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October 15, 2010

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64 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15 - MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010 BUDDY FEST WELCOMES DOWN ,SYNDROME FAMILIE:S THE 5TH ANNUAL Buddy Walk was held Saturday, Oct. 9, in Rehoboth Beach. More than 1,000 walkers de- scended on the Bandstand to raise funds for several national and local Down syndrome associations. The Bud- dy Walk-was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. Today, the Buddy Walk program is supported , nationally by NDSS and organized at the local level by parent support groups, schools and other organizations and in- dividuals. Local organizers Dennis and Sharon- lee Diehl brought the Buddy Walk to Rehoboth Beach as a way to welcome Sharonlee's brother, David Samson, into the community. David, who at age 55 had lost his mother, has Down syn- drome. Shown are the Diehls at the. UP Party, Friclay, Oct. 8, the kick- off party at the Dewey Beach Lions Club, a major sponsor of the event, i CAPE LIFE Dancing at the Buddy UP Party are Josh and Melissa Timmons of Dagsboro STEVEN BILLUPS PHOTOS Ryan Cleary of Hockessin proudly stands next to his photo and bio in the poSsABILITIES Tent. The sign on the tent said, "It's about our abilities! Not ou I disabilit es. Leading the walk down the Boardwalk are (I-r) Becky bi Engel. Cape Gazette Performing at the Buddy Blast after the walk is , a Down syndrome self-advocate, played Corky Thatcher on the ABC TV hit series "Life 41oes On." Band members shown are (I-r)Johff DeUarsi, Burke and Joe DeMarsi. _-- / e Buddy UP Party also raises funds with a si . and a cash bar. own considering a gnome purchase at the ilent auction are Debbie and Jerry McNesby of Lewes. I Parker Edge and Bob- Abby Baynes of Towson takes a mo- ment to visit with fellow walker Sophie. s00over why ;Di Bay is the Best Waterfi'om Con-nuni in the Lewes00 ,, area. Community Amenities Waterfront par with spectacular views Waterfront Pavilion Nautical Clubhouse Outdoor Pool Fitness Center Pier and F 30% community open spa Ryan Homes Single Family Homes from the $25C 302-947-1974 ExtraordinaJ DIRECTIONS: From Route 1 (Coastal Highway): Take Route 24 west approximately 5 mile, Make left turn at Angola Road traffic light Road Make right turn at Angola Beach Road an, Make left turn into Bay Pointe community , ,/ayP i ,!  ;, .i  i ayak Racks 4 lakes-with fountains ce Sidewalks, curbs and gutters Capstone Homes Single Family Homes from the $300s 302-684-4480 T Value and Location to Angola Road (4th traffic light on Rt. 24) md proceed approximately 1/2 mile to Angola Beach iproceed approximately 500 feet to Bay PoJnte entrance and proceed to model home int, :..-Ii ,:,:i[i " I ,i  ,  i J,