Bulletin Board
Thursday, October 19, 2006
 
EVENTS

'Remembering DuPont in Seaford'
"Remembering DuPont in Seaford" is a special celebration that will take place in the Seaford Museum on Sunday, Oct. 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. It will be a great time to reminisce and remember. Announcement of the decision by the DuPont Company to locate its first nylon manufacturing plant in Seaford, Del., was in the Seaford Leader on Oct. 21, 1938. Jack Knowles, former DuPont employee and Seaford Historical Society trustee has organized hundreds of copies of old Threadlines, photographs and various pieces of DuPont Company artifacts for the museum. Anyone who ever worked at the DuPont Nylon plant will relish this opportunity to peruse and review these materials. There is even a scrapbook of memorabilia from the Cavalcade of America that was held here. Threadline issues from 1942 through 1953 had been bound by DuPont. Many singles copies from other years up to 1993 are available. Tables and chairs will be set up in the Webb Room at the Museum for people to sit and enjoy looking at these collections that Knowles has presented to the Seaford Historical Society. Members of the Society may partake of this celebration at no charge. Non-Members will have to pay the usual admission charge of $3 per person. For further information call Jack Knowles at 629-9889.

LHS Tailgate Party
Laurel High School will be hosting a "Superior School Celebration" Tailgate Party on Nov. 3. The event will last from 4 until 6 p.m. on the front lawn of Laurel High School, before the home football game against Lake Forest. Free hot dogs, chips, and soda will be provided to the first 500 people in attendance, and LHS giveaway items will be handed out to those in attendance. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy entertainment from the LHS Marching Band, Varsity Cheerleaders, and a local radio station. The LHS Band and SGA will be selling Laurel Bulldog items, such as stadium blankets, license plates, and spirit items.

Bead for Life October 26
Bead for Life event – purchase authentic African jewelry and stop poverty, Thursday, Oct. 26, 5 to 8 p.m., at Wesley United Methodist Church Community Hall, Atlanta and Wesley Church roads. for information call 629-3029 or 337-0618. Preview beads on Wednesday, Oct. 25, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Family Safe Day in Greenwood
The Sussex County Sheriff's Office will present Family Safe Day at Discover Bank in Greenwood on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free child safety ID card (parent must be present), child safety instruction, coloring books and safety manuals, senior safety brochures and instruction, safety material from the National Child Safety Council and the Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and Deputy Bob. Brought to the public in partnership with Discover Bank. For details call 349-4512 or 855-7830.

Greenwood Fall Benefit Sale
Greenwood Mennonite School will hold a Fall Benefit Sale and Auctions, Saturday, Nov. 4. An all-you-can-eat breakfast, 7:30-9:30 a.m. (adults $6; children 4-11; $4 (under six are free). Baked goods sale. Delicious lunch items. Live and Silent auctions begin at 9:30 a.m.: Autographed items, class theme baskets, collectibles, comforters and quilts, crafts, gift certificates, guy stuff, household items, plus many wonderful items donated by local businessesÉ too numerous to mention. Proceeds to benefit Greenwood Mennonite School, celebrating 78 years. Greenwood Mennonite School, 12802 Mennonite School Road, Greenwood, DE 19950 (302) 349–4131. From Rt. 12 in Greenwood, go east on Rt. 16, left on Rt. 36 (Shawnee Road) and right on Mennonite School Road. Free admission and free parking.

'Tea for True Love' October 28
Friends of the Laurel Library is sponsoring a "Tea for True Love" at the library community room, Saturday, Oct. 28. A benefit for The Laurel Library, there will be tea, coffee and punch as well as some delightful refreshments served. Romantic, "lightly read" novels will be sold for 25 cents each. Come and bring a friend. Tickets can be purchased at the library for only $5 per person. Or call Leigh at 875-9480.

Three Chicks Barn Sale
Three Chicks Barn Sale Friday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 28, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local antique dealers host a festive fall barn sale featuring primitive furniture, antiques, collectibles, and housewares in a restored 1940s barn at 36225 Columbia Road, Delmar.

