Sharptown Carnival begins this Thursday, August 1
The 76th Annual Sharptown Firemen’s Carnival will be held, Thursday, Aug. 1 through Aug. 24. Grounds open at 7 each night. Plenty of Delmarvelous food will be served. Plenty of free parking. There will be nightly entertainment, games and attractions. The fairgrounds are located at Md. RT 348 and Md. RT 313, Sharptown.
Adult Plus+ trip offerings
Trips sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. Aug. 13 is the day to climb aboard the “Matinee Express” for luncheon and a movie.
Other upcoming trips can take you to a variety of venues to see musical productions: Enjoy the ever-popular, “Mame,” at Long wood Gardens on Aug. 1; see the Tony Award-winning, “A Little Night Music,” at the Kennedy Center on Aug. 3; or take in the Three Little Bakers production of “Singin’ in the Rain” on Aug. 8; see Disney’s updated version of “Aida” with songs by Elton John and Tim Rice at the Kennedy Center on Aug. 15; and Three Little Bakers Dinner Theatre is the setting for “Glenn Miller” on Aug. 22. Trip fees include bus transportation and seats for the performance; some include lunch or dinner. For more information, or to register, contact Adult Plus+ at 302-856-5618.
NSC volunteers needed
Nanticoke Senior Center needs drivers and helpers to deliver meals to homebound senior citizens on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 10:30 to noon. One day a week or one day a month, our schedule can fit your schedule, call the center and ask for our Outreach Worker, Bernice Trice, at 629-4939.
Hitchens family reunion
The 48th annual Hitchens’ family reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 4, at 1 p.m., at the Cypress Point Pavilion on the north side of Trap Pond State Park. A buffet luncheon will be served by the Clay Hitchen’s family. Fried chicken will be provided. Family and friends of the Hitchen family are invited.
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.
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.
Kids are VIPs at Safe Kids Day Aug. 14
Children will be the VIPs at this year’s Sussex County Safe Kids Day. The theme for this year’s event is “Wheel Safety” and is designed to help parents and caregivers in keeping their young children safe.
This year’s emphasis associates with the popularity of sports and the unfortunate escalating number of sports and recreation-related injuries. While nearly 1-million children are treated in emergency rooms each year for sport injuries, half of these injuries can be prevented. To help kids learn to play safe, this year’s Sussex County Safe Kids Day will focus on bicycles, scooters, skateboards, in-line skates, and all-terrain vehicles.
The Delaware Safe Kids Coalition in cooperation with the University of Delaware, Sussex County Council and area businesses sponsor this annual event. Sussex County Safe Kids Day will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 9 a.m.-noon, at Delaware Technical and Community College, Owens Campus on Route 18 in Georgetown.
This fun and educational festivity on childhood injury prevention will include many interactive exhibits and demonstrations plus costumed characters, children’s aerobics, face painting, finger printing, little train rides, a petting zoo, fire safety obstacle course, and much more. Entertainment includes a 4-H Band, a magician, a patriotic opening by the USAF Honor Guard, a world-class weight lifting demonstration and much more. You will also enjoy Queens Speak Out for Safety and a presentation titled, “I Can Say No” addressing drug and alcohol issues among children.
The Delaware Safe Kids Coalition challenges every parent and care-giver to join us in protecting America’s most precious resources and one of your most precious possessions. You can make a positive difference in their lives!
AARP trip planned
Seaford AARP Chapter is hosting a 7-day motor-coach trip to St. Augustine, Jacksonville and Savannah, Oct. 27-Nov. 2. Cost will be $420 per person, and includes transportation, accommodations, 10 meals and more. For information or reservations, call 629-7419.
Mardela Class of 77 reunion Sept. 13-15
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.
Harley-Davidson Delmarva Bike Week Sept. 9-15
Salisbury and Wicomico County are becoming a part of Delmarva Bike Week. WinterPlace Park, located across from the Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, home of the Delmarva Shorebirds on Route 50, will be the site of Bike Week’s most prized addition for 2002 … The Moving Wall.
The mobile tribute to the men and women who gave their lives in the Vietnam War will be a part of Delmarva Bike Week, arriving Sept. 9 and staying through all of Bike Week until Sept. 15. Delmarva Bike Week organizer and vice president of The Harley-Davidson Shop of Ocean City, Benet McCormick, has picked WinterPlace Park as the venue to host The Moving Wall for a variety of reasons.
Wicomico County’s enthusiasm for hosting The Moving Wall made the decision easy for organizers. Spuck Bennett and Benet McCormick met with the Wicomico County Recreation and Parks director, Gary Mackes, who not only welcomed the chance to host this national tribute, but to host the participants of Delmarva Bike Week as well.
For more information regarding The Moving Wall’s visit to the Delmarva Peninsula call The Harley-Davidson Shop of Ocean City at 410-213-0444. For more information The Moving Wall itself visit www.themovingwall.org.
Festival and tournament planned Sept. 14 and 28
The Woodland Ferry Association continues to plan for its 10th annual Fall Festival and its Annual Golf Tournament.
The Festival will be held in Woodland, four miles west of Seaford on the Nanticoke River, on Saturday, Sept. 14. The Invitational Golf Tournament will be held at the Woodland Golf Park on Saturday, Sept. 28.
Family nights each Friday
Family Nights each Friday at the Boys & Girls Club. Family Nights take place each Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. All are welcome (members and non-members) as long as children are accompanied by a parent or guardian. There is no admission fee and all areas of the club are open. Refreshments and prizes are also part of Family Night
Now accepting applications for Little Miss
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. We are now accepting applications for contestants.
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 more information or to register your child (fee: $5, plus a recent photograph), please contact Bonnie Hastings at 629-9596 or the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce at 629-9690 or at admin@seaford chamber.com by email.
Prayer Breakfast at Towne & Country Fair Aug. 31
In order to begin the day’s events on an uplifting note, the Greater Seaford Ministerium is sponsoring a Prayer Breakfast at the 2002 Towne & Country Fair on Saturday, Aug. 31, beginning at 8 a.m.
The Prayer Breakfast will be held in the large food tent on the grounds of the Governor Ross Plantation, North Pine Street Extended, Seaford. A catered breakfast will be served. Special music and a brief program will be provided, enabling the community to lift up grateful hearts to God.
A limited number of tickets are available at $10 each. To order tickets please contact St. John’s United Methodist Church (629-9466).
Join us in expressing our grateful best for God’s blessings upon our community.
Delmar Bingo Craze
Delmar Bingo Craze will be held Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Delmarva Convention Center, Delmar, Md. Doors open at 5 p.m., Early Birds 6 p.m.; Regular games at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door.
Tickets may be bought on Tuesday Night Delmar VFW Bingo, 200 W. State St., Delmar, Md., 410-896-3722; or Colonial Mills Homes, Rt. 13, Delmar, Md., 410-896-3500; or Dover Pool, 410 N. Dual Highway, Seaford, 629-3523.
Cash payout: regular games - $300; Special games - $500; Jackpot from $2,500 up to $5,000*. (*Based on the number of people.)
For more information, call 410-896-3379 or 410-896-3845. Proceeds go to the Delmar Little League and Delmar VFW Building Fund. No one under the age of 18 allowed to play.