Bulletin Board
Thursday, September 18, 2003
Raffle Tickets
Tickets for the Harley - Ford Raffle, to benefit the expansion and renovation of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital's Emergency Room, are on sale in a variety of locations, including online. The grand prize is a 2003 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Limited Edition Supercrew Pickup, a 2003 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail, an enclosed East Tennessee Titan Trailer, and a helmet. All proceeds will be used for the renovation and expansion of the Emergency Room at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Tickets are $20 each and are available at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Gift Shop, Frederick Ford, and online at www.harleyraffle.org. Order forms are also available at businesses throughout the area. Volunteers are also looking for businesses and events to display the grand prize and sell tickets. For more information on hosting the display or to have an order form display for your business, call 629-6611, ext. 2404.

Antique Tractor Show
The First State Antique Tractor Club Greenwood will hold its third annual show on Friday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. till 9 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m. at Yoder Farms in Greenwood, off Rt. 36. This year’s featured tractor is International Harvest and a large group of Farmall, McCormick and International Antique tractors will be on display. The show is open to all makes and models of antique tractors and farm equipment. Tractor owners will participate in six different tractor games starting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. The tractor games have grown in popularity during the past few years. A live auction will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday. A 1918 International 3 H.P. gas engine will be included in the numerous items for the auction. Also, there will be flea market craft demonstrations. A petting zoo, kids pedal tractor pull and parade will be held on Saturday. Entertainment and good food will be offered both days. Admission and parking are free. The Yoder Farms in Greenwood is located on Memory Road, off Rt. 36 at Deep Grass and Hunting Quarter Intersection.

CHEER Anniversary
The Warren L. and Charles C. Allen, Jr. CHEER Community Center will be celebrating its fourth anniversary on Sept. 27. The dinner dance will be held at the CHEER Community Center located at the intersection of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road, just outside of Georgetown. The evening begins with cocktails at 6 p.m. with dinner following at 7 p.m. The delectable dinner menu consists of baked ham, fried chicken or stuffed pork loin entrees. The dance will begin at 8 p.m. A local favorite, The Cruzers, will entertain with music for all ages including oldies, country and rock. Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple. It is recommended that guests order tickets early as this anniversary event has sold-out in the past. For tickets or information, call 302-854-9500 or visit www.scss.org.

Buckmasters Banquet
The Eastern Shore Chapter of Buckmasters will be holding their 11th Annual Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Delmarva Convention center in Delmar. All money raised during the evening will benefit the Buckmasters American Deer Foundation. Much of the money raised is used here on the Shore. The evening will begin with cocktails at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Live auctions, raffles and door prizes. Nearly 20 guns will be given away during the evening. Tickets are $40 and include a one-year membership to Buckmasters. A spouse can attend for $25 and includes all of the festivities for the evening including dinner. A special sponsorship ticket is available again this year for $200 and includes membership, two dinners, a special sponsor package of gifts, a chance on a special sponsor only rifle and a raffle ticket package. For more information contact David Brown at 875-3856 or 875-4209.

Minner to speak
The 40th District Democrat Executive Committee is pleased to announce that Governor Ruth Ann Minner will be the keynote speaker at their annual dinner/auction on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Laurel American Legion Post #19. Happy hour begins at 5:30 and dinner will be served promptly at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person. Call Chris Calio at 875-1881 for tickets.

Driver Safety Course
An AARP Driver Safety Course for people 50 and over will be given from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 6 and 7 at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. The two-day program, sponsored by the American Association for REtired Persons, stresses how older drivers may operate vehicles safely. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate entitling them to a reduction in their auto insurance. A 15 percent reduction is given to anyone repeating the program within three years. For information and registration, call 629-8081. The cost is $10 per person.

Federalsburg Basket Bingo
A Basket Bingo will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the Federalsburg VFW. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. This is sponsored by I.O.O.F. Hebron Lodge #14 to benefit Scholarship Fund. Contact Rusy Covington, 629-8102 for information or tickets. Refreshments available.
Hurlock Basket Bingo
Basket Bingo Fundraiser for Relay for Life 2004- American Cancer Society will be held at The Hurlock Volunteer Fire Department, 300 Charles St., Hurlock, Md., 410-943-3110, on Sunday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1 p.m.). Purchase tickets at the door for $20. Grand Prize raffle tickets will be sold for the Small Wash Day Basket and a Woven Panel Chest. There will be surprise door prizes all day. Bingo game prizes will include the Homestead Woven Memories and Tour basket from Dresden. Also, the complete Collectors Club Vase Basket and two Horizon of Hope sets will be given as prizes. All proceeds go to Trinity Transport Relay for Life Team. For questions, call Martha 302-253-3924 or Rita 302-856-1877. Thank you for your support.

