Bulletin Board
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Halloween Events

Children's Halloween Party
The Seaford Elks Lodge will hold their annual Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 27, beginning sharply at 2 p.m. and ending at 4 p.m. The costume judging for the funniest, scariest and most original will be done at the beginning of the party so the children will be more comfortable while having their lunch and playing games. A trick or treat candy bag will be given to each child. Hot dogs, peanut butter sandwiches, drinks and other munchies will be served. Because of the high volume of people last year, we ask that no more than two adults accompany their child coming to the party. For more information you may contact Janice Cecil at 875-3810.

Halloween Parade and Party
Downtown Seaford Association presents their Halloween parade and party, Wednesday, October 24. Line-up will start at 6:15 p.m. at Cedar at High Street. Parade will start at 7 p.m. Must be in costume to enter. Cash prizes for costume contest.

Children's Holloween Party
Laurel American Legion Post 19 is hosting their annual Children's Holloween Party, Sunday, Oct. 28 from 2-4 p.m. All children 12 and under are invited. Games, prizes, refreshments and fun for all kids.

Seaford VFW Costume Party
Oct. 27 there will be a Halloween costume party. Prizes will be awarded for different types of costumes...door prizes too. Hors d'oeuvres, snacks, etc. will be served along with a cash bar. Must be 21 or older to attend - open to the public. Live music will be by Earth Dogs. Cost is $7 per person.

Acorn Club Halloween Party
The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford is having a "Halloween Party" at the Seaford Library on Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m The hostess is Faith Ewen and her committee.


Apple Scrapple stamp
Stop by the Bridgeville Post Office for the exclusive Apple Scrapple stamp cancellation! Or, mail your request in over the next 30 days to obtain 2007 cancellation.

Abstract Paintings showing
Newtown Baking in Staunton, Va., is featuring abstract paintings by artist Sherry L. Boyd, formerly Sherry L. Rolph of Seaford. Opening was Sept. 2; show runs through Oct. 30.

NHS Auxiliary Book Fair
Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary presents a book fair, "Fall into Savings with 'Books Are Fun'," in the main lobby. Dates are Thursday, Oct. 18, from 7 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Friday, Oct. 19, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cash, check and credit payroll deduction, accepted.

Georgetown Library events
  • Hometown Pictures has returned to the library. The exhibit will be open to the public during the normal hours of the library in the conference room. Come in and remember the past of Georgetown and help us put names to faces that might be forever forgotten. For more information call the library at 856-7958.
  • The library will hold Story Time at 10:30 a.m., every Tuesday morning with Miss Sherri. For more information call the library at 856-7958.
  • The library is sponsoring Popcorn and a Movie on the first Friday of every month. For movie title and more information call the library at 856-7958.
  • The Georgetown Public Library along with Inclind Inc. will be presenting "A look at the Computer Virtual World," on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 6 p.m. For more information call the library at 856-7958.

  • Laurel Library-Is Yoga for You?
    An introductory program on the health benefits of yoga exercises and positioning will be offered by the Laurel Public Library, on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. Yoga instructor Amy Gootee Ash will be explaining the basics behind yoga and demonstrating many of the positions. Attendees are encouraged to participate and sample a lesson to see if yoga is right for them. Those wishing to join in should bring mats or towels. Information about further lessons may be available if there is enough interest. For further information contact the library at 875-3184

    Mennonite School Fall Sale
    The Greenwood Mennonite School will hold its annual Fall Benefit Sale on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the school. The day begins with an all-you-can-eat breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m., followed by the sale at 9:30 a.m. featuring both live and silent auctions. Autographed items, crafts, comforters and quilts, gift certificates, theme baskets from the various classes at the school, and many wonderful items donated by local businesses will be auctioned. In addition, baked goods will be sold throughout the day, and delicious lunch items and a kids Christmas shop will be available. The Greenwood Mennonite School is located at 12802 Mennonite School Road in Greenwood. From U.S. 13, go east on Rt. 16, left on Rt. 36 and right on Mennonite School Road. Parking is free and there is no admission fee. For more information, call (302) 349-4131.

    Adult Plus+ program craft show
    Get a head start on your holiday shopping at the 24th Annual Craft & Art Fair, hosted by Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown, on Friday, Nov. 9, from 3 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the William A. Carter Partnership Center. More than 100 crafters from several states will offer everything from floral arrangements, country gifts, woodwork, and ceramics to needlework, jewelry, dolls, clothing, and more. Admission is free; there will be door prizes and refreshments. For more information, call the Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.

