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28- CAPE GAZETTE, Friclay, July 1i - July 17, 1997 Kids pitCh into helpkeep Dewey Beach Cte: m By Jen EUingsworth Some people may think clean- ing up the beach isn't much fun. That's not the case, however, for youth in Dewey Beach. The town encourages youth to take the front seat in keeping the beach clean by sponsoring a year- ly beach clean-up program. Town Manager Bill Rutherford said last year's group of partici- pants included about eight young Jen EIIingsworth photo Shown on Dewey Beach in front of the Lifesaving Station on Dagsworthy Avenue are (l-r), standing, Jesse Pryor and Stewart Pryor and, sitting, Brandon Elliott and Tyler Elliott. The four boys took part in Dewey's beach clean-up program last summer, which spanned the months of July and August. iiiiiiiii!llehobbthiBh!ii iiiiii',lewiiiiiiiiiiii!i!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii people, who spent approximately three hours a day cleaning up Dewey Beach during the months of July and August. Participants were asked to re- port to the town hall on Saturday and Sunday mornings and spend a few hours walking the shore and collecting refuse and debris. Rutherford said the response to the program was Very positive, and that many of the participants wrote letters thanking the town of Dewey Beach for letting them take part. He said it's agood way for par- ticipants to become active in civic affairs and become more aware of their surroundings and the impact of the environment. Stewart Pryor, whose brother, Tyler, also took part in the pro- gram, said he liked the fact that cleaning up the beach has a posi- tive effect on the environment. "If you pick up the trash from the beach," he said, "it doesn't get out into the ocean and pollute it." Pryor, who is 12 years old, said he made many new friends through the program and thinks it makes a significant impact on keeping the beach safe. "It's a good way to help keep the beaches clean," he said. "Just get a trash bag and help clean some stuff up." He was joined on the beach last week by his brother, 10-year-old Jesse Pryor, and Brandon Elliott. All of the boys said they found it interesting to see exactly what type of materials they found on the beach each day, especially af- ter a storm or high winds had hit. Rutherford said this year he's encouraging organizations such as local Little Leagues, Boy and Girl Scouts and other clubs to take part in the beach clean-up. He said the town is flexible as to what dates it holds the clean:up program, and that the 'schedule depends on the 00Ilan iC response. For more information on how to become involved in Dewey's beach clean-up efforts, call the town hall at 227-6363. wishes to send a gr t U to the businesses and guests who helped to make our Library Fundraiser such a success! iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!i!!!!i!iii!iiiii!iiii!iiiii!iiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiii !i!i -, ///i//:iiiiiiii:iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii'ilil  h  k!i  h j i ill     O  :: i i  i  i   i  : :: ;/:ii!iiiii iiii:i I Pure-Summer Fun! Your visit to Southern Delaware was meant to be fun. DART First State can help. | No Parkin9 Hassles! Park your car at our Park & Ride Lot located just off DE Rt. 1 for $5.00 and everyone in your car gets a pass to ride our buses all day long: I DART First State buses can take you in air- conditioned comfort to Rehoboth and Dewey beaches, more than 100 stores, and to Lewes or