Bulletin Board
Thursday, February 12, 2004
Basket Bingo for Swim Team
Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club Barracudas swim team basket bingo featuring Longaberger baskets, Thursday, March 4, at 7 p.m. at the Western Sussex Club, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford. There will be 20 games with prizes as well as two raffles featuring a canister set and the woven panel chest. There will also be a drawing for a wrought iron corner stand with shelves. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Additional door prizes and refreshments will be available. For tickets or more information, contact Theresa Harrison at the Boys & Girls Club at 628-9748. Proceeds benefit members of the team competing in the nationals in Florida.

Benefit For Dixon Family
Fellowship benefit breakfast will be Sunday, Feb. 15, from 7-9 a.m., at Bridgeville Church of God.Cost is $5 adult, $3 for children 3-12 and free for children under 3. The proceeds will go to benefit the Leah Dixon family. Leah is eight years old and undergoing treatments for Leukemia. The Bridgeville Church of God is located at 7046 Seashore Highway, (Rt. 404).

Raffle for Cheerleaders
Coasters, the parents organization that supports the Mid-Coast All-Star Cheerleaders, Sweethearts raffle - $5 per ticket, a weekend for two at the Holiday Inn Oceanfront, 2 rounds of golf at the Ocean Resorts, Dinner for two at the Tequila Mockingbird, Mini Detail for him, and a manicure for her. Drawing to be held Feb. 21. Call Ann Foskey at 302-875-0714 for tickets. This raffle is to help offset the cost of the squads Nationals trip.

Rabies Clinics Upcoming
The rabies clinic schedule for 2004 in Sussex County is as follows:
  • Saturday, Feb. 14, at Seaford Fire Station, King and Cannon streets;
  • Saturday, Feb. 21, at Georgetown Fire Station, Pine and Bedford streets;
  • Saturday, Feb. 28, at Rehoboth Fire Station, Sub-Station #2, Rt. 1 and 207A (Food Lion).
All clinics are from 1-3 p.m. All dogs must be on leashes and all cats must be in boxes. The rabies shot is $5 and the license fee is: sterilized dog $4 (one year), $7 (two years), $10 (three years); unsterilized dog $7 (one year), $13 (two years), and $19 (three years).

Fiddler on the Roof
Second Street Players reservations for public performances of “Fiddler on the Roof” are now being accepted; production dates are Feb. 27, 28, 29 and March 5, 6 and 7. All tickets for Friday and Saturday performances are $15. Senior citizens, students and military families pay a discount price of $14 for Sunday matinees only. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees, 3 p.m. Riverfront Theatre is located at 2 S. Walnut St., downtown Milford.

CHEER Dinner on Feb. 18
Greenwood CHEER beef-n-dumpling dinner, Wednesday Feb. 18, from 4-7 p.m. $4 in advance and $5 at the door and includes iced tea and salad. Proceeds benefit Project Income for Homebound and Congregate Meal Programs. Call Shelley Strain at 349-5237.

AARP Meeting Feb. 12
AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 meeting Thursday, Feb. 12, at the Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford, 1:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Ruth Ellen Miller of the Seaford Museum. Guests are welcome. Call 875-5086 for information.

Widowed Persons Meeting
The Seaford Chapter of the AARP-Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 12:30 p.m. at the Golden Corral. The planned guest speaker will be “The Mystery Guest” of WBOC. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.
Equine Council Meeting
The Delaware Equine Council will meet on Monday, Feb. 16, at the Harrington Fairgrounds’ Exhibitor’s Building, North conference room, 7 p.m. Questions or comments to Paula Barto 629-5233.

Democratic Caucus Feb. 18
40th District Democrat Caucus will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Laurel American Legion Post #19. Delegates to the State and National Conventions will be voted upon at this meeting. (State party headquarters received all applications for delegates by Jan. 26.)

AARP Luau Picnic
AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 members are reminded to sign up early to get seating for the Spring “Luau” Picnic on March 25 beginning at noon at the Nanticoke Yacht Club. Bring a covered dish. Fried chicken, rolls, beverages and entertainment will be provided by the hospitality team.

Widowed Persons Services
The Widowed Persons Service is sponsoring a trip to the Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge, Tenn. and the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C. April 25 to 30. Anyone interested in the complete itinerary may contact Frances Horner at 629-4416.

CHEER sets date for Mardi Gras event
Sussex County Senior Services, Inc./CHEER will have its first Mardi Gras Celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 10 a. m. to 2 p.m. at the CHEER Community Center located on the corner of Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road in Georgetown. A classic New Orleans meal will be served at noon and includes Creole chicken, red beans and rice, southern-style collard greens and biscuit. D.J. Sky Brady will be entertaining as well as nationally known puppeteer, Jack Foreaker. Prizes will be awarded for best decorated mask and best costume. A Mardi Gras parade will begin at 11:15 a. m. Suggested donation for the meal is $4 for those age 60 and older, or $5 for those under age 60. Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling April Willey at 302-856-5187.

Rare jewelry offered at annual dinner/auction
The Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary will be hosting their 18th annual Dinner and Auction on Saturday, April 3, at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. Doors open at 5 p.m. The evening will include a silent and Chinese auction during cocktails and dinner. The live auction begins at 8 p.m. with auctioneer Don Moore atop the stage. Tickets are $55 per person ($25 tax deductible). One of this year’s featured items is a Lapis Lazuli Jewelry collection, on display at Heritage Jewelry in Seaford. The necklace, bracelet and earrings were acquired from a licensed antiquities importer and not taken from a tomb or protected historic site. These beads were mined, shaped and polished by hand around 3,000 BC in ancient Assyria, now Northern Afghanistan. The silver-clad settings were done in Egypt at an unknown later date. This donation came from Mr. and Mrs. Jack Miller and family of Seaford, owners of NoUVIR Research. NoUVIR stands for no ultra violet or infra red light which will damage rare artifacts. Local museums have in place the advanced lighting from this company. There are hundreds of museums throughout the world, who are NoUVIR customers because the ordinary lamps distort colors and cause damage. Co-chairs for the event are Mrs. Nancy Brown and Mrs. Nancy-Cook Marsh. Each have served the auxiliary in many roles, including holding the office as president. Virginia “Mike” Barton was recently sworn in as president. For more information and tickets call Nanticoke Health Services Volunteer office at 629-6611, ext. 2301.

Dover Downs helps to kick off race season
To kick off the NASCAR season in style, Dover Downs Slots will host a NASCAR collectibles show and Daytona 500 viewing party in the Rollins Center of the Dover Downs Hotel. On Saturday, Feb. 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., more than 50 suppliers of NASCAR memorabilia, die-cast cars and apparel will be on hand. On Sunday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., the NASCAR collectibles show will return, along with the first race of the year — the Daytona 500. The race will be shown on multiple large-screen televisions, including a 15-by-15-foot screen. The audio will be pumped through the state-of-the-art Rollins Center sound system. Refreshments will be available for sale on Sunday. Admission is $5 at the door. Children under 12 get in free.