Bulletin Board
Thursday, November 03, 2011

Mt. Olivet UMC dinner Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church at 315 High St., Seaford, will have their annual buffet style roast beef dinner on Friday, Nov. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. Take-out will be available. Adults $8.50, students $4.50 and under 5 are free.

Spaghetti dinner The VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Virgil Wilson Post 4961 in Seaford, 9767 Middleford Rd., is sponsoring a Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 6 from 2 to 6 p.m. Price per dinner is $8; gift basket raffle included. All proceeds will benefit Cancer Aid & Research. Dinner includes salad, garlic bread, spaghetti with two types of sauces (with and without meat), dessert and beverage.

Bake/yard sale A bake/yard sale will be held at Bethel Worship Center on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7 a.m. until. There will be scrapple and egg sandwiches, homemade baked items and many great yard sale items. The church is located three miles south of Royal Farms, 26648 Sussex Highway in Seaford.

Seaford Library All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
  • The Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center in cooperation with Delaware Center for Distance Adult Learning will offer High School Diploma/GED classes every other Monday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For information, call 302-883-0420 or 888-321-4723.
  • The Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center will offer Open Lab for walk-in patrons on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Call 302-222-3618 for more information.
  • The Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center in cooperation with Sussex Tech will offer a Basic Computer class workshop and Computer Software workshop on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Call 302-222-3618 for dates and to register.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have "Baby Bookworms" on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces kids ages 18-36 months old to the world of nursery rhymes and books.
  • There is a Pre-K and Kindergarten "Story Time" with crafts and songs at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center every first and third Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m.
  • Come and join the "Time Traveling Book Club" at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center the second Thursday of each month starting at 1:30 p.m. This is a home school program for children in 3rd through 6th grade.
  • Come and join the "S'More Books Club" for kids in 3rd through 5th grade at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center the second Thursday of each month starting at 4 p.m. The kids will read great books, discuss them with friends and do a fun craft.
  • Come and join the "Livin'/Lovin' Library Club" for kids in 3rd through 6th grade at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center the third Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. Kids will volunteer at the library and learn how it works.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have Family Fun Night every fourth Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. This is a program for families and children of all ages.
  • The Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Stroke Support Group meets at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center every third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 629-6226.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have "Introduction to Ancestry.com" on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. This program is an overview of Ancestry.com tools for historical genealogical research. Learn how to search for military, immigration, census, birth, marriage and death records. Registration is required. Register now through Nov. 8, by calling 629-2524. Limited seating is available. For more information, call Alisa Parker, 629-2524.
  • The Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center in cooperation with Sussex Tech will be offering English as a Second Language (ESL) on Tuesdays and Thursday nights at 5:30 p.m. Call 222-3618 to register.
  • The "Critical Reading" book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7.
  • There will be a Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
  • The Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center in cooperation with SCORE Delaware will host a workshop - "Is Small Business Right For You?" on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. The workshop is designed to help potential entrepreneurs decide if small business ownership is in their future.
  • The Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center in cooperation with the Money School will be offering two workshops on Monday nights at 6 p.m. Presenter is Samuel F. Slabaugh Sr., Certified Financial Planner Professional. The workshops include: Divorce, Preparing for and Surviving Divorce Financially on Monday, Nov. 14 and Avoiding Probate on Monday, Nov. 28. Call 222-3618 to register.

Nanticoke River Arts group Nanticoke River Arts meets the third Tuesday of each month at Gallery 107 at 6:30 p.m. Any interested party is invited to attend. For more information on the group and/or gallery, contact either the Gallery 628-ARTS (2787) or Christina Darby at 629-4321. The gallery is pleased to announce that in November, Karen Owens will be teaching pencil/charcoal classes on Saturday mornings from 9 to 10. Ages 8 and older are welcome. For more information on the classes, contact Karen at 628-8656.

Texas Roadhouse helps SHS The Texas Roadhouse in Seaford located in the Lowe's Shopping Center will donate 10% of sales from dinners served from 4 to 10 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 4, to the Seaford Historical Society (SHS). Customers must present a coupon which can be obtained from the SHS office at 203 High St., Seaford. Coupons are also available online at www.seafordhistoricalsociety.com. For more information, call the Historical Society at 628-9828.

Items sought for boutique Seaford Historical Society members are asked to donate items to be sold at the boutique during the Victorian Christmas at Ross Mansion on Dec. 9-11. Handmade gifts from $10 to $20 are the most popular. Items may be left in the gray box on the front porch or the Ross Mansion at any time. The box will be checked daily for donated items. For more information, call Shirley Skinner at 629-9378 or Diane Thomas at 629-2085.

