Bulletin Board
Thursday, February 15, 2007
 
Longest wedded couple is sought
The Bridgeville Post Office is in search of the longest married couple in the town of Bridgeville to be part of the Post Office's new stamp celebration entitled With Love & Kisses! The couple will be presented with a gift to commemorate the occasion as well as being featured by the local media. See a retail associate or the Postmaster, Winnie Martin to enter.

Train & Toy show
Saturday, Feb. 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Seaford Vol. Fire Dept., Cannon Street, Seaford
Admission $3 for adults, Children under 12 free (with paying adult).
Call 629-3112.

Events

Hearts for Hope
A benefit dinner and auction for Hope House I and II, sponsored by the Laurel Community Foundation, a 501-c3 non-profit organization, will be held on Feb. 17, 6 p.m., at the Laurel Fire Hall. Entertainment will be by Beverly La Fazia and Robert Naylor. There will also be a live auction by Lee Collins. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Laurel Petroleum, Dennis O'Neal's, A&K, and the Insurance Market, or by calling Leigh Clark at 875-9480.

Roller Skating Party
The Roller Skating Party is on Sunday, Feb. 18, from 5-8 p.m., at Skateworld, Inc. Admission is $5. Skate rental is extra. Concession stand will be open. Call Rhonda for more information at 628-5137. This will benefit the Seaford Pop Warner Association.

Texas Hold'em Tournament
The Seaford Lions Club will host a Texas Hold'em tournament on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. There is a $100 buy-in with 2 $25 re-buys available. Must be 21 years old to enter. All proceeds benefit the Seaford Lions Club with their community projects. For more information, call 629-4179 or 629-8685.

Benefit for Gerald Brown and family
On March 3, a benefit will be held at the Laurel Fire Department for Gerald Brown and family. Gerald is the oldest son of Wayne and Marlene Givens of Laurel. He is a past president and an active member of the Laurel Fire Department, a farmer and an active member in the community. Gerald has leukemia. He has spent more than the last four months in Johns Hopkins Hospital and is now in Bryn Mawr Hospital in Pennsylvania, a specialty Rehab Hospital. Gerald is fighting his second time with Leukemia. He has given so much to his community and it's time the community comes together and gives back. The benefit will be a dinner, auction and a dance at the Laurel Fire Department, March 3, starting at 5 p.m. The cost of the tickets are $10. Donations of items to be auctioned off at the benefit are welcome. To make a donation, or to buy tickets, call 875-7485.

Golden Dragons acrobats to perform at Delaware Tech
The Golden Dragons, the world's leading Chinese acrobatic troupe, will present an unforgettable acrobatic and theatrical performance on Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m., in the theatre of the Arts & Science Center at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown. Ticket prices for the performance are $22 for adults, $18 for students with ID (must be presented at time of ticket purchase), and $10 for children 12 and younger. The theatre will open at 1 p.m. and it is open seating. Tickets are available for purchase Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; call 855-1617 to purchase by credit card or in person at Delaware Tech, Suite 109, Jason Technology Center.

Civil War and Beyond
The Southern Delaware Choral Society, under the direction of John Ranney, is pleased to be the recipient of two grants from the Sussex County Council which will enable the society to provide a limited number of complimentary tickets to local veterans for its spring concerts. Entitled, The Civil War and Beyond: a musical tribute to those who have served at home and abroad, the concerts will be performed at Woodbridge High School in Bridgeville on Saturday, April 28, 7:30 p.m., and the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center on Sunday, April 29, 3 p.m. Joining the Choral Society will be the Chesapeake Brass Band, guitarist-composer Jeffrey Van of Minnesota, composer-arranger Rosemary Galloway of Toronto, arranger Roo Brown of Lewes and bagpiper Henry DeWitt of Rehoboth. Tickets for the general public are $15 for adults and $10 for students and are available by calling 645-2013. Veterans may obtain their complimentary tickets by contacting Jack Emery at 934-6569.

Ladies Spring Conference
"Disciplines of a Beautiful Woman," Ladies and Teen Girls Spring Conference will be on Saturday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Calvary Baptist Church, Georgetown. Speaker will be Juanita Purcell of the Villages, Fla., Women's Conference Speaker and Author. Come and join us, find out the secret to contentment and beauty. There will also be a time of worship and praise, special reading, food and fellowship. And Mrs. Purcell will have her books for sale. Register by March 12, cost is $7. (Cost includes breakfast and lunch, on site.) Register after March 12, cost will be $15 per person. Call 856-3773.

