Bulletin Board
Thursday, July 3, 2003
Laurel Fourth of July
The Laurel Chamber of Commerce is making plans for the 4th of July celebration. Red-White-and Blue will be the colors throughout town Friday, July 4. The ninth annual Independence Day celebration will get off to a start with the traditional prayer breakfast at 8 a.m. along Broad Creek, catered by Emmings. Tickets, $10 each, in advance through board members. The Red-White-and Blue Parade, featuring local entries and Uncle Sam, will start at 10:30 a.m. The day will feature a 5K run and walk, games, art show, a local talent show, a moon bounce and water slide, Lollipop the clown, musical entertainment, a dunking booth, a car show, crafts and food. The event will end at dusk with a fireworks display. The 5K Run/Walk will start and end at North Laurel Elementary School. For details contact Ronald MacArthur, 629-8740, or Dave Crimmins at the Boys and Girls Club, Seaford. For more information contact the chamber at 875-9319.

AFRAM Festival
The 6th Eastern Shore African-American (AFRAM) Festival will be held in the newly named Nutter Park on Collins Avenue, Seaford, Aug. 8-9. The purpose of the extraordinary event is to strengthen our community through cultural awareness by exhibiting a heritage of unity, success, diversity and pride. The AFRAM Festival will provide two glorious days of cultural vendors, Little Miss and Little Mister AFRAM pageants, ethnic foods, drummers, dancers, comedians, games, car show, parade and more. For details call 628-1908.

CHEER’s Farm Market
The Warren L. & Charles C. Allen Jr. CHEER Community Center is pleased to announce that the growing “CHEER of Georgetown Farm Market” is open and is enjoying great success. This Farm Market is currently open on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the CHEER Community Center parking lot (located on the corner of Route Nine and Sand Hill Road in Georgetown, Delaware). Organizers hope to extend operating hours as the summer season progresses and plan to remain open through the winter Christmas tree season. Seasonal fruits and vegetables sold include, but are not limited to: strawberries, asparagus, tomatoes and green beans. Flowers and hanging plants are also available. CHEER hopes to expand the stand to include jams, jellies, bread and honey. Interested suppliers of these items should contact the CHEER Community Center at 302-854-9500. For more information on the Farm Market, call the CHEER Community Center at 302-854-9500. If interested in volunteering to work at the stand, call the CHEER Volunteer Director at 302-856-5187.

Second Street Players
A Ray Cooney farce, “It Runs in the Family,” warms up the summer entertainment season at Second Street Players Riverfront Theatre in Milford. Opening Friday; July 11, the comedy runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday through July 20; tickets are now on sale. Directed by Pat Erhardt, the play features a family that suddenly learns that dear father has a previously unknown love child, an 18-year-old son who is eager to meet his papa. Dr. Mortimore is all set to be knighted and named head of his hospital when an old flame flares up with the news of the now-grown babe. Seats may be reserved by calling the Second Street Players ticketline, 302-422-0220; tickets are $12. Senior citizens, students and military families with ID pay a discount price of $11 for Sunday matinees. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees, 3 p.m.
Festival & Craft Fair
CHEER is currently accepting booth registrations from craft vendors for the First Annual Corn Festival & Craft Fair. This event will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2 (rain or shine), at the Warren L. & Charles C. Allen, Jr. CHEER Community Center located on the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road in Georgetown. Hundreds of visitors are expected and the location of the event on Route 9 will attract those en route to the beach areas. Do not miss this excellent opportunity to sell your crafts and items. Booth spaces are Free. Space is limited. Deadline to reserve space is July 15, 2003. For more information or to reserve a booth, please call Carola Karr at 854-2887.

Legal Fund dinner
The Sussex County Sheriff’s Legal Fund, Inc., will hold a benefit dinner at the Georgia House Restaurant, located on 119 Main St., Millsboro, on Monday, July 21, from 5-7 p.m., in support of Sheriff Robert Reed’s efforts to preserve the historical and constitutional role of the office of County Sheriff and protect the civil liberties of the people of Sussex County. The menu features a wide variety of renowned Georgia House favorites, including prime rib, chicken and pasta primavera. Sheriff Reed will cordially welcome all guests and will be on hand to answer all questions pertaining to the Sussex County Sheriff’s office and related matters. Tickets are $16.95 for adults and $8.95 for children 12 and under, and may be purchased by calling SCSLF president Brian Derby at 856-4138.

Eighth Annual Bluegrass Festival is scheduled
The 8th Annual Bluegrass Festival will be held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Aug. 14, 15, and 16. This year’s event will be held at the Marvel Carriage Museum located at 510 South Bedford St., Georgetown. The weekend is sponsored by Peninsula Bluegrass, Inc., and will begin on Thursday evening at 6 p.m., with a Pick-In and Covered Dish Diner. The cost for Thursday night is $5. The Festival Weekend starting with the show on Friday, Aug. 15, at 3 p.m. will feature: “Recent Addition” and “Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition.” Appearing both days are: “Billy Lee Cox”; “Michele Nixon & Drive”; “Flexible Flyer”; and “Patent Pending.” Saturday, Aug. 16, the show will begin at 10 a.m. Adding to the weekend highlights will be Dixie Dukes. This event will be held rain or shine. There will be no refunds. For details or to purchase tickets, contact Terry Layton at 875-3658.