Celebration at Trap Pond
The first annual celebration at Trap Pond State Park will be Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Entertainment will be provided by the Whirl-A-Way square dancers, from noon till 1 p.m. and singer Shelley Abbott, from 1-4 p.m.
State Attorney General Jane Brady and state Senator Robert Venables will be in attendance.
The Delaware State Police will be fingerprinting children for identification, and the medivac helicopter will be on display. Tyndall’s K-9 unit will give demonstrations all day.
Coastal Kayak and Survival Products will be giving Kayak and canoe demos on the pond. On display will be a trail bike from Seaford Schwin, a fishing boat from Lingo’s Marine, antique cars, and antique farm equipment.
The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, will have information booths. Hayrides and face-painting for the children will be going on from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Sussex County Animal Association, Wild Life Rescue and Rehabilitation will be represented.
Bring a picnic lunch, or purchase hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, sodas, and homemade bake goods from Trap Pond Partners. Plan to spend a fun-filled day. For details call the park at 875-5153.
Tax help available
Delawareans no longer need to wait for a special Internal Revenue Service event to get face-to-face help solving federal tax problems. Everyday Tax Solutions service, a new IRS customer service, makes in-person help available at IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers every business day.
Delawareans can get help on a walk-in basis or by advance appointment. In Sussex call 855-0309.
AKC Sanctioned Dog Match
The Mispillion Kennel Club is hosting an AKC Sanctioned Dog Match on Sunday, June 9, at the Slaughter Beach Fire Company grounds in Delaware. The Match will begin with four levels of dog obedience competition at 9 a.m. Three classes of Junior Showmanship, for young handlers under 18 years of age, will begin at 10:30 a.m. Conformation exhibition, starting with 3-month-old pups, will begin at 11 a.m. The match will be held outdoors, rain or shine, and the public is invited to come out to enjoy a day with the dogs at no fee.
Summer Fun/Day Care
Epworth Christian School is offering a Summer Fun program for school age children. The program begins June 10 and is available Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
The program will offer on-site activities such as: indoor and outdoor games and activities, computer use and instruction, art classes, crafts, library time, chapel and small group activities. Field trips will be a weekly part of the program.
The cost of the program is $85 per week for each child and $65 for each additional sibling. The cost includes admission fees and the cost of the bus for each field trip. Call 629-6987.
State Fair seeks talent
The Delaware State Fair will present its annual All-Youth Talent Showcase Sunday, July 21. The Showcase, celebrating its 20th year as a part of Fair festivities, is open to youth ages 13 to 21 years. If you sing, dance, play an instrument, or perform a specialty act, the Fair invites you to participate in the contest. Cash prizes are available to the top three contestants.
To enter the All-Youth Talent Showcase during the 2002 Delaware State Fair, call the Fair office weekdays between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at (302) 398-3269, or write to: All-Youth Talent Showcase, Delaware State Fair, P.O. Box 28, Harrington, DE 19952. Or, contact Catherine Samardza at (302) 492-0822 evenings for details.
Deadline to enter is Friday, June 14.
Adult Plus+ Travel
Summer is an ideal season for traveling, and the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown, offers a variety of destinations.
Take a few days to explore western New York state and Canada with a trip to Niagara Falls and the Finger Lakes region. Historical tours, a visit to the Corning Glass Works, and a cruise on the Erie Canal are included. Dates are June 11-15.
Scheduled for July 9-17 is a trip to Connecticut, Maine, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. A visit to the Florence Griswold Museum, a performance of the “Anne of Green Gables” musical, and the chance to view a collection of Wyeth paintings are a few of the options.
The flora and fauna of the Pacific Northwest will be on display for a 10-day trip in August beginning on July 14. From San Francisco to Victoria, British Columbia, travelers can take in the glories of the west coast including the Oregon Sand Dunes, the Columbia River Gorge, and Mt. Hood.
For details or to register call 856-5618.