Delmar Events
Thursday, August 19, 2004
Night of Investing
Strange Brews, Coffee and Tea House, 18 B North Pennsylvania Ave., Delmar, Del., is the place to learn about investing, hosted by the Bank of Delmarva, Prime Vest (SM) Financial Services, Aug. 24, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. It will answer questions — Which IRA is best for you? What is a 529? Call Strange Brews to R.S.V.P. at 846-2870 by Aug. 20.

Autumn in Delmar
Country Collections Craft Fairs annual “Autumn In Delmar” craft show Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11 and 12, Delmarva Convention Center, at the intersection of State Line Road and US 13, Delmar, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily. There will be over 75 exhibitors from Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey and New York. Admission is $2 per person and children under 12 are free.Contact Kim Jackson, event coordinator, toll-free at (888) 288-5065.

Chamber plans Christmas parade
The Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce’s 2004 Christmas Parade, “Celebration of Our Nation,” will be Saturday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. (rain date is Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m.). To arrange to participate in the parade, contact Roger Martinson at (410) 430-6566. Applications will be located at Delmar Town Hall, Curves of Delmar and at Cookie Bouquet in the State Line Plaza. All participation is free. Judges will award trophies and Santa will make an appearance.

Bi-Staters Coffee Talk
Sharon Cordrey

On Sunday, Aug. 22, Union United Methodist Church, 1203 Pine St., Delmar, Md., will hold Ol’ Union Day from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the church. Featured will be oyster, fish and chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, French fries, ice cream, sodas and more. Bring your lawn chairs. For information, call Nancy Braham at 410-896-3988. On the day of the event, call 410-896-9588.

Sandy Davis, her grandson Jeffrey Melvin and her daughter Faith Melvin just returned from a trip to Orlando. They visited Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure. They saw Spiderman, Cat in the Hat, and Sam I Am from Green Eggs and Ham. Afterward, they spent time with Jeffrey’s great-grandfather, aunts, uncles and cousins in Jacksonville, Fla. A great time was had and Jeffrey really enjoyed his trip with his grandmother and his mother.

Our get-well wishes to Wilma Dorman, who is a patient in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, and to Jack Mitchell, a coronary care patient at PRMC.

Special prayers and wishes for Mildred Wootten who was in and out of PRMC last week.

Happy anniversary to Patsy and Deane Pitmon as they celebrate 15 years of marriage on Aug. 18. With lots of love from Rose and Jimmy Richardson.

Friends and family send get-well wishes to Al and Betty Freidhoff as they recuperate at home. We send our good wishes to the people in Florida after the catastrophe that they have just endured. I finally heard from friends Joanne and Jeff Ziemer, who live in Ponta Gorda. Their home was damaged on the outside, but everything was OK inside. Their area will not have electricity for about six weeks. They also don’t know when the phones will be back in service.

Our sympathy and prayers to the families and friends of James W. Flood Sr. and John Taylor Gard II.

Happy birthday to: Mary Nelson, Jackie Hearn, Nelda Harris, Donna Figgs and Wayne Holloway, on Aug. 15; Diana (Dee) McDonnell, Aug. 17; Shelly Wilson, Aug. 18; Jeffrey Sparrow and Bill Massey, Aug. 19; Douglas Lankford, Betty Chandler and Cailin Nichols, Aug. 21; Adam Panichella, Diana Tyrrell Golt and Juanita Wallace, Aug. 22; and Hanna Adkins, Aug. 25.

Thought for the week: “Often we can achieve an even better result when we stumble yet are willing to start over, when we don’t give up after a mistake, when something doesn’t come easily but we throw ourselves into trying, when we’re not afraid to appear less than perfectly polished.” Sharon Salzberg