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90 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, July 3 - July 9, 1998 Oak Orchard July 4th civic ce][ebration set The Oak Orchard/Riverdale Civic A'ssociation will host its sixth annual Civic Celebration and Parade from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m, Saturday, July 4. The event will be held on the lot next to the Community Church of Oak Orchard, across from the In- dian River Volunteer Hall, on Route 5. The parade will begin at 10 a.m., marching from Sussex 311, along Sussex 312 in Riverdale, and will conclude at the site of the main event on Route 5. The Oak Orchard/Riverdale Civic Celebration is held every year on the first Saturday in July, and organizers say they've had to work a lot harder since this year's event fell on the Fourth of July. This year's celebration will be held in memory of Winfield Scott Walls Sr., who was the founder and a charter member of the Oak Orchard/Riverdale Civic Associa- tion and neighborhood watch pro- gram. Walls' widow, Linda, is this year's event chairman. The celebration will include a full day of activities, and a variety of food and craft vendors. Games, prizes, face painting and more will be featured, including a moon- bounce and some athletic contests for kids. There will be live music all day, starting right after the parade ends. A DJ and Karoake by Doug and Carolyn will highlight the musical entertainment and chil- dren will be entertained by a show just for them, featuring special guest characters. There will also be a performance by the Nanti- coke Indian dancers, a magician, and a vocal performance by Katie Cassedy. The Grand Marshall of this year's parade is Anamae Rogers, who has resided in the Oak Or- chard/Riverdale community for more than 50 years. Rogers is a charter member of the Indian Riv- er Volunteer Fire Company ladies auxiliary and the Community Church of Oak Orchard. The parade will line up at 9 a.m. at Sussex 311 for the 10 a.m. start. - Anyone interested in participating Dagsboro Church of God hosts July 4th celebration The Dagsboro Church of God will host a day of special activities on Saturday, July 4, on the church grounds. Last year, more than 25,000 people participated in the annual event. Included will be musical enter- tainment from local and regional artists, nationally known gospel performers, clowns and activities just for kids, a flyover by a C-5 from the Dover Air Force Base, sky jumpers, a state police heli- copter, a petting zoo, pony rides and much more. The day begins at noon with the winners of the Mountaire Gospel Talent Search taking the stage un- til 3 p.m. Also appearing on stage Will be Jody Kelly, the new Miss Delaware; recording gospel singer Willis Canada; Bill Itzel, and headlining on the stage at 6:55 p.m., the Florida-based group, "The Canaan Land Boys." The night will be capped by a patriotic musical, which will be followed by a fireworks extravaganza. The event is being cosponsored by Mountaire, who is serving as a major corporate sponsor and pro- viding a giant screen and video production for the day, and by Grotto Pizza, whose contribution is responsible for the largest fire- works display in the state. Parking is free; visitors should bring lawn chairs or beach blan- kets. The Dagsboro Church of God is located on Route 113 in Dags- boro. For more information, call 732-6550. Milford Senior Center to host jazz concert July 17 The Milford Senior Center will sponsor a "Jazz and Blues" concert in the Crystal Room, from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, July 17, The entertainment will feature Bips Egnor and another artist to be announced. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for anyone un- der 18. The cost of the ticket includes light, Creole-style refreshments, provided by the Banking House Inn of Milford. For more information or to order tickets, call Karen Lloyd at 422- 3385. should call 945-2923 or 945-5648 by July 3. The newest addition to the an- nual celebration is a lip-sync con- test scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. To register, or for more information, call 945-0633. The Oak Orchard/Riverdale American Legion Post 28 will sponsor the youth bicycle parade and will present prizes to the "best decorated" bikes in three age divi- sions. The proceeds from the event benefit various community pro- jects, including those of the Com- munity Youth Center. For more information, call 945- 2923. Art league to offer free workshop for artists Artists are encouraged to attend a workshop focusing on the business side of the art world set for 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday, July 20. "Getting in Gear" will focus on photographing work, marketing to galleries, matting and framing, and getting grants. The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Rehoboth Art League at 227-8408. Attendees should bring a bag lunch. Browseabout offers story hours this summer Browseabout Books on Rehoboth Avenue kicks off a six,week chil- dren's story hour on Mondays and Wednesdays, on Monday, July 6. Lisa Eline will lead the story hour for ages 3-5, from 9 to 10 a.m., with story hour for ages 6-9 from 10 to 11 a.m. All children are encouraged to attend. A I0000STAUI00AITr 227-5767 /rvat/s 8ugge.t W'me Tasting Prix-Fixe Dinner- 3 Courses, 2 W'mes $30 Serving Dinner Nightly from 5 p.m. 50-C Wilmington Avenue Rehoboth Beach DOWNS Coming July 8 & 9 at 8:3Opmlt aunlont & The SkyUners &..,.,. Bnldl;l11 July 15& 16 July 22&23 1 Seats $12.50 JI Seats $12.50 Order tickets early 302-674-4600, ext. 777 or stop by Dover Downs Guest Services. All shows are located in 3rcl floor grandstand unless otherwise indicated. Prices, dates and times suect to change. A Station Avenue Production. __,D! 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