Bridgeville Events
Thursday, June 12, 2003

Piano Recital
Sixteen-year-old Michael Lloyd will give a piano recital on Saturday, June 14, 7 p.m., at Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville. The church is located on the corner of Market and Laws streets. The public is invited and admission is free. Michael will perform works by Scarlatti, Schubert, Brahms, Ravel, and Persichetti. He will also perform an arrangement of The Battle Hymn of The Republic. He is a student of Jeff Scott, Bridgeville. Michael, formerly of Bridgeville, now reside sin harrington with his parents, Mike and Sue Lloyd and nine siblings. His grandparents are Woodrow and Mary Belle Phillips of Laurel. Critics have said, “Michael has a real flair for the piano.” His teacher, Mr. Scott says, “Michael’s recital should encourage anyone studying piano to keep practicing.”

Family Day
The Hopkins, Murray and Palmer Family Day will be held on June 22, at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church St., Bridgeville, at 4 p.m. Guest preacher will be the Rev. JoAnne Maxwell-Jenkins, Pastor of New Bethel U.M. Church, Berlin, Md. For more information contact Sister Betty Murray, 302-337-8880.

B’ville Summer Reading
Bridgeville Public Library will hold a Summer Reading Program beginning June 10. All children will want to sign up for the program this summer. Karen Johnson, youth services librarian, has scheduled some great programs and fun activities; there are lots of reading prizes to give away, and there are many new books to read. Each child reading for prizes should have a Sussex County Library Card, and check out all books from the Bridgeville Library. Anyone is welcome to attend the activities or programs scheduled. These are held in the Parish Hall at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church on Williams Street. All of the programs start at 11 a.m. and should last about an hour-and-a-half. If a child is just visiting for a few weeks, we can give him/her a temporary card for the Summer Reading Program. Sign up and start reading for prizes on June 10.

Bonnie Walls selected as Bridgeville town manager
The Town Commissioners of Bridgeville are pleased to announce the appointment of Bonnie S. Walls of Seaford as Bridgeville Town Manager, effective July 1. Walls is currently serving as Bridgeville’s first director of development. Walls last served as the town manager of Laurel where she closed out a career that spanned 31 years. In that role she was responsible for the day-by-day operation of the town and supervised all town departments. In Bridgeville, she will be responsible for the day-by-day operations of all departments except the Police Department. She will have fiscal responsibility for all departments including the police. Walls will report directly to the bridgeville Commission. Her responsibilities will also include personnel, economic development, and relationships with Sussex municipalities, agencies of the State of Delaware, the departments of the County and agencies of the Federal Government. She will assist the Commission in the preparation of the Town Budget. Walls has been and continues to be active in the community. She serves as a member of the nanticoke Hospital Community Health Service Board, a Board member of both the Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware and the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club. She has been very active with various committees in the Laurel School District. Walls is a graduate of Seaford High School and the Jefferson School of Commerce in Salisbury and resides outside of Seaford with her husband, Lee. They have one grown son. “Bonnie Walls has been an outstanding addition to our staff,” said Joe Conaway, president of the Bridgeville Town Commission. “Her efforts this past year have made the job of the Commission much easier,” he went on to say. “With the addition of Bonnie Walls, Bridgeville has a professional employee who is more than prepared to lead us into the future,” he said.