Bulletin Board
Thursday, September 4, 2003
Raffle Tickets
Tickets for the Harley - Ford Raffle, to benefit the expansion and renovation of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital's Emergency Room, are on sale in a variety of locations, including online. The grand prize is a 2003 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Limited Edition Supercrew Pickup, a 2003 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail, an enclosed East Tennessee Titan Trailer, and a helmet. All proceeds will be used for the renovation and expansion of the Emergency Room at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Tickets are $20 each and are available at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Gift Shop, Frederick Ford, and online at www.harleyraffle.org. Order forms are also available at businesses throughout the area. Volunteers are also looking for businesses and events to display the grand prize and sell tickets. For more information on hosting the display or to have an order form display for your business, call 629-6611, ext. 2404.

Chamber Music Concert
A Chamber Music Concert will be held Sunday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra Society presents the world-class Mariner String Quartet at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown. Featured will be works by Mozart and Dvorak, and a world-premier quartet by Baltimore composer Karen Amrhein. Tickets are $20 apiece for adults ($15 for employees of any Delaware college or university), and $10 for students 12 or older, children under 12 are free. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from Delaware Tech at 858-5475 or toll-free 888-846-8600.

CHEER Anniversary
The Warren L. and Charles C. Allen, Jr. CHEER Community Center will be celebrating its fourth anniversary on Sept. 27. The dinner dance will be held at the CHEER Community Center located at the intersection of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road, just outside of Georgetown. The evening begins with cocktails at 6 p.m. with dinner following at 7 p.m. The delectable dinner menu consists of baked ham, fried chicken or stuffed pork loin entrees. The dance will begin at 8 p.m. A local favorite, The Cruzers, will entertain with music for all ages including oldies, country and rock. Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple. It is recommended that guests order tickets early as this anniversary event has sold-out in the past. For tickets or information, call 302-854-9500 or visit www.scss.org. CHEER is an independent non-profit agency dedicated to serving the needs of Sussex County’s senior population.

Pageant contestants
The search is on for the 2004 Miss Delaware and Miss Maryland National Teenagers. Currently seeking contestants, the Delaware and Maryland state pageants will be held March 5-7, 2004 in Rehoboth Beach. The pageant is open to teenage girls, ages 12-18 and scoring is based on interview, evening wear, academic achievement/community service and personal expression onstage. There are optional talent and essay competitions that are judged by a separate panel. There is no swimsuit competition. Two winners in two age divisions will represent their states at the 33rd annual Miss National Teenager Pageant to be held at Opryland USA, Nashville, Tenn., in August 2004. They will also have the opportunity to travel throughout the state, making public appearances and serving as role models for teens. Contact the state director for more information: (302) 644-8109 or DENationalTeen@aol.com

Choral Society rehearsals
The Southern Delaware Choral Society, under the direction of David Miller, begins its fall rehearsals season on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. at the Georgetown Presbyterian Church, North Bedford Street, Georgetown. They will continue each Tuesday. Preparation will begin for the Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 14, in Lewes. New singers, including high school students, are welcome to join with no audition required. For more information call 645-7584.

Beekeepers demonstration
The Delaware Beekeepers Association recognizes September as National Honey Month and celebrates it with their annual Open Hive Demonstration held at Redden State Forest. This event, to be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, is open to the public and should be especially interesting to school-age children. The Redden Forest Educational Center is located on east Redden Road (Sussex 565), which intersects Route 113, four miles north of Georgetown. Look for signs. For more details, call Richard Hearn at 302-933-0144, Randall Cash at 302-236-7559, or Robert Mitchell at 800-282-8685
Basket Bingo Party
The Salisbury Metro Lions Club will sponsor a Basket Bingo Party, Friday, Sept. 12, at The Moose Lodge on the Snow Hill Road in Salisbury. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with the games beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Prizes include Longerberger baskets and more. Refreshments available during the event. For tickets and information telephone 410-651-1917. Proceeds will benefit the Lions Club sight and hearing projects.

Work with 4-H Youth
4-H in Delaware is seeking adult volunteers to work with young people enrolled in the program. “We need people who have an interest in spending time with young people and want to learn alongside them,” says Ted Palmer, State Extension 4-H Agent, Volunteer Development. Though the program is seeking people to help provide guidance to 4-H activities in general, people with specific skills and interest are also needed. Those with photography, gardening, sewing, computer, and conservation skills are sought. Currently approximately 30,000 young people are enrolled in the state’s 4-H program. They are involved in a variety of activities and projects, including gardening, foods and nutrition, livestock, conservation, woodworking and electricity. 4-H is a learn-by-doing program that is part of the Delaware Extension Service which has offices located in all three counties, the campuses of the University of Delaware and Delaware State University. People interested in helping with the 4-H program are encouraged to call in Sussex County – 856-7303, or they can check the Delaware 4-H web site at: http://ag.udel.edu/4h. The 4-H program is open to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, handicap, age or national origin.

Buckmasters Banquet
The Eastern Shore Chapter of Buckmasters will be holding their 11th Annual Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Delmarva Convention center in Delmar. All money raised during the evening will benefit the Buckmasters American Deer Foundation. Much of the money raised is used here on the Shore. The evening will begin with cocktails at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Live auctions, raffles and door prizes. Nearly 20 guns will be given away during the evening. Tickets are $40 and include a one-year membership to Buckmasters. A spouse can attend for $25 and includes all of the festivities for the evening including dinner. A special sponsorship ticket is available again this year for $200 and includes membership, two dinners, a special sponsor package of gifts, a chance on a special sponsor only rifle and a raffle ticket package. For more information contact David Brown at 875-3856 or 875-4209.

The Whirl-A-Ways of Sussex County are sponsoring two nights of introduction to Square Dancing, Wednesday, Sept. 10 and Wednesday, Sept. 17, at Adult Plus Center, Ennis Street, Georgetown, at 7:30 p.m. There will be no charge for these two nights. Refreshments will be served. Flat shoes and casual clothes are suggested. For more information contact Willard or Chris Messick at 629-5530. Classes will follow the next week Sept. 24 and each Wednesday after that at 7:30 p.m. Instructor and caller is Rich Little. Square Dancing is a fun way to get exercise we all need. Get a group of your friends and come out to try it.

Online homework help
On Saturday, Sept. 6, at 10 a.m., students, parents and home-schoolers interested in learning how to use the many online resources available through the Sussex County Library System are invited to the Greenwood Public Library for a guided tour given by State Librarian Terry Plummer. All resources demonstrated can be accessed on the home computers of anyone possessing a library card, making all resources available 24 hours a day. Handouts will be provided. For more information, stop by the library, or call 3490-5309.

AARP Chapter 1084
AARP Chapter 1084 meets Thursday, Sept. 11, at 1:30 p.m., at the Methodist Manor House. A “Sight & Sound” honoring the victims of 9/11/2001 will be presented. Visitors are welcome.

Writers Association
The next Eastern Shore Writers’ Association (ESWA) meeting will be on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m., at RJ Riverside Restaurant, 300 Laureltowne Road, Laurel. The 1st meeting of the 2003-2004 season will make plans for the new season (programs, public readings, manuscript reading service. An invitation is extended to anyone interested in the craft of writing, novice or professional, to attend. Those interested in attending may bring a guest, if they wish. Stay for a light lunch and meet some of the ESWA members. The ESWA goal is to motivate, encourage and offer support to those who work with the written word. Call 410-482-6736 for additional information. ESWA was founded in 1985, with membership covering a tri-state area. It offers a forum to promote and educate fellow writers on the Eastern Shore.