Bulletin Board
Thursday, September 14, 2006
 
EVENTS

Elks host Hypnosis Dinner-Show
The Seaford Elk Lodge presents the Russ Clarke Comedy Hypnosis Dinner-Show, Saturday, Sept. 16. Dinner at 6 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 each and reservations will be made on a first come, first service basis when tickets are purchased. Tickets may be purchased at the Fantasy Beauty Salon on High Street, at the Lodge on Wednesday, Friday or Saturday evenings, or by calling Janice Cecil at 875-3810. Children over the age of 10 are welcome. The Elk Lodge is located on Elk Road, north of Seaford. Menu for the event is boneless chicken breast with orange-mustard sauce, parsley buttered potatoes, string beans almandine, garden salad, rolls and butter, coffee.

Wesley Car Show and Fun-d Day
Second annual Wesley Fun-d Day Carnival and Car Show, Saturday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Wesley United Methodist Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. Car Show registrations begin at 9 a.m. until noon. Entry fee is $10. With dash board plagues for the first 50 entries, 12 trophies will be awarded. Door prizes will also be given away during the show. The Carnival will have lots of food including homemade ice cream and oyster sandwiches, games, pony rides, dunking booth, train rides. Proceeds benefit the Wesley Church Building Fund.

Fun Day aids MDA
Come for a fun day to help the MDA, on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Seaford Soroptimist Park, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.There will be an auction, games, food, and live entertainment.

Kids fishing derby and picnic
A free fishing contest for kids ages 5-16, on Saturday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m.-noon, at Blades Marina (Alt 13 just south of Seaford-Blades Bridge). Sponsored by Nanticoke River Yacht Club, there will be prizes, awards, gifts for everyone, refreshments and a barbecue lunch for all. Bring your own rod, bait will be provided. All kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information, call Bernie Warshow at 629-4204. Rain date, Saturday, Sept. 30.

Delmar citizens yard sale
The Concerned Citizens of Delmar will sponsor a fall yard sale, Saturday, Sept. 23, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the State Street Park, Delmar. The rain date will be Sept. 30. A portion of profits will benefit the Delmar Library Building Fund. For vendor information contact Melanie Boltz (302-846-3079) or Sharon Levandnuk (302-846-9574).

Annual Fishing Tournament
Laurel American Legion Post 19 will be holding their annual Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. till noon. Ages 4-7, 8-11, and 12-15 years old. Under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Once again the Benson family is awarding savings bonds to prize-wining fishermen. Gifts for all participants and grab bags of fishing gear. Entry forms are at A&K Enterprises at Central Avenue and Broad Creek location. Further information call 302-875-5513.

Communitywide Yard Sale
The Town of Bridgeville host a Community-Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 7 a.m. until ? There will be lots of bargains at the yard sales throughout the town.

St. John's House Tour schedule
St. John's House Tour will be Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with 10 homes open. Tickets are available from circle leaders and committee members. The cost is $10. As usual, Jeanette Davis and her committee will serve a chicken salad luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost will be $6 including dessert and beverage. The House Tour Boutique, with Janet Hackett as chairman, will also be in Fellowship Hall. Doors will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members of St. John's are encouraged to donate crafts, used items in excellent condition, baked goods, plants, white elephants, etc. At the same time there will be an addition this year – a silent auction featuring quality items. Two quilts have already been donated. Jean Dunham and Nancy Brown are chairladies of the silent auction.

