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116 - CAPE GAZETI - Priday, September I - Monday, September 4, 2006 Seniors to celebrate at Trap Pond Festival Sept. 1 The Annual Trap Pond Fall Festival, sponsored by Sussex County Senior Services Inc. /CHEER, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 1, at Delaware's Trap Pond State Park, Cotillion Continued from page 115 around great program," he said. "At first, I was a little intimidated, but as I got though the classes, it taught me a lot of things that I will use in the future - like manners and dancing." Harmon equally values his newfound relation- ships. "I made a lot of friends - I met a lot of new people I wouldn't have met otherwise," he empha- sizes. A member of the Worcester Preparatory School football, lacrosse, and baseball teams and an athlete by nature, Harmon advises his interested peers, male and female, to give Junior Cotillion a try. "Don't let it intim- idate you. It's really fun once you get to use what you've learned for the first time," he said, referring to the two Balls. He and his brother Chase Harmon, 15, plan to assist with the new Rehoboth chapter. The NLJC has 450 active Junior Cotillion chapters across the country in more than 30 states. Lisa Chase cites the success of the Dover chapter, which was com- pleted by 85 students, the majori- ty of which are returning for a sec- east of Laurel. Senior citizens and their friends are invited to enjoy a day filled with exciting entertain- ment, fun games, delicious food and senior-oriented information booths. and year. She remarks on the pro- gram's transformative capability. "After one year, [the students] could go have dinner with the President and know exactly what to do!" Beyond lessons in dance, din- ing etiquette, and Communication skills, students will receive point- ers for future job interviews, dat- ing situations, weddings and other special occasions. Chase also weaves themes of respect, hon- esty, integrity, and sportsmanship into her teachings. With her extensive background in special events planning, leader- ship training, and dance, Chase combines her social expertise and her compassion for youth to cre- ate what will be a detaiboriented, rewarding experience. "I put a lot of effort into each class and really cater to my stu- dents." She looks forward to the upcoming season in Rehoboth and invites all who are interested to sign up before the first session meets in October. "I hope they love doing it as much as I love teaching it!" For more information, contact Lisa Chase at 302-242-0182 or Fun games include prize bingo, horseshoe and croquet tourna- ments with trophies, a Slam Dunk contest with trophies, and a 50/50 raffle. New this year is the CHEER American Idol contest. Check with a local center to get more information on this addition to Trap Pond. Throughout the day, several senior-oriented agencies and com- panies will be hosting informa- tional booths. Most booths will have free giveaways and provide free screenings. Booths include Brandywine Assisted Living, Foster Grandparents, Delaware Medicare Fraud Alert and Alzheimer's Association Delaware Chapter to name a few. Free watermelon and soft drinks will be available thanks to the generosity of Pepsi Cola, and Vance C. Phillips and many other community-oriented companies and individuals. Lunch will be served at noon and the mouth- watering menu boasts a Sussex County favorite, fried chicken. All seniors are welcome to attend the Trap Pond Fall Festival and enjoy a relaxing day amidst tall pine trees with a scenic view of the cypress trees in the pond. Tickets are $6 for seniors aged 60 and older and $7 for all others. THE HOTTEST SALE OF THE SEASON STARTS AUGUST 25TH ,. 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