Laurel High 'Grease' tickets
The Laurel High School Performing Arts Department will be presenting the musical "Grease" on March 8, 9, and 10 in the L.H.S. Auditorium. Curtain time will be 7:30 p.m. all three nights. Advanced tickets are on sale now through the LHS box office. Ticket prices: Adults $5, students under 18 and senior citizens $3 with ID. Only 250 tickets will be available per night, so advanced sales are recommended. For more information call 875-6120, ext. 273, or email bcass@laurel.k12.de.us.

Chambers

Chamber After Hours mixer
Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce After Business Hours Mixer, Thursday, Feb. 22, 5-7 p.m. at the Seaford Post Office, 2001 Bridgeville Highway. Refreshments and door prizes. Call 629-9690.

Meetings

Embroiders' Guild meeting
The Sussex Chapter of Embroiders' Guild meets on the second Monday of the month, September through June at 10 a.m. at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. All levels of stitchers from beginner to advanced are welcome. Call 410-208-9386.

Woodbridge FFA Open House
The Woodbridge High School FFA Chapter will hold an open house for all FFA Alumni of the former chapters of Greenwood High School, Bridgeville High School, and any graduates of the Woodbridge High School FFA. It will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Woodbridge High School Cafeteria. The open house will be from 6 to 8 p.m. and light refreshments will be served followed by a short program recognizing the FFA alumni of all three chapters who have been instrumental in making the Woodbridge FFA chapter of 105 members what it is today. Contact Karen Breeding or Fred Brock at Woodbridge High, 337-8289, ext. 637 or 500.

Acorn Club meeting
The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford will have a business meeting and a program on conservation at the Methodist Manor House on Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Vicky Thompson from the Seaford Spade and Garden Club. The hostess will be Oarlene Mulvaney and her committee.

Delaware Equine Council
The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council will be at 7 p.m. at the AmericInn, Harrington, on Monday, Feb. 19. There will be a short meeting followed by guest speaker, Dr. Beth Ross, DVM. Call Peggy at 629-5233.

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.

Toastmasters
Toastmasters of Southern Delaware meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month in Bay Shore Community Church at 6 p.m. Develop your public speaking skills in a supportive environment. Contact Joy Slabaugh at 846-9201, or joy@estfinancial.com.

Retired Federal Employees
Chapter 1992 (Georgetown) of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold its next meeting on Monday, Feb. 19, at noon at the Flight Deck Restaurant located at the Georgetown Airport. The program will be presented by Ed Okonowicz from the Delaware Humanities Forum, who will speak on "The Presidents."

GOP Women's Club
The February meeting of the Sussex County Republican Women's Club will be held on Feb. 28 at the Sussex Pines Country Club. The speaker for this month will be Donna Streletzky, vice president of operations at Beebe Hospital. She will discuss the plans for the new South Coast Health Campus that will be constructed on Rt. 26 in the Dagsboro/Millville area. The meeting will begin at 10:45 a.m. and a chicken salad platter lunch will be served at a cost of $13 a person. Visitors are welcome. For reservations call Nancy Gunn at 537-4355. The Lincoln Day Dinner will be held on Feb. 19 at the Atlantic Sands in Rehoboth. Cost $45 a person, or $80 for a couple. For more information call Mary Spicer at 645-7767.

Widowed Persons
The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 12:15 p.m., at the Golden Corral. The planned guest speaker will be Tom Brown, vice president of marketing and Development at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.

Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 for details.

Trips

Celtic Woman Concert
Celtic Woman Concert on Friday, Feb. 23, at France-Merrick Performing Arts Center in Baltimore, $60. The concert features five Irish vocalists whose latest album has been No. 1 on the Billboard World Music Chart for more than 70 weeks. Call 629-6809 for tickets.

Adult Plus+ heading to Philadelphia
The Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, is gearing up for another in a series of bus trips this winter. On the horizon is a scheduled excursion on Friday, Feb. 23, to see Stars on Ice at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia. Seats are still available. Don't miss this exciting chance to see some of skating's greatest stars! Contact Adult Plus+ at 856-5618 for more information.

