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 875-5513.
Evening for Dinner & Jazz
An Evening for Dinner & Jazz, Gerald Veasley and His Band in concert, Saturday, Oct. 14, at 8:30 p.m., with special guest Kim Waters, Delaware Technical & Community College, Rt. 18, Georgetown. Tickets $48, call 1-800-296-8742. Proceeds benefit Owens Campus students. Enjoy themed four-course dinner before concert at Lighthouse Cove dining room on campus for $32, all inclusive. Call 856-5400, ext. 2180.
Seaford Presbyterian Yard Sale
Because of flood damage during the storm on June 25, the Seaford Presbyterian Church has lost its kitchen, fellowship hall and Sunday School rooms. We are planning to rebuild and replace lost and damaged items. The church is going to hold a yard sale on Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. to noon (rain date Oct. 14). A variety of fund raising activities are being considered for the next year to cover the costs of rebuilding.
Autumn Craft Show
The Autumn Craft Show at the Delaware State Fairgrounds features autumn crafts such as stain glass, framed artwork, clothing, gourmet food items, jewelry, pottery and ceramics, flowers, rod iron, and many more. The dates are Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9 to 5 and Sunday, Oct. 1, from 10 to 4. The craft show is inside the enclosed Schibinger Pavilion which is handicap and stroller accessible. Handcraft Unlimited accepts all major credit cards at every stand.
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.
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.
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.
Punkin Chunkin anniversary
The Punkin Chunkin Association is anticipating raising thousands of dollars for local and national charities during the 21st annual world championships scheduled for Nov. 3-5. The first day of competition will culminate with a Marshall Tucker Band concert. Opening for the Marshall Tucker Band will be country artist Danielle Peck. The Marshall Tucker Band is known for hits such as "Can't You See," "Fire on the Mountain" and "Heard it in a Love Song." Peck is a newcomer to the country music scene, making a name for herself with the song, "Findin' a Good Man." She was ranked No. 18 on CMT's top-20 list during the third week of August 2006. Concert tickets are $25 and will go on sale Sept. 18. They will be available at Mugs & Stitches in Lewes, the Cape Gazette office in Nassau Commons, west of Lewes, by contacting Frank Shade at 854-5382, or at the Punkin Chunkin office at 684-8196. For more information about the 2006 event, visit the website www.punkinchunkin.com. The gourd-hurtling competition will be in the same location as in the last several years: the intersection of Sussex 305 and Sussex 306 - Hollyville Road and Harmony Cemetery Road in Millsboro. This is the last year the event will be in Millsboro. The association recently contracted with Bridgeville officials and the Dale Wheatley family to use a nearly 1,000-acre farm site for future chunks, beginning in the fall of 2007.
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
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.
Beta Sigma Phi
Laureate Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority will be sponsoring a Basket Bingo on Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Seaford Moose Lodge. Doors open at 6 p.m.; games start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Refreshments will be available. For tickets call Debbie at 629-8633. Lots of baskets - several combos and filled baskets. We are a non-profit organization. This is the main fundraiser that supports our local service projects in the community each year. The proceeds from this event will go to the "Hospice Festival of Trees."
EAC of NHS Basket Bingo
The Employee Activity Committee of Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, Oct. 26, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose, located on Rt 13A in Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature several baskets including the Christmas Basket sets, Foyer, Journal and Beverage Tote as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Large Hamper and the Library basket or one of the several door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact the EAC at 302-629-6611, ext. 2417.
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.
All-you-can-eat breakfast at the Blades Fire Hall, 5th & Cannon Streets. Adults $7, children $3. Sunday, Oct. 1, 8 - 11 a.m. Sponsored by the Auxiliary and Firemen of the Blades Fire Company.
Friendly's Night for Mission
Friendly's Night - On Thursday, Sept. 28, from 5 to 8 p.m., 10 percent of all sales will be donated to the Seaford Mission.
Blades Firemen and Ladies Auxiliary all-you-can-eat breakfast, Sunday, Oct. 1, 8-11 a.m., at the fire hall, on the corner of 5th and Cannon streets in Blades. Adults $7, children 10 years and under, $3. All breakfast foods, coffee, milk. The breakfast takes place the first Sunday of each month. at the Blades Volunteer Fire Company Hall.
Lions Club benefit buffet
The second Salisbury Metro Lions Club Benefit Buffet at Brew River, East Main Street, Salisbury. Steamship round roast beef, oysters - fried, raw, steamed and Casino and sides; with entertainment and silent auction, on Thursday, Oct. 5, 5 to 9 p.m.Tickets are $25 at the door or in advance. For advance tickets, call 410-219-5476 o 410-651-4998. All proceeds go directly to charitable sight, hearing and youth projects of the Salisbury Metro Lions Club.
