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,T Punkin Chunkin to remain By Jim Westhoff During its May meeting, the World Championship Punkin Chunkin Association announced competition will return to the William and Betty Hurdle farm for at least one more year. The site is located at the inter- section of Hollyville and Harmo- ny Cemetery roads. In addition, members decided to stage a concert featuring a country star on the Friday night of the championship. President Frank Shade said he was pleased that they will return to the Hurdle farm. "That's where we've been since '98," he said. In order to properly stage a competi- tion, Punkin Chunkin needs about 400-500 acres. "Sussex County [officials] have been working for the past year to come up with a way to keep the event in Sussex County," Shade said. There is no word for a 2006 site yet, Shade said. For the first time, Punkin Chunkin plans to have a major musical act perform the Friday before the pumpkin-hurling tour- nament. The association members voted to allocate $50,000 to pay for an act. "I will suggest that we can break even or maybe make a dol- lar on this," Shade said. With the production costs and FRANK SHADE rain insurance, Shade estimated that they would need to sell about 2,500 tickets to break even. "And we put 8,000 to 12,000 on the field on a Saturday," Shade said. The acts they were dis- cussing are Gretchen Wilson, Trace Adkins, and Diamond Rio. Shade said Willie Nelson and Charlie Daniels are all too expen- sive, costing somewhere about $1 million. The trustees will have a phone tally before they make the final pick of an artist. The event will be held in the field and spec- tators can bring their own lawn chairs. In other Punkin Chunkin news, a team from England plans to compete in the event. Organiz- ers are not sure ff the English team will build its machine here or ship it from England. In addi- tion, the team may be followed by a crew from The Learning Chan- nel television network. Carper Continued from page 4 just two examples that an inexpe- rienced buyer may not look for. "Most Will spend $100,000 to $400,000 for a house," he added. With the cost of a home inspec- tion running from $300 - $600, the relatively nominal fee is well worth it, he said. In Delaware, there is no licensing tool for home inspectors. He told audience members to make sure their home inspector is affiliated with the American Society of Home In- spectors. In choosing a home, said attor- ney Bonnie Benson, zoning needs to be addressed, especially if a homebuyer has commercial inter- ests. CAPE GAZETTE, Tuesday, May 10 - May 12, 2005 - 5 "Make sure that if you are plan- ning on using your home for a day-care, for instance, the zoning and restrictions don't prohibit you from using your dream house." From title searches to insurance and warranties, she examined a homebuyer's legal needs. Cur- rently there is no warranty for pre- existing homes in Delaware, she said. With more than 120 closings or more a month and a staff of 12, Benson encouraged the audience to call her Camden or Lewes of- fice before signing anything. Fi- nally, she said, her office will dole out all payments to contractors and service providers during the settlement process. The senator then entered the pulpit-turned-staging area for those seeking home-purchasing knowledge. "It takes part of a village to help us become homeowners," said the senator. After presenting an award to Gall Jones, one of the organiza- tion's first homeowners, he told the Cape Gazette that "there are a lot of people in church who own homes, but more that don't." Carper said, at first, his mother wished him to bec9me a minister, but that was only part of the rea- son he encourages Christian fol- lowers to own property. More im- portantly than one's religious af- filiation, said Carper, a Protestant, was the common bond unifying potential homeowners. "Whether you're Protestant, Jewish, Hindu or Muslim," said the senator, "we all have a common bond: to help people less fortunate than our- selves." The University Series Large ColorPrint Mirror 14.5'V x 25.5"H $225.00 Large ColorPrint Picture 14.75"W x 9.5"H $125.00 Large ColorPrint Desk Box 13.5'%V x 8.5"H x 2.5"D $225.00 Medium Pen & Ink Mirror Mini ColorPrint Mirror 11.5'7 x 24"H $145.00 7.25'%V x 16.5"H $65.00 Medium Pen & Ink Picture Mini ColorPrint Picture 12'"V x 10"H .$100.00 8.25'7 x 7.25"H $45.00 Medium Pen & Ink Desk Box ll'%V x 9"H x 2.5"D $145.00 ColorPrint Desk Clock 7'%V x 8"H x 2"D $175.00 ColorPrint Glass Paperweight 4.5'%V x Y'H $40.00 /:00iiiiiii00: ...................... ;2 f:iiiiii!iii iiiiii:!il Glass ColorPrint Photo Frame 8.5"ff x 10"H $75.00 Over 2000 colleges available immediately. Almost every 4-year college available. M,iedical and Law schools too. Established 1977 25 Baltimore Avenue Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971 302-227-8331 800-225-8331 www. woodenindianlWL com Monday-Saturday 10-5 Sunday 11-5 Personalization available on all the above products for an additional $10