Sight & Sound Bus Trip
Christ United Methodist Church has scheduled a trip to Sight & Sound to see "In the Beginning" on April 25. Cost is $85 (includes transportation, show, and dinner at Bird In Hand). Leaves Christ United Methodist Church at 7:30 a.m. Call 875-4233 or 875-3278.

Seaford WPS Branson trip
The Seaford WPS is sponsoring a nine-day trip to Branson, Mo., May 3-11. The cost is $1,041 per person and includes bus transportation, eight nights lodging, eight breakfasts, eight dinners, eight shows, the Titanic Exhibit, Patch Collection Museum, Grants Farm and a guided tour of St. Louis including the Gateway Arch. All taxes, gratuities and luggage handling are also included. For more information contact Frances Horner at 629-4416.

Caroline AARP plans trip
The Caroline County AARP 915 will take a trip to San Antonio, Texas, for 11 days beginning March 16. It will include a four-night stay in San Antonio with 18 meals, a guided tour, visits to the San Antonio River Walk District, The Alamo, the Institute of Texan Cultures, LBJ Ranch, the San Antonio Missions and the IMAX theatre, which will show "The Price of Freedom," and much more. For more information or to register, contact Peggy Perry at 1-410-822-2314 or pegperry@ myshorelink.com.

Mt. Calvary Minneapolis trip
Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, Bridgeville, is sponsoring a trip to Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minn., from Aug. 11-18. Cost is $760 per person, double occupancy - $280 extra if only one person to a room. Cancellation insurance available upon request. Deposit: $200 non refundable due before March 5. Payment Plan - April 5 - $150; May 5 - $150; June 5 - $150; and July 5 - $110. Bus will be leaving from Mt. Calvary with other pickups which will be given at a later date. All checks should be made payable to Mt. Calvary UMC. Mail payments to Mary E. Jones, 16186 Progress School Road, Bridgeville, DE 19933. Price includes: Seven nights accommodations including seven deluxe continental breakfasts and six complete dinners including one dinner at the Jacob Henry Mansion in Joliet, Ill. A guided tour of Minneapolis; a tour of the state capital in St. Paul, Minn; a day of shopping at the Mall of America, etc. For more information, call Mary Jones, 337-7335. The Rev. Baron N. Hopkins, Sr. is the Pastor.

Overnight Trip to Atlantic City
Wicomico County Recreation, Parks and Tourism's Happy Timers organization presents an overnight trip to the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. The event, which is open to the public, will take place March 22-23. The cost for the two-day trip is $105 based on double occupancy which includes motor coach transportation to and from the Wicomico Civic Center, one night of lodging, one meal, one free show ticket the night of arrival (if available) and two days of coin bonuses. Located on the boardwalk, the Tropicana is rated the best casino in Atlantic City and offers first class shopping and dining. For details call Sharon Engster at 410-548-4900, ext. 118.

Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Pigeon Forge, Tenn. trip, June 18-22, $589 per person, which includes round-trip Motor Coach, four nights hotel accommodations, four breakfasts, four dinners and six shows including: Grand Illusion, Country Tonite Theatre, Comedy Barn Theatre, Blackwood Breakfast Variety Show, The Miracle Theatre, Black Bear Jamboree Dinner and Show. Dolly Parton's Dollywood, visiting Gatlinburg, Tenn., taxes, tips, and baggage handling. For more information call 875-2536.

Food

All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner
The Bi-State Ruritans will be sponsoring an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner Saturday, Feb. 17, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Melson Church Community Hall, Melson Road and Melson Church Road, east of Delmar. $7 per person for spaghetti, salad, bread, iced tea and coffee. Desserts will be available for a nominal fee. A Chinese Auction is also planned (bidders do not need to be present to win).

Woodland chicken and dumplings
The women of the Woodland United Methodist Church will serve a Chicken and Dumpling dinner on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $8; children 6-12 years are $4; 5 years and under are free. Woodland Church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry House. No carryouts. Call 629-5404 or 629-4662.

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.