GOLF 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.
'Raise the Roof' Golf Tournament
"Raise the Roof" Golf Tournament to benefit Shiloh House of Hope, a residential program for hurting teens. Through Christ-centered education and counseling, teens find a hope and a future and both the teens and their families receive healing and restoration. The golf tournament will be Monday, Oct. 16, at The Rookery. Shotgun begins at 9 a.m. Teams of four can play for $375, single players for $100. Sponsor a hole, for $150. For more information on Shiloh House of Hope visit www.shilohhouseofhope.org or to register for the golf tournament, call 629-5331.
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.
Weight loss support group
A weight loss support group, The TOPS DE 19 club meets every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. We meet on the ground floor at the Methodist Manor House. Come join us. For more information call 629-7355.
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. This month will be Oct. 5.
SHS Alumni Association
The Seaford High School Alumni Association will have a meeting on Thursday, Oct. 5, beginning at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Boys & Girls Club. All interested alumni are invited to attend. Call Donna Angell at 629-8077 for additional information.
Acorn Club of Seaford
The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford will hold a business meeting at the Seaford Library at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 12. The hostess will be Sandy Orbison and her committee.
The Georgetown Public Library presents an Energy Conservation Program with Joe Green of the Delaware Electric Co-op on Oct. 17, at 2 p.m. in the Library Conference Room. For details call 856-7958.
Laurel Chamber Membership
You are invited to the General Membership meeting of the Laurel Chamber of Commerce at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the Chamber of Commerce office on Poplar Street in Laurel. Guest speaker will be Col. McLeash of the Delaware State Police.
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 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. The Class of '76 is searching for classmates: Diana Calhoun, Kenny Carroll, Belinda Hill Carmean, Ida Mae Horsey, Diane O'Neal, Robert Ryan, Rickey Smart, George Sorrow, Jeff Walters, Debbie Winder and Paul Joyner. If you know how we can contact these missing classmates call Ellen at 846-0636 or Carol at 846-9726.Also call for reservations.
Woodbridge Class of '96
Woodbridge Class of '96 is having its 10 year class reunion on Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Lighthouse Restaurant at Fisherman's Wharf in Lewes. Contact Mandy Passwaters Forbes at 919-361-1452, or via email at email@example.com. Thank you and we're looking forward to seeing everyone from '96.
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.
Bridgeville Class of 1949
The Bridgeville Class of 1949 will hold a class reunion on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, at the Sailloft Restaurant on Rt. 113, north of Milford. We are searching for classmates, Jean Tucker McQuaide and Stanley Dickerson. If you know how we can contact them, call Tom at 337-7494.
Seaford Historical Society
The Seaford Historical Society will visit numerous sites in the Dover area. The trip, scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 4, will include the John Dickinson Mansion, the Delaware National Estuarine Center, the Air Mobility Command Museum and Barratt's Chapel. Each site will broaden our understanding. The bus will leave the Seaford Village Shopping Center at 9 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. The cost is $35 for members and $50 for nonmembers. The $50 fee will include an individual membership. The Dickinson plantation was the home of John Dickinson, who wrote many papers and articles on the Revolutionary War era. We will visit the home and extensive grounds and out-buildings. A box lunch will be enjoyed on the grounds. The Estuarine Center sits on 910 acres near the St. Jones River and Blackbird Creek. This habitat is reserved for study and research. Wild life is abundant. Dover Air Force Base is the site of the Air Mobility Command Museum. Among the exhibits of vintage aircrafts, there is an exhibit showing the evolution of military rations, hardtack to MRE's. Barratt's Chapel, built in 1780, is considered the cradle of Methodism in America. There are many historic and interesting sites in our area and they will broaden our view of Delaware and the important part it has played in the growth of our country. For more information or reservations, call John Farquhar at 629-2336.
Delmar Alumni Association
The Delmar Alumni Association is sponsoring a bus trip on Nov. 10, 11 and 12, to Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, W.Va. This is a pre-holiday retreat. Attractions include the Festival of Lights, Festival of Trees, Christmas at the Mansion, Train Exhibit and lots of time for shopping and relaxing in the pool, etc. The cost is $310, which includes two nights lodging, one holiday dinner buffet, two mountaineers breakfast buffets and tours. For further information call Jo at 302-846-0698.
SDPR trip 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website at bpwharrington.org.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or by calling 855-0722.
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.
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.