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"6 - AFIJ AZd&apos;|'|', rYiGay, q, ugu 10 - AUgU ZJ., J3rl Indian River Livesaving Station project making great strides Today. when you ride by the In- dian River Lifesaving Station you will see the beginning of the re- founding process. The building has been moved to the rear of the property, new pilings are being driven for the foundation, and sand has been placed around them. The recent receipt of fund- ing and the prospective turning over of the project's control from the State of Delaware to the Delaware Seashore Preservation Foundation (DSPF) will dramati- cally expedite the restoration process. Once in control, DSPF will immediately begin the process of hiring an historical ar- chitect. The refounding process, which includes raising the struc- ture and replacing rotten, unsafe wood, will be completed, without any unforeseen displays, in Sep- tember. Several issues have caused refounding delays. One is- sue of major concern is the extent of rotten wood and the future via- bility of the founding beams of the structure. For many years, the building has been sitting in a sand depression. The depression, caused by the piling up of sand around the building during the "Storm of '62," resulted in water collection around and under the building. As a result, several structural members of the building are rotten and must be replaced before moving the building onto its new foundation of pilings. Secondly, research and discov- ery of historical blueprints and photos specifying the exact loca- tion, original shape and size was a laborious and timely task. With the assistance of the University of Delaware and DSPF, the neces- sary documents have been located and the project is moving ahead. The goal is to raise $300,000 and open the doors of this muse- um and learning center by the end of May, 1998. There are 10 levels of membership offered, from $2 for children, which includes mem- bership card and information for parents, to $30 for basic Petty Of- ricer membership, which includes the membership packet, T-shirt and free admission for the year, and a family Crew membership, which includes car decal as well. One can also become a Comman- der for $200, a Captain at $500, and an Admiral at $1,000, which also includes lifetime membership with $100 annual upkeep fee, Ad- miral's Club shirt, personal plaque in museum and free admission to the museum and all Admiral's Club events. All those who sign up by Dec. 31, 1997, will be named First Year Charter Mem- bers and their names will be in- cluded on a Charter Members plaque in the museum. Also, the Delaware Seashore Preservation Foundation is selling Efforts to restore the Indian River Lifesaving Station con- tinue and support is needed through membership and pur- chase of benefit gifts. benefit gifts. Signed limited edi- tion 24-inch by 36-inch prints of a sketch by Delaware artist Ellen Rice of Indian River Inlet entitled "The Quiet After the Storm," are available for $75. Hats are $16, with short-sleeve golf shirts, $30; long-sleeved golf shirts, $40; T- shirts, $15; and sweatshirts, $30. These items are presently avail- able at the Delaware Seashore State Park's ranger office in the parking lot at the north side of In- dian River Inlet. For more information, to be- come a DSPF member or to vol- unteer to assist in the restoration process, call DSPF at 227-3825 or write P.O. Box Z, Bethany Beach, DE 19930. Helpto Give a Pet a Home Heat & 1 mile west of Midway Cash & Carr Air conditioning (Turn at Light,,,. //'=n 1 onto Rt. 283) i dozen long stem colored roses *20 SPECIALIZING IN T.L.C. " "</.J -- Large bunch of fresh wildflowersS6 ASK COME ANY SEEDoG OR - // m, Stop in Monday- Saturday 9-5pm e_.,. SILK & SANDS FLORIST Sponsor this great page! Between Lewes 1 ',? "/:-.,  100 7 Kings Highway & Rehoboth JL___ .oL JI-_.. (302) 645-6140 "--"=="'" till Lewes, DE Call Mariann 645-9891 I am an eight week old DSH, black and white female. I have all of my first shots. HI! I am a Shepherd mix blond and tan 3 month old male puppy. I'll make you very happy. Promise! I am a 1 1/2 year old DSH, grey cat. I have soft fur and love attention. WEA EPTD NATI F R: Dog & cat food, dog biscuits & treats, dog & cat toys, old towels, newspapers, etc. Homer Symbols from Advanced Nutrition C cans & biscuits. They mean cash to us! Call Mary 302-856-7380 Mon.-Fri. 10 A.M.-4 P.M. or come to 326 S. DuPont Hwy. Georgetown, Delaware 19947 Dogs can get ill from drinking and ) eating rich party foods which are not pad of their usual diet. Keep some doggie treats on hand instead to include your dog in the summer fun! FINS 'N FEATHERS 33 Midway Shopping Center Rehoboth Beach 645-7466