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Miss Delaware 5K walk and run raises funds for charity On May 4, the Miss Delaware Scholarship Organization held a 5K Walk/Run for the benefit of the Supporting K.I.D.D.S. pro- gram and the Miss Delaware Scholarship Organization. The race featured 200 runners and walkers and raised $5,000 for the two organizations. The overall men&apos;s winner was Greg Watson with a time of 17:03; finishing first overall for the women was Kirsten Walther with a time of 18:39. Twenty-six different categories of winners were recognized in a variety of age groups. A complete list of winners and their times is avail- able at the Miss Delaware pageant Web sit at <www.missdelaware. org>. A part of the race proceeds will be used in the form of scholarship assistance made available to young Delaware women on June 10, when Miss Delaware 2000 is crowned in Rehoboth Beach. As part of the Miss America Organi- zation, the Miss Delaware Schol- arship Organization is part of the largest single source of women's scholarships in the world. Last year alone, the Miss America Or- ganization made available over $32 million in scholarship money to deserving young women. Proceeds will also be donated to the Supporting KTD.D.S. pro- gram. This is a nonprofit agency that provides support for children involved in death, divorce or sep- aration. The program provides a safe and caring environment for children and teenagers facing a significant loss. Proceeds raised will be used to purchase books, videos, games and activities that benefit grieving children. The 5K Walk/Run was organ- ized by Kama Boland, the reign- ing Miss Delaware 1999, and Jody Kelly, Miss Delaware 1998. Each year, the current Miss Delaware, along with the previ- ous year's winner, organizes a benefit race to support the Miss Delaware Scholarship Organiza- tion and the charity of her choice. +'As a volunteer for Supporting K.I.D.D.S. over the past four years, I have watched the count- less children who are going through the most trying times of their lives, greatly benefit from the support group setting," Boland said. "With over 200 run- ners and dozens of volunteers at the event, it was exciting for me to see so many people supporting a program I really believe in." For more information, contact Boland at 302-234-9808. Submitted photo Shown (l-r) race sponsor Craig Whitten, owner of Whitten's Fine Jewelry; race organizer Miss Delaware 1999, Kama Boland; men's overall race winner Greg Watson. Brinckmeyer named to high Lions post Lion Jack Brinckmeyer of the Rehoboth Beach Lions Club was re- cently elected vice district governor of District 22D at the multiple district con- ference in BRINCKMEYER Ocean City, Md. on June 3. Lion Brinckmeyer will serve under governor Lion Debbie Thompson of the Glas- gow Club. He will move into the gover- P.O. Box 406, Rehoboth Beach DE 19971. Also, the Midway Lions Club offers wheelchairs, walkers and crutches to lend out to those in need by calling 645-7429. If any- one has any of these items that are no longer needed, the Lions will put them to good use. The Midway Lions, who meet for a noon luncheon the first and third Mondays of the month at the Lamp Post Restaurant, are hold- ing a yard and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 10, on the green in the south area of Midway Shopping Center. All proceeds go to the blind and other local organizations. . _ ,.uJ,,Lt"tlYJ:L%"n- ,  r+t.t.rT.d a daily meal, annual physical and transportation costs. As volunteers, foster grandpar- ents serve at schools, Head Start and day care centers, mental health facilities, juvenile deten- tion centers, orthopedic units and residential/nonresidential treat- ment centers and shelters for abused and neglected children. For more information, call 856- 5262. Marine archaeology group sets talent search The Delaware Marine Archae- ology Society will hold a talent search for individuals with abili- ties in the following areas: at- norship in 2001-02. Foster grandparent chaeology, ...... history, artifact con- servatlon, arcnlvai research, puo- volunteers needed lic speaking, information sys- Mid.way Lions offer child The Foster Grandparent Pro- terns, scuba diving, marine opera- eyestght testing at center gram (FGP) is seeking low-in- tions, seamanship, communica- The Midway Lions Club is of- come senior volunteers, 60 and tions, logistics, remote sensing, fering MTI PhotoScreener, an in- older, to work with children with biology, microbiology, paleontol- novative vision testing procedure special needs, ogy, pathology, art, foreign lan- for children at Cape Region child Foster grdndparents receive a guages, fundraising and more. care centers. 11 I III III I I I I I I i i i I i One out of every 20 children between the ages of six months !  ii and five years has a serious eye | disorder, according to Prevent Blindness America. But most I .,I"I.,,,,.  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For more information, call 537- 5334. Selbyville library plans summer youth program A wide variety of summer ac- tivities for Seibyville youth will begin when a representative from the NASA visitor center at Wal- lops Flight Facility brings their living in space demonstration to the Selbyville Public Library at 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 20. The summer reading program starts the week of June 19 and participants will meet each week from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Thurs- 1re redeemable for prizes through- out the summer. Kids of all ages are invited to take part. A favorite annual activity, the murder mystery, will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, July 17, and a special Game Night will be instituted from 6:30 to 7:30 Monday nights from June 26 to July 31. Other special programs will are scheduled for the summer months, including backgammon, storytellers and visits from repre- sentatives of various organiza- tions, including the SPCA. For more information, call the library at 436-8195. .-.., NATIONAL ROSE MONTH Now is the perfect time to send someone you care about a gift of roses. With our abundant supply of roses, bouquets are a great value. Call or stop by our shop today to see the magnificent colors available for your floral gift. Cash & Carry Special Colored Roses $20.00 per .dozen Silk & Sands Florist 645-9891 1007 Kings Highway, Lewes Visit our website at: www.silkandsands.com