AARP Defensive Driving Class
AARP defensive driving class, Oct. 13, 14, 1 to 5 p.m., Greenwood CHEER Center. Cost is $10. Call 349-5237. Space is limited.
Chicken and Pigs Feet
Widows Organization of Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church St., Bridgeville, will serve fried chicken and pig feet platters on Saturday, Oct. 16, at noon. Chicken platters are $7 and pig feet platters are $6.50. Sweet potato pie and sodas for sale. Proceeds to benefit the Widows Organization. Phone 337-7090.
13th annual Bridgeville Apple-Scrapple Festival, Oct. 8 and 9, beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday. Live entertainment, craft show, car show, carnival, food booths, antique tractors, children’s activities, scrapple carving contest and scrapple tossing contest. See www.applescrapple.com.
Bridgeville prepares for Heritage Shores ceremony
By Mike McClure
The Bridgeville Commission received an update from Heritage Shores developer Nick Rocks during its meeting on Monday, Oct. 4. The commission also awarded a grant to an after-school program.
Nick Rocks, president of Allen and Rocks, announced that a ribbon cutting ceremony for the development and golf course will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 11 a.m. According to Rocks, Gov. Ruth Ann Minner is expected to be at the ceremony.
The developer will give those in attendance an update on the project. There will also be drawings of the model homes on hand. The group will also be at this weekend’s Apple Scrapple Festival and will show elevations of the homes (registration cards will be available for interested people).
The commission received a request for funding from the Starz on Track 4-H-YMCA Woodbridge After-School program (see related story on page 48.. Kathy Rash of the YMCA Resource Center of Delaware updated the council on the program, which is funded by the 21st Century grant.
The program recently purchased mats at a cost of $1,200. Rash asked the council for a contribution to help pay for supplies for the program, which has a total 64 kids registered.
Commission President Joe Conaway told Rash that the town’s budget cycle starts in April and suggested that she send a letter requesting funds in the future so the commission has time to consider it.
The town has a grant program for community base organizations such as the Apple-Scrapple festival, fire company, library, and little league. The commission agreed to give the after school program a $1,000 grant.
The commission also voted to award a contract to P&A Engineers of Delmar, the low bidder for the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church parking lot project. The church has offered the parking lot to the town for public parking (except on Sunday).
In the past the town has been able to use suburban street aid money to pave church parking lots, but this time it has to use town funds. The bids were opened on Sept. 20 and P&A Engineers was the low bidder with a bid of $30,206. The town had $11,000 budgeted for the project (based on an estimate three years ago), but Conaway said money would be available from surplus funds and the commission voted to award the contract to the low bidder.
Town manager Bonnie Walls reported that clean up day was a huge success with 29.60 tons of garbage and unwanted items collected.
Earlier in the meeting the commission voted to make the week of Oct. 18-22 National Business Woman’s Week. The event is sponsored by Business and Professional Women/USA. (See photo in next week’s Seaford Star.)