Carnival of Lights planned
The Delmar Chamber of Commerce Carnival of Lights will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24, 7 p.m. at State Street Park. There will be games, food, pony rides, fire engine rides, music, a visit from Santa and more. Canned food will be collected for the needy. For details, call 302-846-3210.
Santa coming in parade
The Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2001 Christmas parade, “Peace on Earth,” Saturday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. To arrange to participate, contact Audra Swafford at (410) 742-6288. Application packets are available at the Delmar Town Hall, the Cookie Bouquet and Brainwave Computer Services in Salisbury. There is no cost to participate.
Trophies will be awarded by judges and Santa will make an appearance.
Bi-Staters’ Coffee Talk
Our deepest sympathy to Harold Twilley and his family on the death of his wife, Jean.
On Tuesday, Oct.30, during Boy Scout Troop 174’s Fall Court of Honor, a surprise dinner was held to honor former Scoutmaster Vickie Giordano and her husband and Assistant Scoutmaster Bill Giordano. The troop wanted to thank the Giordanos for all the hard work they have done since taking over the troop in 1996. The Giordanos are still active with the troop, but Vickie has stepped down as scoutmaster, taking a less active role while helping the new Scoutmaster Bob White as he tries to take over that position.
The dinner was attended by present and past troop members, family and friends, and by Mayor John McDonnell. The troop also presented the Giordanos with a plaque and a gift certificate.
Happy birthday to Breanna Koster who will be 3 years old on Nov. 24.
Roger Truitt, Elizabeth, Ky., was visiting his dad, George Truitt, and renewing old acquaintances in Delmar two weeks ago.
The National Geographic Society was in Delmar Tuesday, Nov. 13. Representatives are visiting towns that are divided between two states and gathering history about them. They visited Linda’s Railroad Café, sharing stories of Delmar’s history with the group that congregates there each day, and the Delmar Library, to listen to Charles Truitt talk on the history of railroading in Delmar. They also visited with the Wood Workers Club, which makes toys for the children at Christmas, and made a trip to the Mason-Dixon marker west of Delmar.
Grace Lecates was honored by Delmar Fire Department ladies auxiliary at its recent meeting and presented with a beautiful wristwatch with a special charm to commemorate her 50 years with the Delmar Fire Department.
Jamie Joynes was chosen to sing the national anthem at the FFA National Convention in Kentucky. She attended the convention with teacher, Donna Bauman.
The Student Government Association received an award from the Blood Bank for the largest increase in donors last year in Sussex County. The drive was sponsored by Pam Shockley.
Juley Harper, teacher of the year from Delmar School District, was the keynote speaker at the Maryland Future of the Year Dinner on Oct. 5.
Jay Green, principal of Delmar High School, Renee Morrison and David McDowell, assistant principals, were honored at a reception on Oct. 29 as part of a day established by Gov. Ruth Ann Minner honoring school principals.