Wanted: Delmar Citizen of year
By Brian Cordrey
The Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce is looking for Delmarís Citizen of the Year to honor at a banquet to be held on Nov. 2.
The chamber sponsors the banquet each year to honor an individual who has made notable contributions to the town.
Guidelines for the nomination process are:
Previous recipients of this award are: Mora Irene Culver, J. William Gordy (deceased), A.E. Hantwerker (deceased), Edward McClaine (deceased), Dr. Ernest Larmore, Jean S. Ellis, Joseph C. Morris Sr., Ronnie Hastings, P. Douglas Niblett, Bill Brittingham, George Leong (deceased), Al Covington, Jay G. Green, Hattie Moore, Irvin Aydelotte, Pete Pedersen, Dee McDonnell, Percy Elliott, Anthony Triglia, Melba Hastings, Robert Handy, Shawn Brittingham and Linda K. Jones.
Nomination boxes are located at the Bank of Delmarva in Delmar, Railroad Cafť, Delmar Town Hall, Wilmington Trust in Delmar, Delmar Post Office, and Delmar Public Library.
- Nominees must be residents of the Delmar School District
- They must show commitment through contributions to church, social, business, school, chamber or other community related organizations
- They must be role models with strong character
- Their contributions to the community should have been made over a sustained period of time
- Nominees need not be members of the Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce.
Nominations are being accepted until Monday, Sept. 16.
The annual banquet honoring the recipient will be held at the Delmarva Convention Center on Saturday, Nov. 2.
Information regarding the nominations or the upcoming event may be obtained by contacting Lisa Lloyd Ellis at 302-846-2125 or 410-742-9401.
Bi-Statersí Coffee Talk
Special happy 50th birthday wishes to Tim Warrington on Aug. 30 from your Mom and Dad, Louise and Edgar Warrington. Even though Tim lives in Arab, Alabama, he receives the Laurel Star to keep up with hometown news.
Friends of Jerita Kenney would like to wish her a happy birthday on Sept. 1.
Congratulations to Eleanor Carmean on winning the 2002 GMC crew cab pickup truck at the Sharptown Carnival. She had just left shortly before her name was drawn. She said this was the first time she ever won anything and was so excited she couldnít sleep that night. Way to go, Eleanor!
The Sharptown Carnival is one event that many people look forward to each year, not only for their oyster sandwiches, but for a chance to see old friends. Three years ago, Dick Bennett saw one of his old Army buddies, Harvey Chesser, whom he hadnít seen in 53 years there. Now they make it a tradition to meet every year at the carnival. Harvey is originally from Pocomoke and now lives in Goldsboro, N.C. He has two daughters, Connie Brown of Mardela and Barbara Burton, Seaford.
I had a wonderful surprise visit from my cousin, David Beale and his mom, Virginia Lee Beale of Seaford on Sunday. David and I havenít seen each other in years since his joining of the Merchant Marines. He hasnít changed a bit ó itís funny, men just donít age.
Happy anniversary to Cale and Kim Johnson on your 10th wedding anniversary on Sept. 5.
Brooks Courier Service hosted an afternoon for their drivers and guests from Salisbury and Georgetown at the Arthur W. Perdue Stadium to enjoy a buffet luncheon and watch the Shorebirds Game. Among the guests were Elaine and Norman Carr and Alton Cordrey of Delmar.
Phyllis Parker met with 17 nurses for lunch at RJ Riverside Restaurant last Thursday to celebrate their nursing careers and the 50th anniversary of the opening of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Their nursing careers span the years 1952 - 1962.
Peggy and Donald Morris hosted a small gathering of close neighbors to welcome and introduce Clayton Pauze to the Delmar Manor neighborhood. Clayton is an airplane pilot working for the Perdue Corporation.
Birthday wishes to Joseph C. Morris Jr. on Aug. 26; Ken Manlove, Nicole Moore and Thorpe A. Caldwell, Aug. 27; Dorothy Morris and Brett Lewis, Aug. 28; Wendy Lowe, Aug. 29; David Fitzgerald, Aug. 30; Elizabeth Figgs, George Lambden, Walter Fisher, and Bruce Tyrrell, Sept. 1