Holiday Open House at the Carriage Place
An Open House will be held at the Carriage Place, 21700 Eskridge Road, Bridgeville, beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21.
The Carriage Place is located next to Four Paws Animal Hospital. From US 13 take Del. 18 east to Kemp Road (first road to the right), then travel one mile to Eskridge Road and turn left. The Carriage Place is the second lane on the right. Look for the signs.
Ed and Deana Banning invite the public to share Christmas in the barn where there will be caroling, small animals, the Nativity, wagon rides and refreshments.
This is a good family event suitable for small children.
“This is a Christmas tradition we started three years ago,” Banning said.
Turkey Shoot December 15
A Turkey Shoot will be held at Nanticoke Sportsmen’s Club, Road 485 Bethel-Concord Road, on Saturday, Dec. 15, at noon. Available will be oyster sandwiches, food and drinks. For more information call 629-9199.
Widowed Persons meeting
The Seaford Chapter of the AARP-Widowed Person Services will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 12:30 p.m. at the Golden Corral. This will be the annual Christmas Luncheon and canned food items or toys will be collected for the Seaford Associated Charities.
Also, our annual New Year’s Day Luncheon will be at the St. Luke’s Parish Hall and will be catered by Jimmy’s Grille. The fee of $13 is due at the Dec. 18 meeting. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend both meetings.
Lioness selling chances
Chances for a Longaberger “Pumpkin Patch” Basket can be purchased for $1 to be given away in December. The Lioness are also selling Home Interior Candles with your choice of many scents for $6. Contact Bea Wright at 875-2674 or any Lioness member for a chance on the basket or with your order for candles.
Toys for Tots collections
Regional Builders, Inc. has been established as a local drop-off for the Toys for Tots program. This program, conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, collects and distributes toys to needy children in the community.
To participate, drop off new, unwrapped toys at Regional Builders, Inc., 300 High St., Seaford. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
You may also make a tax deductible donation to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, P.O. Box 1947 Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA 22134.
Grants offered non-profits
The Delaware Community Foundation is accepting applications for capital grants from qualified nonprofit organizations in Delaware. A total of $215,000 will be awarded for construction, renovation and repair projects that will have a lasting impact on the population served by each organization.
Visit www.delcf.org or call 571-8004 for the required application form. Deadline for submitting grant applications is Jan. 31, 2002.
Winter Gala January 26
Suzanne Smith, Nanticoke Health Service’s Auxiliary president, along with her co-chairs for the event, Pat Olekszyk and Sherry Michalik, are preparing for the Auxiliary’s annual dance. The evening will capture “50 Years of Magic” and celebrate the Auxiliary’s 50 years of service to the hospital, along with the hospital’s 50 years of delivering quality healthcare to the community.
The evening will consist of music, magic, beverage, food and enjoyment. The theme will be highlighted throughout the evening with entertainment from local magician, Jack Noel and his sidekick rabbit, Trixie.
The gala is Saturday, Jan. 26, 2002. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. with dancing until midnight at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. Cost is $50 per person. Black tie optional. Music by ENCORE.
The community is invited to attend this gala event. For more information and tickets call the hospital’s Volunteer office at 629-6611, ext. 2475.
Family nights each Friday
Family Nights each Friday at the Boys & Girls Club. Family Nights take place each Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. All are welcome (members and non-members) as long as children are accompanied by a parent or guardian. There is no admission fee and all areas of the club are open. Refreshments and prizes are also part of Family Night.
Sunday Breakfast Buffet Dec. 23
An All-You-Can-Eat Sunday Breakfast Buffet will be served by the Galestown Ruritan Club on the 4th Sunday of each month October -May, 7-10 a.m., at the Galestown (Md.) Community Hall. This month it will be held Dec. 23. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 children 6-12 years of age. The buffet features pancakes, eggs, scrapple, sausage, creamed chipped beef, biscuits, potato casserole, hominy, fruit cup, and sticky buns.