Coming Up The River
On Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Manor House on Middleford Road, the Seaford Historical Society will present a program highlighting the importance of the Nanticoke River in the history of this area.
Eleanor Jamison, a native of Woodland, and Jack Knowles, a resident of Woodland and local historian, will talk about the Nanticoke River at that location and how it accounts for the settlement of Woodland.
"Coming on up the River," John Willey, Sr. will show slides of businesses along the Nanticoke River in Seaford in early years with emphasis on ship building and river traffic. He then will bring out the contrast with scenes of businesses located along the river today.
Dr. John Rawlins, whose ancestors inhabited the Middleford area, will tell about the thriving community that Middleford was in years gone by.
The public is invited. There is no charge.
Republican Women's Club
The Seaford Republican Women's Club will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Seaford Golf and Country Club at 10:30 a.m. The speaker will be Annette Silva who has lived abroad for 25 years and will be talking about Democracy and Politics Abroad. Guest are welcome. Please contact Ann Nesbitt for more information at 302-628-7788.
Joe Biden to speak
U.S. Sen. Joseph R. Biden, Delaware's Senior Senator, will be the principal speaker at the Fall Dinner sponsored by the 40th District Democrat Executive Committee.
The dinner will be held at the Laurel American Legion Home, Saturday, Sept. 29, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and may be obtained from any 40th District Democrat Committee person, or by mailing your money to Frank B. Calio, 104 Lansing Ave., Laurel, DE 19956.
Biden, former chairman of the Judiciary Committee, before Republicans took control of the Senate, recently became chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee after Democrats regained the majority in the Senate.
Lions Golf Tournament
he 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.
Democrats to meet
The Western Sussex Democrat Club will hold their regular monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m., at St. Phillips Episcopal Church, South Central Avenue, Laurel. This is a covered-dish meeting. Guest Speaker will be Sussex County Council president, Dale Dukes.
Bring a covered dish and enjoy the evening. The public is cordially invited. For details call Beatrice L. Wright, home phone 875-2674, work phone 855-7752.
Alumni to gather at Delaware Tech
Fun and memories will be the order of the day when Delaware Technical & Community College graduates, their families, and members of the community converge on the Owens Campus, Georgetown, on Saturday, Oct. 6 for an Alumni Picnic and Reunion. The event will be held from noon-3 p.m., pondside by the Student Services Center.
Featured alumni will be those who graduated from 1969 to 1979 and all alumni of the Commercial Transportation Program. These graduates are encouraged to bring an item of memorabilia, representative of the time, to put on display during the reunion.
A Career Fair, focusing on employment opportunities in commercial transportation, will be held from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. A competitive "big rig" truck show and a car show also will be held during those hours. Attendees can enjoy the annual alumni Roadrunner baseball game and a barbeque chicken lunch for $5 (proceeds to benefit the Delaware Motor Transport Association Scholarship Fund), both beginning at noon.
A special highlight will be musical entertainment from 1-3 p.m. by The Funsters. With roots in southern Delaware, this nine-piece rock-and-soul dance band has 25 years of musical history. Well-known at nightspots throughout the state, The Funsters combine musical fun with authentic renditions of great rock-and-soul numbers from the classic period of 1964 to 1977.
Alumni and friends are encouraged to bring their families, picnic lunches, and blankets or chairs to enjoy an autumn afternoon of fun, meeting old friends, and reminiscing. Take a step back in time, relax, and remember!
For more information call the Alumni Office at 302-855-5951.
Charter school openings
The Georgetown Charter School, a tuition-free, public educational facility, is seeking applicants for a limited number of spaces for the 2001-02 school year.
GCS uses Direct Instruction for Reading, English/Writing, Math and Spelling and offers additional courses and character education at each grade level. All GCS students wear uniforms.
If you are interested in your child attending our school, phone 875-0130 for further information, or visit the campus at 12108 County Seat Highway, Laurel.