look at DuPont's effect
On Thursday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m., in the Methodist Manor House auditorium
on Middleford Road, Carmen McWilliams will present her findings on
the story of the DuPont Company's selection of Seaford as the site
for the first nylon manufacturing plant. Her intention when she started
her studies was to elaborate on a report that Ralph Nader had done
in the 1970s saying that the DuPont Company had spoiled forever the
"tranquil small town" of Seaford. The program is sponsored by the
Seaford Historical Society Museum and is open to the public at no
Church to celebrate harvest
Fall Harvest Day will be held in the fellowship hall of Gethsemane
United Methodist Church, Reliance, Saturday, Sept. 25, 7 a.m. till
1 p.m. This event will include an attic sale, crafts, baked goods
and a quilt auction. The hall is located 4 miles west of the Nylon
Capital Shopping Center, on Delaware 20. Call 629-2862 for more information.
Bike-a-thon to fight cancer
Ron Breeding will call on Seaford residents to join the St. Jude Children's
Research Hospital Wheels For Life Bike-a-thon slated for Sunday, Oct.
10, at 2 p.m. at West Seaford Elementary School.
In the bike-a-thon, riders ask sponsors to make donations based on
each mile completed. All riders turning in money will receive a certificate.
Those who raise $35 will get a certificate and a St. Jude T-shirt.
When $75 is raised, the rider receives a barrel tote bag as well as
the certificate and the T-shirt. Also plans are being made to give
a $100 savings bond to the top fund-raiser.
Entry forms are available at the Department of Parks and Recreation
and city hall. For details, call 629-3964.
Democrats to meet Sept. 27
The Western Sussex Democrat Club will hold a covered-dish dinner/meeting
Monday, Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m., at St. Philips Episcopal Church, South
Central Avenue, Laurel.
Carnival winners announced
The 1999 carnival committee of the Sharptown Fire Department Inc.
announces the following winners selected during the 73rd annual carnival:
The winner of the Cub Cadet given away by the American Legion Post
218 is Karl Berkey of Seaford.
The winner of the 4x4 Polaris given away by the Sharptown Lions Club
is Matt Brown of Sharptown.
The winner of a 10x12 Utility Shed given away by the Sharptown Fire
Department is David Adkins of Sharptown.
The winner of a 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix Sedan given away by the Sharptown
Fire Department is John Lane of Fishing Creek, Md.
hunting to be discussed
The Division of Fish and Wildlife's Sussex County Enforcement Section
has scheduled a public meeting Thursday, Sept. 23, to discuss waterfowl
hunting on the Nanticoke River. It is set for 7 p.m. at the Seaford
Boys and Girls Club 305 Virginia Ave.
Ninety & Nine to celebrate
The Ninety & Nine is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a dinner
meeting at the Seaford Golf & Country Club, Monday, Sept. 27, at 6:30
p.m. Guest speaker will be 1999 Delaware Mother of the Year Dr. Harriet
Windsor, a member of Gov. Thomas R. Carper's cabinet since 1993, will
speak on the topic, "The Hand that Rocks the Cradle Shapes the World."
Music will be provided by Carol Calloway and Brenda Moore from Epworth
Fellowship Church in Laurel. Reservations are required. For details,
call Joyce Thomas at 629-2248 or Mildred Fager at 629-7228.
Lions tourney rescheduled
The Seaford Lions Club Charity Golf Tournament has been rescheduled
for Friday, Oct. 22. Proceeds will help support the club's community
projects such as providing eye exams and glasses, 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. Entry fee
is $75. For details, contact Keller Hoch at 855-2283 or 629-4179 after
Jazz quartet to perform at Methodist Manor House
The Methodist Manor House, Seaford, will present the Jazz Guys in
concert Thursday, Sept. 30, 2 p.m. The concert will feature the music
of Duke Ellington in celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth.
The jazz quartet hails from Salisbury, Md. Vocalist Ev Cook is classically
trained. Guitarist Jim Mitchell retired in 1995 after a 30-year career
in New York City television and recording studios and after completing
his 26th season with Sesame Street. Bassist and pedal steel guitarist
Bruce Chappelle is also from New York. Drummer is Jack Moffit.
The concert will feature hits such as "It Don't Mean a Thing If It
Ain't Got That Swing," "Sophisticated Lady," "Mood Indigo," "Prelude
to a Kiss," "That the A-Train" and "Don't Get Around Much Any More."
The free concert will be held on the Manor House patio. No reservations
The Manor House is located at 1001 Middleford Rd. For details, call