Rock and Roll Dance
St. Philip's Church, 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, will hold an Oldies Dance, Saturday, Nov. 4, 7-10 p.m.Music by Tony Windsor. Tickets are $5 per person; advanced tickets can be purchased at The Bank of Delmarva, Laurel branch. All proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity. For more information call 875-5537.

Eastern Star of Maryland Banquet
A banquet honoring the charter members of Roelma Chapter 113, Order of the Eastern Star of Maryland, on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 6 p.m., at Fireman's Memorial Building, Sharptown, Md. Cost is $21 per person. Entertainment will follow a ham/roast beef dinner. Come celebrate our charter members, they are a very special group. For reservations call Susan Calloway, 875-5911. Make checks payable to Susan Calloway, 32556 Holly Oak Drive, Laurel, DE 19956. Deadline for reservations is Wednesday, Nov. 15. The charter members are from Sharptown and Delmar.

Punkin Chunkin anniversary
The Punkin Chunkin Association is anticipating raising thousands of dollars for local and national charities during the 21st annual world championships scheduled for Nov. 3-5. The first day of competition will culminate with a Marshall Tucker Band concert. Opening for the Marshall Tucker Band will be country artist Danielle Peck. The Marshall Tucker Band is known for hits such as "Can't You See," "Fire on the Mountain" and "Heard it in a Love Song." Peck is a newcomer to the country music scene, making a name for herself with the song, "Findin' a Good Man." Concert tickets at $25 are available at Mugs & Stitches in Lewes, the Cape Gazette office in Nassau Commons, west of Lewes, by contacting Frank Shade at 854-5382, or at the Punkin Chunkin office at 684-8196. For more information visit the website www.punkinchunkin.com.

Living Water Fall Fest
Living Water Worship Center, 27225 Kaye Road, Laurel, will have Fall Fest 2006 on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 3 to 5 p.m. There will be free: food, games, bouncy ride, hay rides and pony rides. Bring your kids, invite other families and have a good time.To pre-register call 875-7814.

Nanticoke Auxiliary Winter Dance 'Puttin' on the Glitz'
Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary Winter Gala committee has begun preparations for the annual dinner dance event to be held January 27, 2007 at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. This year's 1930s theme, "Puttin' on the Glitz," will feature Art Deco decorations in a Grand Ballroom. Those attending will enjoy elegant food followed by the music of Encore while they whirl across the dance floor. Dust off your spats and top hats and put on your pearls and enjoy this memorable evening. Linda Robertson is the chairperson for the annual gala event. She is assisted by Bonnie Allen, Patty Burk, Sharon Mears, Janet Hubbard, Judi Thoroughgood and Jenny Werner. Proceeds from the event will be part of the auxiliary's annual donation to Nanticoke Health Services. More details about "Puttin' on the Glitz" can be obtained by calling the Nanticoke Health Services Volunteer Office at 629-6611, ext. 2301.

BINGO EAC of Nanticoke Health
The Employee Activity Committee of Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, Oct. 26, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose, located on Rt 13A in Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature several baskets including the Christmas Basket sets, Foyer, Journal and Beverage Tote as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Large Hamper and the Library basket or one of the several door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact the EAC at 302-629-6611, ext. 2417.

Delaware Storm Basket Bingo
The Delaware Storm Travel Team will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, Nov. 9, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose, located on Rt. 13A in Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 exciting games and will feature several baskets including the Christmas Basket sets, Foyer, Journal and Beverage Tote as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Large Hamper, American Craft Medium Market and the Library basket. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information call 302-628-0859.

FOOD Breakfast Cafe
VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 8-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund. All are welcome.

Crab Cake dinner October 20
AMVETS Post 1694 crab cake dinner, with French fries and coleslaw, Oct. 20, 5 p.m. until?. Karaoke by Keeper of the Stars at Seaford VFW, Middleford Road.

Woodland UMC dinner October 20
The women of the Woodland United Methodist Church will serve a Chicken and Dumpling dinner on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is adults $8; children 6-12 years $4; 5 years and under are free. Woodland Church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry house. No carry-outs. For additional information call 629-5404 or 629-4662.

Wesley UMC Pig Roast October 21
Carolina Pork Dinner at Wesley United Methodist Church (corner of Atlanta and Wesley Church roads), on Oct. 21, noon to 4 p.m. Dinner includes: pork, baked beans, coleslaw, roll, drink and dessert, $7 donation. Take-outs available. for information call 629-3029.