    Capt. John Smith explorations
    Dr. Michael Scott of SU's Geography and Geoscience Department, in his presentation, "Captain John Smith and His Chesapeake Bay Explorations in 1608," discusses Smith's journey, which he has re-mapped using modern geographic information system technology. Presentations are: Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 2:30 p.m. - Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford, (RSVP to Dixie Carlisle 628-5631). Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m. - Scarborough Student Leadership Center, SU campus. For more information about the classes or an annual membership visit the "Learn with SU" Web site at www.salisbury.edu/lifelonglearning.

    Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
    The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer will be held in Charlotte, N.C. on Oct. 20-21. Renee Smith will be participating and is raising funds for the walk. If you wish to donate, visit www.avonwalk.org; click on donate and search Renee Smith (pink lady and the tramp).

    Annual Manor House Bazaar
    Methodist Manor House located at 1001 Middleford Road in Seaford will host its Annual Holiday Shop Bazaar and chicken salad luncheon on Friday, November 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Start your holiday shopping early! The Thrift Shop and the Pineapple Boutique will also be open. For more information, call 628-5631.

    Scrapbooking Fundraiser
    A scrapbooking fundraiser event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Reformation Lutheran Church Social Hall, 613 Lakeview Ave., Milford. The event is sponsored by the Small Wonder Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). The money raised will be used to support a local scholarship and the civic program. A special introductory session is being held at 9:30 a.m. to learn scrapbooking techniques. The cost of the event is $25 per person and the fee includes lunch and hourly door prizes. Space is limited. To register for the event, please contact Lynn B. Wilkins at 302-335-0638 or jandlwilkins@msn.com.

    Financial Planning Classes
    EST Financial Group is pleased to offer their financial planning class. The first class covers the topics "Protecting Your Money from Taxes" and "When Giving it Away Makes More Sense than Selling It." This session is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 19, respectively. This class is offered at no cost and will be held in the Hayman Meeting Room at the Delmar Public Library located at 101 North Bi-State Blvd in Delmar, Delaware. Class will begin at 7:30 pm and will last approximately 30 minutes with time for questions during and after the class. Attendees may look forward to an interactive and informative session. Please call Carol Greene at 302-846-9201 to reserve your seat today.

    Oktober Festival
    Christ the Cornerstone Community Church (former Pickle Plant), will have its "Oktober Festival" on Oct. 20, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vender space still available. Call 302-745-6494 or 443-880-8390. Family fun and great food: oyster fritters, homemade ice cream, etc. music and gospel karaoke. Located in Laurel on the corner of Bethel Road and 13A.

    Make your own Christmas cards
    Prepare your cards early. Enjoy a day of card making at the Stevens Classroom (Nanticoke Memorial Hospital) Nov. 10. Two sessions available: 9 a.m.-noon and 1:30-4:30 pm. With your registration fee ($25) you'll be learning to make 20 Christmas Cards and receive envelopes. Pre-registration is required by Oct. 25. Call Jessica at 629-3279 to register today! Space is limited.

    Kiwanis Basket Bingo
    The Kiwanis Club of Greater Millsboro will host a Basket Bingo on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Millsboro Civic Center, 322 Wilson Hwy., downtown Millsboro. Proceeds from the event will benefit local children and youth. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. The Basket Bingo features a great selection of Longaberger products, including holiday items and retired items, along with Vera Bradley eyeglass frames and handbags. The Kiwanis Club will draw the winning number of its 50/50 raffle at the Bingo, with a cash prize of at least $500 expected for the winner. Basket Bingo tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. For tickets and for more information, call 934-8424.

    Family Reunion
    The Daniel Burton LeCates family reunion will be held on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. at the Grange Hall on Rt. 9, Laurel.

    Friends of Concord 86th Reunion
    The Sons, Daughters & Friends of Concord 86th Reunion, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 20. Beginning at 2 p.m. at Concord United Methodist Church. The pastor, the Rev. Diane E. Melson, will deliver a brief message and guests will be entertained with special music by Marty Vincent and Robert DiGennaro. A chicken and dumpling dinner will follow at 4 p.m., at the Community House. The public is invited to the service and dinner. Cost of dinner is $8 per adult, $4 for children ages 6-12, and children ages 5 and under are free. The church will be open for visitors to see items of historical interest to the neighborhood and church. Additional information can be obtained by contacting president Frances Givens 629-2659, or Judy Kohlenberg 629-0687.