15th Apple-Scrapple Festival
The 15th annual Bridgeville Apple-Scrapple Festival will be held on Oct. 13 and 14. Live entertainment hourly, scrapple carving contest, Lego contest, three craft show areas, health fair, carnival, kids games, huge Town and Country Car Show, antique tractor pull, including a kiddie tractor pull, pony rides, and trade show. Foods include: apple dumplings, apple pies, oyster sandwiches, pig roast, scrapple sandwiches, boardwalk fries, barbequed chicken, blooming onions, pit cheeseburgers, hot dogs, fish sandwiches, kettle corn, pizza, crab cake sandwiches, candies, cakes, and drinks of any kind. Enjoy live entertainment beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, including the "Gong Show" sponsored by Froggy 99; street dance on Friday night with the band, "Sticky Situation," and a street dance on Saturday night, featuring the famous "Mike Hines and the Look" band. Also new this year will be the Dynomite professional wrestling group located at the corner of Laws Street and Delaware Avenue. For more information call 337-7275 or 629-9582 or www.applescrapple.com.

Return Day right around the corner
Return Day 2006 is coming up Thursday, Nov. 9. and the Sussex County Return Day Committee has a new website up and running where you can get up-to-date information about events and schedules on Return Day as well as the Wednesday night Ox Roast activities. Applications are being accepted for parade entrants and vendors. The application forms are available on the website at www.returnday.org, by e-mailing info@returnday.org or by calling 855-0722.

Seaford Kiwanis Auction
The Kiwanis Club of Seaford will be holding its 52nd annual Auction on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Seaford Middle School. More than 400 businesses contribute to this event. Items include furniture from Johnny Janosik and cars from Frederick Ford, Hertrich Pontiac Buick and Preston Ford. Other big-ticket items on consignment are auctioned. Preview is at 9 a.m. Auction starts at 9:30 a.m. Free admission. Refreshments available. The Kiwanis provide youth activities and scholarships.

Carriage Show at museum
The Georgetown Historical Society presents Marvel Carriage Museum Carriage Show on Saturday, Sept. 16; show time 10 a.m.; rain date Sept. 17. Championships and Reserves in three divisions: pony, horse and pair, junior/youth to drive. Silent auction and raffles; food vendors will be present. Auction ends at 4 p.m. Free admission. Call 855-9660 for information.

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. Call 875-3040.

BINGO Nanticoke Health Basket Bingo
Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, Oct. 5, starting at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Moose, located on Rt. 13A in Seaford. Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Heart Association Heart Walk 2006. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature several baskets including the Horizon of Hope sets, Medium Wall Pocket, Beverage Toe and several regular line baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Large Hamper and the Large Autumn Treats Set with Wrought Iron Legs or one of the several door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For information contact the EAC at 302-629-6611, ext. 2404 or MorrisR@nanticoke.org.

Laurel Lioness Basket Bingo
Laurel Lioness Club Longaberger Basket Bingo, Sept. 26, at the Laurel Fire House on 10th St., Laurel. Doors open at 6 p.m., Bingo begins at 7 p.m. with plenty of refreshments and door prizes. Tickets are $20 available from any Lioness, His & Hers Hairstylist, at the door or call Dianne Thompson, 875-5126. Thank you for your help in this fund raiser. We put all profits back into the community.

FOOD

VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe
VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 8-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund. All are welcome.

Dinner Ride
Harley-Davidson of Ocean City has weekly dinner rides Wednesdays at 6 p.m. open to all riders and their passengers and to all brands of motorcycles. For more information, contact Harley-Davidson of Ocean City at 410-629-1599 or hdoceancit@ aol.com. Arrive 15 minutes early with a full tank.

Crab cake sandwiches
AMVETS (American Veterans) Ladies Auxiliary Post 1694, of Seaford, will be serving crab-cake sandwiches and French fries, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Seaford VFW on Middleford Road. Karaoke by Keeper of the Stars.

Galestown Ruritan Club breakfast
The Galestown Ruritan Club all-you-can-eat-breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Galestown Community Hall, from 7-10 a.m. Adults, $6; Children 6-12 years, $3; under 6 are free. Menu includes sausage, scrapple, pancakes, eggs, hash browns, Hominy casserole, chipped beef, fruit cup, biscuits, sticky buns.

Chicken and Ham diner
Chicken and ham dinner will be on Friday, Sept. 22, 5:30 -7:30 p.m. at the Seaford Moose Lodge. Cost $7.50 per person (all-you-can-eat). Open to the public. Karaoke will Big B, 8 p.m.

