Seaford Events
Thursday, October 9, 2003
 
Elks Dinner Theater
“A Murder in Cripple Crik,” an amateur comedy-drama Dinner Theatre, will be presented by the Seaford Elk Lodge 2458 on Friday, Oct. 17, and Saturday, Oct. 18. Dinner Buffet at 6 p.m. and play at 8 p.m. on both nights. All the cast are Elk members or their families. Advance tickets only. Deadline for sales will be Oct. 14. Seats are $15 per person on a first come basis with equal opportunity given to all. For viewing seat diagram, go to the Fantasy Beauty Salon on High Street in Seaford or contact Jim Cecil at 875-3810. Those are the only two places where tickets will be sold. This is the second Dinner Theatre presented at the Seaford Elk Lodge and both were written by Elk member, Janice Cecil. Both nights were sold out for the last one! Menu: roast beef, ham, oven fried potatoes, tossed salad, string beans Almandine, baked apples and cherries, rolls, assorted desserts and coffee.

Seaford Block Watch
Make a difference in the neighborhood — On Saturday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m. Meet at St. John’s Church parking lot, Pine Street for bags and gloves to pick up trash in the streets: Cedar Avenue to Front Street and High Street to Stein Highway. Bring your children to help with clean up. Every resident is encouraged to clean up their yard, alley and street area in front of their property. Put leaves and small limbs only at the curbing. For more information call 629-9844. Rain date is Oct. 25.

St. Jude’s Bike-a-Thon
The Kiwanis Club of Seaford is sponsoring the St. Jude's Children’s Research Hospital Wheels for Life Bike-a-Thon. Chairman Ron Breeding said more than $20,000 has been raised in Seaford to help the hospital in the past 19 years. This year’s bike-a-thon will take place on Sunday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. at the West Seaford Elementary School. Breeding said that volunteer workers and riders are needed to help raise funds to help this world famous center in its battle against childhood cancer and other diseases. Riders ask sponsors to make donations based on each mile completed (the course stays in the area of the Seaford Golf & Country Club. Those riders who raise $35 will receive a T-shirt and certificate. With a $75 donation, riders will also receive a tote bag. A $100 U.S. savings bond will be presented to the top fund raiser plus prizes will also be given to the top fund raisers in the following age groups: high school and above; fourth-eighth grades; and third grade and below. Entry forms are available at all school offices, the Department of Parks and Recreation, and Seaford City Hall. Anyone who wants to volunteer or donate a prize or sponsor a rider can call Breeding at 629-3964.

Halloween party
There will be a Haunting Halloween Party for all children who are age three through 12, at the Seaford Elks Lodge on Thursday evening, Oct. 30. The Elks Lodge is located on Elks Road, north of Seaford, just off Dual 13. The fun will begin at 7 p.m. There will be Spooky games, refreshments, and prizes given to the funniest, scariest and most original. Won’t you please bring your children, grandchildren, or neighbors kids out and join us for a fun evening? This is the first of this event for our Lodge and we hope there is enough participation to warrant doing this yearly. If you wish more information, call Janice Cecil at 875-3810. The Elks look forward to seeing you and your children.

SVFD Basket Bingo
The Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, Oct. 23, starting at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Volunteer Fire Hall at the corner of King and Cannon streets in Seaford. Doors open at 6 p.m. There will be 20 games for a chance to win a basket or one of the other items, such as a Longaberger tumbler set or mixing bowl. Each player will receive a chance to win the large hamper or small wash day basket, along with other door prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Refreshments will be available. For tickets or more information contact: Peninsula Home Health Care, 514 W. Stein Highway, Isabel Stevenson, 629-8310 or Sherry Smith, 629-2237.

Toddlers, parents welcome
The “Parents As Teachers” program (PAT) invites children from birth to age 3 and their parents to a free Stay and Play Center at Seaford Dept. of Parks & Recreation on Virginia Avenue. Sessions are held Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. (Closed on school holidays.) For details call Cris Henderson at 875-2781 or Seaford Parks & Recreation at 629-6809.

Three Little Bakers
Nanticoke Senior Center is hosting a trip to: Three Little Bakers, “Home for the Holidays,” on Wednesday, Dec. 10. Departure Time is 3 p.m. This heartwarming musical completely captures the holiday spirit! The revue of more than 20 classic songs is set in an old Victorian home where the theatrical family hosts a weekend get-together to celebrate the holidays. You won’t want to miss this great tradition. Included in the trip: Motorcoach transportation, great meal, fabulous desserts. Cost is $55 members and $65 non-members.

SHS Class of 1993
Invitations to the 10-year reunion have been mailed. Anyone who is a member of the Seaford High School Class of 1993 but did not receive an invitation, should send their name and present address to: SHS Class of 1993, 721 Washington Ave., Seaford, DE 19973; or seaford 1993@hotmail.com. The reunion is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 27 at 6 p.m., at the Seaford Golf and Country Club.

Halloween Parade
Seaford Halloween Parade, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m.- line up; 7 p.m.- step-off begins, from One Cedar St., Dr. Wolgang’s office parking lot , to High Street, to Arch Street to King Street and ends at Firehouse with party and judging. Sponsored by the Downtown Seaford Association. In case of rain there will not be a parade and the party and judging will start at 7 p.m. at the firehouse.

