Bulletin Board
Thursday, December 21th, 2000
 
Event dates needed for publication-Deadline Dec. 22
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.

Book Amnesty now till Dec. 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. 23. No fines will be charged for overdue items returned during this amnesty period.

New Year's Eve Dinner-Dance -reservations by Dec. 27
The Seaford Elks Lodge #2458 will be having a New Year's Eve Dinner-Dance on Sunday, Dec. 31. Buffet Dinner catered by Jimmy's Grille, music by "Mountain Blue" band. The affair starts at 6:30 p.m. and goes till 1 a.m. Blackeyed peas, biscuits, donuts and coffee served at midnight. Hats and noisemakers, provided. Advance ticket sales only: $40 per couple. No reservations will be taken after Wednesday, Dec. 27. For more information or tickets, call 875-3810 or 629-2458. Tickets may be bought at the lodge on any Wednesday evening until 10. They are also on sale at Fantasy Beauty Salon on High Street in Seaford.

New fitness session starts Jan. 2
Start 2001 off right! A new fitness session starts Jan. 2 and 3. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays meet at 9 a.m. (quality, free child care provided), and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., at St. John's U.M.C. Fellowship Hall. All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Co-ed, non-competitive, stress reducing, high/low aerobic, toning, strengthening, and stretching class. Try a free one! Gift certificates still available for Christmas. Call A.F.A.A. certified instructor, Carol Lynch, 629-7539 for more information or to pre-register.

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.