Bulletin Board
Thursday, August 8, 2002
Sharptown Carnival
The 76th Annual Sharptown Firemen’s Carnival is running now through Aug. 24. Grounds open at 7 each night. Plenty of Delmarvelous food is being served. Plenty of free parking. Nightly entertainment, games and attractions. The fairgrounds are located at Md. RT 348 and Md. 313, Sharptown.

‘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.

Adult Plus+ trips
Trips sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown include the following: 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: 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.

Festival and tournament
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. Jack Conner will coordinate this event. Call him at 629-4324 to play.
Master Gardeners
The University of Delaware and Delaware State University’s Master Gardeners will hold an Open House, Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tour the Demonstration Garden planted with annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, shade loving plants. Come and check out our raised beds, square-foot garden, water garden; and learn how a tunnel garden can extend your growing season. Walk through our Problem Garden. Learn what causes the problem and how to correct it. Bring your sick indoor and or outdoor plants to our sick plant clinic and try to stump the Master Gardener’s with your gardening questions. No pre-registration is required for the workshops or to tour the garden. There is no rain date. The Demonstration Garden is located on Route 9, west of Georgetown, on the right past the University of Delaware’s Research and Education Center. Plenty of parking is available in the Lasher Laboratory parking lot. Call 856-7303 for more information.

Safe Kids Day
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.