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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, June 4 - June 10, 2004 - 67 Tara Lytle photo Strawberry Fest serves up berry good time The Third Annual Strawberry Festival and Craft Fair was held May 29 at Mary, Mother of Peace Catholic Church in Oak Orchard. Organized by the church's auxiliary Columbiettes, the event featured a variety of arts and crafts from local arti- sans, such as knitted afghans, handmade jewelry, quilts, can- dies, hand-painted glassware and other items. The Columbi- ettes also served hot dogs, chili, soda and strawberry short- cake. The event's finale was the raffle, which was drawn at 2:30 p.m. First prize, $1,000, was won by J. Marsh; second prize $500, was won by Doreen Matt; and third prize, a family pic- nic cooler filled with items such as various food, toys, candy, candles and other assorted goodies, was won by Jack Paul. Shown above, Columbiettes Carolyn Stepsis, left, and Louise Malerba serve up homemade strawberry shortcake at the Third Annual Strawberry Festival and Craft Fair. Annual LHS Strawberry The Lewes Historical Society (LHS) will host its annual Strawberry Festival for members,Sunday, June 6, at the historical complex located at Shipcar- penter and Third streets. This will be the 17th year for the event which brings young and old together to celebrate the city's historical treasures. LHS member Nina Patchell organized the first strawberry shortcake get-together as a way of show- casing the diversity of the organizations members. Champagne has now been added to the festivities to compliment red, luscious strawberries. Entertainment for the event, which takes place un- der the canopy of graceful oak trees on the complex, will be provided by local musician Bill Earl. High- lights of this year's festival include honoring George and Jane Gibson, Jim Macintire and Jim Roberts who have each been with the organization for 20 years. A special event will take place at 3 p.m. as Russ McCabe, manager for Delaware Public Festival on tap June 6 ,rchives, unveils a Delaware Historical Marker for Dr. Hiram Rodney Burton.According to information gathered by LHS member and Lewes City Council- woman Barbara Vaughan, Burton was born in Lewes in 1841. After medical school, he returned to Lewes as a family physician. In 1890 he was appointed as- sistant surgeon for the U.S. Marine Hospital Service. Burton was elected to Congress in 1904. The Hiram Burton House is located on the grounds of the historical complex. Last year, more than 125 LHS members participated in the festival, said Con- nie Benko, who chairs this year's event. The organi- zation has approximatley 800 members, many who live outside of Lewes, she said. Individuals interested in joining the Lewes Histor- ical Society can call 645-7670 or visit www.histori- clewes.org. In the event of rain, the festival will be moved to St. Peters Episcopal church at Second and Market. MAIDS TO ......... 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Organized by the church's auxiliary Columbiettes, the event featured a variety of arts and crafts from local arti- sans, such as knitted afghans, handmade jewelry, quilts, can- dies, hand-painted glassware and other items. The Columbi- ettes also served hot dogs, chili, soda and strawberry short- cake. The event's finale was the raffle, which was drawn at 2:30 p.m. First prize, $1,000, was won by J. Marsh; second prize $500, was won by Doreen Matt; and third prize, a family pic- nic cooler filled with items such as various food, toys, candy, candles and other assorted goodies, was won by Jack Paul. Shown above, Columbiettes Carolyn Stepsis, left, and Louise Malerba serve up homemade strawberry shortcake at the Third Annual Strawberry Festival and Craft Fair. Annual LHS Strawberry The Lewes Historical Society (LHS) will host its annual Strawberry Festival for members,Sunday, June 6, at the historical complex located at Shipcar- penter and Third streets. This will be the 17th year for the event which brings young and old together to celebrate the city's historical treasures. LHS member Nina Patchell organized the first strawberry shortcake get-together as a way of show- casing the diversity of the organizations members. Champagne has now been added to the festivities to compliment red, luscious strawberries. Entertainment for the event, which takes place un- der the canopy of graceful oak trees on the complex, will be provided by local musician Bill Earl. High- lights of this year's festival include honoring George and Jane Gibson, Jim Macintire and Jim Roberts who have each been with the organization for 20 years. A special event will take place at 3 p.m. as Russ McCabe, manager for Delaware Public Festival on tap June 6 ,rchives, unveils a Delaware Historical Marker for Dr. Hiram Rodney Burton.According to information gathered by LHS member and Lewes City Council- woman Barbara Vaughan, Burton was born in Lewes in 1841. After medical school, he returned to Lewes as a family physician. In 1890 he was appointed as- sistant surgeon for the U.S. Marine Hospital Service. Burton was elected to Congress in 1904. The Hiram Burton House is located on the grounds of the historical complex. Last year, more than 125 LHS members participated in the festival, said Con- nie Benko, who chairs this year's event. The organi- zation has approximatley 800 members, many who live outside of Lewes, she said. Individuals interested in joining the Lewes Histor- ical Society can call 645-7670 or visit www.histori- clewes.org. In the event of rain, the festival will be moved to St. Peters Episcopal church at Second and Market. MAIDS TO ......... 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