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MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 18 - 24, 2010

Caroling on The Circle helps to spread holiday cheer

With a song on their hearts, hundreds of Sussex Countians will carol for a cause this holiday season to put food on the table for the less fortunate in our community. Sussex County Council next month will host the 27th annual Caroling on The Circle, to be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, in downtown Georgetown. Each year, the community singing event doubles as a food drive for the hungry and needy of

Woodland Ferry

The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that the Woodland Ferry is shut down for routine maintenance and its annual Coast Guard inspection. Routine maintenance will include, but is not limited to, checking and replacing fluids, examining the thruster, as well as checking all valves and pumps. Crews will also examine the engine to ensure maximum operating efficiency. The U.S. Coast Guard inspection ensures compliance with U.S. Coast Guard regulations and safe operation of the vessel. The ferry will be returned to service after the maintenance work and a successful inspection. Return to service date is expected to occur within four weeks depending upon the results. DelDOT appreciates the patience of motorists and area residents during the ferry’s downtime.

Ornament sale

The Look-In Glass Shoppe will hold their annual “Ornament Personalization Sale” on Friday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the main lobby at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Select from a large variety of ornaments. Santa’s elves will be on duty to add that personal touch. Delivery will be available within the hospital only. Come early for the best selection, as quantities are limited. For more information, call 6296611, ext. 4955.

Taste Testing Day

The Look-In Glass Shoppe at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold a Quick Dinners, Soups, and Dips Taste Testing Day on Wednesday, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s Lobby to taste test all-natural, easy to prepare dinners and soups, and fresh and tasty bread dips and dipping oils - just like the dips found in Italian restaurants. These treats are perfect for the holidays and will be available for sale in The Look-In Glass Shoppe.  For more information, call 629-6611, ext. 4955. Payment is expected at time of order.

Sussex County, drawing hundreds of residents – along with the support of area schools, businesses and civic organizations – who join to sing Christmas carols and collect canned goods for area pantries, churches and food banks. In 2009, Caroling collected more than 23,000 items for nearly a dozen organizations. Sussex County is aiming to collect as many, if not more, items for the 2010 holiday season.

Toys for Tots collection

Regional Builders, Inc. will once again serve as a collection site for the Toys for Tots program. This program, conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, collects and distributes toys to needy children in local communities. To participate, you may drop off new, unwrapped toys at Regional Builders, Inc., 300 High St., Seaford. Donations will be accepted on weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. through Dec. 15. You may also make a tax-deductible donation to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, P.O. Box 1947, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA 22134.

As always, the historic Sussex group. wishes to contribute can drop off County Courthouse and picturAfter the festivities, free cook- food items from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 esque Circle will serve as the ies and hot chocolate will be p.m. Monday through Friday at stage for an evening of traditional available for all to enjoy at the the County Administrative Ofand Spanish carols, as well as Georgetown Fire Company, one fices building, next to the courta visit from Santa Claus. Local block south of The Circle. house, in Georgetown. singing artists Ed Shockley and The event is free to attend. Caroling on The Circle will be Kevin Short will lead a special Participants are asked to bring held regardless of weather. performance of The Reminders. canned goods and other nonIn the event of rain or snow, Joining them to perform will be perishable food items for donait will be moved inside the fire the Sussex Central Middle School tion. Anyone who cannot attend hall on South Bedford Street. For choir and the El Centro Cultural this year’s Caroling event but still 10CSDB_10ADV_6x10_MRNGSTR_00646 6”w Xmore 10”Hinformation, call 855-7700.

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