    Stay and Play
    Parents as Teachers, stay and play schedule from September 2007 to May 2008. Parents and children from birth through age 3 are invited to play together, listen to a story, learn new songs and finger plays, and network with other families. Open enrollment. Seaford Park and Recreation, 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford, on Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon. For more information call 856-5239.

    Bethel Maritime Fall Festival
    The Bethel Maritime Fall Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Bethel Historical Society Museum. The festival will start out with a 3-mile recreational walk around the village. A breakfast, catered by the Bethel Market will be from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Food and craft booths will be open at 10 a.m. and entertainment by the Jones Boys will be from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call Janet Cordrey at 875-3971.

    Concert & Auction
    A Benefit Concert for George Wingate and a live and silent auction will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, 6-10 p.m. at Heritage Shores Club, Bridgeville. George Wingate grew up in Laurel and graduated from Laurel High School. He served as an Army Field Medic in Vietnam in 1969 and 1970, received several medals including the Purple Heart Cluster, Bronze Star Cluster, and was a M14/M16 Expert. He has worked for DuPont/Invista/Koch Industries for 40 years (and counting). George and his wife, Sylvia (Hall) and their son, Tyler, continue to reside in Laurel. George was diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer in July, 2007. His treatment needs include radiation, chemotherapy and surgery to aid his recovery. Please help us raise the funds necessary for his treatment. The concert of great Gospel Music will feature: Cross County Band, The Lights of Home, and Gospel Café. Tickets are $15 (minimum donation). Seating will be theatre style - first come-first serve. Tickets are available at the following locations: Bethel Worship Center, Seaford; Gospel Café at Centenary Church in Laurel on Saturday evenings; O'Neal Brothers, Inc., Laurel; This 'N' That Country Store, Laurel; Barton's Southern States, Seaford; and Tull's Christian Book Shop, Seaford. Donations may be made at any bank of Delmarva branch. Make checks payable to: BWC/FBO George Wingate. All proceeds go to George Wingate to cover medical expenses.

    Ham and Turkey Shoot
    The Ellendale Ruritan Club ham and turkey shoot, Saturday, Oct. 27, (rain date Nov. 3) at 11:30 a.m., at Ellendale VFW, on V.F.W. Road, 1/2 mile south of U.S. 113 and 16 intersection. Refreshments will be available for sale. For possible cancellations call 302-422-2948, or cell 302-249-7025.

    Seaford Class of 1987 Reunion
    The Seaford Class of 1987 is preparing for their reunion and are seeking classmates. If you are a member of the class or are aware of the location of a member, please e-mail their information to seaford1987@yahoo.com or call 628-7870. The reunion event will be held Friday, Nov. 23, from 7-11 p.m. at the Seaford Golf and Country Club.

    Rock 'n' Roll Dance Party
    Rock 'n' Roll Dance Party, Saturday, Nov. 3, 7 to 10 p.m., at St. Philips Church, 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, featuring Tony Windsor. Tickets are $5 per person and may be purchased in advance at St. Philips, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. until noon, or at the door. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.

    Parade participants wanted
    The Santa Claus Committee is seeking entrants for the annual Federalsburg Christmas Parade, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10. This year's theme is Peace on Earth and will honor the men and women who are serving in the military. Rain date is Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Entry forms and parade guidelines are available at the Federalsburg Town Office at 118 North Main St. or on-line at www.Federalsburg.org. For more information call 410-754-8157.

    Preschoolers Storytime
    Parents, caregivers and children ages 2-5 are invited to enjoy stories, songs, poetry, art, science, math, music and fun at the Laurel Public Library's Preschool Storytime, which is held every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184.

    Trap Pond volunteers sought
    Trap Pond offers free camping in exchange for volunteer services (required for free camping, 24 hours per week of volunteering). Host programs available in the campground, Nature Center, maintenance and administrative. Check out our other awards for short term volunteering. For more information, contact: Glen.Stubbolo @state.de.us or call 302-739-1960.

