Centenary UMC plans for 200th anniversary
Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, is planning its 200th anniversary.
The following events have been scheduled:
- Saturday, Sept. 7: Ice Cream Festival, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Sunday, Sept. 22: Dedication Service and Unveiling of Historic Church Marker with Bishop Peter Weaver.
- Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 24 and 25: 50th Annual Antique Show and Sale.
- Saturday, Oct. 12: Teen Dance, “Forever Moon,” a Lam-Jam Group. Debbie Morgan is in charge of the dance.
- Saturday, Oct. 19: Church Organ and Handbell Recital.
- Sunday, Oct. 20: Homecoming Dinner held at Laurel Fire Hall, at 2 p.m., with special music.
CHEER’s Fall Festival
The annual Trap Pond Fall Festival, sponsored by Sussex County Senior Services, Inc./CHEER, will be held on Friday, Sept. 6, at Delaware’s Trap Pond State Park, east of Laurel. Senior citizens and friends are invited to enjoy a day filled with delicious food, featuring fried chicken, an assortment of entertainment and various games and informational booths from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Free food will be abundant due to the generosity of Pepsi, Entermann’s and Herr’s. There will also be free watermelon and ice cream. Tickets for seniors are $4, and for those over age 60 $5.
Call Harriet at 856-5187 for tickets or more information.
Adult Plus+ trips
Fall travel options offered by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown, can take you from nearby attractions to exotic overseas locales.
On Sept. 8, you can tour the mansions of Washington, D.C.’s Embassy Row and soak up some history. Pennsylvania beckons with a luxurious visit to the Hershey Spa from Sept. 24-26.
Two New England tours are offered in October; choose between a fall foliage tour of the Adirondack Mountains on Oct. 1-6 and a chance to enjoy the ocean breezes of Cape Cod and Nantucket Island on Oct. 6-11.
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. Reservations must be made by Sept. 12. For information or reservations, call 629-7419.
The Ad Hoc Touring Co.
The Ad Hoc Touring Company will start its fall season with a meeting on Sept. 4 at Possum Point Playhouse in Georgetown at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend and participate in the reading of “My Three Angels.”
Auditions will be held on Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. at Possum Playhouse for two plays, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Wuthering Heights.” Roo Brown will direct “Sleepy Hollow” and Jean Savoy will direct “Wuthering Heights.” The two shows will be presented at the Rehoboth Art League on Oct. 26 as “An Afternoon of Mystery and Romance.”
There are parts for both men and women in these productions. George Spillane, the new director of the Ad Hoc Touring Company says, “We are looking forward to a great turnout.” The group has traditionally performed at the RAL near Halloween, adding mystery and suspense to the season.
The players, in their fifth year of productions, work with scripts in hand. Mr. Spillane notes that “No memorization makes our shows more fun for all of us.” Other productions on the Ad Hoc’s upcoming calendar include a Sept. 14 show at the Lewes Kiwanis Club Festival and a Sept. 30 performance at the Angola by the Bay Association.
AARP Chapter 1084
AARP Chapter 1084 meets Thursday, Sept. 12, at 1:30 p.m., at the Methodist Manor House. “Spirit of America” — a trip across the U.S.A. via slides and music will be presented. Visitors are welcome.
‘United We Stand’
On Wednesday, Sept. 11, Sussex County will hold “United We Stand.” This event will celebrate the spirit of America and remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001. The celebration will be held on the Circle in Georgetown, at 9:30 a.m. Speakers from Police, Fire, EMS, and government will be joined by the Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences Chorus and The Milford Community Band.
Governor’s walk to be Sept. 20
The 2002 Governor’s Walk will be held on Friday, Sept. 20, through scenic Henlopen Acres in Rehoboth Beach.
Sponsored by Sussex County Senior Services Inc./CHEER, with assistance from the Delaware Senior Olympics, the event is part of the annual Beach Day celebration and is the non-profit agency’s biggest fund-raiser of the year for its homebound meal program. Conectiv is the major underwriter of the Governor’s Walk.
The walk will step off from the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center parking lot at 10 a.m. for the long (2.8-mile) walk and at 10:30 a.m. for the short (1.5-mile) walk.
Registration fee is $10 and the first 400 paid, registered walkers will receive free T-shirts on the day of the walk. Lt. Gov. John Carney has agreed to lead off the walkers.
To obtain a registration form, call Carolyn O’Neal, CHEER marketing director, 856-5187.