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14 - CAPE GAZETTE - Tuesday, April 15 - Thursday, April 17, 2008 Cape Region Week for the Animals activities abound Momentum is building for the inaugural Delaware Week for the Animals, scheduled to take place April 19-27, in communities across the state. Throughout the week, shelters, rescue groups and humane organ- izations will be hosting an array of animal-related events. Educators, students, businesses and citizens across Delaware are joining in as well, planning their own activities to celebrate and help the animals. Events include adoption fairs, spay/neuter awareness events, READ dog programs in libraries, an Afternoon for the Farm Animals, therapy dogs visiting in hospitals, salutes to canine mili- tary and police dogs, Helping Community Cats workshops, spe- cial programs at the zoo, blessings for the animals, free movies and fun-filled festival days for fami- lies to come and enjoy food, music and the animals. The week kicks off Saturday, April 19, with Party at the Pound at Kent County SPCA, Party for the Planet at the Brandywine Zoo, and a Spring Fling at the Georgetown SPCA shelter. The Eddie Shockley, left, and Sherman Ward ask if anyone has seen singer Peggy Raley, who was missing in action. Raley later appeared with them as the Eddie Sherman Show on Friday, April 4, at the Milton Theatre, along with a dozen other local acts. The fundraiser honored the late Kenny Martin, a Read Aloud volunteer. Kenny passed away. He really, really had a passion for reading," she said. Suzy'Kremer became a volun- teer with Read Aloud the year Martin died, but she said she got tO know him well. "Kenny was bigger than life. He never met a stranger. He loved practical jokes - you can imagine him being very good with kids. The kids used to call the men who read to them, 'Reader Man,' but with Kenny, it was the 'Book Dude,'" said Kremer. Each year Wal-Mart in Rehoboth Beach contributes to the children's charity. For more information, call 856-2527. Contact Kevin Spence at kspence @ capegazette, com. Milton Continued from page 13 era costumes. "I did two albums with Kenny. We recorded Sinatra-styled albums and did radio dramas too," said Barnes. "He worked with everybody that's here. "He had incredible range. He was very, very influential," Barnes said. Ann Gorin, Sussex County coordinator for Read Aloud Delaware, said Martin worked through the local Head Start pro- grams to share his love of reading. Gathering entertainers together has turned into a biannual tradi- tion, she said. "The whole event started when For more information please call 1-800-404-7080 Spring Fling in Georgetown is an afternoon of animal-friendly fun and educational exhibits. Features include a meet the vet booth, spring pet fashion show with prizes, demonstration for K-9 good citizen and a rally. There will also be a vote for the favorite shelter pet, face painting and a small petting zoo, plus a talk on pet therapy and information on preparing pets and families in dis- aster planning. For directions and to find out more, call 856-6361. Sunday, April 20, is the Animal Appreciation Day Spring Festival and Adoption Fair at Killens Pond State Park, in Felton, about 40 minutes north of Lewes. A high- light event for the Week for the Animals, this free family day will feature adoptable animals from shelters and rescue groups. Visitors can stroll by information booths and educational exhibits from state and national organiza- tions, including Best Friends Animal Society, Humane Society of the United States, Dogs Deserve Better-No Chains! and Alley Cat Allies. There will also be contests, pet- friendly vendors, kids' activities, music/live radio broadcast and great animal-friendly food. Best Friends' co-founder Gregory Castle is flying in to be a special guest of honor. Killens Pond State Park is locat- ed just off Route 13 between Harrington and Dover. The Animal Appreciation Day Spring Festival and Adoption Fair runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free and open to all. Alley Cat Allies founder and President Becky Robinson will present a free public program on Advocating For Feral Cats, 5:30- 6:45 p.m. with a reception at 6:45, at All Saints' Episcopal Church, 18 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach. A free Alley Cat Allies workshop on Helping Community Cats will be led by Elena Johnson at the same location from 7 to 8 p.m. Shelter Beautification Day is planned for Tuesday, April 22, and volunteers are needed to help out in a painting project at the Georgetown SPCA. For more details, contact Jerry Linkerhof at 856-6361. Meet L.E.A.P. will begin at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Faithful Friends Literacy Education Assistance Pups will be providing their special skills by helping struggling young readers. Bring the kids and enjoy the evening. Talk to current volunteers and learn how to get involved. Register at pettherapy@faithful- or by calling 302-427- 8514, Ext. 5. The Movies at Midway, north of Rehoboth Beach, will screen two free documentaries about ani- mals on Friday, April 25. "Fifteen Legs" will begin at 2 p.m.; the film describes the "rescUe rail- road" network of people who transport animals from high-kill shelters to safety and adoption in other states. At 3 p.m., "The Witness" tells the story of how a construction contractor from a tough Brooklyn neighborhood overcame his fear of animals to become an impas- sioned animal advocate. Also on April 25 will be a pres- entation and book signing by Gene Baur, author of "Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals 'and Food." Baur is the president and co- founder of Farm Sanctuary, an organization that rescues and cares for abused farm animals. The event will be held at 7 p.m., at Continued on page 15 l ,0% OFF your purchase of any ' FREE | Ir . Alutech Awning Products 'ltemote Control and Wind Sensor '1 With Coupo only. Not valid with other offers or discounts. III With Coupon only. Not valid with other offers I I Creation through the hands of God's people. Appreciating the talents of Local Artists including Students, Seniors and Prisoners The Lutheran Church of Our Savior 7 Bay Vista Road Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 Saturday, April 19th I PM to 4 PM Sunday, April 20th 1230PMto3 PM . Visit our website: Icosrehoboth.or or call us at 302-227-3066