Delmar Raffle to Benefit Events
The Delmar Chamber of Commerce is selling raffle tickets to raise funds for community events. Tickets are available at the town hall, Cookie Boutique, and chamber members. Phone 846-3336.
Library Closes During Holiday
The Delmar Public Library will be closed Nov. 27, 28, 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Materials can be dropped off by using the front door slot.
All aboard for club’s annual open house
By Sandy Davis
The roar of trains has been heard in Delmar on a smaller scale the last few weeks. The DelMarVa Model Railroad Club has been busy preparing for its 18th annual open house.
The open house will be Dec. 6 and 7, and Jan. 10, 11, 17 and 18. Included in the operating layouts are N-Scale, N Trak Modules, HO Layout, Gauge Tinplate, Scale Lionel and LGB (G Gauge) trains.
There are more than 25 members in the club from all over Delmarva and from all walks of life. “You don’t have to own a train to be a member,” said club member Tim Burlingame. “If you have any interest at all in trains, you are welcome. You can learn carpentry, electrical work, science and it’s a great hobby.”
The club, with members as young as 15, meets the first Wednesday of each month. Officers are Bill Pokorny, president; Tim Burlingame, vice president; Bill Deters, treasurer; and Bill Shehan, secretary.
Members start as early as October getting ready for the open house by cleaning, repairing and planning new displays. This year they are adding two new displays as well as expanding the HO, N gauge and 0 gauge displays. With new technology, the members say the sounds of the engines are very real. Computers run many of the trains. Each of the six days of the open house requires approximately 10 men to run the trains.
The Railroad Club is located at 103 East State St., on the second floor of Camelot Hall. Admission is free, though the club does accept donations, and there is plenty of free parking nearby.
St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church is running the concession stand this year. The Railroad Club will have train memorabilia for sale.
Last year, more than 3,000 people visited the open house. They came from as far away as Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore.
For more information, call 410-742-9325 or 302-856-9250.
Bi-Staters Coffee Talk
Congratulations to Jim and Shirley Davis on their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Nov. 21. They were married in St. Stephen’s Church (at that time, it was called First Methodist Church) by the Rev. John Townsend
We send our get-well wishes and prayers to Iona Whitley, Elizabeth Adkins and Ernest Pegelow. A speedy recovery to the Rev. Brooks Reynolds who fell and broke three ribs.
Our condolences to the family of Phyllis King, whose father, Robert White, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 13.
Our condolences to the family and friends of Phyllis Alvina Gooner.
Birthdays this week are: Lance Hoffman and George Dukes, Nov. 12; Faith Melvin, Nov. 13; Kyle Jones and Kyle McAllister, Nov. 15; Laura Ralph and Jake Zaccaria, Nov. 16; Michelle Messick Hopkins and Tim Sullivan, Nov. 17; Lance Lewandowski and Wesley Mitchell, Nov. 18; Ben Reavis, Maubra Jane Randolph and Payton Beach, Nov. 20; Sue C. Williams and Josephine Parkyn, Nov. 21; Becky Brittingham and Richard Johnson, Nov. 22.