Ross Mansion two days left Dec. 16,17
Only two days are left for seeing the Ross Mansion in all of its Victorian Christmas splendor for the year 2000. The Mansion will be open on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 16 and 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. each day. Decorations will be removed on Monday, Dec. 18
All 13 rooms of the Mansion were decorated by seven local florists with the Spade & Trowel Garden Club of Seaford and the Seaford Historical Society handling some areas..
Tour guides in period costume will add to the appeal of the decorations with details of historic information about the Mansion.
The slave quarter, smokehouse and "honeymoon cottage" gatehouse will also be open for touring. An arts and crafts boutique featuring handmade doll clothes, doll furniture and distinctive gifts and edibles has been added.
This is the fourth annual celebration of this event sponsored by Seaford Historical Society.
Admission is $4 per person payable at the door. Children 6 years and younger are admitted free. All proceeds are used for maintenance and restoration of the Ross Mansion and Plantation.
'A Christmas Carol' Dec. 18
The Seaford Public Library in cooperation with the Methodist Manor House will offer a unique father-and-son presentation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" on Monday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Manor House auditorium in Seaford.
The father and son - both named Joe Plummer - have previously appeared together in Shakespearean drama. This marks their first Dickens collaboration.
The older Plummer has performed "A Christmas Carol" as a one-man show nationwide for more than 30 years. The new two-man version is based on Dickens' own text from his reading tours of England and America.
The two Joe Plummers play all 37 parts from Scrooge to Tiny Tim.
The younger Plummer has just completed a run as Orlando in Shakespeare's "As You Like It" at the Blue Heron Theatre off-Broadway.
The presentation is made possible by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts. Admission is free.
Seaford Book Sale now through end of December
The Seaford District Library will be having a special book sale now to the end of December. Books will be $2 a bag - bring your own bag or use one of ours. Mix and match regular, large print or children's books. Please help to support this library fund raiser.
Christmas program Dec. 18
On Monday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Ross Mansion the Seaford Historical Society will hold its annual Christmas program for members with Jeff and Jeanine Scott's presentation of Christmas music. Refreshments will be served. There is no charge. For anyone who would like to attend and is not a member, membership applications will be available at the door.
Help is needed by Dec. 18
Seaford Blades Associated Charities will be packing Christmas boxes again this year announces president, Ed Butler.
Ginny Short, Christmas chairperson, said any persons or organizations wanting to give toys, gifts, or can goods to be used for the Seaford Blades school district, can leave it at the following places: Morning Star newspaper office, P.K. City, 628 W. Stein Highway; The Leader and State Register, Stein Highway; Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club; or Peninsula Chiropractic Center, 1023 S. Dual Highway, Seaford. We would like everything to be turned in or given by Dec. 15, but the latest date is Dec. 18
Monetary gifts can be sent to: Seaford Blades Associated Charities, 723 Washington Ave., Seaford, DE 19973.
This will be the organization's 60th consecutive year of helping to make a better Christmas locally.
Seaford HOSTS program needs mentors
The HOSTS (Help One Student to Succeed) program in the Seaford School District is still looking for volunteers. If you are able to volunteer for one-half to one-hour once a week with a student, call Michelle Cummings at 628-3789. Programs are currently under way at Central and West Seaford Elementary schools, Fred Douglass, and the Seaford Middle School.
Museum closed holiday eves
The Seaford Museum will be closed on Sunday, Dec. 24 and 31, and the Ross Mansion will be closed on Sunday, Dec. 24 and 30.
After Jan. 1, normal open hours will be resumed. They are Seaford Museum, open every Sunday 2-4 p.m., and Ross Mansion open every Saturday and fourth Sunday of each month, 1-4 p.m.
Historical Society meeting Jan. 15
On Monday, Jan. 15, the annual membership meeting of the Seaford Historical Society will be a dinner meeting held at the Ross Mansion at 6 p.m. The society will provide meat and beverage. Members are asked to bring a covered dish of vegetable, salad or dessert.
Since it is necessary that we know how many people are planning to attend, members must call the Ross Mansion at 628-9500 or Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788 to make a reservation before Saturday, Jan. 13. There is no charge.
For anyone who would like to attend and is not a member, membership applications will be available at the door.