Seaford Events
Thursday, March 20, 2003
Basket Bingo tickets
The Kiwanis Club of Seaford is holding a Basket Bingo Night on Saturday, March 29, at the Western Sussex County Boys & Girls Club, 310 Virginia Avenue, Seaford. Door open at 6 p.m. and the games start at 7 p.m. Tickets in advance are $20 and may be purchased at the Seaford Star office at 628 West Stein Highway in the former PK City building, now owned by Nanticoke Health Services. The Basket Bingo features door prizes given away after each game. Players receive a free raffle ticket with advance ticket purchase. Tickets are also available from Kiwanis members, Soil Service and Ambassador Travel. Buy tickets early and save. Tickets at the door are $25. Call 629-9788 for details.

Dinner and Auction
All-You-Can-Eat Lasagna Dinner & Auction to benefit the Seaford High School Band, Saturday, May 10, at St. Johnís United Methodist Church, Third and Pine streets in Seaford. Take-outs will be available from 4 to 5 p.m. only. Dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by the Seaford High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Harvey Bullock. Auction will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets available at the door or in advance from band parents: adults, $8; ages 4-12, $4; 3 and under, free. For details or to order tickets, call Dawn LeCates, 629-0685.

Longwood Gardens trip
The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation is planning a trip to Longwood Gardens Acres of Spring, on Saturday, May 10. Cost is: $28 for adults: $20 for young adults, 16-20; $16 for children 6-15; $14 for children 5 and under. Prices include bus fare on a motor coach and admission to the gardens. Bus leaves Seaford at 7 a.m., and leaves Longwood Gardens at 5 p.m. to return to Seaford. Registration deadline is April 23 by 5 p.m. Call Parks and Recreation to register or for more information, 629-6809.

Geranium Sales
The Seaford American Association of University Women is taking orders for the annual geranium sale to raise money for local scholarships. Plants are $4.25 each in red, white, pink or fuchsia. To order, call 629-4619 or 628-8494 or any AAUW member by Friday, March 28. Plants will be picked up at the West Seaford School parking lot on Saturday, May 3, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Acorn Club meeting
The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford, Inc., will meet at the Seaford Library, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. The program will center on the lives of the women during the Civil War. A group of five home schooled teenage girls, who are members of the Ladies Aid Society, are studying the lives of women during the Civil War. These talented girls will talk about womenís clothing, etiquette, and pastimes. One of the mothers said that her two daughters became interested in life during the Civil War after attending a ball sponsored by Bonnets and Bayonets, a Civil War re-enactment group in New Castle County. They loved it so much they wanted to organize something down here. Most re-enactments are centered around the battles. They center on the boysí end of it and the girls wanted to learn about the lives of the women. Another treat will be refreshments typical of food served at a Victorian tea. Plan to attend this interesting group that will tell about the lives of women during the Civil War.

Mayorís Award
The City of Seaford is proud to announce that nominations for the Mayorís Right Choice Award are now being accepted. This award is given to a high school senior who resides in the Seaford School District and has made the right choices in life, exhibited a positive influence on the Seaford Community, and maintained a drug-free lifestyle. This award will be presented at the regular meeting of Mayor and Council on May 13. The winner will receive an engraved plaque and $500. Applications can be picked up at City Hall, 302 E. King St., Monday through Friday (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) or from the guidance offices of Seaford High School, Sussex Technical High School and Seaford Christian Academy. The deadline for submitting completed application sis April 19.

Seaford Police history
Efforts are underway to develop a special memorabilia collection to honor the Seaford Police Department. The police department memorabilia committee is seeking any pictures or artifacts relating to the history of the Seaford P.D. Of particular interest is information and photos of the following S.P.D. police chiefs: O.E. Wright, the first police chief (1909-1918 and 1920- 1922); John E. Martin (1923-1935) and Clarence Coulbourne (1906-?). Also of interest is any information about Seafordís first African-American bailiff, William Drayton, and the first African American police patrolman, Clifford Jackson (1949-1952). The committee is also seeking a photo of a patrol car donated by residents of East Seaford to be used by Patrolman Jackson to make his regular patrols. The vehicle was apparently painted a bright red. Anyone who has information, photos or artifacts may call Jim Bowden at 856-6907 and leave a message with a call back phone number.