Holiday Bazaar at Senior Center The Nanticoke Senior Center's Sew-n-Sew Crafters will hold their annual Holiday Bazaar on Friday, Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Homemade items, baked goods and light refreshments will be available for sale. If you would like to rent a table, call 629-4939; the cost per table is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Holiday Basket Bingo The Nanticoke Senior Center presents Holiday Basket Bingo on Thursday, Nov. 10. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and games will start at 7. Christmas baskets, games, raffle items, a silent auction and over 30 chances to win a prize. Tickets are available at the center for $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Call 629-4939 for more information.

Methodist Manor House Bazaar The Methodist Manor House in Seaford will hold its Annual Bazaar on Friday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The bazaar includes crafts, quilting items, woodworking, holiday decorations and more. There will be a chicken salad luncheon platter served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $7.50 and carry out is available. Advance tickets are on sale in the boutique. For more information, call 628-5631.

Wheaton's Shopping Party On November 15 anyone with a ticket labeled, "Wheaton's Shopping Party" may shop from 6 to 8 p.m. and get 20% off all purchases. Door prizes and refreshments. Tickets may be purchased for $5 each from any SHS member or from the SHS office at 203 High Street, 628-9828.

SHS raffles patriotic throw The Seaford Historical Society is raffling a small hand-crocheted American flag quilt. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and available from SHS members or the office at 203 High Street, 628-9828. The drawing will take place at the SHS annual meeting on Jan. 16, 2012. For more information call 628-9828.

Stay & Play Come have fun playing and learning with your child with a variety of toys and activities at Parents As Teachers, Seaford Stay & Play. Open to families with children birth through 60 months (prior to kindergarten entry) Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to noon, West Seaford Elementary. Families must pre-register. For more information, contact Trisha Emmett at 682-4379.


Burton LeCates Family Reunion The Daniel Burton LeCates Family Reunion will be held at Kings Church on Gordy Road in Laurel on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. Family members can call 302-245-6851 or email www.Mrblue055@gmail.com for more information.

Benefit concert for kids The Concert to Benefit Children's Choice at The Lighthouse Church, Laurel, on Saturday, Nov. 12, will help children who are in foster care, orphaned or abused. Acts include Bride Dressed in Black, Ty Bolden, Willie Davis and Rebecca Jones. Doors open at 6 p.m., the concert starts at 6:30. Admission is free, however, a love offering will be taken. For more information, visit www.thelighthouseld.org or call 628-8172.

Meatloaf dinner A Meatloaf Dinner will be held at Christ the Cornerstone Community Church, Laurel, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10. Cost is $8. Eat in or carry out. Tickets may be purchased by calling 875-5415.

New Young Writer's Group A new writing group for young writers is being formed at the Laurel Library. This writers group is designed for people ages 13 to 30, who are serious about becoming professional writers. All ages and writing abilities are welcome. Meetings will be held every second Monday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., starting Nov. 14, at the Laurel Public Library, 2nd floor. For more information, visit www.laurel.lib.de.us, call 875-3184 or email youngprofessionalwriters@yahoo.com

St. Philip's Chinese Auction The annual Chinese Auction sponsored by the Episcopal Churchwomen of St. Philip's (ECW) is Saturday, Nov. 12. Geraldine Taylor, chairman, promises "an evening that is affordable for one and all, with lots of interesting auction items and plenty of delicious treats to satisfy the palate of all who attend." Working with Taylor will be Virginia "Mike" Barton, ECW president; Jane Foskey, Jane Givens, Cheryl Martin, Nancy Schlicker and Jennifer Schweitzer. St. Philip's youth will assist. Doors to Memorial Hall will open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for "bidding" will be sold at that time. At 6 p.m. homemade chili made by Ellie Guest, Jane Foskey and Nancy Schlicker will be available, along with beverages and sweet treats prepared by the cooks of St. Philip's. Door prizes will be given, courtesy of Laurel merchants. All proceeds will benefit St. Philip's.

Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time continues at the Laurel Public Library every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Children and their caregivers are invited to explore books, music, games and crafts. For more information, call 875-3184.

American Legion Veteran's Day The Laurel American Legion will be holding their annual Veteran's Day event, Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Legion Home in Laurel. The guest speaker will be Brigadier General Tom A. Thomas Jr., who is a former Laurel High School graduate. Light fare and refreshments will follow the ceremony. The public is invited.