Bake sale and auction
Christ United Methodist Church, 510 South Central Ave., Laurel, will be holding "The Great American Bake Sale and Luncheon" on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with lunch starting at 11 a.m. There will be a Country Store, bake table, and silent auction. Homemade vegetable soup, chicken salad, and cold cuts are on the lunch menu. All proceeds go to missions. Call Teresa Littleton, 875-2729.

Blades VFC Auxiliary
Blades Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary will be selling Oyster, Crab Cake, Chicken Salad sandwiches and platters, on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Blades Fire Hall, corner of 5th and Cannon streets. Eat-in or take out - starting at 11 a.m. till 4 p.m. Sandwiches, $6 and $4; Platters $8 and $6.

Sunday Breakfast Buffet
Sunday breakfast buffet, All-You-Care-To-Eat, served by the Galestown Ruritan Club on the fourth Sunday of each month, October through June, 7-10 a.m., at the Galestown (Md.) Community Hall. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 children ages 6-12. This month it will be Oct. 22.

Reliance Grange supper
On October 23, the Reliance Grange will have a covered dish supper at 6:30 p.m. at the Gethsemane United Methodist Church in Reliance. Following the supper the Gospel Gents will perform. All are invited. Bring a covered dish to share. There is no charge.

Union UMC diner
Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville, will have its grand reopening of 'Union Station Diner' on Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 5-7 p.m. Price for adults is $7; children 12 and under, $3.50. The menu is oven roasted and oven fried chicken, Pennsylvania Dutch potatoes, gravy, veggies, rolls, assorted desserts and beverages. Proceeds benefit the church. Call 337-7409 for more information.

Mt. Olivet Roast Beef Dinner
Mount Olivet United Methodist Women, Seaford, present their annual Roast Beef Diner on Friday, Oct. 27, 5 to 7 p.m. This homemade dinner will be served family style in Fellowship Hall. Take-out will be available. The menu includes all freshly prepared roast beef, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, assorted baked goods and more. A Silent Auction will be held to raise money for missions. Adult cost is $8.50 each. Student cost is $4.50 each, and children five and under eat free. Tickets available at the door.

Centenary Church Spaghetti Dinner
Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, will host an all you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Oct. 28, 4-6:30 p.m. Adults $5, children $3 (under six years of age are free). The dinner is sponsored by the Promise Keepers and benefits the college scholarship fund.

Mt. Zion UMC Festival October 28
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church will have a Festival on Saturday, Oct. 28. There will be oyster sandwiches and platter, chicken salad, hamburgers and hotdogs, homemade ice cream, cakes and pies, drinks. Serving starts at 3 p.m., carry outs available. The church is located on Laurel-Seaford Highway.

Roast Beef dinner November 5
Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Company annual fall dinner, roast beef and dumplings with all the trimmings and dessert, Sunday, Nov. 5, noon until 4 p.m. Adults $9 and Children under 12 $3. Pre-school are free. All carry outs $9.

Spaghetti dinner and auction
Spaghetti dinner and auction to benefit Gerald Brown , Laurel Fire Dept. president, on Sunday, Oct. 29, at Laurel Fire Hall, from 1-6 p.m. For tickets call: 875-3081 or 875-1883. Cost is $10 each. Ticket also available at the door.

Pancake and sausage breakfast
The Soundwaves Handbell Choir of Seaford Christian Academy is having a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast at Applebee's on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8 to 10 a.m. Everyone is invited. The cost is $5 per person paid at the door. The proceeds will support the Bell Choir's tour to Vermont in the spring.

Breakfast at Blades Fire Hall
An All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast at the Blades Fire Hall, corner of 5th and Cannon streets, adults $7, children $3; Sunday, Nov. 5, from 8 till 11 a.m. Sponsored by the Auxiliary and the Firemen of the Blades Fire Company.

Oyster sandwiches and soup
The Auxiliary of the Blades Fire Company will be selling oyster sandwiches and homemade soup on Tuesday, Nov. 7 (Election Day) at the firehouse. Oyster sandwich $6; Chicken salad sandwich $4; soup - peas & dumplings, pint or half-pint, $4 and $2.

