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42 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, March 7 - March 13, 1997 Su00ex00pianist to perform in Boston Melissa Lowe, a pianist who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lowe Jr. of Georgetown, has won gold medal place- ments in the Festival of Life district competition held in Gaithersburg, Md. for the past two years. On March 13 she will compete representing the district at the regional level of the Festival of Life, held at Eastern Nazarene College in Boston. Her piano selections will be "To Spring" by Edward Grieg. A freshman at Sussex Central High School, Lowe is on the first honor roll and participates in field hockey and soft- ball She also plays piano for services at the Church of the Nazarene in Laurel. Lowe has studied piano for the past three years with Gene Yenni of Angola by the Bay. II MOVING SA LE/ MIDWAY SUPPLY Where Quality & Customer Meet 645-2287 Subscribe to the Cape Gazette... call 645-7700. Reggie Dabbs to appear at Sussex rally Evangelist, saxophonist and motivational speaker Reggie Dabbs will present a rally at Sus- sex Tech High School in George- town on Saturday, March 15 at 7 p.m. Saxophonist David Scott will also appear. Admission is free. For more information, call Bob Banning at 628-3712. State spelling bee slated March 9 The 1997 Delaware State Spelling Bee will take place on Sunday, March 9, beginning at 1 p.m. in Wells Theater at Wesley College in Dover, according to Patricia Russell of DATE, the Delaware Association of Teachers of English/Language Arts. The bee is open to the public. The spelling bee will include students from grades 4 through 8. Judges for the event will include Jim Courtney, news director at WBOC-TV; Don Hood, editor of the Dover Post; B. Patricia Patter- son, director of teacher education at Wesley College, and Kim Quillen, a reporter and editor at the Delaware State News. The 4th grade contest will begin at 1 p.m.; 5th grade at 1:45 p.m.; 6th grade at 2:30 p.m.; 7th grade at 3:15 and 8th grade at 4 p.m. Del Tech Instructor receives fellowship The American Press Institute has honored Michael A. Mills, Com- munications Technology advisor/in- structor at Delaware Tech, with the Rollan D. Melton Fel- MILLS lowship for college level journalism educa- tors. Mills has been a member of the faculty for five years, and was nominated by the student staff of "The Script. The Sussex County flag license tag comes with stainless screws for easy mounting. Cape Gazette Salutes Sussex On the eve of the nation's 1976 bicentennial, Bill Scott, of Selbyville and Lewes, set out to create a flag for Sussex County, Delaware. The boundaries of the state's largest county as they exist today were finally established just a year before the thirteen colonies of England declared their independence in 1776. Through the following 200 years, Sussex County had no flag nor any real need for one. The design created by Scott includes elements related to the county's earliest European set- tlers: the Dutch who landed and established a community in the area of Lewes in the early and mid 1600s, and the English who later, under William Penn's guidance, confirmed that Detaware's southernmost county should be known as Sussex. Scott wrote the following background history for his design: "The flag of the Nether- lands since 1630 has been equally divided horizontal stripes of red, white and blue. The flag for the county has adapted this pattern but instead of equal distance the propor- tions of the colors are 1/4 red (on top), 1/2 white, and 1/4 blue. The sheaf of wheat comes from the fact that when Sussex County was under the jurisdiction of William Penn, he decreed that the Sussex County seal should be identified by the sheaf of wheat, Kent County by ears of corn, etc. Since flag design should be as simple as possible, the sheaf of wheat is superimposed on the horizontal Dutch colors, thereby making a colorful and easily recognizable flag." Scott's design was present- ed to Sussex County officials on Return Day in 1974. The Cape Gazette recently ran with Scott's design idea and has created a new license tag New Subscriber Special for the front of Delaware vehi- cles. The newspaper joined forces with Lewes's award-win- ning artist Connie Costigan and commissioned a new version of Scott's design with a little artis- tic license. Using a representa- tion from a stained glass win- dow in Groome Methodist Church in Lewes as her guide, Costigan drew a shock of stalks bending under the weight of mature wheat grains. Costi- gan's shock was then superim- posed on the Dutch colors to create the latest edition of the Sussex flag. This new version arrives at a time when Sussex County is focusing on the need to pre- serve its valuable farmland. The tag punctuates the histori- cal and contemporary impor- tance of agriculture to the Sus- sex community. The new Sussex County flag license tag is available free to new Cape Gazette subscribers or for the nominal fee of $3 for current subscribers. The tags are also available to non-sub- scribers at a cost of $10. The tags, metal with baked- on enamel paint to capture the vibrant colors of the Sussex County flag, come with a pair of stainless steel screws for easy mounting., IAPE--LGAZETT ]t The New Sussex County Flag License Tag New Subscriber Special Please sign me up for a one year's subscription to the Cape Gazette and send me a tag. CHECK ONE D S25 SUSSEX 0 S4o OUT-OF-COUNTY El S3o SNOWBIRD My Name My Address My Phone (My Second Address) Retum to: Cape Gazette, P.O. Box 213, Lewes, Delaware 19958 or call (302) 645-7700