Bulletin Board
Thursday, December 4, 2003
Christmas Parades
Seaford - Saturday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m. Theme is “Christmas on the Nanticoke.” Laurel - Friday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m. Theme is “Songs of Christmas.”

Concert in Salisbury
The Salisbury University Wind Ensemble holiday concert 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, in Holloway Hall Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

Family Night Party
Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club Family Night Christmas Party, Friday, Dec. 19, 7-9 p.m. Santa Claus will pay a visit to the party and there will be a Santa’s Secret Workshop from 7-8:30 p.m. Membership is not required to attend Family Nights each Friday night at the Boys & Girls Club and there is no admission fee.

Breakfast with Santa
Breakfast With Santa, Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club, Saturday, Dec. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon (parents must stay with children). Santa’s Secret Workshop (gifts for children to purchase) will also be open. Membership is not required and the event is open to all ages. Phone Karen Schreiber at 628-3789 for more information (1-7 p.m.) The cost is $2.

Georgetown Christmas Tour
Georgetown Historical Society Christmas Tour, Saturday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be 12 stops on the tour. Tickets ($10) available at the Marvel Carriage Museum, 510 S. Bedford St., Georgetown. Phone 855-9660.

Governor’s Open House
Gov. Ruth Ann Minner’s annual Christmas Open House, Saturday, Dec. 6, noon-2 p.m., woodburn - The Governor’s House, 151 Kings Highway, Dover. The house will be decorated for the Christmas season and guests will be greeted by Gov. Minner and entertained by holiday music. Gingerbread cookies and punch will be served, and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand.

Messiah Performances
The Mid-Atlantic Symphony will present Handel’s “Messiah” at the Avalon Theater in Easton on Friday, Dec. 5, at 8 p.m; at the Community Church in Ocean Pines on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m., and at Delaware Technical and Community College in Georgetown, on Sunday, Dec. 7, at 3 p.m. For information and tickets, call 888.846.8600.

New Year’s Breakfast
American Legion Laurel Post 19 breakfast, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Menu includes: chipped beef on toast, scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon, sausage, toast, juice, coffee, pastries and fruit. Price for adults is $5, children $3, and six and under are free. Any service personnel who is on active duty is free. Must sign up at the Legion Home and pick up tickets. Cut off date is Dec. 29

Democrats Meeting
Sussex County Democratic executive committee, holiday Covered Dish dinner, Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Wesley United Methodist Church, Jones Hall Laurel and Race streets in Georgetown, 6 p.m. RSVP to (302) 539-6738.
Support Group Meeting
The Sussex Fibromyalgia Support group will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Manor House, Wesley Wellness Center, 1001 Middleford Rd., Seaford in the employee lunch room. Guest speaker will be Dr. Ivonne Herrera, Seaford rheumatologist. Call Jonathan Souder at 629-4593.

AARP to meet Dec. 11
AARP Chapter 1084 meets Thursday, Dec. 11, T 1:30 p.m., at the Methodist Manor House. The South Coastal Chapter of AARP Chorus will entertain with Holiday Musical selections. Visitors are welcome.

Women Democrats
The Sweet Adeline’s will be performing at the luncheon of the Sussex County Women’s Democrat Club at Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown, 11:30 a.m. RSVP by Dec. 14, to 349-4029.

Hospital Auxiliary
Seaford Golf and Country Club is the setting for the Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary meeting on Friday, Dec. 12. Refreshments ($3) will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the business meeting begins at 10 a.m. Lori Smoot will speak on the scholarship program for Nanticoke Hospital. The membership will vote on the auxiliary’s donation to the hospital. Reservations are required. Phone Jane Foskey, 875-5629, or Janet Hubbard 628-0417.

Read Aloud Training
Read-Aloud Delaware volunteer training session, Thursday, Dec. 18, at 10 a.m. in the conference room of the Delaware National Bank, Rt. 1, Rehoboth Beach. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training or for further information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.

Lions District Ball
The Lions District 22-D Governors Ball will be held at the Sheraton Dover Hotel on Saturday, Dec. 6. District Gov. Don LeCates and First Lady Carol will be honored. International Director Lion Scott Neeley from West Virginia will address the dinner. Dancing to the music of “the Honeycombs.” Tickets are $30.

Laurel Toy Drive
Laurel Police Department is in the process of organizing a Toy Drive for the Christmas Holiday. Its goal is “No Kid Without A Toy For Christmas.” They will be working with school nurses to see that the toys go to families that are truly in need. LPD is asking for donations of new, unwrapped toys. Donations may be dropped off at the Laurel Police Department Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., or contact Sgt. Jamie Wilson at 875-2244. The drive will run until Dec. 23.

Toys for Tots
Coldwell Banker Broadcreek Realty, Regional Builders, Inc. and Long & Foster are local drop-off points for the Toys for Tots program. This program, conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, collects and distributes toys to needy children. Donations of new, unwrapped, non-violent gifts will be distributed to underprivileged children in Sussex County. To participate, 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.
  • Coldwell Banker Broadcreek Realty office, one mile north of Wal-Mart on Route 13 (southbound lane) in Seaford or call 629-5575.
  • Long & Foster, Wal-Mart Shopping Center.
Or make tax-deductible donations to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, P.O. Box 1947, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA 22134.