On Tuesday, March 26, Delaware Democrats from across the state will join to kick off the 2002 campaign season at the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner & Rally.
The event will feature statewide elected officials, including Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, Lt. Gov. John C. Carney, Jr., state Treasurer Jack Markell, U.S. Sen. Joseph R. Biden, Jr., and U.S. Sen. Thomas R. Carper. County and local officials, state party leaders, and party activists from all three counties will be honored.
Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Rollins Center Ballroom, Dover Downs Hotel & Conference Center. Tickets are $35 per person. Newcomers to the party are welcome to attend. Bus transportation will be provided. Call (302) 996-9458.
GOP women meeting
The Sussex County Republican Women’s Club will hear the re-election bids of County Councilmen George B. Cole and Vance Phillips at their luncheon meeting, which will begin at 11 a.m., March 27, at the Cheer Center in Georgetown. Cost of luncheon, $10. Call Bunny Parish, 945-4646 for more information.
Republican Women meeting
The Seaford Republican Women will have Everett Moore, state chairman of the Republican Party, as speaker for the March 28 meeting at the Seaford Golf and Country Club at 10:30 a.m. Ena Evans will be speaking on Medicare Fraud. Meetings are open to the public and all are welcome. Call Mary Parsons, 349-4281.
Western Dems to meet
The Western Sussex Democrat Club will hold its monthly meeting and covered-dish dinner on Monday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Phillips Episcopal Church, South Central Avenue, Laurel. The speaker will be Steve Biener, candidate for Congress. All are welcome.
Highway Safety April 11
The Western Sussex County TRIAD will hold its next meeting on Thrusday, April 11, at 10 a.m., at the Nanticoke Senior Center located at 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford. The TRIAD organization is comprised of citizens and law enforcement working together to ensure for the safety and quality of life needs of senior citizens.
The topic for the next TRIAD meeting will be a presentation on Highway Safety presented by the Seaford Police Department and the Delaware State Police. All members of the community are invited to attend the TRIAD meetings. The TRIAD meetings are normally scheduled for the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Nanticoke Senior Center.
Any veteran who would like to participate in the July 4th parade please call Jim Allen at 875-5351. If you are unable to walk that far you can ride on the float.
Also, we need uniforms — Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, WACS, WAVES, and Nurses. We would appreciate your help.
Free tax assistance now through April 11
AARP-Tax Aide is offering free tax counseling and preparation from Feb. 4 through April 11 for senior and low-income taxpayers. AARP-Tax Aide volunteers, trained in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, will assist with personal tax returns at the following locations:
Please call for an appointment.
Service is also available for homebound individuals.
- Nanticoke Senior Center, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford, 629-4939
- Methodist Manor House, Middleford Road, Seaford, 629-4593
- Laurel Public Library, 101 E. 4th St., Laurel, 875-3184
- Bridgeville Public Library, Market and Laws, Bridgeville, 337-7401
- Seaford Public Library, 402 N. Porter St., Seaford, 629-2524
God Bless the USA dinner/dance (run before April 7)
The Knights of Columbus, St. Molua Council, is sponsoring a “God Bless the USA” dinner/dance on April 13 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hall in Seaford. Come and enjoy a patriotic night out of good food and DJ music from the 1950s to now. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $15 per person. Call 629-3395 or 629-7999 for tickets. Only 200 tickets will be sold. Cutoff date is April 7.
Laurel Lions Club variety show April 4,5,6
This year’s Laurel Lion’s Club variety show, “A Night At The Races,” will be held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 4, 5, 6, at the Laurel High School. All shows start at 7:30 p.m. The ticket costs remains Adults $5, and Children 12 and under $4. Tickets are available from Farrelly’s Plumbing and Heating, The Insurance Market, and O’Neals Jewelry in Laurel. Tickets are also available from all Laurel Lion’s Club members, and at the door. proceeds from the show go to all local, national, and international Lion’s projects.
