Bulletin Board
Thursday, September 20, 2001
Trap Pond program
Explore the Pond, Saturday, Sept. 29, 3 p.m. Enjoy a relaxing and informative one-hour tour of Trap Pond aboard on a pontoon boat. Call 875-5163. Whaley Family meeting
Descendants of Laura Catherine and Harvey Byrd Whaley will meet at Trap Pond on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 1:30 p.m. Fried chicken and hot dogs will be furnished; bring a covered dish and beverage. Call 302-875-7487.

Sen. Joe Biden to speak
U.S. Sen. Joseph R. Biden, Delaware’s senior senator, will be the main 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 is chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee.

PSA for Bike Ride
The Delaware Recreation & Parks Society is sponsoring the third annual C.R.A.B. (Come Ride Around the Bay) Ride on Saturday, Oct. 20. The event starts and finishes at Holts Landing State Park near Millville. For more information call (302) 739-3197.

Free Stay and Play
The “Parents As Teachers” program (PAT) invites parents and their children from birth to age three to a free “Stay and Play Center” at Seaford Dept. of Parks & Recreation (SDPR) on Virginia Avenue. Sessions are on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Call Cris Henderson at 875-2781 or Seaford Dept. of Parks at 629-6809.

Vermont trip October 1-5
Nanticoke Senior Center is sponsoring a five-day, four-night fall foliage trip to Vermont from Oct. 1 through Oct. 5. Trip includes: motor coach transportation, lodging at Kitzhof Lodge, meals include 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners; day-trips to area attractions. Cost is $425 per person, which includes taxes, tips and gratuities. Call 629-4939.

Nanticoke Sportsmen’s Club
The Nanticoke Sportsmen’s Club, Seaford, will host its 2001 Fall “Jackpot” Wobble Trap League, Wednesday Nights for 6 weeks, Oct. 3 - Nov. 7, Sign up starts at dusk. Last sign up at 9 p.m. sharp.

Concert series to begin
The Seaford Community Concert Association is holding its annual campaign. The season begins with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra on Tuesday, Oct. 2, with music of the 1920 and 1930s. The second concert will take place on Thursday, Nov. 15, and feature the Boston Brass. This versatile five-piece group plays a wide variety of music stretching from Classical to Jazz. The third show will be on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2002. It will feature the Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater. This group of actors uses an ever-changing series of helium-filled props to give the audience an evening of fun. The last performance of the series will be on Tuesday, April 2, 2002. The performers will be The London Piano Duo. They will add a light classical blend of music to the series. The season ticket prices are $85 per family, $40 per adult and $12 per student. Call 629-8657.

Bike-a-thon riders sought
Ron Breeding asks Seaford residents to join the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Wheels For Life Bike-a-thon slated for Sunday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m., at West Seaford Elementary School. Volunteer workers and riders are needed for this Bike-a-thon to raise funds for the world famous research center in its battle against childhood cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. “We’re looking for riders and helpers who will contribute their time and talent to help children live. We really need lots of riders, since they are the ones who can make this bike-a-thon successful,” Breeding said. In the Wheels For Life Bike-a-thon, riders ask sponsors to make donations based on each mile completed. All riders turning in money will receive a certificate. Those who raise $35 will get a certificate and a special St. Jude T-shirt. When $75 is raised, the rider receives a barrel tote bag as well as the certificate and the T-shirt.

Also plans are bing made to give a $100 savings bond to the top fundraiser plus great gifts will be given to the boy or girl in each of the following age groups who collect the most money. The age groups are: high school and above, fourth grade through eighth, and third and below. Entry forms are available at all school officers, the Department of Parks and Recreation ,and City Hall. Anyone wishing to provide a prize, sponsor a rider or participate in the ride may call Ron Breeding at 629-3964 or 628-6002.

Volunteers are needed to help make a difference
Volunteers are needed at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. There are several options open to those who want to help and hours are very flexible. Contact Michelle Cummings, volunteer coordinator, at 629-8740 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. or e-mail her at mcummings@bgclubs.org
The club also participates in a mentoring program in collaboration with Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Mentors are needed to work with young people in need on a weekly basis in the club. Contact Shelley Strain at 628-3789 for more information. Volunteers are needed to assist young people in the following areas:
• Education Department
• Family Night
• Art Room
• Special events
• Games room
• Physical Education

If you have any special talent to share with children, we can custom-design your volunteer experience at the Boys & Girls Club. Each volunteer will receive a brief orientation and tour of the club before getting started.