Bulletin Board
Thursday, August 16, 2001
Hospital Auxiliary Celebrates 50th
On Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 11 a.m., Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold its 50th anniversary celebration at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. The special day will feature a luncheon, visits and reminiscing by past presidents, invited guests including hospital Board members, and a talk by Dr. John C. Rawlins, one of the first physicians to serve the hospital. Invitations have been mailed to all Auxiliary members and callers will make contact for reservations. (Reservations are required for the luncheon.) Any Auxilian who has not received an invitation or who have questions should call Virginia "Mike" Barton, committee chairman of the anniversary party, 875-9658. Members are encouraged to be a part of this very special celebration.This will be a special time for visiting, reminiscing and sharing memories of the early days of the Auxiliary.

Towne & Country Fair Prayer Breakfast
The Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce, Seaford Historical Society and Seaford Kiwanis are sponsoring a Prayer Breakfast at the Towne & Country Fair on Saturday, Sept. 1, beginning at 8 a.m. The Prayer Breakfast will be held in a tent on the grounds of the Gov. Ross Plantation, North Pine Street Extended, Seaford. A limited number of tickets are available at $10 each. The sponsors are not scheduling a big-name speaker, but instead hope to involve pastors from different churches to show and promote unity. The tent will remain up all day on the Mansion grounds to provide a place for the entertainment features. To obtain tickets to the prayer breakfast contact the Chamber office at 629-9690.

Beaches unguarded
Due to the annual back-to-school departure of lifeguards, Gordons Pond State Beach and the unincorporated area of Fenwick Island State Park will no longer be guarded after Aug. 16, the Division of Parks and Recreation has announced. Delaware Seashore State Park's Towers Road Oceanside and southside Indian River Inlet Beach, the beach at Fenwick Island's bathhouse, and the main beach at Cape Henlopen State Park should be guarded through Labor Day weekend, the normal end of the season. "Swimming is not prohibited at unguarded beaches, but we strongly encourage the public to swim only in lifeguarded areas of our parks to ensure their safety," said Greg Wilson, the Division's chief of enforcement.

Fitness Session begins
Tired of quick fixes that don't work? Injure you? Fall back into fitness, an 8-week session, starts Sept. 5th and 6th. Sessions meet Monday-Wednesday-Friday at 9 a.m. (quality, free childcare); and Tuesday, Thursday, at 5:30 p.m., at St. John's U.M.C. Fellowship Hall. (Pre-paid registration required for P.M. class only.) All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Air conditioned, non-competitive, stress reducing, high/low aerobic, toning, strengthening, and stretching class. Try a free one! Call 15-year A.F.A.A. certified instructor, Carol Lynch, 629-7539 for more information or to pre-register.

Iris Society sells rhizomes
The Eastern Shore Iris Society, an affiliate of The American Iris Society, will have an iris plant sale on Saturday, Aug. 18, from a.m. until sold out, at Tulls Home and Garden Center, Stein Highway, Seaford. Buy the rhizomes of prize-winning iris at bargain prices. The plants are supplied by the members of the club.

Trap Shoot Aug. 18 & 25
Hunters: Ready for Dove season? Trap shoot to be held the third and fourth Saturdays of August, (Aug. 18 and 25), 10 a.m. at Nanticoke Sportsman's Club. Call 302-629-9199 for more information.

Country Music Fest
It's Comcast Country Music fest 2001! Delmarva welcomes country music blockbusters "Montgomery Gentry" and "Ricochet" for a night of high energy country music, Thursday, Aug. 23, at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury. The Comcast Country Music Fest is sponsored by Comcast Cable Television, Pepsi Cola of Delmarva, Harley-Davidson of Seaford, Rehoboth Beach and Ocean City, CAT Country and the Delmarva Shorebirds. Country Music Fest 2001 promises to be the event of the year. Tickets are $15 for stadium seating and $25 stage level. All proceeds benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware. Gates open at 5 p.m. and concert kicks off at 6:30 p.m. For ticket information call 410-219-3112 or in Delaware call 302-628-3789. Be aware that 100 percent of the money raised at this event will go directly to youth programming at Boys and Girls Club sites in such communities as Seaford, Laurel, Oak Orchard/Riverdale, Georgetown, Milford and Dover.

Treasure Hunting Aug. 24
The Methodist Manor House at 1001 Middleford Road in Seaford will host a free lecture, "Modern Day treasure Hunting" presented by Ed Okonowicz. The program begins at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24. Is there really gold in the ground? Learn how to recover lost treasure, right in your own backyard. The presentation will include an extensive collection in several display cases of locally recovered historic items including items from the War of 1812 and the Civil War. Mr. Okonowicz has more than 15 years of experience treasure hunting and metal detecting. Open to the public. For more information call 628-5631.

Fair contestant applications
The Little Miss Towne & Country Fair Pageant will take place during the Fair on Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Governor Ross Plantation. The committee is now accepting applications for contestants. Contestants for the Little Miss Pageant must be between the ages of 4 and 7 years old on Aug. 29, 2001. Thanks to area businesses, it will be possible for all contestants to receive gifts in addition to the prizes awarded for first and second place. For more information or to register your child (fee $5, plus a recent photograph), contact the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce at 629-9690 or at admin@seafordchamber.com by email. A full schedule of events can be found on the website at www.seafordchamber.com.

Fallon hosts Garden Party
State Rep. Tina Fallon invites everyone to attend her Garden Party Fundraiser, on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. The Party will be at her residence, Deerford on the Nanticoke, which is off Old Meadow Road. A donation of $25 per guest is requested. For tickets call Fallon at 629-8187, or Marshall Nesbitt at 628-7788.