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Bridgeville Fall Festival

There will be a Fall Festival and Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Phillis Wheatley Middle School, Church Street, Bridgeville. Sponsored by the Trustees of Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, Bridgeville. Dash plates given to the first 50 vehicles registered. Top 30 cars registered will receive trophies. Registration fee for vehicles and motorcycles is $10 per vehicle. Registration for vehicles will be from 9 a.m until 12 p.m. There will be plenty of food available for sale, choirs will be singing, there will be a health fair, voter registration, and many more activities for the children, youth and adults. There will also be a yard sale from 7 a.m. until 12 p.m. Tables for the yard sale are $10 per table. Choirs will be performing from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. If you have a choir or praise team that would like to participate, please contact Sis. Ginger Speight at 629-9799 or email at For more information, please call Hollis Smack at 302-337-3430. Leroy Tingle at 302-3494962 or Ginger Speight at 302-629-9799

Brideville Democrats host dinner

The 35th District Democratic Committee will be having its annual chicken and dumplin’ dinner on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Bridgeville Fire Hall, Bridgeville, at 5:30 p.m. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. As this is an election year, and three days before the Sept. 9 Primary, many Democrat officials and candidates are slated to be on hand for this big event. After introductions of guests, Richard Lindale, auctioneer, will be ready to liven up your evening with our auction. Reservations for seatings have been brisk, and to get your seat at the table, call Pat Ewing at 628-4563, for reservations.

35th annual family reunion

Minos & Edith Littleton Family Reunion on Sunday, Sept. 21, 3-7 p.m., at the John West Park in Ocean View. Raindate; Sept. 28. For info contact: Tommy Wilson at 302-629-2153, or Nancy Smith at 302-539-3278.

Geneology class

The Sussex County Genealogical Society will be teaching a class of four sessions on beginning genealogy at Wilmington College, 41 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach. The sessions are on Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Sept. 27 and ending on Oct. 18. Each session is taught by an experienced genealogist and should be of interest to anyone interested in beginning a family history. For more information on tuition and details or to get the Wilmington Collage Fall brochure call 302-227-6295.

Rotary Collecting School Supplies

The Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Centennial Rotary Club will set up a booth to collect school supplies at Greenwood’s upcoming “Big Saturday” celebration on Sept. 6. The club will also have a flea market sale at the booth with proceeds to be donated to the elementary school. Items needed include pencils, pens, paper, notebooks, rulers, crayons, markers and backpacks. Cash donations will also be accepted to be used toward the purchase of uniforms required by the Woodbridge School District. People may bring their donations to the Rotary tent at the event or drop them off at Chick’s, U.S. 13, Harrington, where supplies are also being collected for Lake Forest students. The Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Rotary Club meets every Thursday morning from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. at Peoples Too Restaurant in Harrington. For more information, call 398-3898.

Adult Plus+ activities

Searching for ancestors

Are you searching for your ancestors? Do you need guidance to begin your family tree? Are you stuck or do you need help organizing your research? The Bridgeville Public Library will provide genealogy consultations facilitated by Alice duBois Min on the last Saturday of each month, Sept. 27 and Oct. 25 - from 10 a.m. to noon. Sign-up is required. Call the library at 337-7401, or e-mail Alice at For special needs contact Karen Johnson 302-337-740

BBQ chicken dinner

There will be a BBQ chicken dinner on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Church, 101 E. State Street, Delmar. Includes: 1/2 chicken, with baked beans, cole slaw, roll & dessert for $7. Benefit Relay for Life. Advanced tickets only. Call church office at 846-9501.

Spaghetti and meatball dinner

An “all-you-can-eat” spaghetti and meatball dinner with salad, beverage, bread and dessert, will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, at Bethel Community House, Oak Grove, 4-6 p.m. Donation $8. Eat in or carry out. Call 629-7117 or 337-8836 for tickets or information.

