Christmas season begins. Seaford’s Christmas Parade, “A Fairy Tale Christmas,” was held Saturday. The parade passed through downtown Seaford into Blades. Above, left, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus are all smiles for the kids along the route. Above, right, the Seaford Post Office won the Mayor’s Choice Award for their float on the theme of the Three Little Pigs. For more photos and a list of the parade winners see page 28.

Photo by Phil Livingston

Postal boxes museum monuments
The Seaford Historical Society has obtained from the U.S. Postal Service some antique brass post office boxes that were used in years gone by. These will be placed in the museum in a manner replicating the old post office set-up. Names will be engraved on a plaque on the front of each box. “This is an excellent idea to give someone for Christmas who has everything, but whose name it would be nice to have recorded as a part of Seaford history,” said a spokesperson. “For someone who is no longer living, it would be a permanent record of his or her having been a part of Seaford. Even those living in Seaford today, who would like their fondness for the area preserved for posterity, could have their names engraved on a plaque.” When purchasing a box, a contribution is being made toward refurbishing the old post office building into a premier museum. A gift certificate will be provided when requested. The boxes may be purchased in the following sizes and prices: 3”x 5” box - $250; 6”x 6” box - $500; 6” x 11” box - $1,000; 12” x 21” box - $5,000. To purchase any of these boxes, contact Earl Tull, president, 628-950, or write Seaford Historical Society, 1101 N. Pine St. Ext., Seaford, DE 19973.

Seaford Post Office holiday hours
As a special holiday season convenience for Seaford Postal customers, the Seaford Post Office has extended its business hours Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., through Dec. 22. Saturday hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sussex Land Use meeting tonight
The Sussex County Council is holding a Land Use Plan update meeting on Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Seaford Fire Hall for the towns of Blades, Bethel, Laurel and the City of Seaford. The public may attend from 5 to 7 p.m. A formal presentation will be made at 5:30 p.m.