Golf tourney set for Oct. 6
The second annual Seaford Lions Club Charity Golf Tournament will be Friday, Oct. 6, at the Seaford Golf and Country Club beginning at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $75 per person. For more information, contact Keller Hoch at 302-855-2283, or 629-4179 after 6 p.m.
Bike-a-thon to help hospital
The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Wheels For Life Bike-a-thon is slated for Sunday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. at West Seaford Elementary School. Ron Breeding is area coordinator for the 17th year.
In the bike-a-thon, riders ask sponsors to make donations based on each mile completed. All riders turning in money will receive certificates. Those who raise $35 will also receive a St. Jude T-shirt. When $75 is raised, the rider receives a barrel tote bag. Additional prizes will be given to top fund-raisers.
Entry forms are available at all school offices, the Department of Parks and Recreation and City Hall. Anyone wishing to provide a prize, sponsor a rider or participate in the ride may call Breeding at 629-3964.
Ross Mansion 140 years old
The Seaford Historical Society is celebrating the 140th birthday of the Ross Mansion. Events will take place at the Ross Plantation all day on Saturday, Oct. 7, and at St. Luke's Church on Sunday, Oct. 8. They will include meals, a Victorian tea and on Sunday, a church service.
There will be fireworks at the Ross Plantation at dusk on Saturday, Oct. 7. These were donated by Wal-Mart and were to have been shown at the Seaford Towne & Country Fair but had to be cancelled because of rain. The fireworks are free and open to the public.
Reservations must be made by Sept. 29 for all events, even those for which there is no charge. For information and reservations call the Historical Society office at 628-9500 or Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788.
House tour set for Oct. 5
The 27th annual St. John's House Tour, sponsored by the United Methodist Women of St. John's Church, Seaford, will be Thursday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It features tours of seven homes. Tickets are $6 and will be available at St. John's Wesley Lounge, Poplar Street entrance, Oct. 1-4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or at any of the homes on the tour.
There will be a boutique featuring crafts and other homemade goodies in the St. John's fellowship hall starting at 9 a.m. A chicken salad luncheon which includes dessert and beverage, for $6, will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the hall.
This market is a nightmare
The Nightmare Market Haunted House will be open for business for 13 nights in October at Bargain Bill's Flea Market (intersection of US 13 and US 9) in Laurel.
The outside buildings on the west side of the market will be transformed into rooms featuring frightening scenes and characters. The cost will be $10 with proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Western Sussex and the Laurel Fire Department. Refreshments will be available.
The market will be open Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6 and 7; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Oct. 12, 13 and 14; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Oct. 19, 20 and 21; Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Oct. 26, 27 and 28; and Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 30 and 31 (Halloween).
For more information phone 236-SCARE (7227) or visit the website at www.nightmaremarket.com.
Auction taking place Oct. 7
The Kiwanis Club of Seaford is preparing for its 46th annual auction to take place on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club in Seaford. The doors will open at 9 a.m. for the preview with the auction getting under way at 9:30 a.m. Admission will be free. This year's chairman is Barbara Willetts.
The auction features new items donated by more than 350 local businesses, including automobiles, office items, household items, furniture, certificates to local restaurants, computers and lawn and garden items. There will also be a signed baseball from Seaford's Delino DeShields of the Baltimore Orioles.
Refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Willetts at 628-3380.
The club will also have a Basket Bingo fund-raiser at the Boys & Girls Club on Saturday, Nov. 18.