Bulletin Board
Thursday, July 8, 2004
Charity Auction Upcoming
Take My Hand Ministry sixth annual charity auction, Saturday, Aug. 7. Preview from 9-10 a.m., and bidders on the go may negotiate a price with auctioneer Tommy Tucker of Greenwood, at Greenwood Memorial VFW Post #7478 on Governors Avenue. Proceeds benefit TMHM’s needy client fund. All donations are tax-deductible since TMHM is a non-profit 501 (C)(3) organization. To make a donation contact Dr. Michaele S. Russell at 349-4220. Clothes, appliances, and sports equipment are not accepted. Checks should be made payable to: Take My Hand Ministry with “charity auction” on the memo line. Refreshments and baked goods available

Airport Committee Meeting
The next regular meeting of the Sussex County Airport Committee will be held Wednesday, July 14, at the Sussex County Administrative Offices building (West Complex, Rt. 113), Georgetown, at 6 p.m. If there are any questions, call 855-7770.

Trip to Gettysburg
On Thursday, Oct. 14, the Seaford Historical Society is sponsoring a bus trip to the Gettysburg Battlefield. Dr. John Farquhar, who has extensive knowledge of the area and has presented two slide lectures on the subject, will lead the tour. The bus will leave the Seaford Village Shopping Center at 8 a.m. The first stop will be at the site of the birthplace and grave of Lt. William Fisher. Also included will be Union Mills, the GNMP Archives and the electric map. The cost of the trip is $50 per person and covers the bus fare, lunch, dinner and an official tour guide book. Reservations are required and will be limited to 47 people. Reservations may be made by sending a check payable to Seaford Historical Society, to Anne Nesbitt, 26317 Craigs Mill Road, Seaford, DE 19973.

Trip to New York City
The Methodist Manor House will host a two-day, one-night trip to New York City on Dec. 15 and 16. Cost of the trip is $347 per double occupancy and includes round-trip transportation by deluxe motorcoach, accommodations at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, tickets to Radio City Music Hall for the Christmas show, one first-class dinner, baggage handling and tips plus services of a professional tour manager. A $100 deposit is required with registration. The final payment is due Oct. 1. Call Dixie Carlisle, at 628-5631.

Nanticoke Riverfest
Events (float in, Little Miss, canoe and kayak races, entertainment, more than 50 vendors,carnival, and more) are scheduled for Friday, July 9, and Saturday, July 10. Phone 628-1200.

Lewes Antique Show
The 46th annual Lewes Antique Show and Sale, sponsored by Bethel United Methodist Church, held in fellowship hall, 4th and Market streets, Lewes, July 8, 9 and 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be dealers from Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware, who will be selling everything from dolls and jewelry, silver and glassware to furniture. The hall is air-conditioned and handicap accessible. Lunch will be available. Admission is $4 per person. Call 645-9426.

Trap Pond Fair July 24
Trap Pond Festival and Craft Fair, Saturday, July 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., featuring Peninsula Blue Grass, sponsored by Trap Pond Partners. For more information call the Baldcypress Nature Center 875-5163.

‘The Hobbit’ in July
Possum Point Players Juniors will present “The Hobbit” on July 28, 29, 30 & 31 at 7 p.m., and on Aug. 1 at 1 p.m. All seats are general admission. Tickets are on sale now and can be obtained by calling the Possum Point Players Ticketline at (302) 856-4560. Tickets are $8, or $7 for Seniors and students.
Venables Riverfest Reception
A special Riverfest reception, Friday, July 9, at 6 p.m., sponsored by the District 39 Committee. Highlighted will be special guest, Sen. Robert Venables, 110 Pine St., Seaford, open to the public. General admission, $30; committee members, $15. For additional information or directions, contact Lynne Betts at 629-3949 or 629-5198.

B-G Club will celebrate Kids Day
The Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club will celebrate National Kids Day on Saturday, July 31, and Sunday, Aug. 1, from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. with a family camp out on the grounds around the club, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford. There is no charge and all children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 25. Membership is not required but all participants in the event must register by July 23 by calling the club at 628-3789 and asking for Karen Schreiber. Snacks and breakfast will be provided. Activities are scheduled throughout the night including Family Olympics, a family splash party, food donated by Applebee’s, an inflatable slide, movies, and more.

Teams needed for bowl-a-thon
Teams and sponsors are needed to support the upcoming Bowl A Strike and Spare the Kids Bowl-a-Thon taking place on Friday, Aug. 13, at the Seaford Bowling Lanes at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Teams of five bowlers ($50 per bowler) are needed to participate in the event. Lane sponsors ($100) are also needed. There will be door prizes, music and a live auction at 8 p.m. For more information contact Karen Schreiber at 628-3789 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Swim lessons are available in July
Swim lessons are available at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club for youth ages three and up from July 12 to July 30, Monday-Friday. Phone Theresa Harrison at 628-3789 for more information and cost. Kid aerobics classes are also available. Afternoon and evening sessions are available.

Volunteers prepare for 10th Festival Hispano in lower Sussex County
Festival Hispano 2004 will be on Sunday, Aug. 22, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Millsboro Little League Complex on State Street. This will be the 10th year that Festival Hispano will be celebrated in Sussex County. Festival Hispano is free and open to anyone who wants to celebrate Latino cultural heritage. This day includes music, folkloric dances, plenty of delicious Mexican and Latin American food, and once again a special area will be dedicated to children’s entertainment and activities. Festival Hispano is one of the many activities sponsored by the local arts organization known as El Centro Cultural. Formed in 1995 to provide more artistic, cultural and social programs, El Centro Cultural plays an important role in discovering and promoting local Hispanic artists, supporting local arts education, and coordinating local community events. Festival Hispano is made possible by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, and by the National Endowment for the Arts, Bayhealth Medical Center, Beebe Medical Center, Delaware Electric Cooperative, Discover Bank, Mountaire Farms of Delaware, Perdue Farms, Sussex County Council, and UFCW-Local 27. El Centro Cultural would also like to recognize the Town of Millsboro, the Millsboro Chamber of Commerce, and the Millsboro Little League for their support. Festival Hispano was nominated by former Sen. Bill Roth and was selected by the Library of Congress as a “Delaware Local Legacy.” This recognizes that within the last 10 years, the Hispanic community has become an important part of Delaware’s culture and history. For more information about Festival Hispano 2004 in Millsboro, call and leave a message at (302) 854-9262 ext. 22 and a volunteer will call you back as soon as possible.