HALLOWEEN

Trick or Treat hours
Trick or Treat hours are the same in Greenwood, Bridgeville, Blades, Seaford, Laurel and Delmar. All communities will allow trick or treat on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. for children 12 and under.

The Bridgeville Lions will be holding a party and costume judging contest at 8 p.m. on October 31 at the Historical Society Park at the corner of Williams Street and Delaware Avenue.

The haunted house
The haunted house sponsored by the Odd Fellows Charity Lodge is open Oct. 20, 21, 27 and 28, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Oct. 30, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Visitors to the haunted house will start their tour at the Laurel Fire Hall. From the fire hall, they will ride a tractor-drawn wagon to the house, which is next to the Odd Fellows Cemetery. The ticket booth is on the grounds of the house. For information, or to volunteer to help call Jerry Lynch, 875-5880.

Seaford Halloween Parade
Children of all ages are welcome to walk in the Annual Seaford Halloween Parade. All dressed in costume may walk the parade route. The Seaford High School Band will participate. After the Parade, there will be a costume contest, prizes, and refreshments. The Parade date is Wednesday, Oct. 25. Line-up is at 6:15 p.m. and step-off is at 7 p.m. The Parade starts in Dr. Wolfgang's office parking lot on Cedar Street. The Parade route is down High Street, to N. Arch Street to King Street to Seaford Fire Hall. The costume contest will be at the Seaford Fire Hall.

The Stone House
Showings of "The Stone House," a horror film produced in Delaware and shot in Milton, Milford, Georgetown and Laurel, will be Oct. 21 and 22, 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., in the Milton Theatre in downtown Milton. For information, call 684-1101 or visit the www.thestonehousemovie.com. The movie will also be one of the 100 films that will be shown as part of the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival, Rehoboth Beach. It will be shown Friday, Nov. 10, 4:30 p.m. at Movies at Midway, Delaware 1. Tickets are $8.50, $6.50 for senior citizens (60 and older), children (11 and younger) and students. Call 645-9095 or visit www.rehobothfilm. com.

Doggie Costume Parade
On Saturday, Oct. 28, at the CHEER Community Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown, will be hosting a Doggie Costume Parade. The event will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Winners will be awarded a ribbon for cutest canine, coolest canine, most original and judge's choice. Cost is $10 per dog. Please bring proof of the pet's rabies vaccine. Also help in our Dog Food Drive by bringing a dog food donation to help other seniors citizens feed their pets. For details call Elizabeth Walls, 856-5187.

Halloween Party October 28
The Seaford Elk Lodge will be having its annual Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 28, beginning at 2 p.m. and ending at 4 p.m. There will be prizes in the funniest, scariest and most original costumes (most original being a homemade costume). A light lunch will be provided to those attending along with various snacks. Each child will be presented a trick or treat bag of goodies as they leave. Games will be played. Contact Exalted Ruler Janice Cecil for further information at 875-3810. The Elk Lodge is located north of Seaford on Elk Road.

Safe Place for kids October 28
Bring your kids to" Trunks of Treats." Cars will be lined up in the church parking lot - their trunks filled with safe treats on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 6-7:30 p.m., at the Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, Rt. 13 and Dorthy Road, (3 miles north of Md/DE state line between Delmar and Laurel.) Dress up in costume. There will be games and fun. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 875-7824.

Kids Halloween Party October 29
Kids Halloween Party at Post 19, Laurel, on Sunday, Oct. 29, from 2-4 p.m. for children 12 years old and under. There will be games and costume judging with goodies for all.

MEETINGS

Laurel Chamber Membership
You are invited to the General Membership meeting of the Laurel Chamber of Commerce at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the Chamber of Commerce office on Poplar Street in Laurel. Guest speaker will be Col. McLeash of the Delaware State Police.

Amateur Radio Club October 21
The next meeting of the Nanticoke Amateur Radio Club will be on Saturday, 9 a.m., Oct. 21, at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. For additional information call 875-1319. Visitors welcome.

Acorn Club October 26
The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford will have a meeting at 6 p.m. on Oct. 26, at Pizza King. The guest speaker will be Dr. Thomas Antonini. The hostess is Janice Bruerton and her committee.

