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16 - CAPE G, Friday, April 21 - April 27, 1995 CAPE LIFE Up, up and away! Hundreds flock to Cape The Lewes Chamber of Com- merce has announced winners in the 27th Annual Great Delaware Kite Festival held April 14 at Cape Henlopen State Park: Children, store bought: Mor- gan Statdem, age 6, Lewes, first place; doey Sanders, age 11, Burke, Va., second place; Meghan Farry, age 5, Manassas, Va., third. Children, prettiest homemade: Megan Schau, age 9, Millsboro, first place; Erin Curran, age 12, Virginia, second place; Meghan Curran, age 10, Virginia, third place. Children, most unusual home- made: Kayla Ulrich, age. 12, Lewes, first place; Matthew Givens, age 12, Seaford, second place ; Katie Jay, age 10, Md., third. Teen, store bought: Robed Warrington, age 14, Rehoboth Beach, first place; Autumn Bamett, age 14, Fredburg, Pa., second place; Amber Abele, age 13, Lan- caster, Pa., third place. Adult, store bought: Ed Spencer, Madow, N.J., first place; William Campion Sr., Bedin, Md., second place; Gay 81iss, Mills- bore, third place. Adult, prettiest homemade: Peter Rondeau, New Oxford, Pa., first; Robert Baublitz, Newtown, Pa., second; Felix Cartagena, Newark, third place. Adult, most unusual home- made: Bill Benefer, Philadelphia, first place; Doug Kegedse, Feast- erville, Pa., second place; Michael Dallmer, Philadelphia, third place. Special Class Awards Smallest kite: Barbara Williams, Long Neck. Largest kite: Michael Dallmer, Philadelphia. State Park for Kite Angle Moon plotoo Four-year-old Zaeh Pineus and his dad, Bill, both from Wilmington, watched their kite soar last Friday. Best All Around Gene Bookhammer Award: Peter Ron- deau, New Oxford, Pa. Most senior flyer: Ed Spencer, Madow, N.J., age 64 years. Youngest flyer: Stella Seibert, Milford, age 21 months. Highest kite: Bob Baablitz, Newtown, Pa. Honorable mention: Morgan Stathem, Lewes, age 6, and Jere- my Wardngton, Rehoboth Beach, age 12. Open individual ballet: Jeff Rivers, Newark, first; Chuck Con- nor, Valle Boyz, Pa., second; Joe Brown, Valle Beyz, Pa., third. Furthest traveled: Edward Bird, Lewes and Uverpool, England. Novice Individual precision: Jim Coil, Cambridge, Md., first; Edward Bird, Lewes and Liverpool, second; Jon Schimkatis, Dover, third. stival Four-year-old Bethany Kauffman of Rehoboth Beach had her own Httle kite. Kim Stanley, left, and Loni Heckler, both visiting from Pennsylvania walk through the giant kite flown by Rehoboth Sport and Kite Co. (pictured airborne below in foreground). {! ..... {. {{{ { g b i!iii!i:iiiiiiiill All sorts of shapes and sizes of kites filled the sky at Cape Henlopen State Park. Different strokes fcr different folks Over the Easter weekend, I took a ride on the ferry that goes from Lewes to Cape May. Now, I'm not a lover of boats and because I spend 90 percent of my time in a car, I really enjoyed the idea of being able to bring that powerful V-8 engine with me. It made the trip easier knowing that I did not have to depend on a life boat in case of an emergency. I could simply start my engine and drive away. In fact, I parked next to a car that looked like it had floated across the bay a couple of times. The front end was dented, e back had a broken tail light and there was some kind of green liquid oozing from the bottom. It was comforting. Now some people set out on a ferry voyage anticipating the joy of sitting on the deck, with the sea breeze blowing through their hair AROUNDT0WN Nancy Katz and the warm sun beating on their faces as they take in the visual: images offered up by the ocean and listen to the circling sea gulls. I believe there were three people in this category. You see, taking the ferry means different things for different peo- ple. Not everyone views traveling the same way. For instance, on this trip there was definitely a group for whom the ferry seemed to be kind of a floating mall. They arrived wearing warm-up suits and jogging shoes. They never sat down, instead preferring to walk the whole trip. The walked back and forth, up and down, in and out, over and under things. They paced and walked as if they were looking for that store with the going Out of business sale. They jiggled changeJ their pockets and checked their watches. I knew they were happy though, because at the end of the voyage a few of them had acclimated themselves so they were able to take over the announcing system and page each other to meet at the information booth. And there was another group that brought their children for a learning experience. You could tell this because as soon as they set foot on the ferry, they let go of the children and never saw them again. I believe it was meant to be some kind of floating survival Dennis The Menace course. Adults eagerly disappeared once they left their toddlers next to the netting that opened up to the ocean or signs that said, "Danger." And there are a lot of challenges for unattended children on ferries, such as deflating life jackets and removing the blocks that keep the cars from rolling offthe dock. The adults were tough, though. No amount of screaming, yelling or stampeding tore them away from their French fries. Now, there is no music on the ferry. This is in deference to the group that looks upon the ferry ride as just one more gourmet experience. For if you have music, you will not be able to hear, "Number 55, you're order is ready." The reminder for number 55 to pick up their order will have to be repeated at least 100 times before docking. Each announcement being loud- er than the one before and capable of muffling any cries of, "Man Overboard." But, I think the people who have the most fun are those who never get out of their cars period. It's like one long traffic light for them. And they have the added benefit of being prepared for any car-jack- ing or high speed chase. Whatever your reason, whatever your preference, you should take a ride on the ferry. It's a good time, even if you just sit outside on the dock and watch the world go by.