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42 - CAPE GAZETTE,,Friday, January 30- February 5, 1998 All lined up and posing for the official photograph, members of the board of directors of the Delaware Electric Cooperative, elected officials and other dignitaries wait for Bill Wells, Bruce Henry, Dick Frazier and Paul Bienvenue to cut the ribbon and open the new headquar- ters in Greenwood. Delaware Electric Co-op dedicates new Greenwood headquarters It took the Delaware Electric Cooperative (DEC) all day to cel- ebrate the grand opening of a new office complex last week. More than 300 people attended the Jan. 21-event in Greenwood as elected officials and a crowd of Co-op customers joined the board of di- rectors and employees in the dedi- cation and ceremonial ribbon cut- ting. William "Bill" Wells, president of the board, gave welcoming re- marks, and Paul Bienvenue, gen- eral manager, introduced guest speakers. U.S. Rep. Michael Castle, Sus- sex County Council President Dale Dukes and Delaware Rep. Benjamin Ewing (R-Bridgeville) all praised the work and progress of the electric cooperative in the ongoing service to southern Delaware. Once the official ceremony was complete, the new 65,850-square- foot building was open for tours and refreshments. According to Jim Smith, Co-op spokesman, tours lasted past 7 p.m. The grand opening represent- ed the culmination of a $3.8 mil- lion project, "Building for a New Generation," which broke ground in spring of 1996. The new complex not only pro- vides office sPace for the more than 120 employees, it now offers new consumer features, including a drive-in payment window, ex- panded parking and complete ac- cess for people with disabilities. The office complex houses new conference and training facilities and a built-in fire protection sys- tem. The geothermal heating and cooling system is state of the art and uses 40 wells and more than 23,000 feet of pipe laid under the parking lot. This is the first major remodel- ing and expansion project of the DEC facilities since 1961. The us- able space more than doubled from 32,408-square feet to 65,850-square feet. The new Delaware Electric Co-op building is double the size of the previous facility, which was last remodeled and ex- panded in 1961. In 1961, the Co-op had 12,000 set to be officially laid as part of a consumers; it now serves 54,000 Masonic ceremony to be held on in Kent and Sussex counties. Thursday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. The Co-op's new cornerstone is The public is invited to attend. DISCOVER Q IIICK NEW TOIIR THAT HOME B IIYING FIIN! No Sales Pitch No Obligation No Hassle And only 20 min. per home/ KD TOUR OF HOMES Open Every SaturdaYcall  644-2600 for recorded time Kathy Engel & directions Dwayne Mousley LOOK FOR OUR YELLOW SIGNS ASPEN MEADOWS Completely furnished with quality items. Up- graded kitchen with sit down counter. This 3 BR, 2 BA home has every- thing! Community pool and clubhouse. Ready to move into for year round or vacation enjoyment. $43,900 (#557) Ask for Sandra. PRE-CONSTRUCTION Introducing lhoboth susch's It Duplex Developement SEA CHASE. Models under construction priced from $99,900. Visit our sales bailer on site. Open Friday through Sunday, 11 - 4. Call for information 0o2) zz7-9477 1-S00.255-8200 Locstsd Just 1 mile behind R lh Mall  Okl lndl Rd, ONLY 69 UNITS AVAILABLE PRICING INDIAN LANDING Reduced spacious mo- bile on partially wooded lot. Extra large living room. Features include 2 screened porches, split design floor plan with 1 BR and bath at each end. $19,900 (#572) Ask for Charlie. Remodeled mobile home with 12x24 master BR, 12x24 enclosed porch. Ceiling fans and all appli- ances. This 3 BR home is being sold furnished and has a fenced hard for added privacy. Communi- ty pool, excellent location. $14,911tl (#589) Ask for Glenn. SEA AIR REHOBOTH BAY Wait until you see the stylish decor of this im- maculate home. Elegant bath, upgraded vinyl and carpeting. Roor to ceil- ing, front bow window, breakfast bar, country kitchen. Walk to bay, and marina. (11,oo7) Ask for Laura. Centur0000, Representative of