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5 76 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7 - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014 .i Cape Gazette I' Wilma Caraway and Candy Abbott share Book of the Year Award Who would have thought that "That makes you an award-said. "From that moment on, ev- a small book and a small pub- winning author," Abbott said. To eryday sayings seemed to jump lisher from a small town in a which Caraway replied, ' nd that out at me - in conversations, small state would win a national makes you an award-winning songs, comic strips, on buttons, award by a small publishers' as- publisher!" billboards, and TV - so I kept my sociation? "101 Surprises! Sayings with Bible handy and began searching. "101 Surprises! Sayings with Scriptures You Didn't See Corn- "Every time I found a verse Scriptures You Didn't See Corn- ing" was featured in the Christian that matched the saying, it sur- ing" by Wilma Shepard Caraway, Small Publishers Association's prised and delighted me. When published by Fruitbearer Publish- 2014 product catalog where Fruit- I had collected enough for a LLC, won the 2014 Christian bearer Publishing also promoted book, Candy and I put our heads Small Publisher Book of the Year seven other titles. All eight books together and she took my raw Award in the Gift Book category, were on display at CB/ s Interna- ideas and turned them into a Candy Abbott, who designed tional Christian Retail Show in masterpiece." the pocket-sized 222-page gem, Atlanta, Ga., where the catalog Caraway's book and other knew that Caraway had been was distributed to 1200 Christian Fruitbearer titles, including the collecting sayings and match- retailers. Caraway says, "If you "Christmas Faith & Fun" anthol- ing them up with Scriptures for have ever said, A Little bird told ogy, will be featured, along with years, me,' 'By the skin of my teeth,' 20-plus local Christian authors, What Abbott didn't see coming 'Don't wear out your welcome,' at The Book Event from 10 a.m. was that Caraway's book, origi- or 'Flattery will get you nowhere,' to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, hosted nally compiled for fun and family, you have quoted the Bible." by Delmarva Christian Writers' would have such broad public It all started when Caraway Fellowship at Crossroad Corn- appeal that it would capture the read Obadiah 1:15. "I realized it munity Church in Georgetown. attention of the CSPA judges and was the same as saying, "What "101 Surprises! Sayings with win the gift book category, goes around comes around," she Scriptures You Didn't See Corn- SUBMITTED PHOTO WILMA CARAWAY, LEFT, DISPLAYS her book, "101 Surprises! Sayings with Scriptures You Didn't See Coming," winner of the 2014 Christian Small Pub- lisher Book of the Year contest in the Gift Book category, Candy Abbott, her publisher, holds the CSPA product catalog featuring additional Fruitbearer Publishing titles. ing" is available at Chardon the book, contact Caraway at 302- ]ewelers in Georgetown, Heft- 337-7181 or tage Jewelers in Seaford, the Abbott, Fruitbearer Publishing Mustard Seed in Milford, as well LLC, can be reached at 302-856- as 6649, or For more information about International Student Committee to meet Set for Nov. 17 to Catholic on Wednesday and but 20 bikes were stolen. Kmart Lutheran Church of Our Savior offered discounts on new bikes plan 2015 outreach on Thursday. While numbers of when all of the donated bikes attendees fluctuated each night, were distributed, and Bike To The mission of the Interna- they ranged from mid-50 in the Go discounted parts and repairs. tional Student Outreach Program early summer to nearly 150 dur- Students were required to take is to work in the greater Lewes, ing the peak summer weeks, a DelDOT safety class and a Rehoboth Beach and Dewey The number of dinners served supervised ride with Rehoboth Beach areas to create a hospi- during the whole summer by police before they were given table community that welcomes all four churches was 4,235. In bikes. Free helmets were avail- arid provides a safe environ- addition, students attended the able at the class, and at bicycle ment for international students Sunday Soup Kitchen at Ep- checkpoints throughout the by offering meals, transporta- worth. An undertaking of this summer, but very few students tion, emergency assistance and size could only be accomplished agreed to wear them. fellowship. Led by the Lewes-Re- with large numbers of dedicated Safety is a primary concern but hoboth Association of Churches, volunteers, the support of the impossible to guarantee given local chambers of commerce, church communities, and a num- the amount of traffic on Coastal businesses and residents, ISOP ber of businesses who made Highway, combined with the is a faith-based initiative open to donations of food for which ISOP speed and the mix of cars, trucks, all volunteers, is very grateful. They include buses and scooters. Sadly, on ISOP volunteers met recently Chipotle, Filer Orchards, Gi- Aug. 21a female student from Ro- to review how they fulfilled their ant, Panera Bread, Safeway and mania was involved in a serious mission this summer. Ida Abell, Wawa. accident and remains hospital- the U.S. State Department lead The ]4 Visa program is intend- ized. She worked at Rehoboth program analyst for the ]-1 Visa ed to facilitate cultural exchange. Beach Country Club, whose program, attended the meeting. To that end, three bus trips were members generously donated / bell said the total number of arranged by New Covenant Pres- money toward her expenses. students in Lewes, Rehoboth byterian Church. They went The international students also and Dewey was approximately to Washington, D.C.; Six Flags helped by holding a fundraiser 650. The five countries that were Amusement Park and the Amish at Cape Henlopen State Park. rhost represented were Bulgaria, community in Lancaster, Pa. Donations can be made by check Romania, Russia, Ukraine and The bicycle program lent 150 payable to Andreea Roman c/o Kazakhstan. In all, students from donated bikes to students. Bike Community Bank Delaware, P.O. 3 countries came to the area this repairs were made at the dinners Box 742, Lewes, DE 19958. summer, or whenever a student emailed The ISOP committee will meet While they were here, the for help with a bike problem, again Monday, Nov. 17, to look s udents were well fed. Free This led to some interesting ahead to next summer. Even- dinners were available to them emails, such as "my wheel has tually, members hope to meet at different churches four surrendered" and "my pedals with the many business owners nights each week. They were are lazy." Tires and parts were who employ ]-1 students and the New Covenant Presbyterian on purchased with a donation from sponsoring agencies who arrange Monday, Epworth United Meth- St. Edmond's Church. Most of visas, employment and housing odist on Tuesday, St. Edmond the bikes have been returned for students. MIDWAY ASSEMBLY OF GOD HOLDS HARVEST FESTIVAL SUBMITTED PHOTO MIDWAY ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH in Lewes recently held a Har- vest Festival which included five inflatables for children to play on, many games with prizes awarded, a tractor-pulled hayride and plenty of fi'ee food from hotdogs to cotton candy. One of the many creative games was the Pumpkin Cleaning Contest in which the children were each given a pumpkin they had to clean out with their hands, and the first ones who successfully cleaned out the entire pumpkin were the winners. Shown are the proud winners of the contest, Tyler Rightour, left, and Madyson Deere. Israel UM Ministry plans Christmas Bazaar Nov. 15 Israel United Methodist Women's Ministry invites everyone to come to the Annual Christmas Bazaar/Bake Sale Saturday, Nov. 15, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Rabbit's Ferry Community Center, 19112 Robinsonville Road, Lewes. All proceeds benefit the Women's Mis- sions to aid women and children. Decorative Christmas items, stocking stuffers, etc., homemade and semi-homemade baked goods (pies, cookies, cupcakes, breads, cakes, brownies, sticky buns), coffee, ice tea, breakfast and lunch specials will be on sale. !i;li ]111 11! ilH;lll]il ilil i Iit I i Iill III i I i I~ ; il gill i I lllll|i iT i;li~i'll:~ -~gi .~l|~ill;Jllg,|