School Supply Campaign A school supply program is being coordinated by Christ Evangelistic Church to help children in Laurel (CEC is the coordinating church for all the churches in the Laurel area). Churches are asked to continue collecting school supplies. This will continue through the first weekend of November. Anyone wishing to make a donation may write on the check for school supplies. Contact Mary Ann Tice at 875-2915 or Ruth Rhoades at 629-0789.


All Saint's 40th anniversary All Saint's Episcopal Church, 10th and Grove Sts., Delmar, will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the dedication of the present building and the 125th anniversary of the founding of the parish during the Celebration of All the Saint's on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. A reception and refreshments will follow the service. The celebrant will be the Rev. Harry N. Collins.

Sportsman's Giveaway The Delmar Volunteer Fire Department will hold the Fifth Annual Sportsman's Giveaway on Nov. 5. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the cost of admission is $15 for non ticket holders. Tickets cost $25 per person. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter and claim a prize. Visit www.delmar74fire.com for more information.

Delmar Community Carol Sing The Delmar Community Carol Sing sponsored by local churches will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, at Delmar High/Middle School Auditorium. Come and enjoy singing and listening to the music. All are welcome to St. Stephen's Camelot Hall (103 E. State St.), for free soup, sandwiches and cookies after the caroling. Please bring a canned good for distribution to the local needy.

Sandwich sale On Saturday, Nov. 5, the Delmar Church of God of Prophecy is holding a Sandwich Sale from 9 a.m. until, featuring oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crab, chicken salad, baked goods, homemade soups and more. The church is located on Rt. 13 north and Dorothy Road, 3 mi. north of the MD/DE state line. For more information, call 875-7824.


Wellness Wednesday Every third Wednesday of the month, from 2 to 4 p.m., Consumer Health Librarian for Sussex County, Linda Leonard, will be available at the Greenwood Library to help patrons locate current information and resources about health-related topics. For details, contact Robin Miller at 349-5309.

CHEER lunch and tour The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center, 41 Schulze Road, Greenwood, is accepting new members. Anyone over the age of 50 who schedules a tour of the center will enjoy a complimentary lunch. Come and learn about all the great activities and trips at the center. Reservations are required. To schedule a tour, call the Site Manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.


Bridgeville Library events All programming provided by the library is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Karen Johnson at 337-7401, ext. 107.
  • Lap Sit - Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years. Story time - Tuesdays at 11 a.m. for 2 to 4-year-olds and Thursdays at 11 a.m. for ages 4 to 6.
  • Family Nights - Third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Diehl presents film On Thursday, Nov. 3, the Friends of the Bridgeville Library will present James Diehl's film "Vanishing Voices of World War II: Southern Delaware's Humble Heroes." Diehl is a native of Sussex County and has been working on this World War II project for four years. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Bridgeville Library meeting room. A short general meeting of the Friends will be held at 6:30 p.m. prior to the film. Diehl will be selling copies of his book "World War II Heroes of Southern Delaware." Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to all.


Senior Center trips The Laurel Senior Center is offering a trip. Dec. 15 to Radio City Music Hall's Christmas Show. For more information, call 875-2536.

Winter Caribbean Cruise Dr. Marie Wolfgang is again sponsoring a 12 night Winter Getaway Cruise to the southern Caribbean as a fundraiser for Relay for Life, sailing from Cape Liberty, N.J. on Feb. 10. The itinerary includes St. Thomas, St. Kitts, St. Johns (Antigua), St. Lucia and St. Maarten (Philipsburg). Transportation to and from the dock is available. For a brochure, call or visit Dr. Wolfgang's office at One Cedar Avenue in Seaford or call Carolyn Griffith at 629-4471. Space is limited.

Trip to see Jonah St. John's U.M.C., Seaford, is scheduling a bus trip for April 19, 2012, to Sight and Sound Theatre in Strasburg, Pa., to see "Jonah." Departure is at 8:30 a.m. sharp for a 1 p.m. show. The $68 cost covers the show, bus and the driver's tip. A self-pay dinner at Cracker Barrel follows the show. Call Ruth Rhoades at 629-0789 for more information and to reserve your seats, only 8 left.

Dickens Christmas trip AARP 915 is sponsoring a trip to Cambridge, Ohio on Nov. 11-13, for a Dickens Christmas. The trip is all inclusive. For more information, call D. Matthews at 410-754-8189.

