Delmar Events
Thursday, December 20, 2001
Bi-Staters’ Coffee Talk

Sharon Cordrey

Some of the girls from Girl Scout Troop 81 celebrated a mother-daughter day by going to the Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, Md., to see the “Adventures of Rudolph” performed by the Chesapeake Performing Arts on Saturday, Dec. 15.

Dawn Webb and Sue Marine (troop leaders) and the girls of the Girl Scout Troop 81 adopted a grandparent from Delmar Chancellor Care Nursing Home this Christmas by giving that special person a goody gift bag.

Belated birthday wishes to Deanna Outten on Dec. 7, from your family and friends.

St. Stephens Methodist Church will have its candlelight service on Christmas Eve starting at 7:30 p.m.

The American Legion will have a free Christmas Day fellowship dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This will be held at Delmarva Convention Center.

Congratulations to Millicent and Ken Bradley on celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Their children honored them by sending them on a vacation to enjoy the Christmas season at the Atlantic Sands Hotel in Rehoboth Beach. Best wishes to Millicent and Ken.

Mike and I attended a Christmas party at the home of Rudy and Beth Beitzel in Georgetown. While at the party we met Major Sonnie Bates and his wife Roxane. Everyone has read the story behind Major Bates’ discharge from the Air Force because he refused the anthrax vaccination. As his wife, Roxane, wrote in one of his newsletters, “Now it appears imminent that he will be labeled as a federal criminal and be separated under less than honorable conditions, because he has integrity and refuses to fold under pressure. He stands for what is right.” I give him and others like him who have been punished for refusing this vaccine a lot of credit in standing by their decision based on the adverse reactions from this particular vaccine, which could be worse then the disease itself. We should have the right to refuse anything that we feel that would be detrimental to our health and not be punished.

Take time to ride around to enjoy all the beautiful outdoor Christmas decorations. My husband and I rode around and the decorations are simply beautiful and gave us a warm feeling. These people took a lot of time and effort to share their joy for the holidays. You shouldn’t miss it.