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52 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, April 28 - May 4, 2000 University of Delaware to host Ag Day April 29 in Newark Students and faculty from the University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Re- sources are gearing up to welcome the community for the twenty- sixth annual Ag Day celebration, set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 29, on the grounds sur- rounding Townsend Hail on South College Avenue in Newark. Ag Day visitors will find plenty to see and do. Children can collect a free bal- loon, test their artistic talents with arts and crafts projects, hold a chick, pet animals and ride a pony. Adults and children alike can meet members of the UD equestri- an team, learn how to care for horses and riding equipment, take a bird-watching walk, visit a horse-shoer in action, learn about beekeeping, inspect some insects, see a sheep shearing, check out a dairy production display, how to track wildlife or catch a farm tour in a tractor-drawn wag- on. Bugs in your begonias? Grubs in your grass? Homeowners can find how to defeat these and other pests at the Master Gardeners booth, where these gardening ex- perts will answer questions. Master Gardeners will also share their concepts for the new Cooperative Extension Teaching Garden, a demonstration and dis- play they plan to construct outside the New Castle County Extension office in Newark. Bedding plants and vegetable seedlings grown by undergradu- ates for a plant science class will also be for sale. There will also be interesting and hard to find perennial plants available for purchase at the UD Botanic Gardens benefit plant sale in the Fischer Greenhouse from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local 4-H clubs will set up ex- hibits about their projects from environmental activities and sewing to photography and ani- mal care. Individual club projects will be judged and put on display. There will be a Guiding Paw to teach techniques for the han- demonstration from the 4-H club - dling and grooming of dogs and that raises puppies for later guide training. One club plans to sell gerani- ums that they have grown as a fundraising activity. The Delaware Agricultural Mu- seum and Village will set up a demonstration of old-fashioned coffee-grinding and the Delaware Humane Society will be on hand cats. Admission to Ag Day is free and open to the public, and free parking is available. Townsend Hall is located across from the Chrysler plant on South College Avenue in Newark, a mile north of Route 896 and 1-95. For more information, call 302- 831-1125. Balloons Continued from page 50 for your special occasion. "It is not a gift that you can touch, but it's a memory that no one can ever take away," she said. "If we don't do it, then I will make it up...I even had to go sing Happy Birth- day in Italian." Wilson shows up in costumes that range from a simple tuxedo to a police officer, nurse or "Far Out Fairy Godmother." She can be a leprechaun or Cupid, although she loves being a ballerina for chil- dren's parties. Deliveries can be G rated or they can be just slightly naughty with an R rating, depend- ing upon the request. She will travel to businesses,( homes, restaurants or virtually anywhere to sing to her cus- tomers. "I am always running around to local businesses surpns-'. ing people..I have had people so excited that they cried." A typical telegram costs about $65 and one client actually thought her "Arresting Officer" was really a police woman. The former spokes model sang her' first singing telegram on a bet. with a girlfriend and fell in iove with the work. ,r She especially loves entertain- ing at children's parties, saying she loves the chance to be a six- year-old for an hour. Shelikes to show up as a ballerina or a fairy princess, blow up balloons, paint. faces and play games. "It is just a really fun business," Wilson said. "Send a gift they will never forget. It is so memorable." , Wilson can be reached at 853-: 4576.