Republican Women October 26
The Seaford Republican Women's Club will meet on Thursday, Oct. 26 at the Seaford Golf and Country club at 10:30 a.m. The speaker will be Ed Butler, mayor of Seaford, talking about his vision for Seaford. The public is invited. Lunch at noon is optional. For further information call Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788.

REUNIONS

Laurel Class of 1976
To the Class of 1976, Laurel High School classmates, there will be a reunion on October 20 and 21. October 20 is dinner and dancing at 59 Lake, Rehoboth Beach. Contact Lisa for more information and reservations at 302-462-0818. On Oct. 21, a dinner and dance to be held at the Laurel American Legion at 6:30 p.m. to midnight. Dinner and dance are at no cost to classmates. Cash bar. The Class of '76 is searching for classmates: Diana Calhoun, Kenny Carroll, Belinda Hill Carmean, Ida Mae Horsey, Robert Ryan, Rickey Smart, George Sorrow, Jeff Walters and Paul Joyner. If you know how we can contact these missing classmates call Ellen at 846-0636 or Carol at 846-9726.Also call for reservations.

Woodbridge Class of '96
Woodbridge Class of '96 is having its 10-year class reunion on Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Lighthouse Restaurant at Fisherman's Wharf in Lewes. Contact Mandy Passwaters Forbes at 919-361-1452 or forbesfamof3@nc.rr. com.

SHS Class of 1996
The Seaford High School Class of 1996 will be holding its 10 year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 25. The event will be held at the Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown. We are searching for missing classmates. Contact Susan at 302-344-0741, or susanargo@hotmail.com.

Seaford Class of 1976
The Seaford Class of 1976 will hold its 30-year class reunion on Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Seaford Fire Hall from 6 p.m. until midnight. Light fare will be served, cash bar and music provided by Tranzfusion. For more information, contact David Smith at 410-749-5776 or Dee (Christopher) Palmer at 302–629-9410. You can also go to our class website at www.seafordhigh1976.com.

Bridgeville Class of 1949
The Bridgeville Class of 1949 will hold a class reunion on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Sailloft Restaurant on Rt. 113, north of Milford. We are searching for classmates, Jean Tucker McQuaide and Stanley Dickerson. If you know how to contact them, call Tom at 337-7494.

TRIPS

Delmar Alumni Association
The Delmar Alumni Association is sponsoring a bus trip on Nov. 10, 11 and 12, to Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, W.Va. This is a pre-holiday retreat. Attractions include the Festival of Lights, Festival of Trees, Christmas at the Mansion, Train Exhibit and lots of time for shopping and relaxing in the pool, etc. The cost is $310, which includes two nights lodging, one holiday dinner buffet, two mountaineers breakfast buffets and tours. For further information call Jo at 846-0698.

HOLIDAYS

Victorian Christmas
Seaford Historical Society announces that the boutique at the Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion is 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 details call Skinner at 629-9378.

Christmas Show Trip
Laurel Senior Center Christmas Show trip, Dutch Apple Theater, Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 20. Cost $63, includes transportation, luncheon and show. Shopping after the show if time permits. Call 875-2536 to reserve a seat with deposit.

Holiday Bazaar
The Methodist Manor House located at 1001 Middleford Road in Seaford, will host it's annual Holiday Bazaar on Friday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Start your holiday shopping early with crafts, quilting, woodworking, decorations and more. There will also be a chicken salad luncheon available from 11:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the dining room for $6.50. Carry outs available. For more information, call Dixie Carlisle at 628-5631.

Women's Holiday Mart
The Women's Holiday Mart will be held in the Exhibit Hall at the Delaware State Fairgrounds on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Features holiday shopping, demonstrations and activities for kids. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Harrington Business & Professional Women. For information, call Dawn Elliott at 302-398-8544, email holidaymart@bpwharrington.org, or visit the website at bpwharrington.org.