GOLF Trinity Foundation
Saturday, Sept. 23, Trinity Transport's third annual golf tournament to benefit the Trinity Foundation, Seaford Golf & Country Club, at 9 a.m. Cost is $75 a person. 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.

Kent-Sussex Industries
KSI's 17th annual 3 Club Tournament has been re-scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 11. The excessive heat advisory in the first week of August prompted the re-scheduling of the tournament, normally held the first Wednesday in August. This is one of the most unique golf tournaments in Delaware. Not only are golfers limited to three clubs, but the highest scoring team is recognized among tournament winners with the first-, second-, and third-place low net and low gross. Golfers also take part in an unusual driving range contest sponsored by Delmarva Wholesale Bakery, "How Far Can You Drive A Carl Roll." For more information about SKI's 17th annual 3 Club Golf Tournament, or for a personal tour of KSI, call Alicia Hollis at 422-4014 ext. 3015.

MEETINGS

Toastmasters
Toastmasters International, the world's leading communications and leadership development organization, will hold a demonstration meeting Thursday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. at Bay Shore Community Church, 36759 Millsboro Highway, Gumboro. The meeting is free and open to the public. Call Joy Slabaugh at 846-9201 or email joy@estfinancial.com.

Sussex County Airport
The next regular meeting of the Sussex County Airport Committee will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Sussex County Administrative Offices building, 22215 DuPont Highway (West Complex Building, Rt. 113), Georgetown, at 6 p.m. If there are any questions call 855-7770.

Women's Democrat Club
The Sussex County Women's Democrat Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown. Speakers will be Dennis Spivak, and local candidates. Dinner cost $12 per person. For details and reservations, call thelma Monroe, president, 934-9716.

NARFE luncheon September 18
Chapter 1992 (Georgetown) of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will begin their 2006-07 season with a covered dish luncheon on Monday, Sept. 18, beginning at noon, at the home of Les and Betty Martens, 9298 Middleford Road, Seaford. Anyone who is, or will be eligible to receive a federal annuity or survivor annuity is encouraged to consider membership in this organization. For directions to the Marten's home, call 629-9789. Reservations are requested by Sept. 14. Beverage and dessert will be provided.

Nanticoke Radio Club
The next meeting of the Nanticoke Amateur Radio Club will be on Saturday, Sept. 16, 9 a.m., at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. The radio club is an organization of local FCC licensed radio operators in lower Delaware. The club promotes amateur radio knowledge and individual operating proficiency as well as supporting local community events and activities to advance interest in amateur radio. The club is also a sponsor of the Communication Corps program which provides emergency communications during a disaster. Visitors are encouraged to attend. Call 875-1319 for additional information.

Olde Seaford Block Watch
Olde Seaford Block Watch invites you to a covered dish dinner, Monday, Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m., at the Seaford Police Station. Program: Better Quality of Life for our neighborhood. Drinks and desserts will be furnished. Call 629-5643 for questions or information.

Widowed Persons Service
The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 12:15 p.m., at the Golden Corral. The planned guest speaker will be Edward N. Butler Jr., mayor of Seaford. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.

Master Gardener
The Kent and Sussex County Master Gardeners are trying to find former Master Gardeners who would be interested in attending a 20th Anniversary Celebration to be held in Dover on Oct. 18. If interested, call Sharon Webb at 856-2585, ext. 540.

Delaware Equine Council
Delaware Equine Council will be held, Monday, Sept 18, at 7 p.m. at the Harrington Public Library, Harrington. All those having an interest in horses are welcome. For more information call Nyle at 422-4094, or Peggy at 629-5233.

Acorn Club membership
The G.F.W.C.- Acorn Club of Seaford will hold its membership tea at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on Sept. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. The hostess is Ann McFarland.

