Bulletin Board
Thursday, December 17, 2009
 
AREA FUNDRAISERS:

Friends fundraiser The Friends of the Bridgeville Library have another delicious fundraiser to promote. All you have to do is enjoy a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury IHOP locations, any day, any meal. Fill out the comment card, staple your receipt to it and drop it off at The Bridgeville Library, Bridgeville Town Hall, or The Providence Sales Cottage at Heritage Shores.

State Police needy family drive From now until Dec. 20, Delaware State Police at Troop 5 will be accepting monetary donations for their annual Needy Family Fund. Troopers have selected eight Sussex County families with 20 children to assist this holiday season. Once the donations are collected, troopers from Troop 5 will deliver them to the eight families. Checks or money orders should be made out to: Needy Family Fund, and sent to Delaware State Police Troop 5, 9265 Public Safety Way, Bridgeville, DE 19933. For more information, contact Cpl. Mark Albert at 337-1090, ext. 336.

Sale to support Missions Trip Get a homemade, 9-inch, crumble top apple pie for Christmas dinner and support a good cause at the same time. Apple pies are being sold for $9 each and will be available for pick-up on Dec. 21, from 3 to 6 p.m. Tim and Ethan Lee, along with volunteers from Central Worship Center, will make these pies as a fundraiser for their January missions trip to Jamaica where Tim and Ethan will be working with youth at Teen Challenge rehabilitation facility, working in street ministry with addicts, and engaging in some soccer with youth who are incarcerated. All funds raised go directly to the projects and trip expenses. Call 629-5465 to place an order.

NHS plans 2010 dinner/auction The Nanticoke Health Services dinner & auction planning committee of "crew members" is preparing an enjoyable voyage for the 24th annual dinner and auction at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville on April 17. Proceeds benefit Women's Health/Digital Mammography Services at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Last year's annual auction event drew a record crowd and raised more than $85,000. For details, contact the Corporate Development office of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 629-6611, ext. 2404 or morrisr@nanticoke.org

Bethel Historical Society From 5 to 9 p.m., on the second Wednesday of each month through December, the Laurel Pizzaria is generously helping the Bethel Historical Society with an on-going fundraiser. You can pick up a coupon at the restaurant and when you pay the society will receive 10 percent.

Library commemorative brick sale Honor your family or loved one, remember a loved one, advertise your business, recognize your organization, church or social group by purchasing a commemorative brick which will become a part of history as the "New Seaford Library & Cultural Center" opens in 2010. Cost for the 4x8 decorative bricks is $100 each which includes three lines of engraved upper case text. Proceeds support the capital campaign. Order forms may be obtained from the circulation desk at the library, online at www.seaford.lib.de.us or by contacting Friends President Peggy Boyd at 536-1449 or Vice President Connie Halter at 628-0554.

SEAFORD EVENTS:

Decorating Contest Mayor Edward Butler, Jr. announces there will be a Holiday Decorating Contest in the City of Seaford for its residents for the 2009 season. He is encouraging all residents to put out their best decorations to compete for prize money. The offer is $100 for first place; $75 for second place; and $50 for third place. To participate in this year's Holiday Decorating Contest, register by downloading the registration form on our website - www.seafordde.com or by picking a registration form up at City Hall, 414 High St. Registration forms should be returned by noon on Friday, Dec. 18, so the judges know the locations of the decorated homes. Judging will be held on Dec. 21 with awards being presented at the regular council meeting on Jan. 12, 2010. For more information contact Trisha Newcomer at 629-9173.

Christmas Child Care Christmas Child Care (4 years old and up) Dec. 19, 3-9 p.m. SCA Gym, 110 Holly St., Seaford, SCA Junior Class Fundraiser $10 for one child, $7 each - for multiple children. Take care of Christmas shopping, cleaning, cooking or a special night out. We will show your kids a great time that will include lots of fun activities, games, snacks, pizza and Christmas movies. This is open to all families in our community. Registration forms are available in the SCA office. Advance registration is encouraged. If you have any questions, or would like to register your children for this fun time, email: shopins@seafordchristian.org

