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12- cAPE GJZ'ETT." - Tuesday, June 5 ' Thursday, June 7, 2007 Canalfront C, ontinued from page 11 land parcels that have sustained environmental degradation. "I was a mayor of Rehoboth Beach and I was always jealous of Lewes," said Hughes of the way city residents pulled together to make the park hap- pen. Castle said Lewes' leaders and residents have a talent for focusing on what they want to achieve and being unrelenting. "I'm going to tell you how Lewes works. I don't know anybody who does a better job of lobbying," said Castle. He said the park represent- ed the beginning of, one of the "great, improved greenways the state is going to see." Castle said Minner and Hughes have always shown great vision in working to retain open space in the state. "We may be a small state but we're the eighth most crowded state in the country," Castle said. Minner said the park, with its native plantings, state of the art stormwater management system and green design, is an example of what's involved in creating a livable Delaware. "How many of you were here eight or 10 years ago and are saying, 'It was a polluted site. I can't believe it could be done,'" said Minner. Following the opening the public roamed the park - reminded to remain on the walkways to give recently planted grass an opportunity to grow. "I think it's fabulous. We waited a long time and we're very appreciative of the efforts that went into it. I'm particularly happy for our grandchildren who will inherit it someday," said Pilottown Village resi- dent Helga Gayowski. Joan Scone lives in Pennsylvania, also has a home in Lewes, and she's watched the park progress. "It's really something to look forward to. I, too, have grandchildren and I'm anxious to bring them down so they can enjoy it," Scone said. Matt Frawley and son Daniel, 7, of Wilmington, rode their bicycles across the canal bridge from the Nebraska Avenue home they're staying in to attend the park opening. "From what I see it's gorgeous. It's going to be a great place for families to bring their children and a great attraction for Lewes," said Matt. Contact Henry J. Evans Jr. at hevans @ capeg azette, com. Above, Gov. Ruth Ann Minner speaks about the persistence of Lewes officials and the park committee to get the Lewes Canalfront Park project off the ground. Above left, Mark Steele, second from left, owner of Caf Azaf/-an in Lewes, and Azafran manager Kelly Sharp, left, provides some of the treats for Taste of Lewes, an annual eventn held June 3 to benefit the Lewes Canalfront Park. More photos will appear in the Friday, June 8, edition. 00LLUM I NATI O NS Landscape Lighting, LLC Design Installation * Service Call Today For a Free Demo 302-226-9700 Zllumi nation-LLCOcomcast, net Something blocking your career path? If you have great people skills, WSFS Bank could be an excellent destination. We're hiring Customer Service Representatives/Tellers who aq; looking for competitive pay, paid time off (PTO), an extensive training program, and tuition reimbursement. - Visit the WSFS Rehoboth banking office at 19335 Coastal Highway in Rehoboth Beach, Wednesday, June 6, from noon till 5 p.m. Bring your resume and come prepared to talk to a WSFS Associate-- or visit wm=s00 2007 Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB. An equal opportunity employer.