Seniors can take advantage of a variety of fun activities offered by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. Anyone interested in playing bridge can attend open bridge sessions from Sept. 9 to Jan. 20. Starting Sept. 11, learn or improve your bridge skills with beginner and intermediate bridge lessons. Challenge yourself by playing the Hand and Foot Card Game, beginning Sept. 15. Socialize and make new friends by attending the Adult Plus+ Couples Club on Sept. 11 or the Adult Plus+ Mixed Singles Club on Sept. 17. Examine the Bible in “Surprises in the Old Testament.” Become computer savvy in “On the Internet! Get Started” on Sept. 10 and learn how “You can Design your own Web Page” on Sept. 23. Learn to use a firearm properly and proficiently in “Firearms: Protection and Training” beginning Sept. 18, with an FBI-certified instructor. For more information about these activities, contact Delaware Tech’s Adult Plus+ Program at 302-856-5618.

Georgetown Library events

• The Georgetown Public Library will hold Story Time at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday morning with Miss Sherri. • The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library will its monthly book discussion on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. This month discussion will be on “The Language of the Threads” by Gail Tsukiyama. • “Do You Know What to Do If a Disaster Strikes” will be presented by the

Sussex County Citizen Corp on Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. This informative program will address how to prepare yourself and your family on what to do if a natural or terrorist-related disaster happens. Pre-registration is required to attend. • The Delaware Department of Agriculture , the Division of Libraries, and the American Egg Board are calling all ages, crafters, painters, and artists to participate in the 2009 Delaware Decorated Egg Contest. The Egg Decorating contest is open to any Delaware resident interested in pursuing the art of egg decorating. The winning egg decorator will receive $100 and an invitation from the American Egg Board to see their state egg on national display with eggs from the other 49 states. The registration deadline to enter the decorated egg contest is Sept. 15. For registration forms and other information, contact Sheree Nichols at 1-800-282-8685 (DE only) or 302-698-4521, or via email

PAGE 23 topics including the status of past annexations and an update of highway construction projects. Community organizations have been invited to share information with the residents on their upcoming fall/winter events and the Library Trustees have also been encouraged to share plans for the new library.

Genealogical Society officers

Sussex County Genealogical Society announces the installation of its officers for the 2008-2009 year: President-Jeanne Davis; Vice President-Ralph Nelson; Treasurer-Jim Blakelee; Secretary-Diann Sherwin.

SCWDC meeting

The Sussex County Women’s Democrat Club will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 18, at Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown. The guest speaker will be Richard S. Cordrey, Secretary of Finance. Dinner will cost $13 per person. For details and reservations, call Catherine King 628-4812.

Knitting Guild meets

Trap Pond Partners meets

Trap Pond Partners (a volunteer nonprofit organization) meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Bald Cypress Nature Center at Trap Pond State Park, Laurel. We are always looking for new members and ideas to improve our state park. To learn more, visit

H.A.P.P.E.N. meets Sept. 11

The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearn’s Pond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization will meet on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum. Among the topics to be discussed are traffic, the Hearn’s Pond Dam, and annexation. As always, H.A.P.P.E.N. members welcome any group or individual who is interested in attending the meeting.

All Knitters: The “Sea Purls” Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The CHEER Center in Georgetown on the corner of Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road. Call Joyce Smirk, secretary, 302-732-6495.

Confederates meet Sept. 8

The Delaware Grays, Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp # 2068, invites interested persons to attend their regular monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Seaford Public Library ConferenceRoom, on Porter Street. For more in-

Planning a Fall Event

Acorn Club meeting Sept. 11

The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford will have a business meeting on Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Seaford Library at 7:30 p.m. Hostesses will be Carolyn Griffith and Kay Johnson and their committee.

AARP membership meeting

AARP Seaford Area Chapter #1084 of western Sussex County will meet Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall, in Seaford at 1:30 p.m. to greet guest speaker Connie Matthews, of First State Community Action Agency. Members present will have the opportunity to voice their approval of Candidate for 2009-2010 chapter president. Guests age 50 and older, are welcome and invited to join in conversation and refreshments after the meeting. Anyone interested in joining the state chapter need not be retired to be a member. Chapter dues are $5 per year. Members have access to the wide variety of AARP programs and benefits. Call Helen at 8755086 for more information.

Bridgeville town meeting

The Commissioners of Bridgeville will host a town meeting on Thursday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m. at the Bridgeville Fire Hall. The meeting will include a wide range of

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