Bulletin Board
Thursday, July 13, 2006
 
BENEFIT EVENTS

Basket Bingo for Injured Marine
Longaberger basket bingo, Saturday, July 15, to benefit the Kenny Lyon Recuperation Fund, at the Marion Station Fire Department. He is a local Marine injured in Iraq. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. The baskets are filled. Raffles, food, drinks, baked goods also available. For tickets or more information call 1-410-334-6707.

Concert for Building Fund
Gospel concert to benefit the Nanticoke Senior Center building fund, Sunday, July 16, 2 to 4 p.m. Blades Fire Hall. Free-will offering and refreshments. Phone 629-9794 or 629-4236.

Danny Short Fund Raiser
Fund raiser for Danny Short for Delaware House of Representatives 39th District, Saturday, Aug. 19, 5 to 8 p.m., Nanticoke River Yacht Club, tickets are $35. Food, live and silent auction. Call 628-5222 or visit www.dannyshort.com.

Shiloh House of Hope Raffle
Raffle tickets for a Royal Carribbean cruise to benefit the Shiloh House of Hope, a residential program for teens. Tickets are $10 or three for $25. Phone 629-5331 or email shilohhouseofhope@msn.com. Drawing will take place on Oct. 16 during the first benefit first golf tournament.

Trinity Foundation Golf Tourney
Saturday, Sept. 23, Trinity Transport third annual golf tournament to benefit the Trinity Foundation, Seaford Golf & Country Club at 9 a.m. and cost $75 a person following a four-person scramble format. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Tournament participants, hole sponsors and door prize donations are needed. Contact Lance Massey, Megan Smith or Alice Messick at 1-800-846-3400 or go to www.puttforlife.org.

Basket to Benefit Little League
Nanticoke Little League has a Longaberger Knick Knack Basket for sale. The cost is $55 and contains baseball tacks as well as a blue/yellow stripe around the top of the basket. All proceeds benefit Nanticoke Little League. For more information, contact Heather Byrd at 629-5400 or 875-2947.

COURSES

Master Gardeners Workshop
The Sussex County Master Gardeners, of Delaware Cooperative Extension for both Delaware State University and University of Delaware, workshop on hypertufa pots Wednesday, July 19, at 10 a.m. Learn to make your own containers from a cement mix. The containers can be made in many different shapes and sizes. At this hands-on workshop you'll have made a pot to take home. The workshop will be held in the demonstration garden on Rt. 9, 16483 County Seat Highway, west of Georgetown. Call Sharon Webb at 856-2585 ext. 540 to register. There is a$15 charge for materials. Pre-registration is requested. Space is limited.

REUNIONS

Woodbridge Class of 1986
Woodbridge High School Class of 1986 20-year class reunion at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Suicide Bridge Restaurant in Hurlock, Md., on the air-conditioned "Choptank River Queen," a reproduction of an authentic 80-foot turn-of-the-century river boat. There will be a sit-down dinner with a menu of shrimp cocktail, crab cakes, and prime rib or stuffed chicken breast. Cocktails by cash bar. Cost will be $60 per person or $120 per couple. Dress is casual. Mail checks no later than July 15 to: Woodbridge High School Class of 1986, c/o Rhonda VanVorst, 1150 Hickman Road, Greenwood, DE, 19950. Call Russ Carlisle (302-228-9145); or Rhonda VanVorst (Green) (302-245-6546).

MEETINGS

Delaware Equine Council
Delaware Equine Council meeting, Monday, July 17, 7 p.m., at the Harrington Public Library to discuss the state fair. Phone 422-4094 or 629-5233 for more information.

Sussex Advisory Council
Sussex County Advisory Committee for the Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities meeting Monday, July 17, at Sussex County West Administrative Complex, North DuPont Highway, Georgetown, 10 a.m. All meetings are open to the public. For more information, call John Williams, chairman, at 856-3125.

Sussex Ladies Auxiliary
Sussex County Volunteer Firemen's Ladies Auxiliaries Association meeting Wednesday, July 19, at the Ellendale firehouse. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. with the business meeting to follow. Call Crystal J. Chaffinch at 629-6904 for more information.

Get Information on the Nanticoke
Delmarva Water Transport Committee "Who to Contact Meeting" for the Nanticoke River, Thursday, July 27, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Blades Fire Hall, 200 East 5th St. The meeting is open to everyone who wants to learn more about the pier and docking process, dredging of the federal channel, safe boat speed regulations and commercial traffic regulations. Agencies taking part will include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Sussex County Economic Development Office. Phone 1-410-742-9559 or dwtc@verizon.net.

New TOPS Group Forms
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a non-profit weight loss support group, meets Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. For more information, contact Jean Davis at 410-883-3407.

Sweet Adelines Seeks Singers
Sweet Adelines is inviting ladies interested in learning to sing four part acappela harmony to practice sessions at the Church of the Nazarene (next to the Sussex Guide) on U.S. 13 in Seaford, every Tuesday at 7 p.m. For more information contact Kim Disharoon at 349-9652.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Nanticoke Riverfest
12th annual Nanticoke Riverfest in downtown Seaford, Friday, July 14, and Saturday, July 15. Entertainment, food, carnival, children's activities, float-in, mayor's challenge, car and motorcycle shows, vendors and more. Headliner concert on Friday night is the Funsters. Contact the city of Seaford at 629-9173.

Free Performance at Bear Trap
Sixth annual free Summer Theatre Festival Festival, July 13, 14, 15, 7:30 p.m., Ocean View, Village at Bear Trap Dunes (free admission). Einstein's Breakfast featuring film, theatre and radio star Maryellen Owens. Presented by Carl M Freeman Foundation.

SSA Celebrates 50 Years
The Seaford Swimming Association will be celebrating its 50th anniversary the weekend of July 22 and 23. During this weekend, all past members are welcome to come back and enjoy the pool free of charge. A barbecue will take place on Saturday, July 22, at 3 p.m. This event will honor charter members, past lifeguards, pool managers and swim team coaches through pictures and testimonials. The day will end with family swimming activities and alumni races. If anyone has any memorabilia, pictures, ribbons or stories to share from the past 50 years, they are welcome. Contact Colleen DeMott (629-7041) or Connie Halter (628-0554) for more information or memorabilia to share.

Chamber's Speed Networking
Speed networking, Hampton Inn, U.S. 13, Seaford, Thursday, July 27, 5 to 7 p.m. RSVP to the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce at 629-9690 by July 21.

Tractor Show at Yoder's Farms
First State Antique Club of Delaware's Tractor Show, Hit and Miss Engines, Oct. 6 and 7, Yoder Farms, Greenwood. Live auction, Friday, 6 p.m., flea market, both days, youth safety program, Saturday, 9 a.m., tractor games, refreshments and entertainment. For information, phone 875-3040.

TRIPS

Trip to Phillies Games
Christ U.M. Church in Laurel will sponsor a trip to the Phillies-Braves game on Saturday, July 22, at 1 p.m. The cost is $45 including the bus and ticket. For more information, phone 875-3398.

Senior Center Trip
Nanticoke Senior Center trip to Three Little Bakers for "The Sound of Music," Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $60 for members and $65 for non-members. Call 629-4939.