Bulletin Board
Thursday, October 9, 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. The prize items were donated by David Horsey of Laurel. 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.

Basket Bingo October 9
The Employee Activity Committee of Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, Oct. 9, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose, located on Route 13A, in Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 exciting games and will feature several basket combinations including the 2003 Christmas set, Bouquet basket, American Crafts Baking Dish and basket, along with several regular line baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Hostess Large Hamper and the Hostess Christmas basket or one of the eight door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to WIN! Attendees bringing an unopened package of toothpaste or a bar of soap will receive Door prize ticket free (limit 2 free tickets per person). Donation to benefit the HopeLine “Packs for Pride” initiative. The Packs for Pride program benefits children of domestic violence). Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact the EAC at 302-629-6611, ext. 2420.

2003 NMH Basket Sale
The Nanticoke Memorial Hospital 2003 American Traditions handwoven baskets have been put on sale. Dot Dixon, co-chair of the kiosk at the hospital, in answer to many requests for a candy basket ordered one especially to fit your needs, be it in your home or on your desk at work. It has a lovely engraved brass plate with the hospital’s name and logo as well as the year 2003. As an added bonus, this green and natural wood basket with leather handles includes a protector for the special price of only $25. Just in time for your holiday decorating and that special someone on your Christmas list. These baskets are available at the hospital kiosk or you may contact Dot Dixon at 629-7838, or Jane Foskey at 875-5629.

Christian illusionist
World famous illusionist Andre Kole will perform at Laurel Wesleyan Church, located on Route 13A, just north of Laurel on Friday, Oct. 17. There will be two performances. The matinee family performance begins at 5 p.m. and the evening performance begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are required for admission with the matinee tickets priced at $4 each and the evening show tickets are $6 each. There will be no nursery available and due to the length of the program, it is not recommended for children under age 6. To purchase tickets you may phone the church at 302-875-5380. Andre Kole has performed in over 78 countries of the world for millions of people. In addition, he has appeared on national television in over 40 countries and has given over 3,500 performances at colleges and universities. He is most famous for his role as a creative consultant for world famous magician David Copperfield and assisted him with the illusion of the disappearing Statue of Liberty that took place on national t.v. a few years ago. This is a “must-see” show as not only will you be intrigued by his illusions, but Andre will be using a magical illustration to share some truths about the spiritual dimension of our lives.

Student testing
A workshop will be held on Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-noon, presented by the Parent Information center of Delaware, “DSTP.” An overview of the Delaware Student Testing Program (DSTP) and how it relates to children with special needs. It will be held at Parent Information Center, 109 North Bedford St., Georgetown. Call to register, 859-9880.

The Knights of Columbus will hold an Octoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 25, at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall. A catered dinner, cocktail hour, at 6 p.m. Adults $15, Children under 12, $7. Call for information, 629-7999 or 629-0644.

Coasters Basket Bingo
Coasters members are selling Basket Bingo tickets for their Longaberger Basket Bingo. It will be held Oct. 15, at the Millsboro VFW, across from Millsboro Ford on Rt. 113. It will begin at 7 p.m. with the doors opening at 6 p.m. The monies raised will help pay for the Mid-Coast All-star Stars Cheerleading squad’s 2003-2004 competitive season. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.
AARP Tax-Aide
AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest, free, volunteer-run tax counseling and preparation service is looking for volunteers to help senior and low-income taxpayers complete their 2003 federal and state income tax returns. This is a free community service sponsored by AARP in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Sites are equipped with computer hardware and software to prepare and file returns electronically. We need volunteers who are computer literate. They will receive free tax training and are asked to give a commitment of four hours per week over the ten week program. For more information contact Bill Watt 629-7309.

Basket Bingo
A Longaberger Basket Bingo will be held Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. (doors open at 5:30) at the Moose Lodge, Snow Hill Road, Salisbury. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. The grand prize is the Joyful Chorus Basket Set. There will also be a 50/50 and a raffle for a Corner Hamper. Other prizes will be drawn as well. Call Denise Marvel at 628-1940 or Angela Mitchell at 875-0768. Spread of delights and beverages complimentary. Hotdogs available for $1. Sponsored by the DE Storm 10U & 12U Travel Baseball Teams.