American Legion Post 218 benefit dinner April 6
American Legion Post 218, Sharptown, Md., on Saturday, April 6, from 4 p.m. till ?, will hold a Pit Beef Benefit Dinner, for Shelly Eisenhower-Carr. Dinner will include: pit beef, potato salad, cole slaw, and baked beans. Music will be played at 8 p.m. A TV to be given away - 20 chances for $20 each. Price for dinner will be donations. Please be generous and help us to help her.
Benefit Dance for Binky Johnson April 6
A benefit dance will be held on April 6, from 7-11 p.m., at the Laurel Legion Post. The band “Savannah” will be playing and we will be having auctions, food, door prizes, etc. Call 875-5961 for tickets. Cost is $15 per couple; $8 single. Johnson was seriously injured in November and unable to work for one year.
Geraniums ready for pickup Saturday
Geraniums ordered to benefit the American Association of University Women (AAUW) scholarship program can be picked up and paid for at the West Seaford School parking lot on Saturday, May 4, between 9-11 a.m. Any orders not picked up by 11 a.m. will be offered for sale to the public
New Century holds Card Party April 9
The Laurel New Century Club is holding a fundraising Spring Dessert/Card Party on Tuesday, April 9, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Centenary United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall. Bridge, canasta, other card games, board games and dominos can all be enjoyed. An array of desserts, soft drinks and coffee will be prepared and served by club members. Door prizes will be given out. The cost is $5 per person. Participants make up their own tables. Please provide the games that you wish to play. Call Mollie Collins at 875-3927 or Annabel Cordrey at 846-2313 to make reservations.
Book presentation and signing April 10
The Delaware Heritage Commission and the Seaford District Library will have a presentation and book signing by Richard B. Carter., on April 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. “Clearing new ground: the life of John G. Townsend” is a book about a former Delaware Governor. Stop by and listen to this fascinating story of the Governor from Selbyville.
EAC of Nanticoke Health Services to hold Basket Bingo April 11
The Employee Activity Committee of Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, April 11, starting at 7 p.m. at the V.F.W., located on Middleford Road in Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 exciting games and will feature several basket combinations including the 2002 All American combo, the 2002 Mother’s Day combo, and several regular line baskets as prizes.
Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Hostess Large Hamper or one of the nine door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to WIN! Refreshments will be available.
For ticket information contact the EAC at 302-629-6611, ext. 2420.
Safe Boating Course April 13 and 20
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering the Delaware Safe Boating course. This is an eight-hour course, meeting on April 13, from 8 a.m. to noon, and on April 20, from 8 a.m. to noon. Participants must attend both sessions. The course fee is $6 and will be held at the Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades.
For information, contact Wayne Hickman at 629-6337.
Harley-Davidson Delmarva Bike Week Sept. 9-15
Salisbury and Wicomico County are becoming a part of Delmarva Bike Week. WinterPlace Park, located across from the Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, home of the Delmarva Shorebirds on Route 50, will be the site of Bike Week’s most prized addition for 2002 … The Moving Wall.
The mobile tribute to the men and women who gave their lives in the Vietnam War will be a part of Delmarva Bike Week, arriving Sept. 9 and staying through all of Bike Week until Sept. 15. Delmarva Bike Week organizer and vice president of The Harley-Davidson Shop of Ocean City, Benet McCormick, has picked WinterPlace Park as the venue to host The Moving Wall for a variety of reasons.
Wicomico County’s enthusiasm for hosting The Moving Wall made the decision easy for organizers. Spuck Bennett and Benet McCormick met with the Wicomico County Recreation and Parks director, Gary Mackes, who not only welcomed the chance to host this national tribute, but to host the participants of Delmarva Bike Week as well.
For more information regarding The Moving Wall’s visit to the Delmarva Peninsula call The Harley-Davidson Shop of Ocean City at 410-213-0444. For more information The Moving Wall itself visit www.themovingwall.org.