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January 16, 1998

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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, January. 16-,, o 2,2,1998,- 61 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration kicks off Jan. 17 The mission of the Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration Organi- zation Sussex County, a nonprofit, multiracial group dedicated to the life and legacy of the civil rights leader, is to expose all people to the vision and values embraced by King. The group has scheduled a full slate of events and activities dur- ing the weekend before the na- tional holiday celebrating King's achievements, beginning with a parade on Saturday, Jan. 17, fol- lowed by a special dinner theater presentation at the BayCenter, and concluding with a community worship service on Monday, Jan, 19. The parade will kick off at I l a.m. on Saturday, on West Market Street - Sussex Technical High School in Georgetown. Lineup will be at l0 a.m. The grand marshal for this year's parade is Georgetown Mayor Steve Pepper, with Esthel- da Parker-Selby serving as hon- orary grand marshal. There will be refreshments |br all parade partic- ipants. Those who would like informa- tion on participating in the parade should call Alphonso Miller Sr. at 227-3531 or Hattie Bull at 684- 8234. Following the parade, there will be a dinner theatre at the BayCen- ter in Dewey Beach, beginning at 4:30. The Stuart Sisters, of the Spring School of the Arts, Philadelphia, will present "An Afro American Journey." The performers, Ardie Stuart Brown and Patricia Stuart Robin- son, who also wrote and are pro- ducing the presentation, will offer a drama that focuses on the spirit, strength and power of the family. The six costume changes, no in- termission, audience participation and surprise entrances and exits, make this a unique performance, suitable for all age groups. Tickets may be purchased in ad- vance only by calling Linda Bonville at 645-7544 or Janie Miller at 227-3118. No tickets will be sold at the door. The theme for the 1998 program is "A Celebration Fit for a 'King.'" Lt. Gov. Ruth Ann Min- ner will be on hand to present the organization with a proclamation at the dinner theater. Other program participants in- clude Sgt. Edwin Cooke of the Delaware State Police; soloists Kim Daniels of the Daniels Fami- ly Singers, and Fontayne Nichols Sr.; 16-year-old orator Courtney Wilmer; and Dewey Beach mayor Bob Frederick. The hosts for the evening will be Janet Maull and Ivan Neal. The conclusion of the weekend events will be a multicultural community worship service Mon- day, Jan. 19, at l0 a.m., at the SAC announces funding for Hispanic community liaison The directors of the Delaware Music School, Possum Point Players, Rehoboth Art League and Sussex Arts Council have suc- cessfully pooled their efforts and obtained funding to hire a Hispan- ic Community Liaison. Funding has been received from the Delaware Division of the Arts to hire an individual, fluent in both Spanish and English, who will as- sist the staffs of the partnering agencies in providing direct ser- vices in the cultural arts to mem- bers of the local Hispanic commu- nity as well as in creating a dia- logue where the agencies can work with the community to de- termine and provide for cultural needs. The directors of the partnership met to discuss the state of the arts in Sussex County and realized that the needs of the growing Hispanic community were not being met. According to Rebecca Craft, di- rector of the Sussex Arts Council, "since none of the agencies had adequate funding to provide for the needs within their particular area of expertise, it was decided that all would form a partnership to seek pilot funding for the pro- gram." Funding has been re- ceived which will provide part- time support for someone capable of providing translation services within the community as well as good research skills. Nancy O'Brien, director of the Rehoboth Art League, said having someone capable of translating will enable the league to include more students in their after-school art programs in low-income com- munities. "A summer youth program will be the focus for the Possum Point Players," said Lynn Mailoy. "Having someone available to re- cruit young people will make the summer program more diverse and educational, a program avail- able to the entire community," she said Donna DeKuyper, director of the Delaware Music School (DMS), indicated that a successful Kindermusik program for pre- schoolers is already being provid- ed by DMS at Primeros Pasos. "We realize however," she said, " that not all older students are in- terested in traditional private in- struction. We hope that the new li- aison will help identify the kind of music education the Latino com- munity is interested in receiving." Those interested in applying for this position, or those who are in- terested in working with the part- nership, are encouraged to contact the Sussex Arts Council at 856- 5421 for additional information. Dagsboro Church of God. The Rev. Timothy A. Duffield Sr., pastor of the Lewes Charge, will be the featured speaker. Dur- ing this service, four community service awards will be presented to the organizations or individuals who have demonstrated outstand- ing community service. The recipients of the service awards are Esthelda Parker-Selby, Bob Frederick, Anthony Streett and Joy Oliver. All activities are open to the public. fine mexican fare - gear round DDER RESTAURANT & SALOOI DEWEY SEACH, DELAWARE Sunday thru Thursday - 1/2 Price Entree Value Menu, starting at 4:30 Prime Rib of Beef just $9.95, including Salad Bar Fridays - All-U-Can-Eat Land & Sea Buffet at 4:30 featuring: Oysters & Clams on the Half Shell, Snow Crab Clusters, Carved Beef & lots more/ Saturdays - Enjoy a cozy dinner overlooking Rehoboth Bay Sundays -All-U-Can-Eat Brunch Buffet 10 to 2 p.m. Homemade Custom Omelets- Make it your meal for the day! Dickinson Street on the Bay 227-3888