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Public forum set for Sussex on community service Feb. 11 The Division of State Service Centers, Delaware Health and Social Services will sponsor three public forums to provide informa- tion on the National and Commu- nity Service Trust Act of 1993. The purpose of the act is to engage Americans of all ages and backgrounds in community-based service by reinvigorating the ethic of the civic responsibility, by building a service infrastructure and by addressing the nation's unmet needs in four broad areas - education, public safety, human service and the environment. In Sussex County, the public forum will be held Friday, Feb. 11, from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Seaford State Service Center, 350 Virginia Avenue in Seaford. This initiative represents an important opportunity for Delawareans to become service volunteers and for organizations within Delaware to develop com- munity service programs. The purpose of the forums is to discuss the timeline for imple- mentation of the National and Community Service Trust Act, application procedures, and infor- mation on community service through the AmeriCorps program. Volunteers Continued from page 10 eral funding. Thanks to these local donations, they are able to provide 4,400 meals to the area homebound. The May fundraiser is a lun- cheon and golf tournament held at Rehoboth Beach Country Club. For the past 16 years, golf chair- man Ed Masterson has organized and successfully raised over one- quarter of $1 million. In addition to providing meals, this money has helped to provide essential services such as extermination of the home, laundry service, doctor visits, prescriptions, heaters, fur- niture, clothing and much more. They also provide meal services to homebound persons under 60 years of age as long as eligibility requirements are met and funding is available. These meals are not covered by the grant they receive from the Delaware Division of Aging but are paid in full by the golf tournament funds. One of the important savings in the Federal Health .Care System now being proposed is to keep people in their own homes and out of long term care facilities. The latest statistics indicate that 75 percent of people who are in long term care facilities would not have to be there if the services neces- sary to keep them in their own homes were available.. Meals on Wheels of Lewes and Rehoboth has been furnishing these services for the past 15 years. Each year, Meals on Wheels of Lewes and Rehoboth serves approximately 60,000 meals. This in turn has saved taxpayers up to $36,000 per year per client served in long term care facility costs. To date, they have kept 120 peo- ple in their own homes and living independently which has saved the taxpayers of Delaware $4,320,000. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels of Lewes and Rehoboth should contact the office from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday at 645-7449. All donations to Meals on Wheels can be sent to Rt. 9, Box 135, Lewes, DE 19958. Donations are tax-deductible. I Around Town Continued om page 10 holding back any information about the Buffalo Bills. By now other people are staggering out from behind those closed doors. And the personnel in x-ray are very, very happy because they did not have to have all those upper G.I.s, lower G.I.s, barium enemas, endoscopies, colonoscopies and things too weird to mention. As I've noted before, stress tests are very important. And they've helped a lot of people and proBa- bly saved many lives. The best thing though is to be one of the happy people not having the stress test today. CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, February 4". Feliftieiry 10, r994- 1I Mardi Gras coming to Rehoboth Country Club soon Who says February at the beach is boring? Everyone is invited to the Mardi Gras celebration, set for Saturday, Feb. 12 at Rehoboth Beach Country Club. Kerry Kester photo It's History Month in Lewes Lewes Mayor John Adams signed a proclamation on Tues- day, Feb. 1 observing the month of February as American His- tory Month in Lewes. Georgette Hickman (l.), chairperson of American History Month, and Carolyn Mitchell, Vice regent of the Col. David Hall Chapter of National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, were instrumental in initiating the signing of the proclamation. Beginning at 8 p.m., there will be prizes, dancing, hors d'oeuvres and cash bar, with attire either costume or black tie. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and you can RSVP by sending a check payable to the Mardi Gras Committee to P.O. Box 25, Rehoboth Beach DE 19971. Any proceeds will be donated to local charities. For more informa- tion call 226:3844. ' Has The Cold Weather Kept You Cooped Up? WELL, THE SALE CONTINUES 20% to 5O% OFF (all in stock merchandise) NOW 50% OFF ALL BEDDING Lambs & Ivy Red Calliope Simmons Allies Pals Rock-n-Ride Little Bronco Safari Baley Neptune's Babies Moo-Moo 50% OFF ALL WALL HANGINGS! Hurry Final Days; Sale Ends Feb 6th / Open Seven Days A Week Highway One Rehoboth Beach 302-227-2102