    Senior Center Red Hat Ladies
    Help the Red Hat's raise funds by participating in their Christmas Money 50/25/25 Give Away. Chances are only $1 each or six chances for $5. Chances will be sold by the Red Hat members and at the front desk of the Nanticoke Senior Center until Dec. 17. Open to the public - need not be present to win.

    Basket Bingo Extravaganza
    Delmar VFW Post 8276 will be hosting "Basket Bingo Extravaganza" at their home at 200 West State St., on Saturday, Oct. 27. Doors will open at 11 a.m. with the first session starting at 1 p.m. A limited number of tickets will be sold and there will be more than $15,000 worth of Longaberger prizes. Tickets are $55 in advance and includes a free catered dinner featuring an "Eastern Shore" combination of crab-cakes, ham and chicken. For further information call 410-726-7450 or 443-235-4463. Tickets may be purchased through the mail – Nancy McGinnis, 29455 West Line Road, Delmar, MD 21875. The event is a fund raiser for the North East Storm Cheerleading Teams and is in no way affiliated with the Longaberger Company and Vera Bradley.

    'Make A Difference Day'
    The sisters of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 in Greenwood are sponsoring a Make A Difference Day project during the month of October. They are promoting a dual project to benefit needy families in their community. They are collecting new winter items for local school children: gloves and mittens, scarves, caps and hats, boys and girls socks, jackets, sweaters, and sweatshirts. The other activity sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary is the collection of nonperishable food items and household products for a local food pantry to distribute to the needy. Desired items are cleansers/detergents, soap and paper products. Food items wanted are: soups/stews, pasta, canned meats, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, and other nutritious food items. Items can be dropped off at the VFW 7478 on Governors Avenue in Greenwood, on Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. - noon, or call Ladies Auxiliary President Michaele Russell at 349-4220.

    Class of 1977 Reunion
    The Laurel Senior High School Class of 1977 will be celebrating their 30th year class reunion on Oct. 20. The reunion will be held at the Laurel Fire Department's auditorium. For more information, call Susan (Tull) Collins at 410-943-8303 or Barry Munoz at 875-7408.


    H.A.P.P.E.N. meeting
    The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearn's Pond Association for its Protection, Preservation, Enhancement and Naturalization, met on Oct. 11 to discuss issues concerning the Hearn's Pond area. Among the issues discussed were the historical marker for the mill at Hearn's Pond, the Hearn's pond Dam study, traffic issues, and National Wildlife Federation Community progress. The group's next meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7p.m. at the Seaford Museum. Anyone interested in attending the meeting is welcome.

    MOAA meeting
    The Southern Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) announces its November meeting. The meeting will be Nov. 20. MOAA is a non-profit veterans' association dedicated to maintaining a strong national defense and to preserving the earned entitlements of members of the uniformed services and their families and survivors.

    AARP Chapter #5340 meeting
    AARP Chapter #5340 will hold a Board Meeting 10 a.m. October 29, at the Nanticoke Tribe Lodge #21, Rt 113, 1/2 mile South of 1st State Chevrolet, Georgetown. All members are encouraged to attend. For details call Cathey Betts 856-3441.

    Beginners Genealogy Class
    Bridgeville Public Library presents Beginners Genealogy Class on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m., at the library. This class will be for beginners up to mid-level people who want to learn how to do research, and learn to use the computers to do research on their ancestry. Class will be limited to 10 people and there is a signup sheet at the library. Contact Alice du Bois Min for more information at 302-337-7401.

    Genealogical Society meets
    The Sussex County Genealogical Society meets the third Saturday of each month between September and May. The meetings are held at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library's upstairs meeting room and begin at 10:30 a.m. Each month will feature a special topic of interest for discussion. The Society's web site is www.scgsdelaware.org

    Marine Corps League
    The Marine Corps League meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin in Seaford.

    Sons of Confederate Veterans
    The Maj. Gen. Arnold Elzey Camp #1940, Sons of Confederate Veterans meets the first Wednesday of each month in the lower level of the Salisbury Library at 7 p.m.

    Trap Pond Partners
    Trap Pond Partners' monthly meeting will be held at the park's Nature Center, the second Wednesday of each month. Anyone who is interested in Trap Pond State Park is invited to attend. For more information feel free to call 875-5153.

    Cancer Support Group
    The Wellness Community-Delaware is offering a support group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. The group meets at the Cancer Care Center on the third Thursday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. To register for this program or for more information call Kaye or Lori at 645-9150. All programs at The Wellness Community are free of charge for people affected by cancer and their loved ones.

