Seaford Events
Thursday, December 12, 2001
A new you in 2002
What’s new in 2002? How about you? “Promise Keeper,” an eight-week session, starts Jan. 2 and 3. Sessions meet Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays at 9 a.m. with quality free childcare, and Tuesdays and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Prepaid registration required for afternoon classes only.
The sessions will be in St. John’s United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. All ages (teens and up) and fitness levels are welcome. Get fit, make friends and have fun in a non-competitive, stress reducing, high-low aerobic, toning, strengthening and stretching class. Try a free one.
Call 16-year A.F.A.A. certified instructor Carol Lynch, 629-7539, for more information or to preregister. Gift certificates are available.

Final week for sharing
The final week of the Sharing and Caring Food Drive for Seaford-Blades Associated Charities takes place this week. Collections are taking place in all Seaford schools through classroom teachers. The public can drop off donations of food and toys at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club and the Nanticoke Senior Center between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
For more information, contact Ron MacArthur at 629-8740 after 10 a.m.

Christmas drop off locations
Seaford Blades Associated Charities will be packing Christmas boxes again this year. Ginny Short, Christmas chairperson, said any persons or organizations wanting to give toys or can goods to be used in the Seaford Blades school district, can leave it at the following places: Morning Star newspaper office; P.K. Video, Stein Highway; The Leader and State Register, Stein Highway; Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club, Virginia Avenue; or Peninsula Chiropractic Center, 1023 S. Dual Highway, Seaford.
Seaford Blades Associated Charities would like everything to be turned in or given by Dec. 15; the latest date is Dec. 17.

Monetary gifts can be sent to: Seaford Blades Associated Charities, 723 Washington Ave., Seaford, DE 19973. This will be the organization’s 61st consecutive year of helping to make a better Christmas locally.

Seaford Christmas ornaments
Seaford Main Street is selling a limited edition Christmas Ornament. The three-dimension oval brass ornament features the new snowflake Christmas Street Light design and the words “Christmas in Downtown Seaford 2001.” The cost is $10 each. The ornaments would make wonderful gifts for friends and relatives.
Proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will go to pay for enhancements to the downtown such as Christmas decorations for Gateway Park and other downtown locations, the proposed flagpoles, and events. The ornaments are available at City Hall (629-9173) and Stewart’s Awards and Imprints on High Street.

SVFD Auxiliary meeting
The Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department will hold its December meeting in the banquet hall on Monday, Dec. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Election of officers for 2002 will be held. Members are asked to bring an unwrapped toy to be given to the Associated Charities.

Seaford Historical Society Christmas Program Dec. 17
On Monday, Dec. 17, the Seaford Historical Society Christmas program, for members only, will be held at the Ross Mansion at 7 p.m. Jeff and Jeanine Scott will entertain and lead those attending in singing traditional Christmas carols.

Babies & Toddlers care
The “Parents As Teachers” program (PAT) invites parents and their children from birth to age three to a FREE “Stay and Play Center” at Seaford Dept. of Parks & Recreation (SDPR) on Virginia Avenue. Sessions are Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. (Closed on school holidays.)
The center provides an opportunity for parents and caretakers with young children to play together and discuss any parenting questions with a parent educator. Other services include a lending library of children’s and parenting books and evening group meetings on a variety of topics. For more information, call Cris Henderson at 875-2781 or Seaford Dept. of Parks & Recreation at 629-6809.

Victorian Christmas weekend
This is the final weekend for the Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion. The festive decorations in the Mansion as well as the slave quarter and smoke house on the Plantation grounds will be open for tour. Hours on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15 and 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. The boutique will also be open.
For tours the charge is $5 per person, $2.50 for ages 10 to 16. Children under 10 years of age are admitted free. All proceeds are used for restoration and maintenance of the Seaford Historical Society’s two facilities: The Ross Mansion/Plantation and the Seaford Museum.
For further information call 628-9500 or Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788.

Elks host Bingo every Wednesday
The Seaford Elks Lodge has Bingo every Wednesday evening beginning promptly at 7:30. Join us for our new format. Food available from our kitchen.