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IIIl|lll|l~lllllll~ 58 FRIDAY, MAY 13 - MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011 fl Cape Gazette Ekelund named volunteer of year f By Laura B. Walter Iwalter@capegazette.com Milton Historical Society ce.le- brated a banner year and hon- ored its many accomplishments and the hard work of its volun- teers at its fifth annual dinner April 30. More than 100 people attended the home-style fried-chicken "friendraiser" dinner at Milton Fire Hall. "It's a time when we get together with folks we haven't seen all year," said socie- ty Executive Director Melinda Huff. Huff said the society fulf'tlled its endowment challenge, raising $150,000, a sum that was matched by Tom Draper, for a to- tal of $300,000. Huff said finan- cial growth from this fund will support Milton Historical Soci- ety operations well into the fu- ture, With a volunteer corps of 77 people, Milton Historical So- ciety thrives on community in- volvement. Director of Visitor Services Patti Nicholson thanked every- one. "Whatever you do, we are very grateful for your time and treasures," she said. The society honored Lynn Ekelund as Volunteer of the Year for her steadfast help during busy times and last-minute emergencies. LAURA B. WALTER PHOTOS MILTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S Patti Nicholson, left, and executive director Melinda Huff, right, named a very humble Lynn Ekelund 2010 Volunteer of the Year. Ekelund is one of the society's 77 volunteers. "She's so proud of being a vol- and Jack Bushey, who will serve unteer, and that means so much six-year terms. to me," Huff said. The pride of She also outlined the society's volunteers gives everyone's future plans, saying the society work more meaning, she said. hopes to enhance its role in the "I was just so happy to help," community, adopt new technolo- said Ekelund, who said it felt gies as patrons become more wonderful to be honored. "I'll be tech savvy, become known for in on Wednesday." high standards of preservation Milton Fire Department re- and interpretation, promote Ceivedthe Community Partner strong governance and manage- Award. ment and develop financial Huff welcomed new board of strength. trustees members Kevin Kelly More than 10,000 people visit- Treasurer and Saf Award for Milton Annual Dinner. Pat nity support. ed the museu 50,000 unique viewed the wq toricmilton.org. Milton's mus ing collection o ty Officer Denny Hughes accepted the Community Partner ire Department Inc., which hosted Milton Historical Society's i Nicholson said the society could not operate without commu- rl in 2010, and virtual visitors bsite www.his- ,.um has a grow- artifacts. On dis- play at the Lyd a Black Cannon Museum is C tain Conwell's Milton, presei ting life in late 19th-century M lton from a ship captain's point bfview. The Milton tJtistorical Society is also embarking on an in-depth ae button-cutting Humanities Fo- s Milton to part- University of tdy the local in- raried methods, project about industry. A Delawar( rum grant allo~ ner with the Delaware to st dustry using from oral storytelling to develop- ing detailed, global positioning system maps. This summer, people can en- joy a walking and brewery tour of Milton and the Dogfish Head Brewery. There will be special walking expeditions in town for children to see artifacts and architecture. In 2010, all of Milton's public school students from first- through fifth-grade visited the Lydia Black Cannon Musemn. "Our school programs are flourishing," Huff said. For the Milton Historical Soci- ety's full calendar of events, call 302-684-1010 or visit www.his- toricmilton.oi'g. any people join clubs for many dif- ferent reasons; some enroll with the intent to help them socialize and meet new people, while oth- -ers might join a club as a vehicle to give a contribution back to their community. And we can't forget that if people believe in a cause, they may start a new club for that specific need. Right about now, I'm thinking of starting my own club. It's called the Throw in the Towel Club. Oh, it has nothing to do with the downward slide of the econ- omy today or the high price of. gasoline or even the fact that you have to wait all day on hold to actually speak to a service person on the telephone. Normally, I have to have those telephone menu options read back to me by the computer voice at least three times and then I still can't find the right category. But I think there are those kinds of clubs that deal with spe- cific issues outlined above; how- ever I've heard there is a waiting list to ioin them that is longer than the number of used purses on Craig's List. No, the Throw in the Towel Club is more about when it rains, it pours stuff, give me a break stuff and just back the car over me now stuff. For example, say you have a catastrophic event; it could be physical or cosmetic in appear- AFTER MONTHS OF INDECISION, TRYING TO HI GROWTHS ON YOUR BODY AND DRESSING IN I YOU FINALLY HAVE THIS THING REMOVED. ance, like you wake up one day This involve, and you have this enormous being uncomfo growth that is sticking out of where you haw your head. This thing represents those faces on; almost another head or a gigan- measure your I tic goiter in appearance, point- all the heaithca ing directly out of your neck. has to do is loo It's scary, not only because it is listen to your s there, but it could be used as a But toward direct conductor for a bolt of treatment, just lightning. In fact that might be is safe to go int how you got the dam thing in notice a large t the first place; of course you near your righ! were too busy to notice the thing you can't flashing light and the bum down torch, which [] your back. hobble around Okay, stuffhappens. After are at least 10 t months of indecision, trying to just so you can hide various growths on your night. After aw body and &essing in high col- start to point h lars, you finally have this thing tions so you lo removed, jester. )E VARIOUS IGH COLLARS, a high degree of table; you know, to pick out chart, just to ain score, when e professional : at your face and :reams. e end of your hen you think it ) the water, you mion crop up big toe. This kill with a blow- eans you have to with shoes that rues your size, iget them offat file your shoes opposite direc- ,k like a court It doesia't to be abunion; it can be something as simple as J a sty that droops out above your eye socket like an extra bladder. The mere sight of this thing makes other people, who aren't even pregnant, come down with moming sickness. What I'm alluding to here is that once you've had a difficult illness and endured all the com- plications and side effects of the beast, it iust doesn't seem fair to be sidelined by a some minor physical complaint, such as a pa- per cut, that causes more pain and embarrassment than that ugly goiter. And now you are obsessed with being sidelined by tight shoes and hourly runs to the pharmacy. It just seems like you should get a pass at some time in life. Let someone else take the wheel for awhile. I guess the only thing to do is to put those used towels up for sale on the internet.