Bulletin Board
Thursday, January 2, 2003
Snowball 2003
The Auxiliary of Nanticoke Health Services is holding “Snowball 2003.” The Auxiliary's annual dinner dance will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. Appetizing food and dancing to the sounds of Encore are sure to warm attendees of the winter gala. The only chill of the night will come from a spectacular ice sculpture created by Jon Lizer of Custom Catering in Seaford. Proceeds from the dinner dance will become part of the annual donation made by the Auxiliary to Nanticoke Health Services. Last year, the Auxiliary provided financial support for the Charity Endowment Prescription Fund, new beds for the Maternity Unit, and the construction of the Cancer Care Center. For more information call the Nanticoke Health Services Volunteer Office at 629-6611, ext. 2301

Vocalist to perform
Merci Lyons-Cox a ninth grader at Sussex Tech High School will perform at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Day of Celebration on Jan. 20. The celebration begins with refreshments at 5:30 p.m. at the Seaford Senior High School on North Market Street. In addition to performing at last year’s celebration, Merci has sung for various school events, at a Delmarva Shorebirds game, and has sung for Delaware’s lieutenant governor. Merci, who calls Laurel her hometown, likes playing the guitar, listening to music and singing. For details concerning the Community Day of Celebration, contact Ed Butler at 629-9155 or Kamau Brown at 629-1566.

Father/Daughter Dance
The second Annual Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance will be held on Friday, Feb. 7, from 7-10 p.m., where fathers and father figures and their daughters are invited to dance the night away and spend some quality time together. The dance will be held at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church on High Street in Seaford. The church’s Fellowship Hall will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland. So plan on putting on your fancy duds and your dancing shoes and enjoying the DJ, decorations and refreshments. Tickets are $5 per person and only 150 will be sold so don’t delay in making your plans. Each family is asked to bring a baked good or treat to share and special keepsake pictures will be available for purchase. The dance is for fathers/ father figures and daughters only, but mothers who may want to help may contact the dance committee. So dust off those shoes, practice your jitterbug, learn the chicken dance and get ready for a great time with your special girls! Tickets will go on sale Jan. 2, and will probably sell quickly. You may purchase tickets at the Mt. Olivet Church Office (629-4458), Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; or David and Becky Genshaw (629-9014), or from any committee member.

Audubon Bird Count
From Alaska to Panama, every year about this time, thousands of birders take to the forests, fields, rivers, lakes and coastlines to count every species and their numbers. This information is vital to the Audubon Society in assessing the environmental health of our planet. This year in the Seaford area, members of the Sussex Bird Club will make their count on Jan. 4. So if you notice people with binoculars and telescopes — freezing in the cold — they’re not crazy, they’re just counting our feathered friends.
AARP Chapter meeting
AARP Chapter 1084 meets Thursday, Jan. 9, at 1:30 p.m., at the Methodist Manor House. Mrs. Ena Evans of Milford will be our guest speaker. Her subject will be Medicare Fraud and How to Protect Against It. Visitors are always welcome.

Delaware Equine Council
The monthly meeting of the Delaware Equine Council, Monday, Jan. 13, election night, at 7 p.m., to be held at The Carriage Place in Seaford. Directions: from US13 light at junction 18, go east 1/2 mile, take a right onto Camp Road 1/2 mile, take a left onto Eskridge Road, 2nd driveway on right, #21700 Carriage Place, follow drive back to the barn on the left. For more information call Nyle Callaway at 422-4094, or Paula Barto, 629-5233.

‘The Madrigals’ performing
The 6th Annual Community Day of Celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will feature “The Madrigals” from Woodbridge High School. The group, under the direction of Bob Lewis from the Woodbridge Music Department, has competed at Six Flags, N.J. They captured second place at the Music Festival in Orlando, Fla., and first place at Music in the Park, Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, Va. Members of “The Madrigals” include Robin Bowman, Jessica Hastings, Elizabeth Bisson, Genevieve McClellan, Christine Bisson, Tara Jones, Michael Ryles, and director, Bob Lewis. The group will perform “Now Let Every Tongue Adore Thee” and “The Merry Madrigals.” The celebration will be held at Seaford Senior High School on Monday, Jan. 20, beginning with refreshments at 5:30 p.m. For additional information, contact Ed Butler at 629-9155 or Kamau Brown at 629-1566.

Heart of Rock and Roll
Mark your calendars for the 13th Annual American heart Association’s “Heart of Rock and Roll” Heart Ball, chaired by Dale and Sue Lomas, Saturday, March 8 at the BAYCENTER in Dewey Beach. Delaware’s own singer/entertainer Mario Rocco will host the event as well as entertain along with the Jumpstreet Band from Washington, D.C. Guests will dance to the sounds of Rock and Roll, Motown and R&B. Enjoy the Chairman’s Reception and Silent Auction from 6-7:30 p.m. Dinner and Dancing and Rock and Roll Show to follow. Tickets are $95 per person and should be purchased in advance. For information regarding advertising, sponsorship, auction items and tickets, contact the American Heart Association office, 856-7386. Heart Disease and Stroke is still the number one killer.

Family nights
Family Nights take place each Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. All are welcome (non-members too) as long as children are accompanied by a parent or guardian. There is no admission fee and all areas of the club are open. Refreshments and prizes.