Bulletin Board
Thursday, December 27, 2001
Holiday schedules for museum and mansion
Holiday closings at the Seaford Museum and the Ross Mansion are announced by the Seaford Historical Society. The Museum, which is usually open from 2-4 p.m. on Sundays, will not be open on Dec. 30. Regular open hours will be resumed on Sunday, Jan. 6, from 2-4 p.m. The Ross Mansion, which is usually open the fourth Sunday of each month and every Saturday, will not be open on Saturday, Dec. 30. Regular open hours will be resumed on Saturday, Jan. 5, from 1-4 p.m. For further information the museum may be reached at 628-9828 and the mansion at 628-9500.

Possums announce 2002 season begins January 25
Judy Dean president of Possum Point Players' announces their 2002 season package - "which will surely excite all of you. It has something for everyone, and is a bit different than what we normally do." Dean continued: "For the first time in a very long time, we are holding our annual musical in November. Other changes include running performances on Thursdays in an effort to attract students and others who may be over committed on the weekends, and an additional show." She congratulated the Possum Point Players' reading committee, headed by H. Barlow for their insight, and hard work. "Our 2001 season was powerful! This coming season will be just as meaningful and entertaining." The Season Package at Possum Point Players is $70, or $65 for seniors/students. The package includes the following plays: "Shot In The Dark" - Dinner theatre. Performance dates are Jan. 25, 26, 27, Feb. 1, 2, 3. This is a comedy, set in paris in the 1960s and is about a women who is accused of murdering her "friend" and the Inspector who is looking for the murderer. "Tartuffe" - Performance dates are April 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21. This Moliere classic is still pertinent in today's world. "Picasso At The Lapin Agile" - Performance dates are June 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23. This is a very funny show, written by Steve Martin, and pits Einstein and Picasso together!

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.

American Legion breakfast
A New Year's Day Breakfast hosted by the American Legion will be held Jan. 1, from 9 a.m. until sold out or noon. Menu to include: chipped beef on toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, home fries, fruit, toast, juice and coffee. Price is $4 for adults, $2 for children 7 and up, and under 6 free.

Delaware calendar available
The Winter-Spring 2002 issue of the Delaware Calendar of Events, published by the Delaware Tourism Office (DTO), highlights nearly 150 events held throughout the state — from cultural festivals and theater performances to sporting events and holiday celebrations. The calendar is published bi-annually to assist those planning trips to Delaware in getting the most out of their visit. A free copy of the calendar can be obtained by calling the Delaware Tourism Office's visitor information hotline at 1(866) 2-VISIT-DE. Continuously updated special event information is available on DTO's web site, www.visitdelaware.com

Sunday Breakfast Buffet
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 Jan. 27. 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.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration January 21
The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Jan. 21 will be a full-day event. The committee hopes to involve more of Sussex County this year. "Previously, the MLK celebration has drawn support from Western Sussex, primarily Seaford, Woodbridge, Delmar and Laurel," said event co-chairman Willie Savage. This year, by working through the high school counselors and youth groups, we hope to involve more of the county." As in the past, there will be refreshments, a keynote speaker and uplifting musical selections. January's event may include other respectful entertainment such as essay or poetry contests, liturgical dance and a fashion show. Granting of scholarships to area students will continue to be a significant part of the overall MLK Celebration Program. "The theme for this year's program will be ‘United We Stand'," according to Darrell Marshall, co-chairman. "While the purpose of the celebration has always been to build unity in our community, events of September 11, 2001 underscore that need." Persons interested in participating in the planning of this event should contact either Willie Savage, 629-5947, or Darrell Marshall at 629-1422.

Progress edition in January
Morning Star Publications Inc. is preparing its annual Progress edition to be included in the Jan. 31 edition of the Seaford and Laurel Star newspapers. Call 629-9788 for details.