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18 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, June 2 - June 8, 1995 CAPE LIFE Winona Ryder benefit raises funds for House of Ruth Approxin/tely 200 guests descended upon the Rehoboth Beach home of Dr. James D'Orta Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, help- ing to raise an estimated $50,000 for The House of Ruth, a shelter for battered women and children, and hoping for a glimpse of film star Winona Ryder and her boyfriend, David Pirner, lead singer of Soul Asylum. While Ryder declined the press's request for pho- tographs and an interview, she was introduced to a num- ber of local attendees, includ- ing (top right, L to r.) Susan Krick, owner of the Summer House restaurant; Steve Elkins, president of CAMP Rehoboth, and 37th District Pep. John Schroeder and his wife Sue, shown in one of the large outdoor tents. Also shown (eentor right) are Sus- sex County Councilman George Cole and wife Gerri and host Dr. D'Orta (below left) talking to invited guests. Ryder slipped out of the party with Pirner to have dinner at the Blue Moon Restaurant, arriving in a champagne colored stretch limousine. D'Orta said he would like to see a House of Ruth estab- lished in Delmarva as well as in Baltimore and Washing- ton. Donations may be sent to House of Ruth, 2201 Argonne Dr., Baltimore, MD, 2121& Tdsh Vernon photos Rehoboth's Metropolitan Church establishes fund for new community center The Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) of Rehoboth Beach has established a Commu- nity Center Building Fund in memory of Jeffrey D. Goeringer, one of the founding members of the church, who died on April 19, 1994. The fund will be used to acquire a building for use as a community center as well as a permanent home for the MCC congregation, which now worships each Sunday morning at the Renegade on Route 1, Rehohoth Beach. The church was formed to meet the spiritual needs of the resort's growing gay and lesbian population, however, everyone is welcome to join. David Patterson, MCC lay pas- tor, said "The building is in mem- ory of our dear brother Jeff Goeringer and is dedicated to the glory of God. This is how Jeff would have wanted it to be - his love and service to the community is what prompted the leadership to embrace the idea of a community center rather than a strict church building. Jeff's memory and our community are best served in this capacity." The building will be used for worship services and outreach programs. In addition, the leader- ship will make the building avail- able for any service organization in the entire community that may benefit by use of the facility. The Jeffrey D. Goeringer Memorial Building Fund has been Continued on page 20 Warren receives service award Anthony Warren of Mills- boro, a charter member of the Metropolitan Community Church of Rehoboth Beach, was presented with the Bud Clements Service Award at Easter Sunday services. The award is presented to members of the church who display qualities of sacrifice that Jesus Christ displayed during His life and ministry before the Resurrection, said David L. Patterson, lay pastor, adding "To help your brothers and sisters is truly a wonderful thing." The award was named in memory of Andy "Bud" Clements, a charter member who died in 1994. Clements was a member of various service organizations, such as Lewes-Rehoboth Meals on Wheels and the Sus- sex County AIDS Committee to name a few. "Anthony is a person much like this. He acts as greeter at our church, makes people feel welcome and introduces them to members and other visitors alike. If anything needs to be done, he will gladly work toward completing the tasks," Patterson said. Nothing hanging out, nothing hanging in There is an entire population (me) who finds it difficult to go to the beach right now. It's that bathing suit thing. Or, to put it another way, it is time for some of us to pay the piper. You eat one lousy cheeseburger sometime around February and by June when you put on that bathing suit, you look like the before pictures of Oprah in the National Enquirer. If they measured fat instead of DNA, I would be sitting in O.J.'s seat today. Since it would look too obvious if I wore a long coat, I arrived at the beach the other day in a pair of shorts, a T-shirt and legs so white I could have been mistaken for a chalk outline at a homicide scene. I rationalized it didn't matter any- way, since my idea of swimming is to stick that one big toe in the water and get out as quickly as AROUNDT0WN Nancy Katz possible. The problem with actu- ally going into the ocean is that you can get wet. And then you've got all kinds of stuff living in there doing God knows what. Everyone knows that underwater creatures such as shrimp, sea urchins, crabs and lobsters spend all their time watching TV shows like Melrose Place and 90210. So you can't pre- dict what's on their minsd when they attach themselves to you. And then you've got all those things that should be under a microscope in a serology lab float- ing on top. Hey, have I ruined it for anyone yet? Anyway, while I was sitting with my fanny molded to the beach chair, a blanket draped over my torso and a kite, just in case, plastered to my head, I had a chance to observe what other peo- ple were wearing at the beach. For instance, there were several young women wearing what they call a "thong" bathing suit. This is a very interesting piece of string that is worn as the bottom part of the bathing suit. The problem is that some part of this thong bathing suit disappears into the body. Don't ask where. There are some things you do not want to know. You see, I think what happens is when you try this bathing suit on in the store, you can't get that piece out of your body, so you have to buy the bathing suit and wear it for life. It's sort of like if you got something caught in your teeth and you're too embarrassed to reach for it in front of everyone. You can tell this because most of the people wearing a thong walk continuously up and down the beach, I suppose trying to dislodge this in a tactful way. There is male version of this suit that happens by accident. It's when a guy has completed his masters degree from any one of the Recliner And Remote Control Institutes. His friends usually give him a Speedo bathing suit as a gift. If he can get it over his knees and under his stomach, it will instantly turn into a thong. But perhaps, my favorite bathing suit was worn by the lady next to me. It was from the Bathing Suit Hall of Fame in Columbus, Ohio. The suit was a two piece with the bottom the length of Bermuda shorts. Usual- ly a paisley print, preferably blue with tiny flowers. The top had everything built in. Simple. Sen- sible. Nothing hanging out and nothing hanging in. It was the kind of bathing suit that June Cleaver would have been proud to have worn. I know because I still have one of these bathing suits. If fact, my children are still laughing over it. Hey, at least I don't have to walk the beach.