Stories of Old-Time Laurel
The Laurel Historical Society's Kendal Jones will be presenting a three-part slide show on "Places, Faces and Stories of Old-Time Laurel" at the Laurel Public Library in the new community meeting room. This meeting is open to the public. Members are encouraged to invite a non-member to join them for this interesting presentation. Dates are Wednesday, Sept. 27; Wednesday, Oct. 25, and Wednesday, Nov. 29. All programs will start at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be offered.

Coast Guard Auxiliary
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. Anyone interested in promoting safe boating is welcome to join. Boat ownership is not required. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337.

Sweet Adelines seeks singers
Sweet Adelines invites ladies interested in learning to sing four-part acappela harmony to practice sessions at the Church of the Nazarene on U.S. 13, Seaford, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Call Kim Disharoon at 349-9652.

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.

Laurel Library genealogy
The Laurel Public Library is pleased to announce that an introductory genealogy program is planned for Saturday, Sept. 23, at 10:30 a.m., in the library's new Carpenter Community Room. Experienced genealogists, Carolyn Miller and Ralph Nelson, both members of the Sussex County Genealogy Society, will be presenting a PowerPoint program on introductory research strategies, while library staff will offer an overview of materials available in the Delaware Room and the Genealogy and Family History Area. In the afternoon, the morning presenters will be available for an informal, hands-on help session in the second floor research areas until the library closing time of 2 p.m. Interested persons are encouraged to attend both sessions. Membership information about the Sussex County Genealogy Society will also be available. While lunch is not included in these activities, brown baggers may use the refrigerator in the meeting room kitchen. Call the library at 875-3184 or visit www.laurel.lib.de.us.

REUNIONS

Baker Family
The 43rd Baker Family Reunion will be Sunday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m., at Asbury Community Hall, 26161 Asbury Road, off of Rt. 9 (between Laurel and Georgetown), with entertainment by "The Jones Boys." Descendants of John Slathel Baker and Nancy Esham Baker and guests are invited to attend. Dinner reservations at $10.95 each. Call 629-6815 for additional information.

Woodbridge Class of 1976
The Woodbridge High School Class of 1976 will hold its 30-year class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Suicide Bridge Restaurant in Secretary, Md. It will be a dinner cruise. If you have not been contacted, call Dottie (Breeding) Bauguess at 302-629-9792 as soon as possible. Deadline for

Laurel Class of 1976
To the Class of 1976, Laurel High School classmates, there will be a reunion on October 20 and 21. October 20 is dinner and dancing at 59 Lake, Rehoboth Beach. Contact Lisa for more information and reservations at 302-462-0818. On Oct. 21, a dinner and dance to be held at the Laurel American Legion at 6:30 p.m. to midnight. Dinner and dance are at no cost to classmates. Cash bar. Contact Ellen at 302-846-0636 or Carol at 846-9726 for information and reservations.

Whaley Family
The Whaley Reunion will be on Sunday, Sept. 17, 1:30 p.m., at the Rev. Lee Elliott Memorial Hall (Trinity UMC, Laurel). Bring a covered dish and a beverage. An offering will be taken to offset the expenses of chicken, hot dogs, etc. During the meeting, games will be available for children to play. Bring your softball equipment and clothes. There will be a softball game for kids of all ages following the reunion on the Whaley field. Pass this information onto your family. If you have any questions, call one of the following officers: Michelle Moyer, 875-2563; Christina Wilson, 875-7088; Melanie Cooper, 877-0402; Joan Whaley, 875-7487.

Littleton family reunion
The 34th annual family reunion of Minos and Edith Littleton, Sunday, Sept. 17, John West Park in Ocean View, from 3-7 p.m. Contact Nancy Smith at 539-3278 or Tom Wilson at 629-2153. Rain date Sunday, Sept. 24.

