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Sussex Family YMCA's Campaign for Kids raises funds so everyone can join in The Sussex Family YMCA's annual Campaign for Kids hopes to raise $160,000 in scholarships and program monies to help pro- vide programs to the Cape Region community. The highlight of the annual campaign is the Monday, Nov. 16 Century Club Dinner featuring football star Billy "White Shoes" Johnson. But there are plenty of other fundraising activities to benefit the many people who use the Y', such as Antoinette Pet- tyjohn of Rehoboth Beach. Antoinette Pettyjohn said the Y' does an excellent job with its summer camps. She has three children who attended YMCA programs and she said "they do an excellent job with the kids...They are so busy learning because it is exciting." Pettyjohn said her daughters both learned to swim at the YM- CA. "In her [her daughter An- drea] time at the Y', she became used to the water and became a good swimmer. I am really happy about that." Being in the swim is the goal of one fundraiser for this year's campaign, a campaign that will celebrate the life of Mary Alice DeVane, called the First Annual Swim for FUN. The Friday, Oct., 23 swimming marathon will raise funds for the Campaign for Kids, of which Mary Alice DeVane was actively involved. Team Captain Lydia Schmierer challenges Seagull Swimmers and families to get in- volved by either making a pledge of swimming themselves. Partici- pants should register to swim for at least half an hour between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. Schmierer has of- fered to swim all 15 1/2 hours if pledges for the marathon total $5,000 by Sunday, Oct. 18. Kelly Lyons' daughter Kelsey attends the Y'. "I don't know what I would have done. without them," Lyons said. "They make everything real involved. I just think it's great for kids. I have Michael Short photo Kevin and Ka-Von Brittingham are two of the many local students who use the Sussex Family YMCA. Kevin and Ka- Von's mom, Antoinette Pettyjohn, said that three of her four children - Ka-Von, Kevin and Andrea - have all used the Y'. The Y' is in the middle of its annual Campaign for Kids, which raises money to help provide many programs, such as child care, swimming and after-school programs for the com- munity. For more information about the Campaign For Kids, contact the Sussex Family YMCA at 227-8018. watched my daughter flourish for the last three years." The Y' offers scholarships to help defray the cost of some pro- grams. William Boyce received a partial scholarship for his son, who attends after-school programs and summer camp. "I am a single par- ent. It is just me and my son and it gets kind of rough with child care." He said the Y' staff is helpful, cheery and concerned with chil- dren. "Their child care is really good. I think they are a great bunch of people and they really helped me out," he said. In addition to a host of fundrais- ing activities, there is also an essay contest open to students at Milton and Lewes Middle schools. Stu- dents will write on one of these topics: how can a person overcome adversities that could keep him from becoming successful in to- day's world? What does "it is not where you are from, but where you are going" mean to you? What character values are most essential to be successful in today's world? Entries must be received by Fri- day, Oct. 30 and awards will be presented by Johnson, who is best known as a former kickoff return- er for the Houston Oilers where his flashy white shoes and light- ning-fast returns made him a con- stant threat to score. For more information on fundraising, the upcoming swim- ming marathon, the Century Club Dinner Nov. 16 or other YMCA Campaign for Kids events, call the Y' at 227-8018. Selections from... BROWN JORDAN LLOYD FLANDERS WOODARD TROPITONE Diane Travis to wed Gene Frabizzio Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Frabizzio of Wilmington, and Mr. and Mrs. Donald N. Travis of Rehoboth Beach, have an- nounced the engagement of their children, Gene Frabizzio and Diane Travis, both of Lewes. A Dec. 19 wedding is planned at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Lower your monthly payments today: REFII'iANCE NOW with ilANSEN Fixed rates are currently as low as Alltypes0fl0ans, 6% A00types0fcredit. for both NEW PURCHASES & refinances. We work with over 57 investors offering over 320 mortgage programs. This allows Hansen Financial the flexibility to provide creative financing solutions that fit your needs. THE ONLY WORD WE KNOW IS "APPROVED." 888-776-7701 Don't wait to own or refinance.  RATES AND TERMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY (0 IIC00TS " PRESENTS The Sunrise Quartet Sunday, October 11, 1998 8:00 p.m. Tickets $17 Includes Meet-the-Artist Reception Concerts are held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church Second Street, Lewes Tickets available at the door or in advance at other locations. For information call: 302-645-1539 / Home & Garden at J. Conn Scott, Inc. Sale ! up to 50/5 off all stock merchandise in Home & Garden (Limited time only)