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50 FRIDAY. JANUARY 27- MONDAY. JANUARY 30, 2012 CAPE LIFE Cape Gazette Red Hats and Friends donate to K9 heroes group On Dec. 7 Red Hats and Friends gathered Dec. 7 at 1776 Steak House in Rehoboth to cele- brate life and sisterhood at their annual Christmas party. Entertainment was provided by Bob Lougheed, known for his fabulous voice and Elvis Presley impersonations. Funds were raised through a Chinese auction headed up by queen mothers Su- san Straughen, Dot Borek and Sue Toomey, and a 50/50 raffle organized by Geri Newsome and Loretta Langford. In keeping with the theme of Remember the Lesser Kingdom and Their Needs in 2012, set by event founder and hostess Queen Mother Maxine McWhorter Ungerbuehler, pro- ceeds from the two activities in the amount of $300 were gifted to The National K-9 Working Dog Inc., a local nonprofit estab- lished to enhance and improve the lives of police K-9s in their retirement years. The group was founded in 2010 after organizers learned that police K-9s are considered equipment, not officers, and therefore are not entitled to any medical or financial benefits once they are discharged from duty. Their care becomes the sole responsibility of their cur- rent handler. If the original han- dlers cannot afford the upkeep of these dogs after they can no longer work, the only legal op- tion is euthanasia. SUBMITTED PHOTO QUEEN MOTHER Maxine McWhort- er Ungerbuehler of the Red Hats and Friends presents a $300 donation to Eva Dupont of the National K-9 Work- ing Dog Inc. The group doesn't believe K9 heroes should have to suffer or meet an untimely death because of their handler's lack of personal funds. These K-9s protected the general public in the line of duty, and the NK9WD members be- lieve it is now the responsibility of the public to help protect them. For more information or to do- nate to this cause, go to www.nk9wd.com. Checks can be mailed to the NK9WD at PO Box 820, Seaford, DE 19973. Eva Dupont can be reached at 302- 629-4561. Feb. 12 deadline to enter Miss Delaware's Outstanding Teen Pageant Contestants from across the state will compete for more than $8,000 in scholarships with hopes to become Miss Delaware's Outstanding Teen 2012. The program, to be held Saturday, March 24, at Cape Hen- lopen High School theater, is still accepting contestants who live or attend school in Delaware. To enter the program or for more information, go to www.missde.org or email the state director at infomdoteen@ gmail.com. The deadline to enter is Sunday, Feb. 12. The 2011 title holder is Victoria Brown-O'Brien of Magnolia. She is a junior at Caesar Rodney High School. During her year of service, Victoria has been pro- rooting her platform, Get Up and Dance, which encourages educa- tion and creative movement to help youth become more physi- cally active and health conscious, and gain a more positive self-im- age. The Miss Delaware's Out- standing Teen Pageant is a part of the Miss Delaware Scholar- ship Organization, The not-for- profit organizations are official state preliminaries for the Miss America's Outstanding Teen Pageant and the Miss America Pageant, respectively, and are scholarship-based programs. Rehoboth MOMS Club to host information fair The Rehoboth Beach MOMS Club will host its third annual Preschool and Activity Fair from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Epworth United Methodist Church fellowship hall on Holland Glade Road north of Rehoboth Beach. It provides an opportunity for families with children to gather information from local organizations about preschools, sports programs, music and art lessons, and more.