Colonel Richardson's 40th
Colonel Richardson's Class of 1966 is looking for classmates to attend its 40th Class Reunion the weekend of Sept. 22-24. A variety of fun activities are being planned including a pizza party on Friday night and dinner with music on Saturday night. Call Susan Toomey Feyl at 337-7693 or Steven Massey at (410) 883-3361 for more information. The Class of 1966 Reunion Committee is searching for the following people: Tom Coleman, John Dolby, John Keene, Kenneth Merriken, Linda Bebee Thompson, Donna Hopkins Dechaene, Pam Layton Quillen, Brenda Batson, Dorothy Holland, Diane Ricketts and Juanita Sparrow. If you know how we can contact these missing classmates, call Susan Toomey Feyl at 337-7693.

TRIPS

Washington, D.C.
Bus trip to Washington, D.C., Saturday, Sept. 30. Visit World War II and Vietnam Memorials, The Mall, Smithsonian, National Gallery of Art, the Museum of Natural History, with free time to enjoy the area. Bus leaves at 8 a.m. from the Fireman's Carnival Grounds in Sharptown, Md. Cost $20. Lunch on your own, brown bag or at the Mall. Dinner stop on way home at "Old Country Buffet," Annapolis, on your own. This trip is sponsored by Roelma Chapter, Order of Eastern Star of Sharptown. Any chapter member will help you. The public is invited. For reservations call 875-5911, or send check, payable to Susan Calloway, 32556 Holly Oak Drive, Laurel, DE 19956. Deadline for reservation is September 21.

SDPR TRIPS PLANNED

Radio City Music Hall
The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation will take its annual trip to a Radio City Music Hall Christmas show on Dec. 3. The cost is $115 and the departure time from the back parking lot of Seaford High School is 7 a.m. Call 629-6809 for more information.

Boyds Bears Country
The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a trip to Boyds Bears Country in Gettysburg, Pa., on Sept. 23. The cost is $30. It is the biggest teddy bear store in the country and restaurants and shopping are on site. The trip is scheduled during basket week and Longaberger will be there. Guests can also schedule an appointment to make their own basket. Call 628-6809 for more information.

Adult Plus+ Broadway shows
Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program has planned some exciting trips, according to Adult Plus+ Program Director Linda Forte. Tickets are now on sale for the Tony Award-winning smash musical, "The Drowsy Chaperone." This musical within a comedy is playing at the Marriot Marquis Hotel on Times Square. The date for the trip is Wednesday, Nov. 29. Adult Plus+ offers many other theater and travel opportunities in September. Performing arts choices like "The Buddy Holly Story" at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater (Sept. 16), "42nd Street" at the Candlelight Theater (Sept. 23), and Ray Charles at the Academy of Music (Sept. 27) offer something for everyone. Experience the beauty and bounty of Lancaster County at the Kitchen Kettle Village Festival (Sept. 16), or find that perfect gift at the Historic Occoquan Craft Show (Sept. 23). Those who are nautically inclined can enjoy margaritas on the Chesapeake (Sept. 15) or a lighthouse cruise (Sept. 20) on the skipjack Martha Lewis out of Havre de Grace, Md. History buffs can visit the Antietam Battlefield and Museum (Sept. 16), experience the 22nd annual Kalorama House Embassy Tour & Luncheon (Sept. 17), or combine history and entertainment at the Medieval Times dinner tournament (Sept. 24). For details, or to register, call Adult Plus+ at 302-856-5618.

HOLIDAYS

Victorian Christmas
Seaford Historical Society announces that the boutique at the Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion is back. After an absence of several years Shirley Skinner, chairperson of the society gift shop committee, announces the return of this specialty. All members are asked to donate one item, large or small. Items may be placed in the gray box on the front porch of the Ross Mansion at any time before Dec. 1. For details call Skinner at 629-9378.

Christmas Show Trip
Laurel Senior Center Christmas Show trip, Dutch Apple Theater, Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 20. Cost $63, includes transportation, luncheon and show. Shopping after the show if time permits. Call 875-2536 to reserve a seat with deposit.

