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26- CAPE 0AZTTE', Friday, July 3"': July 9, 1}'8'" New Hope project offers save Ellendale residents When any member of Mary Pressley's family of 12 needed to use the bathroom, it meant they would have to go out to the front lawn to use the portable toilet. The Pressley's, with the help of neighbors and student volunteers, are getting a bathroom and other improvements to their home through a home revitalization pro- gram being coordinated by the First State Community Action Agency. The New Hope Road project in Ellendale is an l l-home rehabili- tation effort that includes repairs, and in some cases, the removal and replacement of homes. Many residents of this small community are living without indoor plumb- ing and must use shallow, inade- quate wells. The rebirth of the community is being made possi- ble by a partnership of the public and private sector. Greenwood Trust Company has provided $35,000 in grants and another $9,000 has been pledged by the First State Resource Con- servation and Development Coun- cil. Students and teachers from the Broadcreek School are also partic- ipating in the project. Broadcreek, near Georgetown, is an alternative school for challenged youth living in rural areas of Sussex County. Bob Jewett, left, of First State Community Action Agency, takes a break with volunteer Henry Herman, far right. Greenwood Trust Company al- so provides $5,000 scholarships through its Foundations Scholar- ship program, which offers 10 scholarships each year to high school students living in commu- nities, such as New Hope, throughout Sussex County. One of the Pressley family's daughters recently received a foundation scholarship that allowed her to continue her education past high school. Midway student heads to Europe as ambassador Holly Laurenzi, the daughter of Denise Laurenzi of Midway who will enter her junior year at Sus- sex Tech in the fall, is headed for Europe this summer as a student ambassador with People to People. The only Sussex Countian in a group of 31 Delaware teenagers and three chaper- ons, Laurenzi LAURENZI will leave on Tuesday, July 14, for a three-week tour, thanks to the funds her moth- er and a few other sponsors have raised for her. She's been work- ing at Dunkin' Donuts to earn spending money. The People to People Student Ambassador Program is advised by a prominent group of national educators, the International Stu- dent Ambassador Institute. Dur- ing the past 40 years, more than 85,000 young Americans have served as ambassadors to 25 dif- ferent countries around the world. Nominated anonymously by a Sussex Tech teacher, Laurenzi was chosen because she is enthu- siastic and eager to learn about the world, make new friends and rep- resent the United States. The program was founded by President Dwight Eisenhower, who believed that reaching out in friendship to citizens of other countries would contribute signif- icantly to world peace. In 1961, the government-administered pro- gram became a private, nonprofit organization. These ambassadors return home with a new sense of personal re- sponsibility, a better understand- ing of world affairs and a genuine respect for American values, as well as friendships that may last a lifetime. Laurenzi begins her adventure in Madrid, Spain, where she will visit the Royal Palace, meet with a representative from a political in- stitution and tour the Prado muse- um. In the next few days she will visit many sites in Spain, before heading to Nice, France. After a tour of the United Nations in Switzerland, Laurenzi will stay with a family in Germany for three days before returning to var- ious areas in France. The last stop before flying home will be in Paris. For more information, write to People to People Student Am- bassador Program, Dwight D. Eisenhower Building, 110 S. Fer- ral St., Spokane, WA 99202-4800, or call 509-534-0430. Buy At The Glade 251 Lots Sold Prices starting at $35,900 :: .... Only two Glade-front lots remaining Million Dollar Clubhouse, Pool, Tennis Courts Only two ocean view, state park view lots remaining Secluded but only 5 minutes from beaches, restaurants, shopping MAY 20, 1998 O00LY 8 LEFT! le I Glade Farm Drive, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (Sales office at Glade Entrance) Wayne Mitchell, Sales Manager 1-800-77GLADE (302)