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56 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, October 17 - October 23, 1997 Delaware Greenways wins Trails for Tomorrow Award For the second time in three years, Delaware Greenways re- cently accepted one of 10 Trails for Tomorrow Awards sponsored by DuPont Cordura nylon. The award recognized Delaware Greenways&apos; efforts on National Trails Day, which in- cluded a conference and festival held in Cape Henlopen State Park. The day included guided hikes, carriage rides, sea kayaking, ca- noeing, trail maintenance, an art show and boat trips. In addition, greenway expert Chuck Flinck en- couraged the community to get in- volved and participate in trail maintenance programs. The annual awards program honors 10 trail clubs for excep- tional efforts to raise awareness of trails and trail issues on National Trails Day. About 1 million peo- ple at more than 3,000 events na- tionwide celebrated National Trails Day, an annual event held the first weekend in June since 1993. The award honored Delaware Greenways for "GreenFest '97" held on June 7. Greenfest '97 brought together Delaware's busi- nesses, trail leaders, park profes- sionals, elected officials and citi- zens in a conference designed to raise people's awareness about greenways. The Delaware Greenways, which was established in 1990, is dedicated to the idea that bicycle and pedestrian greenways can help reduce air pollution and traf- fic congestion. Greenways pro- vide exercise for people, preserve fine natural resources and pro- mote a beneficial economy by keeping Delaware's quality of life dynamic for new and growing businesses. "DuPont should receive a great deal of thanks for everything they have done for the greenways," said Gall Van Gilder, who accept- ed the award for Delaware Green- ways. "In addition to the award, we truly appreciate the $50,000 Gall Van Gilder accepts the Trails for Tomorrow Award for Delaware Greenways fromWayne Shufelt of DuPont Cordura nylon. Compass Continued from page 55 has been overwhelmingly posi- tive. "Almost all our clients are sum- mer customers who like to deco- rate their whole home like this," said Heather. "We have the nicest customers in the world." She said many of their clients even bring photos of their homes to the store to illustrate how they've used their decorative purchases. "One way or another, they want to show us what we've done for them," she said. "Everyone who comes in is a friend." The couple said they're more than willing to special order any- thing that's not already in stock, if its available. They said the most popular areas of their showroom are the kitchen and bathroom, closely followed by the living room. Another interesting feature of the showroom is found in the pa- tio section. That's where Frank and Heather have displayed the "Admiralty Anchor." The distinc- tive landscaping ornament is an exact replica of a working anchor. The hollow anchor, constructed Of a sturdy and sleek black alu- minum, will never rust and can be shipped anywhere in the United States. The most unique part about the Admiralty Anchor, though, is the fact that its inventor is Frank Cas- sidy. "When we moved down here, I wanted one for my front yard," he said. "They don't make them any- more, and even if you did find one it would weigh seven or eight hundred pounds." Frank said he drew up plans for the anchor, talked with an attor- ney, and had his idea patented. The anchor is on display and for sale at the store for $600. He said he's sold six of the unique land- scaping ornaments so far. The Compass Rose Nautical Gifts & Accessories can be reached on the Internet at <http://www.compass-rose.com>. where Frank and Heather have fashioned an on-line catalog. The retail store can be reached directly at 947-9456. grant from DuPont for the Conser- vation Fund." Delaware Greenways will host its Great Outdoor Sporting Gear Silent Auction at the Delaware Art Museum in March, to raise more money for the conservation of greenways. National Trails Day, a project of the American Hiking Society, is a nationwide, grassroots effort supported with the contributions of DuPonL The award included a trip to the ceremony held near Salt Lake City, a $500 cash award from Cor- dura and nearly $1,500 worth of donated packs, hikers and outdoor apparel, constructed of Cordura, from manufacturers like JanSport, Eastpak, Vasque and The North Face. After 42 Years In Business. The Time Has Come To Retire. In appreciation of all our Customers and Friends... from Lewes and everywherel,.,we will hold a 25% DISCOUNT SALE Now in Progress! 5% All Merchandise* (Including New Christmas Items!) *Excludes Candy 8 Keys Cash Only Left to right: Bob Miller, Gloria Miller, Bernie Bowden, Debbie Marsch, Larry Lucas. Thank-you for your friendship and dedication throughout the years! A special thanks to all our loyal customers, especially: Ronson Dupree Beau atfhe rest of Jack Mike C. Tyron Greg Mansfield the crew. Sabo A BIG THANKS Glen Mike W. Tony Half Slater FOR ALL THE Ritter TIMES WE Pokie Harry Mike NEEDED YOU/ Cape May Lewes Ferry o Cape Henlopen State Park The Cape Gazette All of Our Fellow Businessmen