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.
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.
Basket Bingo reset
Due to Hurricane Isabel the Alzheimer's Basket Bingo has been rescheduled for Thursday, Sept. 25, sponsored by the LifeCare at Lofland Park’s Memory Walk team. The bingo will be held at the Seaford Moose to benefit the Alzheimer's Association . First number to be called at 7 p.m.. (doors will open at 6 p.m.). Nearly 30 chances to win Longaberger baskets, which includes the x-large oval waste basket. Cost is $20.00 in advance & $25.00 at the door. Advance ticket sales include a door prize ticket. Must be 18. Don't miss this opportunity to have a great time & donate to a wonderful cause. For additional information or tickets call 628-3000, ext. 8452 or 8451.
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.
Autumn Craft Show
Handcraft Unlimited is once again bringing their popular Craft Show to the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. The show is Saturday, Sept. 27, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
This indoor craft show brings over 100 skilled vendors from more than 15 different states with craft styles ranging in country, contemporary, folk art, modern and Victorian. Items will include fine and contemporary jewelry, unique birdhouses and yard items, assorted wooden crafts, decorative paintings, ornaments, handmade dolls, all types of floral arrangements, candles and fragrant bath items, embroidered clothing, quilts and blankets, kitchen delights, hats, bags and leather belts.
Admission is $3 and children 12 and under get in free. For more information call 717-656-3208.
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. For tickets or information, call 302-854-9500 or visit www.scss.org.
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.
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.
Elks Dinner Theater
“A Murder in Cripple Crik,” an amateur comedy-drama Dinner Theatre, will be presented by the Seaford Elk Lodge 2458 on Friday, Oct. 17, and Saturday, Oct. 18. Diner Buffet at 6 p.m. and play at 8 p.m. on both nights. All the cast are Elk members or their families.
Advance tickets only. Deadline for sales will be Oct. 14. Seats are $15 per person on a first come basis with equal opportunity given to all. For viewing seat diagram, go to the Fantasy Beauty Salon on High Street in Seaford or contact Jim Cecil at 875-3810. Those are the only two places where tickets will be sold.
This is the second Dinner Theatre presented at the Seaford Elk Lodge and both were written by Elk member, Janice Cecil.
Both nights were sold out for the last one! Menu: roast beef, ham, oven fried potatoes, tossed salad, string beans Almandine, baked apples and cherries, rolls, assorted desserts and coffee.
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.
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.
The search is on for the 2004 Miss Delaware and Miss Maryland National Teenagers.
Currently seeking contestants, the Delaware and Maryland state pageants will be held March 5-7, 2004 in Rehoboth Beach.
The pageant is open to teenage girls, ages 12-18 and scoring is based on interview, evening wear, academic achievement/community service and personal expression onstage. There are optional talent and essay competitions that are judged by a separate panel. There is no swimsuit competition.
Two winners in two age divisions will represent their states at the 33rd annual Miss National Teenager Pageant to be held at Opryland USA, Nashville, Tenn., in August 2004.
They will also have the opportunity to travel throughout the state, making public appearances and serving as role models for teens. Contact the state director for more information: (302) 644-8109.
AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest, free, volunteer-run tax counseling and preparation service is looking for volunteers to help senior and low-income taxpayers complete their 2003 federal and state income tax returns. This is a free community service sponsored by AARP in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Sites are equipped with computer hardware and software to prepare and file returns electronically.
We need volunteers who are computer literate. They will receive free tax training and are asked to give a commitment of four hours per week over the ten week program.
For more information contact Bill Watt 629-7309.
On Saturday, Sept. 27, The Sussex Chix 14 and under softball team will be having a Chicken Barbecue (featuring Allen’s Chicken). The barbecue will be located at the Cock-n-Bull, and will be held between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come and support our local young ladies. Cost $5. Call Mike Riggleman, 629-9758, for any questions.
On Monday, Sept. 29, 6-8 p.m., a workshop presented by the Parent Information Center of Delaware with guest speaker, Dr. Nancy Wilson, “No Child left Behind.” Learn about federal legislation designed to improve student achievement. It will be held at Milford Library, 11 S. Front St., Milford. Free. Call to register, 302-856-9880.
The next regular meeting of the Sussex County Airport Committee will be Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Sussex County Administrative Offices Building (West Complex, Rt. 113), Georgetown, at 10 a.m.
Meet the Senators
Meet the Senators of the 37th Representative District (Thurman Adams, Jr., District 19; George Howard Bunting, Jr., District 20; and Robert L. Venables, Sr., District 21) at the 37th Representative District Reception & Auction, on Saturday, Oct. 4, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Marvel Museum, South Bedford Street Extended, Georgetown. Cost is $15 per person or $25 a couple. Call Rebecca Breasure for information, 856-7826.