Bulletin Board
Thursday, August 03, 2006
 
BENEFIT EVENTS

Possum Point Yard Sale
Possum Point Players Community Theatre in Georgetown is sponsoring its second annual Yard Sale on Saturday, Aug. 19, starting at 7 a.m. This volunteer-run organization will accept donations for the sale at Possum Hall in Georgetown. "All proceeds from the yard sale go to our building fund," explains the executive administrator, Mary Cahill, "As a non-profit organization, when something breaks we often don't have the budget to fix it right away." "There are innumerable small things that, when they go wrong at the wrong time, cause trouble for volunteers, cast, or audience," stated board member Jim Hartzell. "The roof started leaking during a performance I was in once," recalls member Cassandra Petersen, "It was sold out, and we had audience members watching the show with bowls and buckets in their laps!" Possums' board of directors is asking for donations of sellable items for their favorite annual fund-raiser. They will take everything from furniture to office items or household items, baby items, books, bikes and other sporting equipment, just to name a few possibilities. Last year they did not offer clothes at the sale, but this year they will be accepting kids' clothes (baby sizes through small children). Contact the office at 302/856-3460, to set up a delivery time, particularly for larger items, or for after-hours delivery. Items to be donated for sale can be delivered to Possum Hall as early as Saturday, Aug. 6. All donations for the yard sale are tax-deductible donations. Ask for your tax letter at the time of drop off.

Take My Hand Ministry Auction
8th annual charity auction for Take My Hand Ministry, Saturday, Aug. 5, preview at 9 a.m. with the auction at 10 a.m., Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478. Contact Dr. Michaele Russell at 349-4220.

Basket bingo
Laurel Historical Society is hosting a Basket Bingo on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at the Laurel Fire Hall. Tickets $20 and include Lattice Weave Hamper Basket raffle ticket. Call Edna Marvil 875-9427 or Linda Justice 875-4217 for tickets or information.

Danny Short Fund Raiser
Fund raiser for Danny Short for Delaware House of Representatives 39th District, Saturday, Aug. 19, 5 to 8 p.m., Nanticoke River Yacht Club, tickets are $35. Food, live and silent auction. Call 628-5222 or visit www.dannyshort.com.

Pig Pickin' for Biff Lee
40th District Rep. Biff Lee's annual "pig-pickin'," Saturday, Sept. 9, Laurel Fire Hall, 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be obtained from Richard Small at Small's Insurance on South Central Avenue, Laurel.

Marine Corps League
The Marine Corps League meets the first Thursday of each month, at 7:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin in Seaford. This month will be Aug. 3.

Milton Arts Guild Sidewalk Art
Milton Arts Guild's 4th semi-annual Sidewalk Art Show, Saturday Sept. 30, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine. The show is sponsored by the Abraxas Studio of Art, Deitrick Studios, Federal Street Gallery & Espresso Bar, Frank Ditman, Milton Chamber of Commerce, Milton V.F.W., and Norma Krauss.Call 684-0590 for more information.

Lewes 375th Anniversary
The Lewes and Delaware 375th Anniversary Commission proudly presents the Delaware Symphony Orchestra in concert to honor the 375th Anniversary of Lewes and Delaware in an outdoor concert on Friday, Aug. 4 in Lewes at the Virden Center, on the campus of the University of Delaware College of Marine Studies in Lewes. A rain date of Saturday, Aug. 5 has been scheduled. After the concert, a spectacular fireworks demonstration will help cap off the celebration. Conducted by David Amado, the 80-member orchestra will perform: "Fanfare for the Common Man," by Aaron Copland; "Variations on America," by Charles Ives/William Schumann; highlights from George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess;" highlights from "West Side Story," by Leonard Bernstein; "Marches," by John Philip Sousa; "1812 Overture," by Pitor Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The final selection of the evening will be Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever," followed by a half-hour fireworks show. The concert is sponsored in part by PNC Bank and the Delaware Secretary of State's Office; the Cape May-Lewes Ferry is sponsoring the fireworks display. Gates open at 5 p.m.; St. George's AME Choir will perform at 6 p.m.; and the DSO performance will begin at 7 p.m. Guests for all seating areas should bring blankets, folding chairs and are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner. Tickets are $25 and $35 and are available at: the Lewes Chamber of Commerce on Kings Highway; the Lewes Historical Society, 110 Shipcarpenter Square; and Puzzles, 111 Second St., Lewes. Parking for the event can be accessed from Pilottown Road. For more information, call the Lewes Chamber of Commerce at 645-8073 or visit the website at 375.historiclewes.org.