The Women's Holiday Mart
The Women's Holiday Mart will be held in the Exhibit Hall at the Delaware State Fairgrounds on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Features holiday shopping, demonstrations and activities for kids. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Harrington Business & Professional Women. For information, call Dawn Elliott at 302-398-8544, email holidaymart@bpwharrington.org, or visit the website at bpwharrington.org.

ETC.

AARP driver safety program
An AARP Driver Safety Course for people 50 and over will be given from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 25 and 26, at the methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. The two day program, sponsored by the American Association for Retired Persons, stresses how older drivers may operate vehicles safely. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate entitling them to a reduction in their auto insurance. A 15 percent reduction is given to anyone repeating the program within three years. For information and registration, call 302-629-8081. The cost is $10 per person.

Babies & Toddlers Stay and Play
Parents and children from birth to age four are invited to play together, listen to a story, learn new songs and finger plays, and network with other families. Free. From September 2006-May 2007. Closed on school holidays. No registration required. Call Anna Scovel at 856-5239 for more information.Seaford Parks & Recreation (SDPR), 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Teen Pageant change of date
The date for the statewide preliminary pageant to Delaware's Outstanding Teen Pageant has been changed. The new date is Oct. 14. This competition is open to all young women aged 13-17 who live or go to school full time in the State of Delaware. The winner of the pageant will receive a college scholarship, many exciting prizes, and a sponsorship fee paid to compete in the state event, Delaware's Outstanding Teen Pageant, scheduled for March 2007. The contestant chosen to represent the state of Delaware will continue on to compete with 51 other contestants from around the county at the National Miss America's Outstanding Teen Pageant, scheduled for August 2007. Miss America's Outstanding Teen Pageant has been organized to encourage positive achievement by helping to nurture and build the scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement of our nation's youth. For more information about how to compete in this exciting event, contact Mr. Bobbey Biddle at bobbey@missgreaterwilmington.org.

Wildlife in your backyard
The Sussex County Master Gardeners, of Delaware Cooperative Extension for both Delaware State University and University of Delaware, announce a workshop "Wildlife In Your Backyard" to be held Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 10 a.m. If you enjoy watching hummingbirds, butterflies, bluebirds, yellow finches, and other "critters" you just might be surprised to learn how just a few plant changes can bring even more wildlife to your yard. Learn about native plants that will thrive in Sussex County and how these plants will attract wildlife that is just looking for a place to call home. The workshop will be held at the Carvel Building on Rt. 9, 16483 County Seat Highway, west of Georgetown. Call Sharon Webb at 856-2585, ext. 540, to register for workshop. Pre-registration is requested.

History of 19th Century Laurel
Have you gotten your copy of this most informative book on early Laurel? The book would make a wonderful and valued gift for the holidays. The 430+ page book is a reprint written by the late Harold Hancock in the 1980s and is selling for $45 or it can be mailed for an additional $5. To obtain a copy contact any board member or call Linda Justice at 875-4217.

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. The drawing will be October 16.

Water Quality topic of breakfast
Kicking off this season's Friends of Agriculture Breakfast series will be the topic of water quality trends and practices in Delaware agriculture. Beginning at 7:15 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover, a buffet meal will be followed by "Past, Present and Future: Water Quality Practices," a presentation by David Woodward, retired assistant director of Cooperative Extension at the University of Delaware, and Mitch Woodward, an Extension agriculture agent for environmental education at North Carolina State University. The breakfast, which is sponsored by University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, is open to all regardless of race, color, sex, handicap, age or national origin. Reservations for the $15-per-person buffet can be made by faxing your registration to 302-831-6758 and paying at the door.

Girl Scout recruitment
If you missed the Girl Scout recruitment at Woodland Ferry, here is your second chance. A recruitment night will be held at Dunbar Elementary School in Laurel, on Sept. 14, from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. Don't get left out of the fun. Be there! Join one of the troops from age five to adulthood.