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I 24 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, July 11 - July 17, 1997" Lewes celebrates July 4th with games, boat parade, D00 Dah Parade Boat parade draws 25 entries, winners listed The Ninth Annual Fourth of Ju- ly Lewes Boat Parade drew 25 en- tries to the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal. The great efforts of so many captains and their crews en- tertained thousands of people who lined the banks and drawbridge for the event. They also made the judging by members of Lewes Mayor and City Council very dif- ficult according to Speed and Denise Lackhove who again orga- nized this year's event. "We are also thankful to the many businesses who provided us with great prizes to present to this year's winners. Speed received a great reception from all the busi- nesses he solicited for help so we were able to reward many of the entries," said Denise. The winners of the boat parade were as follows: POWER BOATS: First, Reel Madness; Secon d, Skinny Ginny II; Third, Striker Rich; Fourth, Kid's Ketch (funky hat competi- tion?); and Fifth (a tie), Miss Catherine and Silver Fox. SAILBOATS: First, Contender; Second, Tequila. PONTOON BOATS: First, Miss America; Second, Dewey Barge (U*S*A, U*S*A). PADDLE AND OAR BOATS: First, Rick Hoenen and Billy Hat- ter (American Revolutionaries who rowed against the tide and wind and received great applause all along the canal.) STEAMBOAT: First Lady. MOST ORIGINAL: First', Catch of the Day; Second, Jam Man. FUNNIEST: Bill's Geni (Tell the teacher we're, surfin', surfin USA!). PILOT BOATS: First, Inter- port. ANTIQUE BOATS: First, Blitzen; Second, Irish Hen. BEST DECORATED BOAT DOCK: Lewes Harbour Marina. Angle Moon photo Surfer girls aboard Bill's Geni helped win the vessel first prize in the "Funniest" category. Tony Bailey, with his wife Julie, celebrated his first July 4th as an American citizen by joining in the Doo Dah Parade. Angle Moon photo Rick Hoenen (1) and Billy Hatter (r) won first prize in the paddle and oar division as they paddled their revolutionary spirit up the canal to the cheers of the Independenee Day crowd. Angle Moon photo Susan Lester of Elkton, Md. almost makes a successful catch during the egg toss competition on Second Street. Competitors in the Second Street games had cool duty in the ice block race. I Angle Moon photo