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August 22, 1997

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12th Annual Jazz Funeral slated for Bethany Beach on Labor Day Every year on Labor Day evening, Bethany Beach is the site for the town's most unusual event that celebrates the end of the sum- mer season - The Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral. According to a spokesperson for the 12 annual Jazz Funeral Com- mittee, the funeral "is open to all mourners," and is "held in honor of our departed friend, Summer, 1997." The funeral procession is sched- uled to take place on Monday, Sept. about 5:30 p.m. at North First Street and the Bethany Beach Boardwalk, as tradition dictates. The funeral starts at 5 p.m. with "The Wake." A solemn proces- sion will follow at 5:30 p.m., and the event ends with "The Recep- tion," scheduled for 6 p.m. As is the custom, the Jazz Fu- neral Parade route will not be specifically planned in advance. "Part of the mystery of the Jazz Funeral is that the participants never actually know when the Jazz Funeral will begin or where it will go," said Moss Wagner, founder of the event. This year's procession will most likely start on the Bethany Board- walk and travel south down the boardwalk to Garfield Parkway to Pennsylvania Avenue. The Funer- al then goes back up Garfield Parkway to return to the board- walk. The procession will be ac- companied by a jazz band. Those who participate in the Jazz Funeral are encouraged to dress the part, according to Wagn- er. "This is Bethany's Mardi Gras," he said, "so please dress appropriately." Each year, more and more peo- ple come to celebrate the sad and joyous part of summer's end. This year's event promises to be fun for the whole family. The 12th annual Jazz Funeral Committee is seeking volunteers to help organize the event and do- nations to cover the cost of enter- tainment. For more information or to vol- unteer, call 539-5310 daily be- tween 1 and 4 p.m. Worcester Ensemble to hold meeting Sept. 16 The Worcester Chamber En- semble will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. in the Sanctuary of the Community Church at Ocean Pines, and all interested musicians are invited to attend. The group will be coordinated by Helen McDonald and will meet weekly to prepare for a February performance. For more informa- tion, call 410-64t-8111. AARP to hold next meeting Sept. 9 Southeastern Sussex Area Chapter #3543 of AARP will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach. The doors open at 11 a.m., with lunch served at 12:15 p.m. The program will be presented by Pat Cooper, administrator of Cape Henlopen State Park. "Beach House" 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL THIS WEEK ~ New York Strip (Hand Trimmed) including Salad Bar *A9000 *15,00 Scotty. on the Grand Piano Servingdinner from 5.'00 p.m. Wednesday thru Sunday DJ Friday & Saturday For Dancing 9:00 p.m. Located at 59 Lake Avenue, Rehoboth Reservation 227-6121 *Not valid with any other offers "'arbor .ci, qhts restaurant "Serving delicious food with a relaxed atmosphere for the whole family." CAPE GAZE'I'r, Friday, August 22 - Aagust 25, 1997 - 75 LOVE SEED MAMA JUMP Also playing THE FABULOUS GREASE BAND Starting at 9:00 Thurs. Aug. 21 Wor Fri. Aug. 22 emmet swimming Sat. Aug. 23 LOVE SEED MAMA JUMP Thurs. Aug. 28 BOOGIE FEVER Fri. Aug. 29 Iptrmge  ngtl[ Sat. Aug. 30" Flip Like Wilson Mon. Sept. 1 Nha.Oo Soles