at the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Department. The dinner will start at 7 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 8 p.m.

Trip to Three Little Bakers
Nanticoke Senior Center is hosting a trip to Three Little Bakers Dinner Theatre in Wilmington, on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 9 a.m., for a matinee presentation by the Glenn Miller Band. Tickets include admission, buffet lunch and motor coach transportation. Cost for members is $55; non-members, $60. Call the center at 629-4939 for reservations.

Laurel salute to agriculture
Laurel is happy to announce the up-coming salute to local agriculture as another activity within the town’s bicentennial celebration on Saturday, Aug. 24. Laurel will be hosting a tractor parade and open-air produce market that will be available to the public for their viewing delight and provide locally grown fruits and vegetables for canning or immediate table fare. Jerry Warrington will parade and show his vintage tractor collection, others will parade floats and strut their stuff as groups or individuals. For details or to obtain free parade registration call Ted Clark at 875-9480.

Mardela Class of ‘77 reunion
The class of 1977 of Mardela High School is having a 25th year reunion weekend on Sept. 13, 14, and 15. An information packet has been mailed to classmates. If you have not received anything in the mail from the reunion committee, please contact Trina Culver Thompson at 410-546-9181.

‘Bowl-a-Thon 2002’
The Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club in Seaford and Laurel is holding its annual Bowl-a-Thon fundraiser on Monday, Aug. 12, beginning at 7 p.m. The event is held each year to help raise funds for youth programming at the Boys & Girls Club sites. This year’s event will once again be held at Seaford Bowling Lanes in the Nylon Capital Shopping Center, Seaford. Organizers of the event are seeking support from area businesses, civic groups and individuals. Lane sponsors at $100 will have the name of their organization displayed on a sign in one of the lanes at the bowling center. Team sponsors are also needed at $250 per team. For an additional $100, the name of the sponsoring person or organization will be placed on team t-shirts. Anyone interested in playing on a team need only raise $50 in contributions and/or pledges. There are five persons to a team. Also needed are donations for door prizes that are given away to bowlers throughout the night. A special “Silent Auction” will also be held during the “Bowl-a-Thon.” Anyone interested can donate items for the silent auction. A special “Strike Sponsor” level enables a contributor to pledge $5 for every strike bowled during the evening. The names of all sponsors will appear in a special event program available the night of the event. All funds raised during the Bowl-a-Thon will be used exclusively for Boys & Girls Club positive youth programming. For more information, or to find out more about sponsoring the “Bowl-a-Thon 2002” event, call Karen Schreiber at 302-629-8740.

Three Little Bakers Nanticoke Senior Center is hosting a trip to Three Little Bakers Dinner Theatre in Wilmington, on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 9 a.m., for a matinee presentation by the Glenn Miller Band. Tickets include admission, buffet lunch and motor coach transportation. Cost for members is $55; non-members, $60. Call the center at 629-4939 for reservations.

Thresholds Training
Thresholds is an all volunteer organization which teaches decision-making skills to those incarcerated in Delaware’s prisons. By learning how to decide rather than simply react to life’s situations, inmates have a much better chance of becoming productive members of the community when released. Thresholds has been active in Delaware for more than 20 years and currently teaches the decision-making program at the Correctional Center in Smyrna, Gander Hill Prison in Wilmington, the Baylor Women’s Corrections Center in new Castle, the Sussex Correctional Center in Georgetown and the Ferris School for Juveniles in Wilmington. Volunteers are needed who can give two hours a week for 10 weeks. Training will be held Saturday, Aug. 24 in Georgetown. To register please call the Way Home Program in Sussex County at 856-9870, or for more information call Jim Plouffe at (302) 994-3143.

Little Miss contestants
Don’t miss out on the Little Miss Towne & Country Fair Pageant to take place during the 9th Annual Towne & Country Fair on Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Governor Ross Plantation. Contestants for the Little Miss Pageant must be between the ages of 4 and 7 years of age as of Aug. 28, 2002. Thanks to area businesses, it will be possible for all contestants to receive gifts in addition to the prizes awarded for first and second place. For details or to register a child (fee: $5, plus a recent photograph), contact Bonnie Hastings at 629-9596 or the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce at 629-9690.

Towne Fair vendors
The Annual Towne & Country Fair, to be held on Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Governor Ross Plantation, is looking for more craft vendors and exhibitors. Registrations are now being accepted. For more information or to get a registration form, contact the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce at 629-9690 or at admin@seafordchamber.com by email.