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Southern Delaware Tourism, the Convention and Visitors Bureau for Sussex County, Del., is in the process of preparing visitor guides for the 2001 Spring and Summer Season.
The tourism publications, "The Southern Delaware Spring and Summer Planner," and "The Southern Delaware Visitors Guide" will include a section on local festivals and events. According to Karen O'Neill, executive director of Southern Delaware Tourism, "We receive many requests from visitors and the residents of our community about local festivities. There is no charge to be included in the calendar of events listed within both publications, however, advertisement space is available."
The deadline to submit local events is Dec. 22. For more information contact Karen O'Neill at-856-1818.
Annual Christmas Ball Dec. 16
The Third Annual Christmas Ball, an evening out in elegance, will be held Saturday, Dec. 16, 5:30 p.m., at the Seaford Fire Hall, King Street, Seaford. Highlights include: buffet meal, catered by Jimmy's Grill; door prizes every hour; creative Worship and Dance; special singing; Drill Team-Christmas skit; Gospel Jeopardy; an evening of fun-packed events. Sponsored by Fresh Fire Worship Center, Pastor Marian Kilgoe. Donation $25 in advance; $30 at the door.
For tickets call: Mrs. Pat Andrews at 628-1908; Miss Rhonda Ayers, 875-1430; Mrs. Shari Beckett, 875-9397; Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Mullen, 398-7542; Mrs. Janet Purnell, 628-8846; or Pastor Marian Kilgoe, 629-5775.
Turkey Shoot Dec. 16
A Turkey Shoot will be held at Nanticoke Sportsmen's Club, Bethel-Concord Road #485, on Saturday, Dec. 16, at noon. Food and drinks will be available.
Holiday concert in Lewes Dec. 17
Chesapeake Silver Cornet Brass Band will perform a concert of holiday music at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 17, at Cape henlopen High School in Lewes. Sponsored by the University of Delaware Office of Alumni and University Relations, tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults if purchased in advance and an additional $2 if purchased at the door.
The 35 piece brass group, headquartered in Delaware, is comprised of musicians from the tri-state area. It is modeled after the Sousa-style bands of the early 1900s and the traditional factory bands in England.
The concert will celebrate the band's newest CD, just released for the holidays, entitled "Holiday Brass." The CD features traditional favorites like "White Christmas," "Sleigh Ride," "Silent Night" and others.
For more informat ion or to purchase tickets by phone, call (302) 855-1620 or (302) 735-8200.
Book Amnesty Dec. 18-23
In the spirit of the holiday season, all Sussex County Libraries will offer a week of amnesty for overdue books and other materials returned during the week of Dec. 18-23. No fines will be charged for overdue items returned during this amnesty period.
Owens Campus Alumni Assn. selling candy
The Owens Campus Alumni Association has taken fundraising to the Internet!
Now, you can order delicious candy - chocolate, mints that melt in your mouth, nets, brittle, and collector tins from the comfort of your home or office while donating 40 percent (that's right, 40 percent!) of your purchase cost to the Alumni Association.
You can have the ease of ordering online, the convenience of electronic payment, and the choice of having your order delivered to your home, your workplace, or directly to friends and family as a gift. Browse the electronic catalog, make your selections, and insert the Owens Campus Alumni Association Fundraising Account number - 0800200. It's that easy!
Your 40 percent donation supports Alumni Association operating expenses as well as direct giving by the association to students, clubs, and scholarships. Don't delay; place your order today by going to the Wolfgang Candy website: http://www.wolfgangcandy.com.
Honeycombs to ring in New Year at CHEER
The most versatile party band on the Eastern Shore will be ringing in the New Year at the CHEER Community Center on Sand Hill Road, east of Georgetown, as 2001 makes its appearance on Sunday, Dec. 31. The band's music ranges from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and a little of the 90s. The Honeycombs organized in 1991, under the direction of Honey Voshell who has played with the Glen Miller and Tommy Dorsey bands as well as Roy Clark, Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn.
The evening will begin at 7 p.m. with a buffet dinner available until 8:30 p.m. Highlighting the menu will be Chesapeake chicken stuffed with crabmeat and sliced top round beef. Dinner is being catered by the Sail Loft Restaurant. Dancing, a balloon drop at midnight, and continental breakfast ends the evening. Cost is $40 single or $75 couple. Table reservations must be made in quantities of eight. Guests must be at least 21 years old. Call 854-9500.
Children's Theater at Del Tech, Jan. 25-26 & 29, April 3-5.
Theater IV, a nationally known touring ensemble from Richmond, Va., will once again be delighting area school children with musical adaptations of entertaining and educational stories.
Formerly sponsored by the Sussex Arts Council, the program has been taken over by Possum Point Players. Possum's will continue to use the theater at Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown in order to accommodate the 3,000 local school children who have attended each year.
This year's season consists of three shows. "The Sword And The Stone," which was performed in November; "A Woman Called Truth," will be performed Jan. 26, 26 and 29; and "The Velveteen Rabbit" which will be performed on April 3-5. Tickets are $5 a seat. These shows fill up quickly and teachers should call and reserve space as soon as possible.
For details call 856-4560.