Bulletin Board
Thursday, July 24, 2003
Ladies selling platters
The Blades Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary will be selling Crab Cake or Oyster Platters on July 26, 11 a.m. till sold out, at the Blades Fire Hall, Fifth and Cannon streets, Blades. Price is $7 for oyster platter or crab cake platter; $11 for combo platter; $5 for oyster sandwich or crab cake sandwich. Call 629-4896 for carry-outs.

Civil War coming
The Fifth Annual Civil War Living History weekend will be Saturday, July 26, and Sunday, July 27, at the Marvel Carriage Museum, 510 South Bedford St., Georgetown. There will be soldiers both North and South that will occupy “Marvel Village.” They will be doing military formations and drills. Civilians will also be on hand to show you children’s games, fashions, schooling, and other areas of life during this time for the women and children. Visit the school, church, the beautiful barns with carriages and other memorabilia. Period music will be presented by The Camptown Shakers. Guest speakers are scheduled throughout the weekend. “Abe Lincoln” is scheduled to attend. The Georgetown Historical Society Gift Shop will be open both days. The Milton Lions Club will be on hand with their delicious lemonade and other cold drinks. The Greenwood Volunteer Fire Department will be serving up their specialty of roast beef sandwiches and the ever-famous scrapple sandwiches. The gates will open to the public at 8 a.m. both days. Admission is $3 for adults (age 12 and older) and $1 for children. The public may call 855-9660 for information.

Dinner & Auction benefit
Millsboro Fire Co. will be hosting a Beef & Beer Auction benefit for Brenda Shockley of Georgetown County Bank on Friday, Aug. 1, at 6 p.m. The Beef & Beer Dinner is by ticket only at $20 per person. Hotdogs and drinks will be available. DJ Eddie Blackburn will provide music. Items available at the auction include: signed, collector Longaberger baskets, various signed sports items, Mountaire Diecast Tractor Trailer and much more. Brenda Shockley, whose husband John is a volunteer fireman with Millsboro, was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in June. All contributions will go toward the cost of Benda’s medical expenses. All donations for the auction are greatly appreciated. For more information or to purchase tickets call the Millsboro Fire Co. at 934-6951.

Hitchens family reunion
The 49th annual Hitchens family reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 3, 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 Irving Hitchens’ family. Fried chicken will be provided. Family and friends of the Hitchens family are invited.

Grange Picnic
Delaware State Grange Picnic, Sunday, Aug. 10, from 1 till 4 p.m., at the home of Bill and Donna O’Day at Reliance. All grangers welcome! Bring a covered dish; main dish of fried chicken will be provided. Bring bathing suit also, if you would like to go for a swim in their pool.

Juniors present ‘Grease’
Possum Point Players theatre in Georgetown is presenting its annual summer Possum Junior production. This summer the Juniors are performing one of America's favorite musicals, "Grease." This popular glimpse into the fictional "Rydell High School" has entertained playgoers and movie-viewers alike. The fun, energetic tale of teens in the 1950s incorporates lots of singing and dancing, through songs that remain well-known years after they were originally conceived. "Grease" runs through Sunday, July 27. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on July 24, 25 and 26, and 2 p.m. on July 27. Tickets are $8.00 each, and are available by calling the Possum Point Ticketline at 302/856-4560. Possum Point Players is sponsored in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Delaware Division of the Arts.

LambJam 2003
The Mid-Atlantic’s largest Christian music event is returning to Eagles Nest Family Campground near Milton, on Aug. 1 and 2, to celebrate its 12th anniversary. LambJam 2003 will kick off with a Friday night youth rally featuring a national youth speaker Josh Finklea and headliner band Relient K. This edgy popular punk-Christian rock band draws massive crowds wherever they go. Their tireless tour ethic has landed them on the cover of Pollstar Magazine and sharing stages with punk peers like New Found Glory and Good Charlotte. Saturday’s events will be a full day for the whole family to enjoy, says festival director Tom Payton. Headlining this year’s Saturday event is Avalon. Other national acts scheduled to perform at LambJam are Plus One, Salvador, Mark Schultz, Tammy Trent, Cheri Keaggy, Go Fish, Tree 63, Downhere, national speaker David Burke and area regional bands plus winners from the Mountaire Gospel talent Search in Gumboro, and winners of the Cyber Music contest in Newark. LambJam is expected to attract more than 3500 people over its two-day run. Gates open at noon on Friday with performances expected to begin at 2 p.m. Saturday gates open at 9 a.m., with concerts beginning at approximately 11:30 a.m. A performance schedule is available at www.lambjam.org. Advanced discount tickets for LambJam 2003 are available only through July 20 at www.lambjam.org, or by calling 1-888-LambJam (526-2526).
Bluegrass Festival
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 tickets, call Terry Layton at 875-3658.

Big Thursday Festival
The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce has announced the opening of ticket sales for concerts associated with the Big Thursday Festival. The festival will be held in Downtown Millsboro, at the Little League complex on State Street on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14-16. In addition to the Chamber and Little League, the event is co-sponsored by the Town of Millsboro. For all festival information call the Chamber at 934-6777, or e-mail Millsboro@intercom.net. Making a return appearance on Friday night is the regionally popular band, The Roadsters, whose performance of classic rock and roll favorites will accompany a preview cruise-in for Saturday’s antique and classic car show. Show time is 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $3; day of the show $5. Children under six enter free. On Saturday night, two favorites with Big Thursday audiences will return. Taking the stage at 5 and 7 p.m., will be The Funsters, At 6 and 8 p.m., Dakkota, from Boone, N.C., will share their rockin’ country music. Saturday evening’s tickets are $7 advance; and $9 day of show (under 6 are free). One ticket covers all four performances.

Atlantic City trip
The Nanticoke Senior Center is planning a trip to Atlantic City, Sept. 3-4. The trip includes: transportation by motorcoach, accommodations at the Tropicana Casino Hotel, one buffet breakfast, lunch and one buffet dinner. Admission to the show at the Tropicana, and a $10 casino bonus. Cost is $142 double occupancy; or $172 single occupancy. Included in cost: taxes and gratuities, baggage handling, driver and tour manager. A professional tour manager from Footloose Tours. Sign up now.

Trip to Myrtle Beach
Methodist Manor House invites you on a Myrtle Beach Holiday on Sunday, Sept. 28, to Friday, Oct. 3. Cost is $549.95 per person, based on double occupancy. Cost includes deluxe motor coach transportation from Manor House, five nights Oceanfront accommodations, five full breakfast and five delicious dinners, three fabulous shows, side trip to historic Charleston and much more. For more information or reservations, call Dixie Carlisle at 628-5631.

Gethsemane Church
Gethsemane Church, Reliance, is selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts on July 27, at the church, as a fund raiser for their church sign. Call 629-8344 for ordering or information.

Exhibitors needed
The 10th anniversary of the Towne & Country Fair will be held Aug. 29-30 at the Governor Ross Plantation, Seaford. We have lots of terrific entertainment, wonderful food vendors, great demonstrators and new events planned for everyone. We are looking for more craft vendors and exhibitors. Friday hours are 4 p.m. until dark and Saturday hours are 10 a.m. until dark. Registrations are now being accepted. For more information or to get a registration form, contact the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce at 302-629-9690 or at admin@seafordchamber.com by email.