Seven florists decorating the Gov. Ross Mansion
Seven local florists are donating their time, talent and wherewithal to enhance the beauty of the Ross Mansion for this Christmas holiday season.
They are: Accents Florist of Laurel, Act II Florist of Seaford, Givens’ Flowers and Gifts of Seaford and Georgetown, John’s Four Seasons Florist and Gift Shoppe of Reliance, Posey Palace of Seaford, Seaford Florist of Seaford and Tammie’s Floral Fantasy of Federalsburg.
This is the fifth year for the Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion. The event kicks off with a candlelight tour on Friday, Nov. 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. and includes a tour of the decorated mansion, a wine and cheese party and a greatly expanded boutique.
For the first three weekends in December the festive decorations in the Mansion as well as the slave quarter and smoke house on the Plantation grounds will be open for tour. Hours on Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, are from 1 to 4 p.m. The boutique will also be open.
Charge for Friday Night, Nov. 30, is $8 per person. For other tours the charge is $5 per person, $2.50 for ages 10 to 16. Children under 10 years of age are admitted free.
All proceeds are used for restoration and maintenance of the Seaford Historical Society’s two facilities: The Ross Mansion/Plantation and the Seaford Museum.
For further information call 628-9500 or Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788.
Country music benefit
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.
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. on Saturday, Dec. 1 (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.
Starz NASCAR Raffle
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.
Caroling on the Circle
The County will be hosting Caroling on the Circle in Georgetown on Monday, Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m. Antique autos. Please bring a nonperishable food item to donate.
Laurel Lioness chances
The Laurel Lioness are off to a great start this year with the following projects. Chances for the Longaberger “Pumpkin Patch” Basket can be purchased for $1 to be given away in December. The Lioness are also selling Home Interior Candles with your choice of many scents for $6. Please contact Bea Wright at 875-2674 or any Lioness member for a chance on the basket or with your order for candles.
‘Four Tickets to Christmas’
Possum Point Players will present “Four Tickets to Christmas,” a holiday musical, 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.
‘An Italian Christmas’
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. To reserve tickets call Leslie Davis at 875-4333.
Toys for Tots drop off
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.
Indoor Pistol Shooting each Monday
Indoor Pistol Shooting at the Nanticoke Sportsmen’s Club — the club holds recreational shooting on Monday evenings from 6-9 p.m. For information, call Mario at 629-4125.
Sunday Breakfast Buffet Dec. 23
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 Dec. 23. 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.