Millsboro Basket Bingo
The Greater Millsboro Kiwanis Club will host a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 6 p.m., at the Millsboro Fire Hall, on State Street, just south of Route 24 in downtown Millsboro. Proceeds from the Basket Bingo will benefit local children and youth, through Millsboro Kiwanis Club service projects. For more information call 934-5450.

Pot Luck Supper
On Saturday, Sept. 20, Homeless Cat Helpers, Inc., will host a potluck supper for cat lovers of all ages (children through seniors) at the Parks & Recreation Community Room, Virginia Avenue, in Seaford, from 5 to 8 p.m. If you love all cats (pets, strays, and ferals), and would like to meet and share with us, bring your favorite food dish and your favorite kitty pictures. Come cat-chat and see how you can get involved in cat rescue work. HCH coordinates reduced cost spay/neuter programs, adoption fairs, vaccination clinics, and various fundraiser events, and is looking to spread the news of its work as well as find more folks willing to help homeless cats and kittens. Bring your desire to help reduce cat overpopulation and the euthanizing of healthy cats and kittens, and HCH will look for ways for you to participate. Experience not required, but love and cooperativeness are essential. Donations not required, but always welcome. For more details, or if you can not attend but would like to work with HCH, call 875-1140.

GOP Women’s Club
Kelly Gates, Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor, will be the featured speaker when the Sussex County Republican Women’s Club begins its fall schedule of luncheon meetings on Sept. 24 at the Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown. The noon luncheon will be preceded by a business meeting at 11 a.m. Ms. Gates has been active with and served on the board of the Delaware Federation of Republican Women and this is her first try for elected office. She lives in New Castle County. Also attending the meeting will be the Club’s two 2003 scholarship winners, Catherine Smoot of Greenwood and Michelle Kinzer of Millsboro. Both graduated from the James H. Groves Adult High School in Georgetown and each received a $1,000 scholarship to continue their education. Nonmembers are welcome to attend the meeting and should call Bunny Parish, 945-4646 for information. Lunch is $13.

Basket Bingo October 9
The Employee Activity Committee of Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, Oct. 9, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose, located on Route 13A, in Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 exciting games and will feature several basket combinations including the 2003 Christmas set, Bouquet basket, American Crafts Baking Dish and basket, along with several regular line baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Hostess Large Hamper and the Hostess Christmas basket or one of the eight door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to WIN! Attendees bringing an unopened package of toothpaste or a bar of soap will receive Door prize ticket free (limit 2 free tickets per person). Donation to benefit the HopeLine “Packs for Pride” initiative. The Packs for Pride program benefits children of domestic violence). Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact the EAC at 302-629-6611, ext. 2420.

Coasters Basket Bingo
Coasters members are selling Basket Bingo tickets for their Longaberger Basket Bingo. It will be held Oct. 15, at the Millsboro VFW, across from Millsboro Ford on Rt. 113. It will begin at 7 p.m. with the doors opening at 6 p.m. The monies raised will help pay for the Mid-Coast All-star Stars Cheerleading squad’s 2003-2004 competitive season. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

Parenting Classes
Learn to improve relationships with your children, strengthen your family and reduce stress. Weekly group meetings are confidential, parent led and free. River of Life Christian Center, in collaboration with Family & Community Connections, hosts classes each Tuesday, at 17 West Market St., Greenwood. Pre-registration is required: by phone, at 349-9420, leave message, or email “parenting@river-oflife.org.

First State Harmonettes
First State Harmonettes, a prospective chorus of the Sweet Adelines, meets every Tuesday, at 7 p.m., in the Avenue Methodist Church in Milford. We invite you to join us. If you like to sing this is for you. For more information call Dot at 422-7887.

Choral Society rehearsals
The Southern Delaware Choral Society, under the direction of David Miller, begins its fall rehearsals season at the Georgetown Presbyterian Church, North Bedford Street. They will continue each Tuesday. Preparation will begin for the Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 14, in Lewes. New singers, including high school students, are welcome to join with no audition required. For more information call 645-7584.