Towne & Country Fair benefits from good weather

Attendance at the 8th Annual Towne & Country Fair was between 7,000 and 8,000, according to Paula Gunson, executive director of the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce. For the first time in three years good weather helped the attendance. But this year the cancellation of the fireworks abbreviated the fair. The Fair Committee will be meeting next week to plan a more extensive Towne Fair for next year. In the photo at left a child admires an old"fashioned bike. In the center photo Mr. and Mrs. Fred Thorton and their son Connor pose in their Civil War-period wardrobe at the encampment for re-enactors at the Towne & Country Fair on Saturday. The Seaford family has been taking part in living history events for the past three years. In the photo at right Kelsey Hoch looks down at the ground to ask her mom for advice as she climbs to the top of the rock climbing apparatus. More photos on page 25.

Photo at left by Bryant Richardson; other photos by Ronald MacArthur.

TRIAD meets on Fraud - The Western Sussex County TRIAD will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m., at the Nanticoke Senior Center located at 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford. The TRIAD organization is comprised of citizens and law enforcement working together to ensure for the safety and quality of life needs of senior citizens. The topic for the next TRIAD meeting will be Credit Card Fraud. All members of the community are invited to attend the TRIAD meetings. The TRIAD meetings are normally scheduled for the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Nanticoke Senior Center.

Elks host Bingo every Wednesday - The Seaford Elks Lodge has Bingo every Wednesday evening beginning promptly at 7:30. Join us for our new format. Cost is $40 for each regular game. More specials. Food available from our kitchen.

SDPR bus trip to Longwood Gardens Sept. 15 - The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation is planning a bus trip to Longwood Gardens for Saturday, Sept. 15. Longwood Gardens is a beautiful place to visit and see such a wonderful array of flowers and other interesting sights. Costs are: adults, $23; young adults, ages 16-20, $19; children, ages 6-15, $15; and children under 6, $13. Prices include tickets and transportation on a motor coach. Bus leaves back parking lot of the high school at 7:30 a.m. and will return at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are limited to 46 - first come first served.

Fallon hosts Garden Party Sept. 15 - 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. Rep. Fallon promises lots of fun, food, and merriment. A donation of $25 per guest is requested. For information or tickets call Rep. Fallon at 629-8187, or Marshall Nesbitt at 628-7788.

Open House held Sept. 16 - The public is invited to tour the used-to-be post office and about-to-be Seaford Museum on High Street in downtown Seaford on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. This will be an as-is open house giving all an opportunity to observe the ambitious project being undertaken by Seaford Historic Society. Comments and suggestions about how this historic building can best be adapted to a state-of-the-art museum will be gratefully received. The Grandpajammers will entertain. Refreshments will be served. There is no charge.

SHS Class of 1976 seeks classmates - The Seaford high School Class of 1976 is planning their 25th Reunion for Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Blades Fire Hall. It will be a catered dinner with a live band, "The Funsters," for dancing the night away. The Reunion Committee has been unable to contact the following class members: Linda Austin, Faye Cannon, Alvin Cook, Marion Drayton, Sam Fisher, Tim Garn, Susan Fitzgerald Plowman, Dawn Grice, Sharon Harris, Cynthia Jacobs, Donald Johnson, Glenda Jones, Mildred Jones, Steven Joyner, Vanessa Kilgo, Theresa Kilgoe, Laura Lauber Williams, Beverly Matthews, Monica Matthews, Carlton May, Paul Mulling, Sharon Palmer, Lucinda Parham, Linda Parker, Charlotte Richards, David Ricketts, Frank Riechart, James Sampson, Joanne Savage, Jerry Snyder, Gary Thomas, Emily Thomason, Jesse Wester, and Barbara Wright. Any information about these "missing classmates" can be given to Jeanne McMahon Griffith, 629-8548, or Kari Mulford Thompson, 629-2195, or online to

Seaford Lions Golf Tournament Oct. 5 - The 3rd annual Seaford Lions Club Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, Oct. 5. Proceeds will help support the club's community projects such as providing eye exams and glasses, scholarships, and assisting other needy and well-deserving causes. The tournament will be held at the Seaford Golf and Country Club with a 12:30 shotgun start. The format will be a two-person, better ball of partners, with net and gross prizes. All golfers must have a valid U.S.G.A. handicap or play scratch. An entry fee of $75 per person will include: lunch, golf, cart, golf shirt, golf balls, cash prizes, a chance to win a new car, and more. The first place team for both net and gross will win $400 cash, second place will be $300, third place $200, and fourth place $150. For more information, contact Keller Hoch at 855-2283 or 629-4179 after 6 p.m.