Bulletin Board
Thursday, November 28, 2002
Plans are underway for Snowball 2003
Though autumn is in the air the Auxiliary of Nanticoke Health Services is already thinking snow - “Snowball 2003”, that is. Plans are taking shape for the Auxiliary's annual dinner dance to be held January 25, 2003, at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. Appetizing food and dancing to the sounds of Encore are sure to warm attendees of the winter gala. The only chill of the night will come from a spectacular ice sculpture created by Jon Lizer of Custom Catering in Seaford. Proceeds from the dinner dance will become part of the annual donation made by the Auxiliary to Nanticoke Health Services. Last year, the Auxiliary provided financial support for the Charity Endowment Prescription Fund, new beds for the Maternity Unit, and the construction of the Cancer Care Center. For more information about an evening not to be missed call Nanticoke Health Services Volunteer Office at (302) 629-6611, extension 2301.

Poetry and Essay Contest
A contest is being held for area Elementary and high School students as part of the 2003 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration. The theme of the celebration is “A Day of Remembrance and Hope.” Contest information has been sent to Western Sussex School districts and schools soliciting entrants who wish to vie for prize awards in the form of US Savings Bonds. Each student who enters is asked to submit either a poem or short essay focused on the theme of Remembrance and Hope, or another tenet espoused by Dr. King. The entries are due by Dec. 5; and awardees will be recognized at the celebration ceremony being held in the Seaford High School auditorium on Monday, Jan. 20, 2003. Anyone wishing more information on this contest, may contact Martin Millman at (302) 629-1190.

Winter Auction in Blades
The Blades Elementary School PTO is sponsoring a Winter Auction on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at the school. Don Moore will be auctioning off some great items that have been donated by local businesses and community members. Some items that will be auctioned include: Shrimp, manicure, subs, donuts, one-year Star subscription, candle/bath powder, tailgater set, garden hose, gift certificates, photocrystal, picture frame, convection heater, clock, pizza, scissors, sports bag, an original framed and matted watercolor, floating pool lounger, baked goods, and more.

Country Craft Show
The Junior Class of Epworth Christian School is hosting its second annual “Christmas in the Country” Craft Show on Saturday, Nov. 30. The show will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Epworth Christian School. Crafters will be offering fresh homemade wreaths, stained glass, seascapes, painted antiques, and a wide assortment of other crafts. The juniors will be offering refreshments and bake sale items in the school cafeteria. Epworth Christian School is located at 14511 Sycamore Road in Laurel, 4.5 miles east of the Rt. 13 intersection with O’Neal’s Antiques and Mitchell’s Furniture on the corners. For more information, call Rhonda Sharman 856-2321 or Peggy Smith 337-3637.
Victorian Christmas
The sixth annual Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion will be held Dec. 13, 14, 15 this year. Friday, Dec. 13, will feature a wine and cheese party from 5 to 7 p.m., along with the fully decorated mansion tours. On Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 and 15, tours of the mansion along with the slave quarter and smoke house will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. Seven local florists will beautify the 13 rooms of the gracious historic mansion. Special events are scheduled for each day. The boutique and gift shop will be open all three days. Admission on Friday is $10 per person and on Saturday and Sunday is $5 per person. For further information call 628-9500 or 628-7788.

On Saturday, Dec. 14, Hudson’s General Store will sponsor a Candlelight Christmas Tour of their friends’ and families’ homes, beginning at 5:30 p.m. There will also be a silent auction of special pieces donated by local artisans, which can be viewed and bid on at Hudson’s General Store from Nov. 29 through Dec. 13. The items will be placed in each home on the tour for final bids. Tickets for the tour will go on sale in early November at Hudson’s General Store. Tickets are $10 each, and all proceeds from the tour and the auction will benefit Delaware Hospice. Donations are also appreciated. For information concerning ticket sales, call Melody Hudson at 539-8709. Payment for tickets or donations should be made payable to “Delaware Hospice, Sussex Chapter” and should be mailed to Hudson’s General Store, RD 2, Box 3A, Clarksville, DE 19970.

Holiday Concert
The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra will present its holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. at Delaware Technical & Community College, Rt. 18, Georgetown. Featuring: guest soprano Elan Royster and works by Schubert, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven. Tickets are $20; students $10. Call toll-free 888-846-8600 or 302-858-5475.

Handel’s ‘Messiah’
Tickets are still available for the Southern Delaware Choral Society annual Christmas concert of Handel’s Christmas Messiah on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m. at the Rehoboth Convention Center, Rehoboth Beach. This will be the first time the choir has presented a concert at the convention center which seats 800. The chorus, which has grown to over 80 members, will be joined by four guest soloists. Tickets are $15 and $10 for students. For tickets or more information call 875-7776 or 856-7223.