    Toastmasters of Southern Delaware meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month in Bay Shore Community Church at 6 p.m. Develop your public speaking skills in a supportive environment. Contact Joy Slabaugh at 846-9201, or joy@estfinancial.com.

    Coast Guard Auxiliary
    Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 for details.


    Christmas Spectacular
    Seaford Recreation's 16th annual Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular is scheduled for Sunday, Dec 2. The cost is $130. Call or come into the office to reserve tickets 629-6809.

    Christmas Trip Show
    Laurel Senior Center will have a Christmas trip to Wilmington Grand Opera House to see a show: "Home for The Holidays" with The Three Little Bakers, on Nov. 29. Cost is $60 which includes show, transportation, buffet meal and gratuity. For more information call 875-2536.


    Breakfast Cafe
    VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund.

    CHEER hosting dinner club
    Join us at the Greenwood CHEER Center every Wednesday evening for our weekly dinner club. The CHEER Greenwood Center is located at 12713 Sussex Hwy., Greenwood, and the public is welcomed. Each week there will be a delicious dinner offered for the price of $4 per person for individuals over 60+ years. For more information call the center at 302-349-5237 or visit the CHEER website at www.cheerde.com.

    Pairing beer with cheese
    Sample and discuss five beers and complementary gourmet cheeses with SU alumnus Nick "The Baltimore Beer trekker" Nichols. Admission is $10 per person. Friday, October 26, at 3 p.m. - Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. RSVP to Dixie Carlisle 628-5631.

    Annual Luncheon and Bake Sale
    It's time for Christ United Methodist Church's Annual Luncheon and Bake Sale, at 510 S. Central Ave. in Laurel. It will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Enjoy our delicious homemade soup and chicken salad sandwiches. Then take home some delectable goodies from our bake sale and Country Corner that will include several different choices of baked goodies, jellies, jams, relishes, and other surprises. Take outs will also be available.

    St. George's UMC selling food
    Homemade chicken salad, peas and dumplings, and pumpkin whoopee pies for dessert available for sale on Friday, Nov. 2, at St. George's United Methodist Church, located near Laurel. Prices are as follows: Pint of chicken salad for $5, quart of peas and dumplings for $5 and large pumpkin whoopie pie for $1.50. Pre-orders only, accepted until Oct. 21. Food may be picked up on Friday Nov. 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church hall. Will deliver to businesses in Laurel and Delmar. To place an order or for additional information call 846-2301 or 875-7360.

    Dinner Fundraiser
    The annual Truman-Kennedy Dinner, a "chicken and dumpling" dinner fundraiser, sponsored by the Sussex County Women's Democrat Club, will be held Oct. 27, at the Bridgeville Fire Hall at 6 p.m. There will be door prizes and an auction. Attorney General Joseph R. Biden, III will be the guest speaker. For information and ticket reservations call Petie Holloway at 854-6546.

    Elks Lodge to hold Fish Fry
    The Past Exalted Rulers Association of the Seaford Elk's Lodge will hold their annual trout fish fry on Friday, Oct. 26, from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. All you can eat for a cost of $9 per person. Children 10 and under half price.The menu will include fried potatoes, turnip greens, stewed tomatoes, corn, dessert and coffee. The public is invited. Advance tickets will be sold only. Contact Jim or Janice Cecil and they will make arrangements to get tickets to you. Phone 875-3810 or stop by the Lodge and pick them up at the bar any Wednesday, Friday or Saturday night.

    Woodland UMC women dinner
    The women of the Woodland United Methodist Church will serve a Chicken and Dumpling dinner on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $8; children 6-12 years are $4; 5 years and under are free. Woodland Church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry house. No carry-outs. For additional information call 629-5404 or 629-4662.

    Family Turkey Dinner
    An all-you-can-eat Family Turkey Dinner will be held on Sunday, Oct. 28, starting at 12:30 p.m. - until?, at the Seaford Moose Lodge, 22759 Bridgeville Highway, Seaford. Serving: Turkey and dumplings, mashed potatoes, vegetable, dressing, cranberry sauce, rolls and butter. Price is adults, $9; children 10 and under, $4. There will be a cakewheel and a jewelry raffle! Open to the public. Sponsored by The Women of the Moose.