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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, June 26 - July 2, 1998 - 29 Lt. Gov. Ruth Ann Minner presents John S. Burton Sr. with a proclamation honoring him as the first member of the Improved Order of Redmen from Delaware to be elected to a national office in 131 years, during a dinner held in his honor at the Nassau Commons Lodge Hall on Saturday, June 20. Behind them are (l-r) Burton's wife, Joanne; Lee Mitchell; chairman of the banquet; and George Smith, national president of the organization. Burton elected national vice president of Improved Order of Redmen John S. Burton Sr. of Lewes was the guest of honor at a dinner held Saturday, June 20, as the re- cently elected Great Junior Sag- amore, or vice president, of the Great Council of the Improved Order of Redmen of the United States. A past Great Sachem of Delaware for "two suns," or terms and prior to that, Deputy Great Sachem, Burton holds the distinc- tion of being the first Delaware resident to hold a national office in the Improved Order of Redmen for 131 years. He was elected by unanimous vote by the great chiefs of the council. With his wife of 35 years, Joanne, serving as the Great Poca- hontas of the state for the women's organization, Burton owns Burton's Edgewater Mobile Home Parks and John Burton Manor. A lifelong Sussex County resident, Burton is past president of Burton Ritter Corporation; re- tired from his position with Del- marva Power and Light after 20 years of service. During the dinner held at the Redmen Lodge in Nassau Com- mons near Lewes, it was noted that Burton joined the Redmen or- ganization in 1974, chairing the state Redmen's COPD Committee and supervising the purchase of the land and building housing the Indian River Redmen No. 37. Burton also chaired the committee that formed the statewide life in- surance program for the Redmen and was the first chairman of the Children's Annual Christmas Par- ty, as well as chairman of the committee that aids Native Amer- ican children. He helped run the River Degree of Pocahontas Council 25 as well, and served as the Delaware Great Keeper of the Wampum. Burton has been a member of the Lewes Volunteer Fire Depart- ' Continued on page 31 The Area's Largest Supplier of: TREES SHRUBS PERENNIALS " ANNUAI MULCH and DECORATIVE YARD ACCESSORIES -EXPERT ADVICE AVAILABLE TO MAKE YOUR YARD A SHOWPLACE- See a large selection of fishing boats such as the NEW Catamaran from as well as the latest models from I=1 L. I N Rain or Shine, Hot or Cool... You can visit our 13,000 sq. foot air-conditioned showroom OR walk around our outside grounds to see DOZENS of boats. Free soda courtesy of while supplieslast ,/Over 49Years of Award Winning Service ,/NO application fee ,/In'Water Delivery Demo Rt. 23, Long Neck Road Long Neck/Millsboro From Rt. 1, take Rt. 24 West. Go left on Rt.23/Long Neck Rd. Just 8 miles west of Rehoboth. (302) 947-5050 http://www'shrtsrnarine'cm