‘United We Stand’
On Wednesday, Sept. 11, Sussex County will hold “United We Stand.” This event will celebrate the spirit of America and remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001. The celebration will be held on the Circle in Georgetown, at 9:30 a.m. Speakers from Police, Fire, EMS, and government will be joined by the Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences Chorus and The Milford Community Band.
CHEER’s Fall Festival
The annual Trap Pond Fall Festival, sponsored by Sussex County Senior Services, Inc./CHEER, will be held on Friday, Sept. 6, at Delaware’s Trap Pond State Park, east of Laurel. Senior citizens and friends are invited to enjoy a day filled with delicious food, featuring fried chicken, an assortment of entertainment and various games and informational booths from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Free food will be abundant due to the generosity of Pepsi, Entenmann’s and Herr’s. There will also be free watermelon and ice cream. Tickets for seniors are $4, and for those over age 60 $5.
Call Harriet at 856-5187 for tickets or more information.
Open Hive Demonstration
The members of the Delaware Beekeepers Association invite you to attend and participate in the “open hive” demonstration, lectures, and covered dish luncheon on Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Redden State Forest Headquarters, near Georgetown. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. Join them for a pleasant time to learn with “5 A Day” and Honeybee products can mean to better health.
The “open hive” demonstration will emphasize the proper care of honeybee colonies in the fall season, and demonstrate the harvest and extraction of the honey crop.
Redden Forest is located 4 miles north of Georgetown, and 1 mile east of Route 113 on East Redden Road (County Road 565).
Kayak at Trap Pond
Kayak the Still Waters at Trap Pond State Park on Saturdays, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28, at 2 p.m., and Sundays, Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, at 11 a.m. The swamp begins its transformation towards the end of summer.
Paddle through the natural stands of bald cypress trees as you enjoy an interpretive tour in one of the best natural settings in Sussex County. Wear shoes and clothing that can get wet. Basic paddling instruction will be provided. All programs meet at the Bald Cypress Nature Center; Pre-register by calling the nature center at 875-5163. Cost is $10 a person.
Harley-Davidson Bike Week
Salisbury and Wicomico County are becoming a part of Delmarva Bike Week. WinterPlace Park, located across from the Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, home of the Delmarva Shorebirds on Route 50, will be the site of Bike Week’s most prized addition for 2002, The Moving Wall.
The mobile tribute to the men and women who gave their lives in the Vietnam War will be a part of Delmarva Bike Week, arriving Sept. 9 and staying through all of Bike Week until Sept. 15. Delmarva Bike Week organizer and vice president of The Harley-Davidson Shop of Ocean City, Benet McCormick, has picked WinterPlace Park as the venue to host The Moving Wall for a variety of reasons.
Wicomico County’s enthusiasm for hosting The Moving Wall made the decision easy for organizers. Spuck Bennett and Benet McCormick met with the Wicomico County Recreation and Parks director, Gary Mackes, who not only welcomed the chance to host this national tribute, but to host the participants of Delmarva Bike Week as well.
For more information regarding The Moving Wall’s visit to the Delmarva Peninsula call The Harley-Davidson Shop of Ocean City at 410-213-0444. For more information The Moving Wall itself visit www.themovingwall.org.
AARP Chapter meeting
AARP Chapter 1084 meets Thursday, Sept. 12, at 1:30 p.m., at the Methodist Manor House. “Spirit of America” — a trip across the U.S.A. via slides and music will be presented. Visitors are welcome.
Centenary UMC plans for 200th anniversary
Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, is planning its 200th anniversary. The following events have been scheduled:
- Sunday, Sept. 22: Dedication Service and Unveiling of Historic Church Marker.
- Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 24 and 25: 50th Annual Antique Show and Sale.
- Saturday, Oct. 12: Teen Dance, “Forever Moon,” a Lamb-Jam Group. Debbie Morgan is in charge of the dance.
- Saturday, Oct. 19: Church Organ and Handbell Recital.
- Sunday, Oct. 20: Homecoming Dinner held at Laurel Fire Hall, at 2 p.m., with special music.
Festival and tournament planned
The Woodland Ferry Association continues to plan for its 10th annual Fall Festival and its Annual Golf Tournament.
The Festival will be held in Woodland, four miles west of Seaford on the Nanticoke River, on Saturday, Sept. 14. The Invitational Golf Tournament will be held at the Woodland Golf Park on Saturday, Sept. 28. See next week’s Star for full details.