Food drive for Associated Charities Nov. 26 - Dec. 14
The sixth annual Sharing and Caring Food Drive for Seaford-Blades Associated Charities will take place in Seaford schools starting the week of Nov. 26 and ending on Friday, Dec. 14. All schools are participating in the drive coordinated by the Family Office of the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club.
There is a community drop off site at the Boys & Girls Club/Nanticoke Senior Center (hours are 7 a.m.-8 p.m.). In the five years of the drive, more than 53,000 items have been collected for a total of approximately 16 tons of food.
For more information, contact Ron MacArthur at 629-8740 after 10 a.m.
Visit Bermuda with CHEER
Time is running out to come aboard television’s original “Love Boat” and set sail with CHEER to Bermuda from May 5-12, 2002.
Sussex County Senior Services, Inc./CHEER will sponsor a cruise to the beautiful island of Bermuda on Princess Cruise Line’s most famous ship. Long known for its fantastic cuisine, entertainment and excellent service, the Pacific Princess will deliver a Bermuda experience that will exceed your expectations.
Departing from New York Pier, CHEER and its guests will sail down the Atlantic Coast to Bermuda for eight days and seven nights of paradise. Port stops will be made in St. George, Hamilton and the Royal Navy Dockyard. The ship will serve as a floating hotel while passengers are at port.
Everyone is invited to join CHEER on this cruise. Bring your children, grandchildren, friends and other relatives for a dream vacation together. What a wonderful Mother’s Day gift! Deposits must be received by Nov. 30. Call 684-1600.
‘Christmas in the Country’
The Sophomore Class of Epworth Christian School is hosting its first annual “Christmas in the Country” Craft Show, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the school gymnasium, 14511 Sycamore Road, Laurel, 4.5 miles east of US 13.
Crafters from as far as Deal Island and Annapolis, Md., will be offering quilts, fresh wreaths and poinsettias. Cami Dukes will be there with her “Old Country Collection” and there will be vintage fabric crafts and primitives, along with a wide assortment of other crafts.
Sponsored by the sophomore class, the donation for admission is $1. Refreshments will include: hot dogs, chili, vegetable soup, and lots of hot and cold drinks. There will also be a bake sale table. For information call Peggy Smith (302) 337-3637.
Turkey Shoot Nov. 24
A Turkey Shoot will be held Nov. 24, at noon, at Nanticoke Sportsmen’s Club, Bethel-Concord Road (Road 485), Seaford. There will be food and drinks available. There will also be oyster sandwiches. Call 629-9199.
Sunday breakfast buffet
An All-You-Can-Eat Sunday Breakfast Buffet will be served by the Galestown Ruritan Club on the 4th Sunday of each month October -May, 7-10 a.m., at the Galestown (Md.) Community Hall. This month it will be held Nov. 25. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 children 6-12 years of age. The buffet features pancakes, eggs, scrapple, sausage, creamed chipped beef, biscuits, potato casserole, hominy, fruit cup, and sticky buns.
It’s Country 2001
The American Legion, Sussex Post 8, and Station 93 ambulance of Georgetown announces their show, “It’s Country 2001,” will be held on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, at the Delaware Tech Community College theater, Georgetown.
“It’s Country 2001” features local musical and comedy talent accompanied by the renowned “Jones Boys” band. CAT Country’s personalities E.J. Fox and Brian K. Hall will be at the helm of this year’s program which will commence at 7 p.m. with parading of colors by the Indian River Marine JROTC.
Tickets are $10 in advance by calling 856-2836 or may be purchased at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Georgetown Ambulance Service.
For three weekends in December the grandeur of the restored, historic Ross Mansion on North Pine Street in Seaford will be highlighted with spectacular Christmas decorations done by local professional florists.
This 13-room Italian Villa style structure was the home of William Henry Harrison Ross who was Governor of Delaware from 1851 to 1855.
This fifth annual Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion will start with a wine and cheese party on Friday, Nov. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission of $8 will include a tour of the elaborately decorated rooms with guides in costume explaining the history of the furnishings and artifacts.
On Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 tours will be conducted from 1-4 p.m. with an admission charge of $5 per person over 16 years, $2.50 for ages 10 to 16, and no charge for children under 10 years of age.
An expanded boutique featuring handmade gift items will be located in the newly created display room.
A gigantic Christmas tree with all natural decorations will be featured in the formal parlor. The slave quarter, smokehouse and “honeymoon cottage” gatehouse will be open also.
The Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion is sponsored by the Seaford Historical Society. The Public is invited. For further information, call 628-9500 or Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788.
Possum Point Players
Four Tickets to Christmas
Possum Point Players, the areas oldest community theatre, announced the cast for their upcoming holiday musical, “Four Tickets to Christmas.”
Judy Dean, president of Possum Point Players said, “We are all pleased that so many talented members of our community will be participating in our holiday show. Thanks to director, Suzette Riggin, of Lewes, this show promises to be upbeat, happy and full of the holiday spirit.”
Riggin said, “Rehearsals are a joy and the cast is pure heaven. Jim Hartzell has been my directing coach and a terrific help.
“The music is absolutely fantastic and the choral numbers make my hair stand on end.” Riggin continued, “I only have eight men in the show, but they sound like 20, some very powerful voices.”