MLK Day of Celebration plans Rise-n-Shine to a Prayer Breakfast at SVFD Banquet Hall, King & Cannon Streets, Seaford, at 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 18. Tickets are $20. No tickets will be sold after Jan. 11. This year's keynote speaker is Joy Oliver-Hunt. The MLK Community Recognition Award will be presented to Tanya Ricketts-Smack, a longtime educator, dedicated to the Seaford community. Come out and enjoy a breakfast buffet, live entertainment and Power Point presentations on the visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. legacy. The celebration continues at Seaford High School from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $1. The celebration features the Twin Poets, Tahaira African Storyteller, Da' Flock Christian Rappers, basketball tournaments, cultural displays, educational vendors, a free lunch sponsored by Food Lion, Dress for Success Fashion Show, MLK Jr. trivia, 2010 AFRAM Theme contest, children's games sponsored by the Seaford Parks & Rec., crafts by the Seaford District Library and much more. For more information and tickets, call 628-1908.

Breakfast with Santa Breakfast with Santa will be held on Sunday, Dec. 20, from 8-10 a.m. at Seaford Applebee's located on Rt. 13. Enjoy delicious pancakes and sausage and meet Santa and his elves! Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased in advance by contacting J.R. or Johanna at 628-0756. All proceeds will go to the Salvation Army to bless a family in need this Christmas.

Train exhibit at Seaford Museum There are new trains and old trains, big trains and little trains. Such is the train exhibit featured in the Webb Room at the Seaford Museum this Christmas season. The exhibit is now open and remains in place until Jan. 16. There are two working trains set up and running. In addition, there will be a 1920 standard gauge freight train, a 1940 standard gauge passenger train and a 1936 O-gauge passenger train on display. Others include a 2-gauge Bachman and an N-gauge passenger train along with dozens more. Also on display will be different bridges, towers, factories and plastic Ville buildings. The Seaford Museum located at 203 High St. is open Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., except for Christmas Day. Admission is free for members. For non-members there is a charge of $3 per person. Children 12 and under are admitted free but must be accompanied by an adult.

Father Daughter Dance tickets Mt. Olivet's Father Daughter Dance is Friday, Jan. 29, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $7.50 each and can be purchased by contacting David and Becky Genshaw at 629-9014.

Christmas light display returns Kenna Nethken and Cheryl Webster, owners of Cut'Em Up Tree Care of Delaware in Seaford, are sponsoring their annual holiday display at their home and business in Middleford. Visitors can tune their car radios to 90.1 FM to listen to the music as they drive through the display. The display will be open every evening from 5 to 10 p.m. weather permitting, and will be open through New Year's weekend. Donations are greatly appreciated. From Route 13 in Seaford travel east on Middleford Road (Dairy Queen) towards Georgetown. At the stop sign turn left and the display will be visible on the left.

Mayor announces Food Drive Mayor Edward H. Butler Jr. announces a community food drive to serve the Food Closet at St. John's United Methodist Church. Individuals in need are referred to the Food Closet through several local agencies. Boxes will be placed at City Hall for the collection of non-perishable food items. The boxes will be available for donations until Friday, Dec. 18, at which time the contents will be divided evenly among local charities. For more information, contact Trisha Newcomer at 629-9173.

AARP Tax-Aide volunteers AARP Tax-Aide is looking for volunteers to help senior and low income taxpayers complete their 2009 federal and state income tax returns. We need volunteers for assignments in Western Sussex County (Delmar to Greenwood). Computer literate volunteers will prepare income tax returns. Other volunteers are needed to greet clients and check accuracy of results. Volunteers will receive free tax training and are asked to give a commitment of four hours per week over the ten week tax preparation period. For more information, call Bill Watt at 262-0516 or Melvin Koster at 628-3849.

Stay and Play program Parents As Teachers announces the free Seaford Stay & Play program. Come have fun playing and learning with your child through a variety of toys and activities. The program is open tochildren birth through 48 months and their caregivers,on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to noon at SeafordParks & Recreation. For more information and a complete schedule, contact AnnaScovellat 856-5239.

