St. Luke's to be part of Ross celebration
In conjunction with the anniversary celebration of the Ross Plantation planned by the Seaford Historical Society, St. Luke's Presbyterian Church, Seaford, will hold special activities.
Gov. Ross was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Seaford and is buried in the cemetery there, as are many members of his family.
The yew growing on the south side of the church building grew from a slip that was placed on the casket of Ross' son Caleb, who died during the Civil War while fighting for the Confederacy. Since there is so much Ross involvement with St. Luke's Church, much of the special Ross anniversary celebration centers there.
Members of the Ross clan from across the United States as well as Seaford Historical Society members, St. Luke's members and the general public are invited to attend the 10:15 service on Sunday morning, Oct. 8, with a guided tour of the cemetery following. At 1 p.m. that day a luncheon will be served in the St. Luke's parish house. Cost of the luncheon is $10.
Reservations are required for this luncheon and for all phases of the two-day Ross Anniversary Celebration.
For reservations call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9500 or Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788 or Mike Barton at 875-9658.
Second Street to do 'Gypsy'
The award-winning Broadway musical, 'Gypsy' will be performed at the Second Street Players' Riverfront Theatre, Milford, Sept. 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and Oct. 1. For reservations, call 422-0220.
'Gypsy', the musical biography of Gypsy Rose Lee and her family, was written by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim. Kenney Workman is director and Gail Betton Kelso is music director.
Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m., Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m. All seats are reserved. All tickets for Friday and Saturday shows are $12; senior citizens and students pay a discount price of $10 for matinees only.
The Riverfront Theatre, 2 S. Walnut St., downtown Milford, is accessible to people with disabilities.
Pig roast to benefit ducks
Delaware Ducks Unlimited - Tidewater Chapter presents a pig roast, auction and dance on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown, at 5 p.m. Bands will be 'Scrapple', 'S.O.S.' and 'Creep Feed' with disc jockey Lawrence Morris. Free beer will be available. Cost is $25 per person or $40 per couple. For tickets call 629-6828.
Players to sponsor party
Possum Point Players is sponsoring a clean-up and party at its facility in Georgetown Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. For more information call 856-3460.
Heritage Day being planned
Bethel Historical Society is planning its 20th annual Heritage Day for Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day will begin with the traditional parade on Main Street at 10:30 a.m.
Scheduled events include a decorated bike contest with prizes and a pet contest with prizes. There will also be a petting zoo, pony rides, games for children, music and refreshments. Vendors will include antique dealers, crafts people and demonstrators.
Prize drawings will be held throughout the day. To be in the parade, or to rent a vendor space ($15) call Jo Spence at 875-5425.
CHEER dinner, dance set
Local radio personality Art Curley will be performing dinner music for the first anniversary dinner and dance of the Warren L. and Charles C. Allen Jr. CHEER Community Center in Georgetown on Saturday, Sept. 30. The 6:30 p.m. sit-down dinner will be catered by the Sail Loft Restaurant of Milford.
Curley was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and began entertaining when he was 15. He plays the saxophone and clarinet. He began working in radio in 1949 and has worked in Rhode Island, Maine, North Carolina and Delaware. He hosts a Big Band Show on Wednesdays and Saturdays on WJWL Radio.
The Art Curley Trio plays Sunday nights at Shark's Cove in Fenwick Island.
Dancing will begin at 8 p.m. to the music of the local 50s rock and roll band, The Cruzers. Festivities will continue until midnight.
Community Center doors will open at 6 p.m. for tours of the $3 million multi-purpose facility. Tickets are $25 each. A cash bar will be available. Tickets can be obtained at the CHEER Community Center, all CHEER senior centers through the county or through local chamber of commerce offices. For more information, call Beth at 856-5187 or Dixie at 854-9500.
Golf tourney set for Oct. 6
The second annual Seaford Lions Club Charity Golf Tournament will be Friday, Oct. 6. Proceeds will help support the club's community projects such as providing eye exams and glasses and scholarships, and assisting other needy and well-deserving causes.
The tournament will be held at the Seaford Golf and Country Club at 9 a.m. The format will be a two-person, better ball of partners, with net and gross prizes. An entry fee of $75 per person will include continental breakfast, golf, cart, luncheon, golf shirt, golf balls, cash prizes and a chance to win a new car. The first-place team for both net and gross will win $400 cash, second place will be $300, third place $200, and fourth place $150.
For more information, contact Keller Hoch at 302-855-2283, or 629-4179 after 6 p.m.