Church Pancake Supper
Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, will host an all-you-can-eat pancake supper (with sausage and ham) on Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 20, 5-7 p.m. Adults $5, children $3 (under three years of age are free). Sponsored by the Sunday School Dept.

Kiwanis fundraiser
The Georgetown Kiwanis, a community organization that has been serving Georgetown for over 70 years, will hold their latest fundraiser with The Roadhouse Steak Joint located at the Midway Shopping Center at 4572 Highway One, Rehoboth Beach. The Roadhouse will provide the Kiwanis Club with 10% of their income from all meals served on Monday, Feb. 26. No tickets will be sold. The Kiwanis are selling 50-50 chance tickets. The winner of the drawing on Feb. 26 will receive half of the proceeds. Chances can be purchased at The Roadhouse the day of the event or by calling President Richard Lankford, Sr., 856-7951.

Milford Unity BBQ
The Milford Community Unity barbecue chicken dinner will be held Saturday, March 31, at the Carlisle Fire Hall from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. A person from the Milford Community will be honored as a volunteer of the year. Local officials and celebrities will be serving the BBQ chicken dinner that includes potato salad and baked beans. Community clubs and organizations will have the opportunity to have a booth during the event. This event is made possible by Community Partners including Milford Parks and Recreation, and the Milford Moose Lodge. If you would like to nominate a volunteer or to have a booth call Gary Downes at 422-8863.

Golf Kiwanis Tournament
Friday, June 8, is the date for the 21st annual golf tournament sponsored by the Seaford Kiwanis Foundation, which was created to provide college scholarships to worthy and aspiring high school seniors. Thanks to enthusiastic participants and willing sponsors 44 students have been helped so far. Most have graduated. Last year's winners are students at the University of Delaware, York College and at the University of Virginia. Mark your calendar and help the Kiwanis Club help deserving youth.

Reunions

Laurel Class of 1956
The Laurel High School Class of 1956 will hold a luncheon meeting, Friday, Feb. 23, 11:30 a.m. at Britts in Laurel. Plans will be made for the class reunion in May, and to determine the amount of scholarship to be awarded at the annual Alumni Banquet.

Delmar Class of 1967 reunion
There will be an organizational meeting for the Delmar High School Class of 1967 40th Reunion on Thursday, Feb 15, at the Delmar VFW Post at 200 W. State Street, Delmar, Md., 8 p.m. Any classmate interested in attending will be welcomed.

Etc.

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.

Rabies Clinic schedule
The Rabies clinics will be held at the SPCA, Rt. 113, Georgetown. All dogs must be on leash; all cats must be in carriers. Dates are: Thursday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-noon; Friday, March 2, 10 a.m.-noon; Friday, March 23, 10 a.m.-noon. Rabies vaccination is $10; Canine distemper, $12; Feline Distemper, $10; Bordetella (kennel cough) $10. This is a no-exam vaccination clinic that will be held monthly. Call for more dates, 856-6361.

Acorn Club directory
The Acorn Club is at work on the 2007-2008 Directory. In order for a correct address to be published, you must contact Verizon and advise them of your current 911 address for their listing, therefore, it will be automatically be changed in our directory. If you would like to place a new ad in our directory, contact Anne Stewart, 629-8868. Any other questions? Contact Teresa Blades, 629-5229.

Personal Safety
On Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m., the Georgetown Public Library in conjunction with the Georgetown Police Department will present a program called, "You, and Your Personal Safety" to the public. For more information on this program or any other program call the library at 856-7958.

AARP Driver Safety course
Laurel Senior Center is sponsoring an AARP Driver Safety Program Refresher Course. The course will be offered on Wednesday, March 7, and starts at 9 a.m. The cost is $10. Call early to reserve your space. For reservations call 875-2536.

Pageant contestants sought
Contestants ages newborn through adult are being sought for the America's Fairy Tale Pageant and the Miss Chesapeake International Pageant to be held Saturday, March 10, at the Laurel Fire Hall. No experience is necessary. Applications are available online at www.mysticproductions.com or by calling 875-7485.

Laurel Class of 1997
Looking for addresses for the Class of 1997, who graduated from Laurel Sr. High School. Call or email with your information: Anissa Brittinghm at 875-0806, email kaegenbritt@hotmail.com; or Jessie Walls at 875-8720, email wjesryan@aol.com.