Delmar Events
Thursday, June 17, 2004
Melson Ice Cream Social
Melson United Methodist Church, east of Delmar ice cream social, Saturday, June 26, 2 p.m., hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken salad, oyster sandwiches, homemade ice cream.

Ryan Long Scholarship Fund to benefit from charity event

By Ronald MacArthur

For the past six years, Keith White and a small committee from Delmar has organized a sports card show to benefit the Delmar Kiwanis Scholarship Fund. The seventh annual event will be nothing like the previous six events. This year’s event is much more than a card show and is in fact, an entire day of events (starting with the card show at 10 a.m. and ending with fireworks) in conjunction with the Delmarva Shorebirds at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium on Saturday, June 19. And the event will have another benefactor, a special one to White. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Ryan Long Scholarship Fund. Long, a 1999 Seaford High graduate, was killed near Baghdad on April 3, 2003 by a suicide bomber. His father, Rudy, will throw out the first pitch before the Shorebirds-Blue Claws game at 7:05 p.m. The Longs have moved from Seaford to be closer to family members in Wisconsin. “We are going to have something special for Ryan every year,” White said. “We take time out on Memorial Day to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, but we need to recognize them every day.” He said that the Comfort Inn in Salisbury has donated a two-night stay to Mr. Long. Army Rangers from Ft. Benning, Ga. will attend the game in honor of Ryan Long and members of the Seaford High School Jr. Naval ROTC will help as volunteers during the day. Long was stationed at Fort Benning in the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, and was in the ROTC at Seaford High. The Sports Card and Collectible Festival will take place along the concourse at Perdue Stadium from 10 a.m. to the seventh inning of the game. The charity silent auction, featuring more than 100 items, will take place from 10 a.m. to the fifth inning of the game. There will be many autographed items including signed memorabilia from Marshall Faulk, Bill Walton, John LeClair, Jorge Pasada, Cal Ripken, Jr., Ryan Minor, John Kruk, Tony Hawk, and many more. Other events on the busy schedule include the following:
10 a.m. - Autograph signing by Tom Brown, Green Bay Packers from Super Bowls I and II.

10 a.m. - Autograph signing by Jason Wolfe, Roanoke Express hockey team.

10 a.m. - Charity gift shop opens.

10:30 a.m. - Baseball clinic on the field for children 14 and under. Parents must sign a permission form.

11 a.m. - Power Kicks USA demonstration.

1 p.m. - Meet the Delmarva Shorebirds (autograph signing).

2 p.m. - J. Paris band performance.

3 p.m. - Oriole Bird mascot appearance.

4 p.m. - Mega Charity Trivia Hour begins.

7:05 p.m. - Game time - Shorebirds vs. Lakewood Blue Claws.

Fireworks will be presented at the conclusion of the game.

For more information, contact White at 1-410-749-2424, ext. 3515.
Bi-Staters Coffee Talk
Sharon Cordrey

Eleven ladies attended the June meeting of the St. Paul’s Christian Ladies Outreach which was held at Britt’s Dutch Inn in Laurel. Prayer concerns were discussed and supplies for a family in need will be collected on Sunday, June 13. The next meeting will be July 14, marking the group’s first anniversary. The meeting will be a covered-dish lunch held at St. Paul’s Church. Please contact Betty Chandler at (302) 875-3826 if you plan to come and tell her what you will bring.

Laurel Saddle Friends will have their Game Show Saturday, June 19, beginning at 6 p.m. Come on down to Phillip’s Landing and watch the cowboys and cowgirls do barrel racing and all kinds of fun games on their horses. The kitchen will have some delicious food and sweets for sale so you won’t even have to worry about cooking dinner before you come. It will be a fun time for the entire family.

My husband Mike and I attended the christening services for Jacob Michael Johnson this past Sunday at Bethesda Methodist Church in Preston, Md. He is the son of Michael and Christi Johnson of Preston. After the services, Christi and Mike had the family to their house for brunch.

Our condolences to the family and friends of Irmina Sullivan, who had a stroke last week and passed away on Thursday, June 10. We also send our condolences to the families and friends of Corina Mae Horseman and Nancy May Hastings Smith

Prayers and get-well wishes to Pete LeCates. Pete is recovering from his injuries at the home of his daughter Janice Hughes and son-in-law, Bill.

We hear that Elizabeth Adkins (broken wrist) and Phyllis Parker (broken ankle) are healing slowly but surely. Best wishes for their speedy recovery.

A very special birthday wish to Elizabeth German on her 98th birthday on June 17.

We wish happy birthday to the following: Tallie Figgs and Leigh Culver on June 13; Molly Fullerton and Colleen Kershner, June 14; Lisa Niblett, Justin Ruark and Janice Sutton, June 15; Alison Lankford, June 17; and Wayne Baker, June 19.

Thought for the week: Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson