Bulletin Board
Thursday, May 1, 2003
Grant Crouse Memorial
The first annual Grant Crouse Memorial Golf Tournament, sponsored by Terry Michaels About Faces Day Spa and Salon, will be held at the Seaford Golf and Country Club on Friday, May 23. Grant was a junior at Seaford High School. He played on the high school varsity soccer team as well as many other soccer teams. Grant also swam on the Seaford High School Swim Team and the Seaford Country Club Swim Team. On Christmas Day 2002, Grant’s life was tragically cut short. So that Grant’s love of soccer can become his legacy his family established a Memorial Fund. The fund will provide money to those children who need help in pursuing the dream of soccer that Grant loved so much. The Grant Crouse Memorial Tournament will be held at the Seaford Golf and Country Club on Friday, May 23. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m., with a shotgun golf-start at noon. Prizes for top golf teams will be awarded. All proceeds from the tournament will go directly to his Memorial Fund. Rain date will be Friday, May 30. Phone 337-8787, fax 337-3890 or e-mail gctournament@hotmail.com for information.

Visit ‘Treasures’ on International Museum Day
Attention history buffs or anyone interested in shipwrecks and sunken treasure: the “Treasures of the Sea Exhibit” at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, is celebrating International Museum Day, May 18, by offering free admission on Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year’s International Museum Day theme is “Museums and Friends,” which encourages museums to recognize community support. Volunteers, trustees and benefactors, whether individuals or members of an organization, are just a few of the friends who are essential to every museum’s survival. Over $4 million-worth of silver and gold, gemstones, jewelry, cannons, and other artifacts from the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha are on display at Treasures of the Sea. A video presentation chronicles the discovery and salvage of the ship whose loss in a 1622 hurricane changed the course of world history. Regular hours for the “Treasures of the Sea Exhibit” are Mondays and Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Fridays, noon to 4 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is $2.50 for adults, $2 for seniors, $1 for students, and free for children under 4. Call 302-856-5700 for more information.

Blades Spring Cleanup begins Friday
The annual cleanup in Blades will provide curbside pick-up. Listed is the schedule for various streets:
  • Friday, May 2 - Market Street (North and South), West High Street, High Street, Johnson Avenue, Hollowell Street, and Little Meadows.
  • Saturday, May 3 - 2nd Street (East and West) through 5th Street (East and West), and Cannon Street.
  • Monday, May 5 - 6th Street (East and West) through 10th Street (East and West), Arch Street, Moore Street and Normandy Lane.
Trash may not include: tires, batteries, flammable/hazardous materials, rocks, bricks, dirt, petroleum products, appliances containing freon, and construction debris. Tree limbs, leaves, etc. must be cut to 4-foot lengths and bundled. Logs are limited to 50 pounds or 4 inches in diameter. All must be put by the curb the night before, because crews are in at 7 a.m. each day and will make no return trips. Any questions, call 629-7366.

Epworth Festival
Epworth Christian School in Laurel, is hosting their sixth Annual Spring Festival on Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. An Auction takes center stage at 10 a.m. A wide variety of goods and services will go home with the highest bidders. Auction highlights include: Sight & Sound Tickets, a year Internet Service, a wicker sofa, Broyhill chest, Oak Attic heirloom table, porch swing, black hand-painted nest of tables, a house-cleaning, and numerous gift certificates. Children’s activities begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m. New this year Rock Wall climbing — come and test your skills. Children can enjoy a Police Canine demo at 10 a.m. The State Police Helicopter flies in at 3. All of this and food too! A chicken barbecue platter is available for $5 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Advance tickets are strongly advised and are available through the school office 875-4488. For those who miss the advance ticket sales, there will be oyster sandwiches, hot dogs, and more. Proceeds from the festival will benefit Epworth Christian School, now in its 24th year of ministry to children Pre-school through 12 grade. The festival will take place rain or shine. Come and enjoy a “family-friendly” day. Look for the purple and yellow festival signs on Rts. 113 and 13. ECS is located at 14511 Sycamore Road in Laurel. For more information, call the school office at 875-4488.

EAC Basket Bingo
The Employee Activity Committee of Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, May 8, starting at 7pm at the VFW, located on Middleford Road in Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 exciting games and will feature several basket combinations including the 2003 Mother’s Day set, Bowl basket, Medium Boardwalk basket, and other 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, the Hostess Woven Panel Chest, Hostess Serve It Up! or one of the eight door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to WIN! Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact the EAC at 629-6611, ext. 2420.

