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66 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, October 31 - November 6, 1997 Punkin' Chunkin' promises weekend of a mUSw00goCNo0m0petition, food, entertainment heralds the arrival of a Sussex County tradition, and all Punkin' Chunkin' fans will be out to cheer on their favorite chunkers on Sat- urday and Sunday, Nov. 1 and 2, at the Eagle Crest Aerodrome. On Sunday, the event begins at 9 a.m. and continues to 5 p.m.; on Sun- day, it runs from 9 a.m. to dusk. Punkin' Chunkin' weekend will conclude with a fireworks display Sunday evening. The World Championship Punkin' Chunkin' begins on Sat- urday with the punkin' chunkin' target competition and the begin- ning distance competition, and continues on Sunday with the dis- tance finals - the best "chunk" out of three takes the prize. There's all sorts of activities and events planned for the week- end, including the singing of the National Punkin' Chunkin' An- them, which every good chunker already knows by heart. Other music will be provided by Jason Aldean and the Young Guns, and The Drifters on Saturday, and lo- cal favorites Love Seed Mama Jump and Mercy River will play on Sunday. More than 80 vendors will be on Abbott's Mill offers free tour of gristmill Abbott's Mill Nature Center will provide a free tour of the his- toric gristmill on site as well as a walk around Abbott's Pond with interpreter Paul Layton on Sun- day, Nov. 6, from 2 to 3 p.m. The Punkin' Chunkers will roll out their machines again this year at the field north of Lewes, Nov. 1-2, to compete for titles ranging from children's to the high powered engine di- vision. hand, selling food and beverages, souvenirs, crafts and more. There will be an antique car show, a drag car show, helicopter, carnival and pony rides, and other kiddie enter- tainment. There will also be a pumpkin recipe contest, and visi- tors to the aerodrome will have a chance to purchase Miss Sara Lee's World Championship punkin' chunkin' pies. . :Visitorsto Punkin' Chunkin' need not leave empty-handed. There will be a raffle for charity, featuring a grand prize of a brand new 4 x 4 Suzuki Sidekick and a brand new Sea Duo Watercraft. Raffle tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. Tickets are on sale now at the Roadhouse Steak Joint and will be available all through the weekend. The drawing will be held on Sun- day, Nov. 2. It is not necessary to be present to win. Admission to Punkin' Chunkin' is $5 for adults, with kids under 12 admitted free. Free parking is available. The event is sponsored by the Roadhouse Steak Joint; all pro- ceeds go to charities. DiNardo's has been famous for their seafood since 1938 with locations in Wilmington and Philadelphia. Coming Soon will be their Outstanding Seafood Menu featuring their Famous Steamed Crabs! 95 Subscribe to the Cape Gazette. 645-7700 I Formerl g the Sea Horse Restaurant invites you to the popular SUNDAY BU featuring all your old favorites for just $14.95 Served 10 to 2 - r, vo00wmcYsr0000- RIDAY RDOD Bo SATURDAYNIGH7 05 &yl 00D.YS SUND^00- Va-IOU00 LO00'r00. D00,a s,00.95 .... ....... 6 DiNardo's is proud to still be the home of The Baystar Dinner Theatre Banquets, Private Parties, and Receptions always welcomed! Seasonal Hours: Thurs. 4-9, Fri. & Sat. 4-10, Sun. 4-9, Brunch 10-2 330 Rehoboth Avenue 227-7451