AARP 1276 trip AARP 1276 in Salisbury is sponsoring a trip to see the show "Christmas with Mom and Dad" presented by The Freedom Chapel Players at the Valencia Ballroom in York, Pa., on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Cost is $75 per person and covers the bus, show, meal and tips. For more information, contact Janet at janetschockley@comcast.net.

'The Lion King' at the Hippo Trip to Baltimore's Hippodrome to see "The Lion King" on Saturday, Dec. 10. Seats are available for $149 for Adult Plus+ members and $159 for the general public. The bus departs Delaware Tech at 9 a.m. on Saturday and departs Maryland at 4:30 p.m. Refunds based on waiting list availability. To register, call Adult Plus+ at Delaware Tech at 856-5618.

Delmar Alumni trips The Delmar Alumni Association will be offering two trips, via Holloway Transit, for members, associates and friends.
  • Saturday, Nov. 12, "The Miracle of Christmas" at the Millennium Theatre's "Sight and Sound," a 300 foot wrap around stage. The cost is $141 per person.
  • Thursday, Dec. 15, "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas," at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, Penn., $110 per person.
For more information, contact Dot Wolfgang, Delmar Alumni activities chairperson, at 846-2366.

AARP trip at Christmas AARP Chapter #1084 is offering the following trip. Anyone is welcome to sign up, membership is not necessary. Dec. 5-7 - 3 days, 2 nights to enjoy the Christmas lights in Virginia Beach and a two hour tour in Colonial Williamsburg on the way home, plus some free shopping time. Oceanfront lodging, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners. Norfolks Garden of Lights tour, a 25 block area bus tour along the boardwalk to view the Lights at the Beach. Visit the Virginia Air and Space Museum, a Christmas Imax Movie, the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News, a Planetarium show, "Star of Wonder: The Mystery of the Christmas Star." A Dickens-style Christmas at the historic Boxwood Inn. A drive through the park to see the Celebration of Lights in Newport News. Cost: $310 per person/doubles; $355/ single. For more information on these trips, contact Rose at 629-7180.

AARP 915 bus trips AARP Chapter 915 is offering the following bus trips: Nov. 11-13 - Cambridge, Ohio - Dickens Victorian Christmas Candlelight tour, tour Dickens Village Display, holiday music/light show, Coal Miners presentation/train ride, museum of Cambridge Glass, historic Roscoe Village. All inclusive, lodging, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners. A few seats left. Feb. 25-March 4, 2012 - Miami/Key West, Fla. - Miami area, cruise Biscayne Bay, Hollywood Beach, South Beach, Key West and much more. $670 single occupancy - $75 due with sign-up by November. For more information about these trips, call Diana at 410-754-8189 or Lucille at 410-754-8588.

MEETINGS: USPS United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

Historical Society meeting The Bridgeville Historical Society will hold a general membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church Parish House in Bridgeville. The meeting will be a covered dish and the society will provide the meats and beverages. Michael Dixon will speak on the "History of the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal." A discussion regarding the old library building will follow. The public is invited to attend. Non-members who wish to attend should call 337-8595.

Western Sussex Democrats meet The Western Sussex Democrats will hold their next meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, at Dukes' Pool House on Sycamore Road in Laurel. The usual dish-to-pass dinner and a discussion on the Christmas charity and party will be held. All interested persons are invited to attend.

AARP Chapter meeting AARP Chapter 1084 in Seaford will hold a monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Methodist Manor House. The speaker will be April Willey from the RSVP. This chapter is open to anyone 50 and older. Guests are welcome. Come and listen to the speaker and enjoy refreshments and fellowship afterwards. For more information, call Gladys Bonowicz, chapter president, at 875-1519.

AARP board meeting AARP #1084 will hold their board meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Manor House in Seaford. Board members should try to attend.

LMA meeting The Laurel Ministerial Association (LMA) will have its next monthly meeting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at St. Phillips Church in Laurel. For more information, contact Pastor Tim Dukes at 875-7995.

Dutch treat lunch meeting In preparation for the redrawing of RD lines, Democrats from the 39th and 35th Districts are having a Dutch treat lunch meeting at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Heritage Shores Passwaters Restaurant in Bridgeville. Call 337-9927 for reservations or call Mary Anne Nichols at 628-2130 for more information.

H.A.P.P.E.N. meeting The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., HearnsPond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization, will meet on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Museum.

