Community Briefs 11/18/20

November 18, 2020
Preston Automotive to host giveaway Nov. 21

The Preston Automotive Group will be giving away 200 frozen turkeys from Simmons Center Market at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Preston Autoplex in Hurlock, Md. One turkey will be given per family on a first-come, first-served basis until the last turkey drives off. The pickup location will be at the Preston Accounting Building between the Ford and Hyundai stores. This is a small way for the Preston Automotive Group to show how thankful its team members are for supportive community members during this holiday season. 

Genealogical society to meet Nov. 21

The Sussex County Genealogical Society will host legal genealogist Judy Russell at its meeting set for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 21, via Zoom. All are welcome. The club has continued to be active online during the pandemic, presenting interesting programs by nationally known genealogists, and monthly Q&A sessions for members and guests. In April, Drew Smith spoke on Copyright and Plagiarism. In May, Tom MacEntee spoke about Fast Tracking Your Genealogy Education. In September, MacEntee returned with After You’re Gone: Future Proofing your Genealogy Research. In October, local columnist and Lewes Historical Society Archivist Denise Clemons introduced members to its resources. To register for the meeting, email For more information, go to

Holiday craft fair at American Legion Nov. 21

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 will hold a holiday craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21, at Post 28, 31768 Legion Road in Millsboro. There will be two floors of crafts. Vendors will be on hand for attendees to get an early start on holiday gift  shopping. More than 30 local artists will be offering jewelry, candles, wreaths and much more. Refreshments will be available for purchase. This is a public event and all are welcome to attend. There are limited vendor spaces available at $25 per space. Proceeds will benefit auxiliary programs supporting veterans, military, children and youth, and community outreach. For more information, call Beth at 302-381-3897.

Thanksgiving week meals orders for Cape students due by Nov. 22

All Cape district students are asked to preorder meals for Thanksgiving week by 8 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 22, at Each student will receive two breakfasts and two lunches. Orders may be picked up at the student’s school building from 12 to 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 23.

Unitarian Universalists to meet Nov. 22

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will hold an online service at 10 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 22. Thanking Our Indigenous Peoples will be the topic. All are welcome to view this Sunday service on UUSD's Facebook Page. For more information, go to

Groome Advent book study continues Nov. 23

Groome United Methodist Church in Lewes is launching an Advent book study that will connect to the sermons delivered during the upcoming Advent season. The study will be using "Incarnation: Rediscovering The Significance of Christmas" by Adam Hamilton.

There are two ways to participate in a study-group setting with others. A series of Zoom gatherings will continue from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Mondays, Nov. 23 to Dec. 7. To be added, email information to the church office at Socially distanced meetings will be held in person at Groome Church at 10 a.m., Mondays, Nov. 23 to Dec. 14. Attendees may simply show up for the first session Nov. 23 through the side door. Groome Church is on the corner of Dewey Avenue and Savannah Road in Lewes. The book can be purchased at Cokesbury or Amazon sites, or at any Christian bookstore. For more information, email Everyone is welcome to join.

Thanksgiving Eve service at Long Neck UMC Nov. 25

Long Neck United Methodist Church will host a Thanksgiving Eve service at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 25, in the sanctuary. Attendees will gather for a time of worship, prayer and song to enter the season of Thanksgiving. For more information, go to

Lewes Presbyterian cancels Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Lewes Presbyterian Church has canceled its 2020 Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Organizers hope to be able to host the dinner in 2021.

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