Bulletin Board
Thursday, October 30, 2003
Harley Raffle to benefit NMH emergency room
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. The prize items were donated by David G. Horsey & Sons Inc. 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.

A Salute to Music
The First State Harmonizers, Sussex County’s Barbershop Chorus, will present “A Salute to Music,” Nov. 1, featuring “Livin’ Large” and special guests, Parkside High School Concert Choir. This will be held at Seaford High School with curtain time at 8 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Seaford High School Alumni Association. Advance sale ticket price is $8; general admission is $10. For tickets contact Carroll Beard 629-2279 or Becky Jones 629-4847.

Firemen’s Auxiliary
The Sussex County Volunteer Firemen’s Ladies Auxiliaries Association will be holding their meeting on Nov. 19, at the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. with the business meeting to follow.

DOSC Craft Show
The Dover Officers’ Spouses’ Club, a non-profit organization, 18th annual Craft Show will take place on Saturday, Nov. 1, on the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. Over 200 vendors from eight different states were selected for this event. This is the largest single day Craft Show on the Eastern Seaboard. Choose to purchase treasures from a myriad of handcrafted items that will delight you: Amish quilts, original artwork, baskets, candles, ceramics, clothing, dolls, floral arrangements, jewelry, leather goods, wood-worked items, along with holiday decorations. The doors are open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and a large on-site food court with a wide selection of foods will be open all day. Admission is $2, children 12 and under are free.

Haunted Stadium
Nightmare on Hobbs Road 2003 — Haunted Stadium is open Oct. 30, 31 and Nov. 1. Tickets are sold from 7-11 p.m. at $10 each. Children under 6 are free. Open rain or shine. Experience this unique opportunity to see the “Underneath World” of the Shorebirds Stadium. For more information, visit www.theshorebirds.com or call 410-219-3112. Portion of the proceeds from the event benefit the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club.

Halloween Party
The annual Halloween Party will take place on Friday, Oct. 31, from 7-9 p.m., during Family Night at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club in Seaford. The costume contest begins at 8 p.m. There will be games, prizes, and lots of fun. The event is sponsored by the Delaware Electric Co-operative. For more information, contact Mike Shinners at 628-3789.

Cemetery tour
On Friday, Oct. 31, at 4 p.m., The Lewes Historical Society will offer its first Halloween Cemetery Tour to explore some of Lewes’ beautiful and historic cemeteries. The tour is not a “spook trail” and is not designed for small children. It offers the chance to understand Lewes’ history through the personalities that have shaped it. The Halloween Cemetery Tour departs the Ryves Holt House, corner of Second and Mulberry streets at 4 p.m. and lasts approximately an hour to an hour-and a-half, weather permitting and costs $3 per person. Call 645-7670.
2003 NMH Basket Sale
The Nanticoke Memorial Hospital 2003 American Traditions handwoven baskets have been put on sale. Dot Dixon, co-chair of the kiosk at the hospital, in answer to many requests for a candy basket ordered one especially to fit your needs, be it in your home or on your desk at work. It has a lovely engraved brass plate with the hospital’s name and logo as well as the year 2003. As an added bonus, this green and natural wood basket with leather handles includes a protector for the special price of only $25. Just in time for your holiday decorating and that special someone on your Christmas list. These baskets are available at the hospital kiosk or you may contact Dot Dixon at 629-7838, or Jane Foskey at 875-5629.

Toys for Tots
Coldwell Banker Broadcreek Realty and the U.S. Marine Corps would like to invite you and your family to participate in making a child’s holiday bright. Simply collect new, unwrapped, non-violent gifts and they will be distributed to underprivileged children in Sussex County. Toys for Tots is a nationwide campaign dedicated to providing gifts for children in need, and giving them a more memorable holiday experience. Drop off your gifts at the Coldwell Banker Broadcreek Realty office located one mile north of Wal-Mart on Route 13 (southbound lane) in Seaford or call 302-629-5575.

CHEER Bazaar
The Warren L. and Charles C. Allen, Jr., CHEER Community Center will have a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 22, at the CHEER Community Center at the intersection of Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road, just outside of Georgetown. The bazaar will begin at 9 a.m. and run till 2 p.m. If you would like to be a vendor at the bazaar contact Carola Karr for information at 854-9500 or visit www.scss.org.

Toys for Tots
Again this year, Regional builders, Inc. will be a local drop-off for the Toys for Tots program. This program, conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, collects and distributes toys to needy children in the community. To participate, you may drop off new, unwrapped toys at Regional Builders, Inc., 300 High St., Seaford. Donations will be accepted on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. through Dec. 22. You may also make a tax-deductible donation to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, P.O. Box 1947, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA 22134.

Trap Pond Events

Hayrides and Tours
Travel through the rustic beauty of the Trap Pond forest and pond side trail with your friends and family during November. Join us for a Trap Pond hayride or pontoon tour just for your groups! Hayrides for up to 20 people are followed by a bonfire and roasting marshmallows. The one-hour pontoon tours can comfortably accommodate a group of 18. Call 875-5163 to make reservations for the fall. Cost: $60 for hayrides, $40 for pontoon tours.

Fall Foliage Pontoon Tour
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. - This is the perfect way to enjoy the crisp autumn afternoon, and to observe the first colors of fall as the cypress prepare to loose their leaves. We’ll tour the swamp and talk about why leaves turn colors, and how to identify trees by their fall colors. Pre-register by calling the nature center, 875-5163. Tours meet at the boathouse, $3 per adult and $1.50 per child age 12 and under.

Autumn Accents Canoe Trail
Saturday, Nov. 1, 15, at 10 a.m. - Enjoy the natural beauty and quiet of Trussum Pond on these last voyages before the cypress shed their needles. This beautiful paddle gives you time to reflect on the beauty of nature and to give thanks for each’s bounty during this thanksgiving season. Sumps and minor obstructions may be present, so some paddling experience is recommended, but not required. Bring a beverage and wear clothing and shoes that can get wet. Pre-register by calling the nature center, 875-5163. Tours meet at the boathouse.