Caribbean Cruise
Dr. Marie Wolfgang is sponsoring an 11-day cruise to the Southern Caribbean as a fund raiser for The American Cancer Society “Relay for Life.” The group will travel to and from the dock in New York Harbor on a chartered bus. Sailing out of New York on Jan. 25 on the new Norwegian Dawn, the group will visit St. Thomas, Antiqua, Barbados, Grenada, Dominica, and Tortola. Call 629-4471 to receive a detailed brochure and the special group rate.
1983 reunion planned
Seaford Senior High School class of 1983 is looking for the following “missing” classmates. Anyone who has address information may contact Sheila Laughery at 629-8178 or Dawn Dukes-Collins at 875-2819 before 9 p.m. Demetrius Bennett, Nathan Brown, Tammy Andrews Cordrey, Scott S. Bradley, Chris Corcoran, Katrina Coverdale Smith, Bonnie Daniels Baker, Jeanne Dawson, Linwood Fitchett, Lisa Horseman, Kenneth Isenhower, Winford L. Hughes, Robert W. Knowles, Brian Krumm, John Horne, Cynthia Marino Hungerford, Michael McCane, Mike Longhi, Woody Murphy, Ann Newman, Charlotte O’Brien, Jeff Pitts, Carla Payne, David Persinger, Thomas Peterson, David T. Price, Tisha Rembert, Timothy Pritchett, Keith Russ, Karen Suit Bundy, Charlotte Ross Daily, Larry Sales, Amy Roehrig, Valerie Roth, Carol Sargent Ashcraft, Roland Stewart, Mike Pinson, Michelle Kraft Cook, Greg Manlove.

VanSciver book signing
Seaford School District Director of Secondary Education and local author Dr. James H. VanSciver will present a book talk and signing at the Seaford Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 4-6 p.m. The talk will begin at approximately 4:30 p.m. VanSciver, who wrote “Close Play at Home,” a fictional book about baseball, has been involved in baseball for nearly 50 years as a player, coach, umpire, and sportswriter. He was inducted into the Eastern Shore Baseball League Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Delaware Baseball League Hall of Fame in 2003. He has also served as an editorial contributor for “Junior Baseball.” For more information about this program, contact Cindy Smith at 629-2524

Widowed Persons meeting
The Seaford Chapter of the AARP-Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 12:30 p.m. at the Golden Corral. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. The chapter sponsors trips, lunches/dinners, etc.

Bazaar & Bake Sale
Nanticoke Senior Center is sponsoring their Annual Bazaar and Bake Sale, Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Handmade crafts, yard sale items, and great baked goods. Tables for rent, $5 for members. Help support your Center.

Author and poetess
Seaford District Library will be hosting Anee Sams Floyd, author of “Sad Cryings: A Life of Pain, Suffering, Love and Hope as Revealed through Poetry,” for a book talk on Thursday, Oct. 16, from 4-6 p.m. at the Seaford District Library. A resident of Dover, she received both her bachelors and masters of social work from Delaware State University. She is the proud mother of 10 children (five are step-children) and grandmother of many. The majority of this collection was written during the turbulent 60s when American was going through the Transitional Black Revolution and, as she states, her own world was “on fire.” Mrs. Floyd feels that the strains and pains of a society coming to grips with itself infringes upon all our lives. Life has its sufferings nad rewards. Life is hard but life is also soft and gentle when it wants to be. This program is free and open to the public.

Business Women’s Week
Seaford Business and Professional Women/USA announces the 75th annual National Business Women’s Week (NBWW) Oct. 19-25. NBWW offers communities, companies and organizations an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of working women. It also offers a chance for local BPW organizations across the country to acknowledge companies and individuals that have made strides toward improving working women’s lives in their communities. Business and Professional Women/USA, founded in 1919, promotes equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. With 30,000 members in 1,600 local organizations represented in every congressional district in the country, BPW/USA is the leading advocate on work-life balance and workplace equity issues. BPW/Seaford provides members with professional development programs, networking, a chance for service to the community, participation in grassroots activism, fun activities, and opportunities to support scholarship programs. For membership information, call Paula Gunson, president of BPW/Seaford (days) 629-9690, e-mail us at bpwseaford@hotmail.com or visit our website at bpwseaford.hypermart.net.

SHS class reunion set
The Seaford class of 1973 reunion will be Saturday, Nov. 29, 6 p.m. For information and reservations contact Susan Betts, 9576 Cedar Lane, Seaford, or call 629-6691.

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.

Toddlers, parents welcome
The “Parents As Teachers” program (PAT) invites children from birth to age 3 and their parents to a free Stay and Play Center at Seaford Dept. of Parks & Recreation on Virginia Avenue. Sessions are held Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. (Closed on school holidays.) The center provides an opportunity for young children to play together and parents and caretakers to discuss parenting questions with a parent educator. Other services include a lending library of children’s and parenting books and evening group meetings on a variety of topics. For more information, call Cris Henderson at 875-2781 or Seaford Dept. of Parks & Recreation at 629-6809.