Wyoming Peach Festival
Wyoming Peach Festival, Saturday, Aug. 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Wyoming. A parade kicks off the event. The event hosts 33 crafters, 26 vendors, and 15 community groups. Entertainers will perform on the freight platform. Phone 302-697-7960.

Trinity Foundation Golf Tourney
Saturday, Sept. 23, Trinity Transport third annual golf tournament to benefit the Trinity Foundation, Seaford Golf & Country Club at 9 a.m. and cost $75 a person following a four-person scramble format. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Tournament participants, hole sponsors and door prize donations are needed. Contact Lance Massey, Megan Smith or Alice Messick at 1-800-846-3400 or go to www.puttforlife.org.

Shiloh House of Hope Raffle
Raffle tickets for a Royal Carribbean cruise to benefit the Shiloh House of Hope, a residential program for teens. Tickets are $10 or three for $25. Phone 629-5331 or email shilohhouseofhope@msn.com. Drawing will take place on Oct. 16 during the golf tournament.

FOOD/EVENTS

Jack Markell visit
Get to know State Treasurer Jack Markell and share your ideas with hiim. Visit The Pit Restaurant in Laurel on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 3 to 4 p.m. Enjoy some free food, too.

Barbecue and Yard Sale
VFW Post 4961, Middleford Road, Seaford, chicken barbecue ($6) and yard sale, Saturday, Aug. 5. Yard sale starts at 7 a.m.; barbecue at 11 a.m. Delivery available for five or more meals. Table rentals available for $8. Contact Bobby Wingate at 629-2876 or Wayne Merritt at 629-4485 for table information.

All-you-can-eat breakfast
Blades Firemen and Ladies Auxiliary all-you-can-eat breakfast, Sunday, Aug. 6, 8-11 a.m., at the fire house, on the corner of 5th and Cannon streets in Blades. Adults $7, Children 10 years and under, $3. All breakfast foods, coffee, milk. The breakfast takes place the first Sunday of each month at the Blades Volunteer Fire Company Hall.

MEETINGS

Seaford Historical Society
The annual picnic for members of Seaford Historical Society has been rescheduled for Monday, Sept. 11, at 5 p.m., on the lawn of the Ross Mansion. Each family is asked to bring a vegetable, salad or dessert. The Society provides chicken and beverages. The charge is $3 per person payable at the door. Reservations are necessary and must be made by Tuesday, Sept. 5, by calling Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788. A recent suggested revision to the by-laws was included in the June issue of the newsletter. These revisions have been approved by the society's operating board. A vote will be taken of members at the picnic to accept or reject the changes. The Grandpa Jammers will provide entertainment. Anyone who is not a member but would like to attend may join that day. Annual dues are $15 per person or $25 per family.

New TOPS Group Forms
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a non-profit weight loss support group, meets Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. For more information, contact Jean Davis at 410-883-3407.

Widowed Persons meet
The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesdsay, Aug. 15, at 12:15 p.m., at the Golden Corral. The planned guest speaker will be a representative from The Salvation Army. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.

Coast Guard Auxiliary
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. This month's meeting is Thursday, Aug. 10, at 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in promoting safe boating and would like to work with men and women who do vessel inspections, safety patrols and teach public safety courses, are welcome to join the Flotilla. Boat ownership is not required. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 or Jim Mullican at 732-1163.

Sweet Adelines Seeks Singers
Sweet Adelines is inviting ladies interested in learning to sing four part a cappella harmony to practice sessions at the Church of the Nazarene (next to the Sussex Guide) on U.S. 13 in Seaford, every Tuesday at 7 p.m. For more information contact Kim Disharoon at 349-9652.

SPECIAL EVENTS

National Pre-Teen Pageant
Two local young ladies will compete in the 2006 Miss Delaware National Pre-Teen Pageant, slated for Aug. 12-13 at the Sheraton Dover Hotel. Two winners in two age divisions will be selected to represent The First State at the 26th annual Miss National Pre-Teen Pageant to be held in Orlando, Fla. Nov. 18-25, and will have the opportunity to make public appearances throughout the year. On Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m., preliminary talent, speech and modeling competitions will be held. These competitions have no bearing on who wins the overall state titles. Pageant finals will be held Sunday, Aug. 13, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for each day of competition and will be available at the door. Local participants include: Tatum Jones of Bridgeville and Moriah Reid of Laurel. Age divisions are Petite 5-8 and Pre-Teen 8-12. The winners of the state competition will receive their round-trip flight to Orlando as well as their national entry fee, meals and activities paid while at the pageant, a photo session and portrait from Sear's Portrait Studio, a $100 savings bond and the official tiara, sash and trophy. For more information visit http://depreteen.tripod.com, e-mail demdpreteen@comcast.net, or call 302-296-0198.

