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. Call Dixie Carlisle, at 628-5631.
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.
Antique Fair Aug. 14
An Antique Fair will be Saturday, Aug. 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., sponsored by Delaware Avenue Antique Emporium, Laurel. Vendor spaces available for antiques, collectibles, and restoration specialists. Lunch will be available on site. Call Rhonda Tingle at 875-6833.
Golf tournament benefit
The first annual Golf Tournament, hosted by Trinity Transport, Inc., on Sept. 12, to benefit the American Cancer Society. Registration at 8 a.m., shot gun start at 9 a.m., at Deer Run Golf Course, Berlin, Md., four-man scramble format, $60 per person. All proceeds go to the 2005 Relay For Life (Western Sussex County). Call 800-846-3400 (Lance Massey or Chris Cott).
Antique Tractor Show
The First State Antique Tractor Club annual show at Yoder Farms in Greenwood on Sept. 24 and 25. Admission and parking are free. There will be antique tractors, cars and trucks, flea market, and entertainment on Friday and Saturday. On Saturday there will also be a petting zoo, tractor games, a kiddie pedal pull and an auction. As always there will be plenty of good food. Contact Rose Hastings at 875-3040 or email@example.com.
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.
Moving Wall seeks volunteers
The volunteers bringing The Moving Wall to Seaford will hold an organizational meeting Thursday, July 29, in Seaford. The 7 p.m. meeting will be held at the city annex building on High Street.
The meetings are open to the public and many volunteer opportunities remain. Volunteers are needed in many organizational areas as well as with duties at The Moving Wall, set for Sept. 14-20 in Seaford.
The Moving Wall is a 1/2 scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. Many educational and community activities are schedule surrounding the visit of The Moving Wall and lots of help is needed.
If you would like more information on The Moving Wall, contact lead volunteer Benet McCormick at 410-620-1599 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yard Sale and Barbecue
Yard Sale and Barbecue at Bethel United Methodist Church,Harpers Road, Federalsburg, Md., sponsored by Bridgeville Charge finance committee, Saturday, July 31. Yard sale, 7-11 a.m.; barbecue starting at noon. Fish and chicken platters, hot dogs, hamburger with chips, and homemade ice cream. Rent space or table for yard sale,$10. For more information call 337-8931. Directions to church: Route 18 west to Federalsburg, make left on Harper’s Road.
Miller family reunion
The 20th reunion of Samuel James Miller and Elizabeth Ellen Hastings Miller family will be held on Saturday, Aug. 14, at St. George’s United Methodist Hall, in Laurel, at noon. Each family should bring a meat and vegetable or salad dish. Call Agnes Truitt, 629-2111.
Woodland Ferry Festival
Food vendors and crafters for the 12th annual Woodland Ferry Association Festival to be held (rain or shine) Saturday, Sept. 11. For more information call Donna Angell, 629-8077.
Adult Plus+ trips
Upcoming trips sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Tech’s Owens Campus give active seniors a variety of options for having a great time.
- On Tuesday, Aug. 10, experience a guided tour of historic Kent County. A stop at the Agricultural Museum & Village and a tasty lunch at Atwood’s Restaurant on Silver Lake are included.
- Take in a performance of “Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding” while you cruise aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia on Sunday, Aug. 22. Buffet dinner, live music, and interactive theater provide an evening of fun.
- On Sunday, Sept. 12, enjoy a brunch and informative lecture at the Women’s National Democratic Club mansion in our nation’s capital followed by a tour of several historic homes and the Woodrow Wilson House, D.C.’s only presidential museum. For complete information about these and other Adult Plus+ trips and activities, call 856-5618.
National 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.
Spare the Kids 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.
AFRAM basketball tournament
The first annual AFRAM Youth Basketball Tournament will be Friday, July 23, at 5 p.m., and Saturday, July 24, at 9 a.m at the Seaford Middle School gym. Admission will be $2 adults and $1 for students under 18 years of age. Spectators and players will enjoy prizes, giveaways, music, and fun.
Annual Trap Pond Festival
Trap Pond Partners sponsor the forth annual Trap Pond Festival at Trap Pond State Park in Laurel, on Saturday, July 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Music all day will be featured by Lacey & Friends at 10 AM, Peninsula Blue Grass Pickers at noon, and music and dance by Raices Boricuas (Folkloric Puerto Rican music and dance) at 3 p.m., & Shelley Abbott and Da Girls at 7 p.m. in the campground. There will be food by The Pit, crafts, hayrides, scavenger hunt, horse back rides, wet slip & slide (Bring your bathing suit), Chinese auction, fishing demo’s and many other enjoyable activities. It will be a day of fun for the whole family.
Hitchens family reunion
The 50th annual Hitchens family reunion will be Sunday, Aug. 1, at 1 p.m., at the Cypress Point Pavilion on the north side of Trap Pond State Park. A buffet luncheon will be served by the Ed Hitchen’s family. Fried chicken will be provided. Family and friends are invited.
The annual Eastern Shore AFRAM festival will be Friday and Saturday, Aug. 13 and 14, as it celebrates the African-American heritage with entertainment, food vendors, information vendors, and lots of fun. AFRAM will be at Nutter Park, which is located between Norman Eskridge Highway and Collins Avenue next to Chandler Heights Apartments, Seaford. One of the main purposes of this extraordinary event is to strengthen the African American community of the entire Eastern Shore through cultural awareness by exhibiting a heritage of unity, success, diversity, and pride. The AFRAM acronym actually comes from the words AFRican-AMerican and this year’s festival theme is “The Spirit of Being African-American.”
Annual Ride for… KIDSAKE
Laurel Police Department in conjunction with Harley Davidson of Seaford is in the process of organizing the 2nd Annual Ride For… KIDSAKE. The Ride is a benefit motorcycle ride which raises money for The Children’s Advocacy Center of Delaware. The Children’s Advocacy Center is a non-profit organization that deals with children who have been the victims of sexual and physical abuse. They provide a child friendly setting to coordinate services to expedite the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases, while ensuring the victims receive effective, immediate and sensitive support.
Event Details: Saturday, Aug. 28, benefit Motorcycle Ride/Dice Run, Benefits The Children’s Advocacy Center. All motorcycles welcome. Registration at Harley Davidson of Seaford, 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Registration is $10 per person. Ride will start at Harley Shop, go 70-80 miles, then return to the Harley Shop for food and entertainment.