Household Hazards
The Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) will hold its Sussex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on May 3, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine, at the Jones Crossroads Landfill (Southern Solid Waste Management Center) outside of Georgetown. Residents can call the Citizens’ Response Line at 1-800-404-7080 for more information. This program and all dSWA programs are funded solely through user fees collected at DSWA facilities. There is no fee to participate in the collection program. This yearly event will provide Sussex County residents with a collection point for unwanted household hazardous waste. For more information call 1-800-404-7080.
AARP Dinner Meeting
AARP Chapter 1084 members will meet May 16, at 6:15 p.m., at the American Legion in Laurel. Social time will start at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $15 each and to register call Betty Martens at 629-9789 or send your check to her at 9298 Middleford Road, Seaford 19973. Reservation deadline is May 5. Menu features crab au gratin, fried chicken and roast beef. The famous “Grandpa Jammers” will entertain, so wear your dancing shoes.

Senior Job Fair
Senior Services Employment Job Fair will be held May 5, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Delaware Technical & Community College, William A. Carter Partnership Center, Georgetown, Room 540. Bring resumes and references with you. Sponsored by First State Community action Agency. For more information, call 856-7761, ext. 127.

Adult Plus+ programs
The Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, provides a variety of sightseeing opportunities in May. An eight-day tour of Quebec City, Montreal, and Ottawa begins May 4. The trip includes a visit to the Thousand Islands and a chance to see millions of tulips in bloom. Closer to home, Adult Plus+ offers many day trips. A self-guided tour of the Statue of Liberty is scheduled for May 6, and on May 8, a day trip to Green Springs manor and gardens in Alexandria, Va., provides historical and horticultural enrichment. A trip to visit du Pont family showplaces Winterthur and Longwood offers stunning gardens and exhibits of Early American furniture and decorative arts on May 16. Three trips to Washington, D.C. will take place in the second half of May. For a little cultural entertainment, Ford’s Theatre holds a production of “1776” on May 17. A trip to Hillwood Museum & Gardens on May 22 features the estate of cereal heiress, collector, and philanthropist Marjorie Merriweather Post. Finally, on May 31, the National Symphony Orchestra Pops presents classic Hollywood musical tunes at the Kennedy Center. For more information, or to register for trips, contact Adult Plus+ by calling 302-856-5618.

Sunday Breakfast
An All-You-Can-Eat Sunday Breakfast Buffet will be served by the Galestown Ruritan Club on the fourth Sunday of each month October -May, 7-10 a.m., at the Galestown (Md.) Community Hall. This month it will be held April 27. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 children 6-12 years of age. The buffet features pancakes, eggs, scrapple, sausage, creamed chipped beef, biscuits, potato casserole, hominy, fruit cup, and sticky buns. Relay fundraiser Regional Builders, Inc. is holding a raffle for a Limited Edition Framed Print signed by the artist, Art LaMay. The print has two bluebirds sitting on a dogwood branch and is approximately 18 inches x 24 inches. Chances are $2 each or 3 for $5, and all proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. The drawing for the print will be held at the Relay for Life on Friday, May 16. The print was donated by Watson’s Wildlife Art Gallery, and the framing was donated by Regional Builders, Inc. To purchase tickets, visit Regional Builders at 300 High Street, Suite One, Seaford.

Ben Carson, M.D.
Dr. Ben Carson is a great believer in the potential of youth. On May 1, the play “Ben Carson, M.D.” will be the feature performance of a benefit for the Delaware Community Foundation’s Carson Scholars Fund and the Westminster Ballet Theatre. This celebration of youth in the arts will be held at 7 p.m. at the Schwartz Center for the Arts in Dover. Tickets to the May 1 benefit are available by calling the Schwartz Center box office at 302-678-3583.

Ride for Life sponsor
Harley Davidson of Seaford and the Eastern Harley-Davidson Dealers Association are sponsors of the 16th annual Ride For Life in southeastern Pennsylvania May 3 and 4. Ride For Life is the highest netting fund-raiser sponsored by MDA and Harley-Davidson in the country. Ride for Life is expected to attract more than 4,000 riders. The ride encompasses two days of activities commencing at East Penn Manufacturing/Deka Battery Plant near Reading and ending at Dorney Park in Allentown. Since its inception in 1988, Ride For Life has collected over $5.2 million for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, a voluntary national health agency striving to find the causes, cures and treatments of 43 different neuromuscular diseases. In 2002, participants and sponsors raised over $680,000. Registration packets are available at the Seaford Harley-Davidson dealership, US 13. All brands of motorcycles are welcome; participants must raise a minimum of $45.

AARP Driver Safety
AARP Driver Safety Program (Formerly 55 Alive) will be held at the Laurel Senior Center on May 13 and 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fee is $10. Phone 875-9053 to register.