LAUREL EVENTS:

Historical Society books The Laurel Historical Society announces the availability of a new book, The Odd Fellows Cemetery Laurel, Delaware. This book, compiled by Doug Breen and Chuck Swift, has a complete list of almost 5,000 names that are found within the cemetery. This book can be purchased for $35. Also available is a DVD of the presentation by Jay Hill of the Bacon Switch area south of Laurel. This DVD can be purchased for $5. The History of Nineteenth Century Laurel is a collection of stories and information that was written and complied by Harold Hancock with input from many local people. Copies are available for $45. To order any of these items, email laurelhistoricalsociety@hotmail.com or call Chuck Swift at 875-7665.

Hen House Feed-a-Friend The Hen House is a drop-off point for the Cat Country Feed-a-Friend Radiothon. Drop off your non-perishable food items. Donations will benefit local food banks.

Delmar Library Food donations - The Delmar Library is a drop-off site for non-perishable food items until the end of the year. All items will be given to Harvest Ministries in Delmar. Holiday books - The library's collection of holiday craft books and cookbooks are ready for check-out by anybody with a Sussex County library card.

BRIDGEVILLE EVENTS:

Spicer Memorial Golf Tournament The Chad Spicer Memorial Golf Tounament will be held June 17. Registration, 11 a.m.; shot gun start, 12:30 p.m.; event format: 4-person scramble. Join us to enjoy a great day of golf and the opportunity to contribute to the trust for Officer Chad Spicer's daughter, Aubrey Spicer. With each sponsorship, golfers will receive: 18-holes of championship golf; use of the driving range and practice facilities; on-course contests; gourmet boxed lunch; on course beverages and snacks; goodie bag; cocktail party and dinner to follow. Additional opportunities include: Mulligan; 50/50 raffle; silent auction; beat the pro contest; ball drop contest. To pre-register or for more information, call Stefanie Sirota at 302-337-9910 Ext. 316 or e-mail to HS Tournament@HeritageShoresGolf.com

Home Decorating Contest The Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville will continue sponsorship of the Christmas Home Decorating Contest. The contest covers residential homes within the town limits. These is no registration required to participate. Judging will consider the use of lighting and appropriate use of decorations.Judging will occur between Christmas Day and New Year's Day.Prizes will be awarded to the top six winners. Bridgeville has always looked very festive during this timeof the year; not only are they enjoyed by local residents, but they are appreciated by the many travelers passing through Bridgeville. TheBridgeville Kiwanians have been sponsoring this project since 1946 and is its second longest continuous service project.

Rock for Books Sock Hop The Friends of the Bridgeville Library annual fundraiser "Rock for Books Sock Hop" featuring fifties and sixties music by the Cavemen is Friday, Feb. 5, 2010, from 6 to 10 p.m., at Heritage Shore Clubhouse in Bridgeville. The event is fun for all ages and features a buffet dinner, Chinese auction and cakewalk. Cost is $25 ($10 tax deductible). Tickets are available at the Bridgeville Library and Bridgeville Town Hall or by calling Cheryl at 337-9733.

Toys for Tots drop off site Bring any new, unwrapped toy to Heritage Shores Club through Dec. 21 to be donated to the United States Marine Corps "Toys for Tots Foundation" and receive your choice of a complimentary cart pass or complimentary dessert. Heritage Shores Club features special holiday discounts and savings including up to 40% off select merchandise all month long. Heritage Shores Club gift cards are available in any denomination and can be used towards green fees, merchandise and dining. For more information, call 337-7514.

GREENWOOD EVENTS:

CHEER Christmas party Join us for some holiday cheer at our annual Christmas Party for the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23. Listen to Christmas carols sung by Bruce Willey, enjoy light refreshments and take a chance on a Santa Cookie Jar. For more information, call the center at 349-5237.

TRIPS:

Seaford AARP trips March 1-3, 2010 - a trip to Foxwoods & Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Cost: $235 double. March 31, 2010 - Washington, D.C. to see the cherry blossoms. A buffet lunch on the Spirit Of Washington. Cost: $71 April 30 to May 2 - Azalea Festival Grand Parade, Botanical Gardens, International Tattoo Show, dinner on the Spirit of Norfolk, tours of the naval base, Battleship Wisconsin, The Nauticus and more. Price to be announced. April 12-16 - Myrtle Beach, S.C. Shows at four different theaters, boat cruise, tour of Charleston, House of Blues, Barefoot Landing and meals. Cost: $535 double. For more information, contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.

