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22 - CAPE GAZETI, Friday, June 19 - June 25, 1998 Dewey Lions set appreciation day Dewey Beach Lions Club train conductor Bill Torney, on left, and passenger Bill Zolper are getting ready for the Dewey Beach Lions Club Community Appreciation Day on Saturday, June 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the John Waples Memorial Playground at the west end of McKinley Street. Free train rides for children are just a sampling of activities slated for the first-ever event. Other highlights will include a moonwalk; performances by the Cape Henlopen High School jazz band and the Channel Surfers; a surfboard raffle by Dewey Beach Surf &amp; Sport; a Chinese raffle with prizes do- nated from local businesses; face painting and balloons by "Peaches" the clown; and hot dogs, pizza and sodas. Dewey Beach Mayor Bob Frederick will be the target in a dunking booth at high noon, while other targets for the day will in- elude Dewey Beach Lifeguard Captain Todd Fritchman, Re- hoboth Elementary School Assistant Principal Mary Walker and Wayne Steele, Rehoboth Elementary School's former act- ing assistant principal. The Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company will also have one of its fire engines on hand during the event. In addition, The Waterfront Restaurant is offering permit-free parking for the event. Proceeds from the event will be used to help purchase an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) for the Dewey Beach Patrol. Rain date for Community Apprecia- tion Day is Sunday, June 21. Book collector to address Lewes Historical Society meeting June 26 Noted expert on Delaware books and ephemera, John Reid of Bear, will be the featured speaker at the Friday, June 26, an- nual meeting of the Friends of the Lewes Public Li- brary. The meeting be- gins at 7:30 p.m. in the li- brary com- REID munity meet- ing room on Adams Street off Kings Highway in Lewes. Reid, a retired engineer who was involved in the design of some of the first commercial com- puters, is editor and publisher of "Collecting Delaware Books," a quarterly newsletter about old books and their authors, local col- lections and book auction prices. According to Reid, "I believe no other state is as interested in its history as Delaware. Things such as pottery, furniture or silver are usually objects of history collec- tors in other states, but because Delaware had little pottery, its im- portant furniture is expensive and most of the historic silver is in col- lections or museums, so it's un- derstandable why books and his- toric accounts have become the focus of many people here." Among his more than 1,000 ti- tles are many rare or highly desir- able books such as Scharf's "His- tory of Delaware," written in 1888. Reid said that he has always been interested in the local history of states where he has lived and during his past 20 years in Delaware he has built a thriving business around this interest. His Web site, <>, features highlights of his newslet- ter and other items of interest to collectors. Also on the evening's agenda will be the election of a new slate of officers for the Friends of Lewes Library. Hope Tyler has been nominated for president, and Maureen Miller is slated for secre- tary. Nominated for a two-year terms as directors are George Ly- on and, for a second term, Jim Ip- polito. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor. The Lewes Public Library is an independent library partially fund- ed by Sussex County and the state. The Friends, a nonprofit group, assists the library by purchasing a variety of children's books; help- ing the library increase its large- print collection for the visually impaired; adding many new titles to reference and nonfiction selec- tions; and upgrading computer equipment and software. The Continued on page 24 HAS MOVED to 24 Nassau Commons Rt. 9 Lewes signs to Ncmcm y Vyard) Awnings Furniture Custom Boat Tops 'The Canvas Man" 645-7492 wELCOME TO REHOBOTH BEACH Look for the blue b white umbrellas for parking info, permits b change Cape Elks award poster contest winners The Cape Henlopen Elks Drug Awareness Poster Contest winners were recently announced, with first-place honors go- ing to Leanne Hazzard; Carissa Vescovi in second place; and Tyler Townsend, third place. The awards were announced at a luncheon in the Elk's ban- quet room. Thirty-three winning entrants and 80 parents, rel. atives and friends attended. Hazzard was awarded a $50 sav- ings bond, while Vescovi andTownsend both received $10 cash awards. All other entrants were given a $2 bilL The win- ning poster was forwarded to the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Elks Association to be entered in the state association con- test. Pupils from H.O. Brittingham Elementary, Milton Middle School, Rehoboth Elementary, Lewes Middle School and the Sussex Elementary Consortium participated in the contest. Each school year, the Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge distrib- utes drug awareness coloring books, book covers, bookmarks and pamphlets to aH elementary schools in the Cape Hen- lopen School District. Also, during the past school year, drug awareness bookmarks were placed in all public libraries in Sussex County. Pictured are (l-r) Donald Schneck, exalted ruler;, Hazzard; Vescovi; and Kathryn Miller, drug awareness committee. Townsend was absent when the photo was take Change Machine at First St. b Rehoboth Ave. b traffic island across from Rehoboth Fire Hall FREE Parking after September 20th m Enjoy your stay with us and hurry back!