“Four Tickets to Christmas,” a holiday musical, will be presented at Possum Point Players in Georgetown. Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7, and 8, at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 2 and 9, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $11 each, with a senior and student ticket price available for the matinee performances only $9.
A dinner theatre will be held on Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. Tickets for the dinner and show are $35. Reservations may be made by calling the Possum Point Players’ ticketline at 856-4560.
Toys for Tots collections
Regional Builders, Inc. has been established as a local drop-off for the Toys for Tots program. This program conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve collects and distributes toys to needy children in the community.
To participate, you may drop off new, unwrapped toys at Regional Builders, Inc., 300 High St., Seaford.
The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You may also make a tax deductible donation to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, P.O. Box 1947 Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA 22134.
Although Regional Builders staff members are participating in the program for the first time, they hope to make it an annual tradition.
Breakfast with Santa
The Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club will have Breakfast With Santa and Santa’s Secret Workshop at the club, 301 Virginia Ave., Seaford, on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. (the morning of the Seaford Christmas Parade).
A breakfast food concession area will be set up (you do not have to purchase breakfast to take part in the Secret Workshop).
Children will have a chance to shop for inexpensive gifts for parents, friends, brothers, sisters, grandparents, etc. Staff will be on hand to help with gift wrapping and selection of gifts (no parents are allowed). Gifts will range from 25 cents to $10 with most gifts less than $5.
NASCAR Raffle Dec. 3
The Shore Thunder Cheerleading squads are selling raffle tickets for the May 2002 Charlotte Speedway Race in North Carolina.
Prize: 2 day/3 night stay at Holiday Inn and two 2-day passes to the race. Tickets: $10 each or 2 for $15. Drawing to be held on Dec. 3. Call 875-5538 for more information.
AARP Safe Driver program
A 55-Alive/Mature Driving Program for people 50 and over will be given from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 3 and 4, at the Methodist Manor House, Seaford.
The two-day program, sponsored by the American Association for Retired Persons, stresses how older drivers may operate vehicles safely.
Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate entitling them to a reduction in their auto insurance. A 15 percent reduction is given to anyone repeating the program within three years.
For information and registration, call 628-4879. The cost is $10 per person.
DelDOT Public Workshop
The Delaware Department of Transportation is holding a public workshop in Sussex County to present the U.S. 13 Corridor Plan, which includes proposed improvements as part of the U.S. 13 Corridor Capacity Preservation Program. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 4-8 p.m. at the Seaford Middle School, 500 East Stein Highway, Seaford.
The workshop will serve as a forum to learn how DelDOT proposes to preserve the ability of U.S. 13 to handle increasing traffic volumes and accommodate development well into the future.
DelDOT planners and engineers will be available to answer questions related to specific transportation or development issues related to the program.
Reliance Grange supper
The Reliance Grange #58 will have a covered dish supper at the Gethsemane United Methodist Church in Reliance on Monday, Nov. 26, at 6 p.m. Please bring a dish of food to share.
Following the dinner Ralph Keene will show his nature slides. Members are asked to bring their friends. No Admission.
‘Spirit of the Season’ Dinner
On Thursday, Dec. 6, 6-9 p.m., “Spirit of the Season” Dinner Show with Foot Light Productions join Foot Light Productions Dinner Show for the CHEER Community Center as it presents “Spirit of the Season.”
The show is a collection of favorite holiday songs, such as “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Oh, Holy Night,” “White Christmas” and many more. Cash bar will be available. Cost of tickets is $15. Limited seating. For reservations and tickets call 854-9500.
Clatworthy to talk Dec. 12
The 37th District Republican Committee announces that it will be having its next meeting on wednesday, Dec. 12, at 7:15 p.m., at Rehoboth Beach Country Club. U.S. Senatorial candidate Ray Clatworthy will be guest speaker. All 41 districts are encouraged to be represented.
Santa’s 2001 Hours and Dates in Laurel begin Dec. 14
On Friday, Dec. 14, Laurel will hold its Christmas Parade at 7 p.m. Santa arrives in Laurel.
Saturday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Pictures with Santa Day. Bring your child to get a picture taken with Santa. Cost is $3 per picture. Bring a canned good (which will be donated to the Good Samaritan Shop) and get picture for $2 per picture.
Santa also will be at his house on Saturday, Dec. 15, 6 to 8 p.m.; and Monday through Friday, Dec. 17-21, from 6 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
‘An Italian Christmas’ Dec. 15 and 16 reserve tickets
Guest singers from delaware will join the Southern Delaware Choral Society for its season concert, “An Italian Christmas” with music by Puccini, Menotti and Respighi on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Rehoboth, and on Sunday, dec. 16, at 3 p.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Seaford. The concert includes Respighi’s Laud to the Nativity and Menotti’s Shepherds Carol from Amahl and the Night Visitors, as well as Puccini’s Messe di Gloria. Tickets are $10 general admission and $8 for students and seniors. To reserve tickets call Leslie Davis at 875-4333.
Elks host Bingo every Wednesday
The Seaford Elks Lodge has Bingo every Wednesday evening beginning promptly at 7:30. Food available from our kitchen.