See 'The Lion King' Limited seats are available for a trip to see Disney's breathtaking musical "The Lion King" on Thursday, April 15, 2010, at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia; the trip is sponsored by Adult Plus+ at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. For more information or to reserve orchestra seats, contact the Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.

Seaford Library cruise The April 25, 2010 Cruise to Bermuda is one of the functions planned to help raise funds for the new Seaford Library and Cultural Center. The deadline for making reservation has been extended to Dec. 15, 2009. A reservation deposit of $300 is required. The total cost varies with the choice of stateroom. An interior room costs $975 per person. An oceanview room is $1195. For a deluxe oceanview with veranda the cost is $1495. The price includes round trip transportation from Seaford to Cape Liberty in New York Harbor, N.J. The ship docks for three days in Bermuda at Kings Wharf. Information regarding island tours and other suggested activities on the island will be provided on board the ship. For further information, call Barbara Stetzer at 628-3300 or e-mail barb@misty-travel.com

MEETINGS:

Dems to meet The Sussex County Democratic Committee will meet at the Grace United Methodist Church, East Market Street, Georgetown, on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. Elections will be held for the two vice chairs.

NARFE meeting The Georgetown Chapter (1992) of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will hold their next meeting/holiday celebrationat noon on Monday, Dec. 21, with lunch at Pizza King on Stein Highway in Seaford. For more information, contact Betty Graebner, at 875-7287.

USPS United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. If you are interested in boating education and safety, and enjoy boating, sailing or canoeing, join and participate in the classes and outings. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

USCG Auxiliary United States Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the second Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. Whether you're an experienced boater or a recreational kayaker learn what the new boating requirements are. For more information, contact Cindi Chaimowitz at 302-398-0309. The next meeting will be held on Jan. 10.

SURROUNDING AREAS:

No Ruritan buffet this month The all-you-can-eat Sunday breakfast buffet served by the Galestown Ruritan Club will not be held in December. It will resume its normal schedule in January, on the fourth Sunday of each month through June, from 7-10 a.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 children 6-12 years, at the Galestown Community Hall, 5833 School House Road.

Visit Santa & Mrs. Claus Come visit Santa, Mrs. Claus and his reindeer and elves Fridays, 6 to 10 p.m.; Saturdays - 5 to 9 p.m.; Sundays, 5 to 9 p.m., at his Quillen residence at 14034 Wilson Hill Road, Georgetown.

Toys-4-Joy Booker Street Church of God, Georgetown, is sponsoring a "Toys-4-Joy" drive to help needy families in extreme situations during the Holiday Season. Donations will be received now through Dec. 22. To make a donation of money, new toys or new clothes, please call Peggy at 302-856-3404 or the Church at 856-9097.

Country breakfast buffet A country breakfast buffet will be held every fourth Sunday each month - September through June, from 7 to 10 a.m. at Galestown Community House. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup and sticky buns. The community house is located on School House Road at the intersection of Galestown and Reliance Roads in Galestown, Md. The dates are: Jan. 24, 2010; Feb. 28, March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27. (There will be none in Dec. 09)

PPP holds musicaltryouts The Possum Point Players will hold auditions for the spring production of the 2001 Tony award winning musical Urinetown on Monday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. Performances will take place April 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25. Stage Director Jim Hartzell, Music Director Liz Messick and Choreographer Deni Robinson are looking for a cast of 20 to 30 individuals, ages 14 and up. Tryouts will consist of a solo from each auditioner, an exercise in dance movement and readings from the script. Cast selection will take place in December with rehearsals to begin in January. Anyone who would like to try out but cannot attend the two auditions, needs more information about the show or wants to work backstage, should contact Hartzell at 856-6166 or 381-4898.

Luminaria and House Tour Celebrate the holiday season in Vienna, Md. as the town lines its streets with 1,500 luminarias on Saturday, Dec. 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. Visit Santa at the ferry toll house and tour five historic homes for $5. Enjoy entertainment at the churches and the button factory at the Vienna Heritage Museum. Ride the tram. Sponsored by Vienna Heritage Foundation and Chicone Ruritans. For more information, call 410-943-1212.

AGO seeks members The Southern Delaware Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), which seeks to promote appreciation of all aspects of organ and choral music, invites everyone who is interested in music to join the chapter. For details, call 629-8033.