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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, April 5 - April 11, 1996 - 21 Lewes Flower Festival abloom with anticipation as logo unveiled By MichaelShort "It's not often done," said Susan Organizers of the Lewes Festi- val Of Gardens unveiled the offi- cial logo for the festival during a luncheon meeting March 29 at the Lighthouse Restaurant. Done in vibrant colors against a white backdrop, the logo for this year's festival features red roses, yellow daffodils, white daisies and a yellow sunflower. Organizers and garden owners said that plans for the festival are beginning to bloom. Among the special plans for the June 15 festi- val are the announcement by the Lewes Post Office that it will is- sue a special commemorative can- cellation on the day of the Festival of Gardens. There is no charge for the can- cellation, which will bear the offi- cial logo of the Festival of Gar- dens. The cancellation is a one- day only offer which can be placed on postcards or other mem- orabilia to provide patrons with a lasting souvenir of the event. I McQueen Continued from page 20 She painted the interior of her newly built home and she likes to babysit for a local couple to give them time to enjoy a night away from home. "I like people." Davis praises her friend's "will- ingness to do anything for any- Simmons of The Planning Facto- ry, which is helping organize this year's event. "It's really quite an honor.." "The Garden Spot of the Seashore" has been chosen as the slogan for the Lewes Chamber of Commerce event. The chair for the Festival of Gardens is Christo- pher Valenti of J.B. Landscaping. The Festival was formerly known as the Zwaanendael Her- itage Garden Tour. Plans are pro- ceeding very well and a number of sponsors have already come for- ward, according to organizers. "This is probably the most ex- citing thing I've been involved in," said Valenti. An estimated 8,000 people are expected to en- joy 15 gardens, Vendors, exhibits, food, balloon artists, possible teth- er balloon rides, raffle prizes, chil- dren's activities, professionally landscaped "Idea Gardens" and other events. "There is so much going on," body... She sells tickets to any worthy cause. It's always some- thing." McQueen has lived in Re- hoboth Beach for 31 years and says she is flattered, but a bit em- barrassed by all the attention she is receiving. "I was very surprised and honored that a friend thought that much of me," she said of Davis' nomination. "McQueen, along with many older Americans Michael Short photo Efforts to develop the Lewes Festival of Gardens continue to grow and bear fruit. The Festi- val, which was formerly known as the Zwaanendael Heritage Garden Tour, is planned for June 15. Garden owners and members of the festival committee gathered on March 29 to hear the latest festival plans. Shown from left are: John Brown, James Monihan of Beebe Medical Center, Mary Galbraith, Sally Hastings, Ruth Brown, Linda Fischer, Pat Torelli Fran Scacheri, Festival Chairman Chris Valenti, Gary Armstrong, Bobbie Ranney, Wally Hudson, Ernestine Armstrong, Donald Durost, president of Lewes Chamber of Commerce, Cher Przelomski, president of The Planning Factory, JoAnne LaMere, executive director of the Lewes Chamber of Commerce and Jerry Torelli. said Cher Przelomski, the presi- which is based in Wilmington. course, is going to be sunshine," dent of The Planning Factory, "The day of the event, of are not letting age get in the way terrific platform to recognize se- of contributing their talents, ener- nior citizens' contributions to so- gy and experience for everyone's ciety. The thousands of nomina- benefit," according to a letter from tions we received demonstrate Loren Chick of Edelman, a public that seniors across the country are relations firm which works with making a difference in their com- Kentucky Fried Chicken. Chick munities," according to Keith notes that senior citizens "often Chambers, chairman of the KFC get a bad rap, stereotyped as frail, National Cooperative Advertising inactive or needy." Program Inc. "The Colonel's Way Award is a She has two daughters, six added Przelomski. grandchildren and a great grand- daughter. In her spare time, she enjoys quilting and cruise ship travel. But one of her favorite pas- times is walking on the Rehoboth Boardwalk. "I love to look at the men," she said. But McQueen already had a gentleman friend named Paul Rig- gs. "My gentleman friend says I am a special lady," she says shyly. 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