Bridgeville - Greenwood News Briefs
Thursday, November 25, 2004

Free Thanksgiving Day Dinners
Free community Thanksgiving dinner sponsored by Union U.M. Church, Market and Laws streets, Bridgeville, Thursday, Nov. 25, noon to 2 p.m. Phone 337-7409.

Woodbridge Class of 1979
The Woodbridge Class of 1979 is planning its 25th reunion for Friday, Nov. 26, at RJ Riverside Restaurant, Laurel. If you have an up to date address for a classmate, call Chris Baker Redman at 628-9922 or Landy Correll at 337-8872.

Christmas in Bridgeville
The 29th annual Christmas in Bridgeville, sponsored by the Bridgeville Historical Society, Saturday, Dec. 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Woodbridge High School. Admission is $1. More than 85 vendors will be showing their wares ranging from homemade goodies, crafts, including wooden items, dolls, candles, Christmas decoration, quilts, poinsettias and Christmas greens. Santa Claus will pay a visit between 10 a.m. and noon. Lunch will be catered by Jimmy’s Grille.

Coverdale Council group honors women for efforts The Coverdale Community Council had a community banquet on Oct. 16 at the Coverdale Community Center in Bridgeville. The council of newly elected officers is on the move and planning many more events in their community to bring residents and neighbors together. This event was to honor people who have been involved in the community. Council president Evelyn Wilson and family resource specialist Mary Linguard co-hosted the evening’s festivities. The council honored the memories and life-long commitment of Martha Massey and Bernice Jones, who were two of the pioneers of the inception of Coverdale Crossroads. Both women were community advocates, who have passed away. Also being honored were the Rev. B. Leslie James, Bernice M. Edwards, Evelyn Wilson, Jean Evans, Doug Davis, Anthony Wright and Sussex County Councilman Finley Jones. Edwards gave remarks to the audience, “I remember surveying Coverdale more than 25 years ago as a new employee of then Sussex County Community Action Agency with assistance from residents like Mrs. Willie Mae Brown and Mrs. Martha Massey. Working in Coverdale has been a big part of my career and holds a special place in my heart when it comes to community development activities. First State has always been here and will stay as long as we are needed and wanted in the community, providing you with the capacity to become self-sufficient.”

Tuesday, Nov. 9, was “Book It!” National Young Readers Day. Celebrity readers at Woodbridge Elementary School included Dr. Kevin Carson (district superintendent), Joann Conaway, Debbie Kovalich, Debi Adams, JoAnne Davis, Becky King (principal), Heath Chasanov (district assistant superintendent), Dottie Bauguess, Serena Brittingham, Walt Gilefski (retired district administrator), Sen. Thurman Adams, Dave Santore (district director of curriculum and instruction), Joe Conaway (Bridgeville town commissioner president), Kathy Parker (Bridgeville Public Library), Karen Johnson (Bridgeville Public Library), Donna Carter (Greenwood Public Library), Rep. Ben Ewing and Mark Wheatley (Delaware Electric Cooperative).