'Sea Purls' The "Sea Purls" Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.

Coast Guard Auxiliary The US Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on North Market Street in Blades at 7 p.m. New members are welcome.

Republicans to hold dinner The 40th Representative District Republican Committee is sponsoring a dinner and evening of political fellowship on Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Georgia House in Laurel. Social time begins at 6 p.m. with dinner to begin at 6:30. State and local GOP officials will also be on hand. The cost of the event is $20 per person. Call Larry Calhoun at 875-7595

Sussex County Marines Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the VFW Virgil Wilson Post 4961, Middleford Road, Seaford.


Country breakfast buffet A country breakfast buffet will be held every fourth Sunday each month through June, from 7 to 10 a.m. at Galestown Community House. Adults, $7; ages 6 to 12, $4; under age 6, no charge. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup and sticky buns. The community house is located on School House Road in Galestown, Md. The next breakfast will be on November 27.

Harvest Bounty dinner, dance The Harvest Bounty dinner and dance hosted by the Hub Club Rotary will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 6 to 10 p.m., at the Price Community Center (formerly the Harrington New Century Club), Harrington. Tickets $20; reserve by calling Bunnie Williams, 302-228-9768. For more information and tickets call Shelly Rogers at 245-2910.

SPCA volunteer orientation An SPCA Volunteer Orientation will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the SPCA Shelter located at 22918 DuPont Hwy., Georgetown. For more information, call 856-6361.

First State Harmonettes If you love to sing the First State Harmonettes may have a place for you. The First State Harmonettes recently offered two open houses at their rehearsal space in Milford. Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at 101 S. Walnut St., Milford, at First Presbyterian Church. For more information, contact Ann at 335-3052 or Dee at 270-0304.

Fall Fundraiser Join us on Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., at the Millsboro Downtown Partnership's Fall Fundraiser at the Blue Water Grill in Millsboro. The event includes a Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, free Millsboro delivery during lunch and a great opportunity to learn more about the Millsboro Downtown Partnership (MDP) and how we are impacting downtown Millsboro. Blue Water Grill will be donating 10% of the day's sales to the MDP. For more information, email .

PPP honors veterans With Veteran's Day just around the corner, the PPP invites you to a special event to honor our war heroes. "On the Edge," a subgroup of the Possum Point Players, has assembled a tribute to the people who have suffered through the ravages of battle. The show will run at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Hwy., Georgetown, on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 6, at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be obtained by calling the PPP ticketline at 856-4560. 2nd Delaware, Company G, Volunteer Infantry, also known as the Living History Society of Delaware, a civil war reenactment group, will be present in full regalia to share Delaware's experience in the Civil War. Also featured will be a documentary by Seaford's James Diehl, "Vanishing Voices of World War II," which contains excerpts from interviews with area World War II veterans.

Miss Delaware Send-off The Miss Delaware Send-off will be at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino on Dec. 11, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. A light buffet will be served. This send-off is a party extending best wishes to the current Miss Delaware, Maria Cahill, as she prepares to leave for Miss America in Las Vegas in January. Tickets for the send-off are $20 for advance reservations, $25 at the door, and $10 for children 10 and under. Tickets are available by contacting Sandy Soucek at
sandysoucek@yahoo.com or 302-422-8593.

Miss Delaware seeks contestants The Miss Delaware Scholarship Organization is seeking contestants to compete in local pageants. If you are a 17-year-old senior up to 24, have lived, worked or gone to school in Delaware for the last six months, and are interested in competing for scholarship monies, contact Dulcenis Kemmerlin at kemmer32@hotmail.com. The next local pageant is Dec. 17.

New Years Dinner, Gala Victory Junction will host a New Years Dinner and Gala on Dec. 31, at the Millsboro VFW. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and music starts at 7:30 p.m. Guest singers include Amy Holloway Stark, Joe Dawson, Loretts Brooks, Homeland Singers and The Island Boys. Cost for the dinner is $10. Call for tickets at 934-6995.

Operation Whitetail benefit dance Operation Whitetail, founded by Shayne and Greg Meyer to bring wounded veterans from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., to the Delmarva Peninsula for deer hunting trips, is planning a benefit dance Saturday, Nov. 19 in the VFW hall in Federalsburg, Md., from 8 p.m. to midnight. Music will be provided by Mike Hines and the Look. Tickets are $20 if purchased in advance, $25 at the door. For details, call Shayne Meyer, 443-786-6866 or e-mail operationwhitetail@gmail.com.