Chorus meets in Milford
First State Harmonettes, a prospective chorus of the Sweet Adelines, meets every Tuesday, 7 p.m., in the Avenue Methodist Church in Milford. For more information call Dot at 422-7887.

Haunted Stadium
Nightmare on Hobbs Road 2003 — Haunted Stadium will be open Oct. 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 and Nov. 1st. Tickets will be sold from 7-11 p.m. at $10 each. Children under 6 are free. Open Rain or Shine. Experience this unique opportunity to see the “Underneath World” of the Shorebirds Stadium. For more information, visit www.theshorebirds.com or call 410-219-3112. Portion of the proceeds from the event benefit the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club.

ESWA meeting
The next Eastern Shore Writers’ Association (ESWA) meeting will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 11 a.m.in the Latitude 38 Restaurant, Oxford Road, Oxford, Md. Speakers will be Ann Foley and Gloria Johnson-Mansfield, authors of “Two Pictorial Histories — Cambridge and Dorchester County. Call (410) 482-6736 for additional information.

Perdue Reunion
The 63rd Annual Reunion of the Perdue Family will be held on Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Parsonsburg Community Hall in Parsonsburg, Md. A buffet luncheon will be held at 2 p.m. with a meeting at 3 p.m. All Perdue descendants are invited to attend. For more information, call 410-749-1723.

Hispanic American Month
Folklorist musician Marco Hernandez will give a free public performance at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown, on Monday, Oct. 13, from noon to 1 p.m., in the Student Services Center dining hall. The performance is being sponsored by the campus Student Enrichment committee in honor of Hispanic American Month. Hernandez is an accomplished musician who plays a variety of wind and stringed instruments from Latin America and South America. He is a member of the Latin American music group Katari, which uses traditional handcrafted instruments to showcase the rich culture and history of that region. For more information about the performance, contact Rhonda Tuman at 302-855-5951.

Toys for Tots
Coldwell Banker Broadcreek Realty and the U.S. Marine Corps would like to invite you and your family to participate in making a child’s holiday bright. Simply collect new, unwrapped, non-violent gifts and they will be distributed to underprivileged children in Sussex County. Toys for Tots is a nationwide campaign dedicated to providing gifts for children in need, and giving them a more memorable holiday experience. Drop off your gifts at the Coldwell Banker Broadcreek Realty office located one mile north of Wal-Mart on Route 13 (southbound lane) in Seaford or call 302-629-5575.

Delaware Equine meeting
Delaware Equine Council will have its monthly meeting, open to all members and the public, anyone who is interested in horses, at the C&R Center in Petersburg (Felton area), at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct 20.For details call Paula at 629-5233.

Fall Harvest
The ninth annual Fall Harvest at Pepperbox, the only event on the Delmarva Peninsula featuring “real” horsepower at work is set for Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Delmarva Driving Club, Inc. Visitors may choose to ride with members providing the horsedrawn shuttles from the parking area to the event site, where they can see field work done by horses, observe a portable sawmill in operation, help make and taste fresh apple cider, ride a horse or in a wagon, pet some farm animals, or just reminisce with friends about “how it used to be done, in the old days.” Hosted by Ed and Lois Evans on their farm east of Laurel, near Trap Pond in the tiny area locally known as Pepperbox, the event draws draft horse farmers and collectors of farm equipment, classic and antique cars, trucks, tractors, engines along with other memorabilia. Many ongoing exhibitions of old trades, a step-back in time, and vendors selling crafts.To wrap up the day, a parade at 2:30 p.m. will showcase the horses and antique machinery. For more information or to register as an exhibitor or vendor, call 875-4971. The Delmarva Driving Club invites families and old-timers alike to join in the fun.