Elks Hosts Hawaiian Luau
Seaford Elks Lodge Hawaiian Luau, Saturday, Aug. 12, 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the lodge on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights after 6 p.m. or phone Janice Cecil at 875-3810. Cash bar and hors d'oeuvres at 6 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m.; karaoke at 8 p.m. Also a male hula dance contest.

Tractor Show at Yoder's Farms
First State Antique Club of Delaware's Tractor Show, Hit and Miss Engines, Oct. 6 and 7, Yoder Farms, Greenwood. Live auction, Friday, 6 p.m., flea market, both days, youth safety program, Saturday, 9 a.m., tractor games, refreshments and entertainment. For information, phone 875-3040.

TRIPS

Radio City Music Hall
Annual trip to the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, Dec. 3, $115. Sponsored by the Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation. Phone 629-6809.

Genealogy trip to Washington
Genealogy Trip to Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society. Visit the National Archives, the DAR Library, or the Library of Congress, Tuesday, Aug. 15. Pick-ups in Lewes/Rehoboth at 6 a.m., Milford at 6:25 a.m., Dover at 6:50 a.m., West Dover at 7 a.m. at Fisherman's Inn at Kent Island at 8 a.m. Trip is $28 for members, $30 for non-members. For reservations call 302-335-0799 or 302-335-9932 or e-mail: hollystvsv@comcast.net.

Trip to National Cathedral
AARP Chapter 5340 of Georgetown trip to National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Sept. 20. The bus will leave Georgetown Delaware's Square, East Market Street, near the Dollar General Store, at 9:30 a.m. A guided tour of the National Cathedral approximately 12:30 p.m. The tour of the National Museum at the Behring Center begins at 2:30 p.m. Dinner is on your own at the Country Buffet, Annapolis Mall. Return time to Georgetown will be approximately 9:30 p.m. The cost for each person is $32. For registration and additional information contact Hilda Parker at 856-2760, or Betty Schultz at 945-5721. Registration and payment is due by Sept. 1.

Nazarene trip Sept. 23
Saturday, Sept. 23, United Church of the Nazarene, Hurlock, Md., trip to Flea Markets in Englishtown, N.J. Price - adults $30; children 12 years and under $15. Money due by Sept. 9. Phone 1-410-943-0900 or 1-410-754-9135. Bus will stop for breakfast. The public is invited.

REUNIONS

Miller Family reunion
The 22nd family reunion of Samuel and Elizabeth Miller will be at St. George's church hall, near Laurel, Saturday, Aug. 12, at noon. Dinner will be served at 12:30 p.m. Each family should bring meat, vegetable, salad or dessert. Phone 846-2336 for more information.

James Family Reunion
The James of Sussex County Del. Family Assoc. 1666 Colonial Family Reunion, Saturday, Aug. 5, 11 a.m., Epworth Fellowship sports field, Sycamore Road, four miles east of Laurel. If James is your heritage, you are invited to attend. Call 875-3353 for tickets and more information.

Hitchens Family Reunion
52nd annual Hitchens Family Reunion, Sunday, Aug. 6, Trap Pond State Park, 1 p.m. Phone 875-9559 for more information.

SPECIAL INTEREST

Gardeners Helpline
The Sussex County Master Gardeners, of Delaware Cooperative Extension for both Delaware State University and University of Delaware, announce the opening of the Sussex County Garden Helpline. The helpline will be open now through Oct. 15. Master Gardeners will be manning the phone from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call 856-2585 ext. 535 to either speak with a Master Gardener or leave a message. A Master Gardener will respond to your questions as quickly as possible.

HOLIDAYS

Victorian Christmas planned
It may seem difficult to think about Christmas in July, but Seaford Historical Society members are being asked to do just that. The boutique at the Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion is coming back. After an absence of several years Shirley Skinner, chairperson of the society gift shop committee, announces the return of this specialty. All members are asked to donate one item, large or small. Items may be placed in the gray box on the front porch of the Ross Mansion at any time before Dec. 1. For any questions or further information call Skinner at 629-9378.