POLITICAL Lawn Party for Harvey Hyland Jr.
The Friends of Harvey Hyland Jr., candidate for the 5th District Sussex County Council will host a lawn party in his honor on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2-4 p.m. The party will be at the home of George and Marlene Collins, 4986 Sharptown Road, (Rt. 24 West of Laurel). All are welcome. Come out to enjoy good food, entertainment and get to know Harvey. Tickets are $20 per person. Contact the following persons for tickets: Marlene Collins 875-3091, Moezell Hyland 875-5201, Charlotte Anderson 539-4999, and Pauline Hyland 875-2334.

Truman-Kennedy Dinner
The annual Truman-Kennedy Dinner, a "chicken and dumpling" dinner fundraiser, sponsored by the Sussex County Women's Democrat Club, will be held Oct. 28, at the Bridgeville Fire Hall, 6 p.m. There will be door prizes and an auction with all our Democrat friends and dignitaries. Sen. Thomas Carper will be the guest speaker. For information and ticket reservations call George Adams (302) 349-4819.

Meet the Candidates Night
There will be a Meet the Candidates Night at the Seaford Central Elementary School on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Richard J. Sternberg, candidate for election to the Delaware House of Representatives from Seaford 39th District will speak. Other invitees include Sen. Tom Carper, Treasurer Jack Markell, and Dennis Spivack, candidate for the U.S. House of Repredentatives.

ETC.

Harley-Davidson Toy Run
Seaford-Blades Charities Toy Run sponsored by Harley-Davidson of Ocean City (HDOC) and Harley-Davidson of Seaford. The date is set for October 22 and the ride will leave from HDOC and finish at HD Seaford This year's ride will be a scavenger hunt. "We'll still do registration at HDOC and the cost will be $10 or a new, unwrapped toy per person (not per bike) and at the end of the run at HDS there will be refreshments," states Bruce Bennett. "It's along the way that things will be more interesting." Bennett adds, "If you are tied up that day and can't attend, stop by Harley-Davidson of Ocean City or Seaford before hand and make a donation to the Seaford-Blades Charities toy fund."

Sussex Tech Alumni November 3
Sussex Technical High School is seeking alumni members of the school who are invited to be guests of honor at its 2006 Homecoming on Nov. 3 against Milford. Former Sussex Tech graduates will be featured in the parade and acknowledged during half-time activities. Kickoff for the game at Raven Stadium is 7:30 p.m. All Sussex Tech alumni who can attend are asked to email Frank Makray at fmakray@sussexvt.k12.de.us.

Babies & Toddlers Stay and Play
Parents and children from birth to age four are invited to play together, listen to a story, learn new songs and finger plays, and network with other families. Free. Now thru-May 2007. Closed on school holidays. No registration required. Call Anna Scovel at 856-5239 for more information.Seaford Parks & Recreation (SDPR), 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon.

History of 19th Century Laurel
Have you gotten your copy of this most informative book on early Laurel? The book would make a wonderful and valued gift for the holidays. The 430+ page book is a reprint written by the late Harold Hancock in the 1980s and is selling for $45 or it can be mailed for an additional $5. To obtain a copy contact any board member or call Linda Justice at 875-4217.

Return Day 2006
Return Day 2006 is coming up Thursday, Nov. 9. and the Sussex County Return Day Committee has a new website up and running where you can get up-to-date information about events and schedules on Return Day as well as the Wednesday night Ox Roast activities. Applications are being accepted for parade entrants and vendors. The application forms are available on the website at www.returnday.org, by e-mailing info@returnday.org or by calling 855-0722.

Stories of Old-Time Laurel
The Laurel Historical Society's Kendal Jones will be presenting a three-part slide show on "Places, Faces and Stories of Old-Time Laurel" at the Laurel Public Library in the new community meeting room. This meeting is open to the public. Members are encouraged to invite a non-member to join them for this interesting presentation. Dates are Wednesday, Oct. 25, and Wednesday, Nov. 29. All programs will start at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be offered.

Dinner Ride
Harley-Davidson of Ocean City has weekly dinner rides Wednesdays at 6 p.m. open to all riders and their passengers and to all brands of motorcycles. For more information, contact Harley-Davidson of Ocean City at 410-629-1599 or hdoceancit@ aol.com. Arrive 15 minutes early with a full tank.

Read Aloud training
Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 1 p.m., in the Seaford Public Library, 402 North Porter St., Seaford. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training or for further information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.