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DART launches 'Stuff the Bus' Thanksgiving food drive Obituaries DART First State recently an- nounced it will hold the fifth an- nual Stuff the Bus Thanksgiving Food Drive throughout the state starting Nov. l g and ending Nov. 22. The public is invited to help "'stuff the bus" by donating non- perishable food items such as_ canned goods, cereal and house- hold products such as paper prod- ucts, laundry detergents, and boxed side dishes. The Food Bank of Delaware, lo- cated in Newark, will distribute the donated food via its more than 170 centers and groups to needy residents statewide. Last year, the DART First State Stuff the Bus food drive filled two buses and collected 25.8 tons of food for needy Delwareans, thanks to the generosity of the public, including several schools and businesses. Stuff the Bus 2002 will be col- lecting food at five sites through- out the state. In Sussex County. food will be collected from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18, at Wal-Mart, 939 N. DuPont High- way, Milford. At each collection site, DART First State will be staffing an ex- hibit that will also provide public transit and food bank information to visitors. Visitors may also sign up to win "thank you" prizes from DART First State, WJBR-FM and WAFL-FM, including free bus tickets and more. DART First State also encour- ages the public to donate directly to the Food Bank of Delaware if they are unable to visit any of the Stuff the Bus collection sites. For more information on donat- ing food, contact the Food Bank at 302-292- 1305, or visit Community Day of Celebration to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The sixth annual Community Day of Celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held Jan. 20, the national holiday celebrating the life of the slain civil rights leader. The day is a time of reflection on King's lega, cy of nonviolence and brother- hood. The steering committee is focusing on presenting a program that will capture the interest of the community and citizens of all ages. In former years, this event has drawn support from western Sussex, and in particular the com- munities of Seaford, Woodbridge, Delmar and Laurel. This year, the committee wants to expand its outreach to attract more of the county's population. The theme of this year's Com- munity Day is A CelebratiOn of Remembrance and Hope. The ef- torts of the committee are focus- ing on remembering the past and finding hope for the future. Hope is a vision and a direction of pos- sibilities. Equality and unity are values that Dr. King has espoused during his lifetime and which are echoed decades after his untimely death. These values are the plat- form on which he lived and died. This year's program, still in the designing stages, will feature a speaker of both national and local prominence. Refreshments and musical selections by local talent will add to the celebration. Includ- ed in the events are the awards for the winners of the essay/poetry competition. Students who enter the contest will be judged on t heir creative writing, expressed in prose or poetry. Community volunteers are needed to help plan and produce this celebration. Anyone interest- ed in participating should call Ed Butler at 629-9690. and Gutter Cleaning Remove & Bag All Debrms Check & Washout Downspouts Hot Water House Washing Roofs, Decks & More... Free Estimates Senior Discounts Licensed & Insured Willard R. Blades Sr., retired sales manager Willard R. Blades Sr., 94, of York, Pa., and formerly of Balti- more, Md., died of complications of surgery Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, in Manor Care Nursing Home, York. Mr. Blades moved to Baltimore during WWII and worked at Glenn L. Martin Inc., an aircraft manufacturer, until 1946. For the next 10 years he was an auto mechanic in Glen Burnie, Md., before joining the Hecht Co., where he remained as the sales manager of the toy department un- til retiring in 1973. He is survived by a son, Willard R. Blades Jr. of Rehoboth Beach; two daughters, Virginia M. Franklin of Glen Rock and Car- olyn M. Suddoth of Pasadena, Md.; two sisters, Mildred Coul- bourne of Preston, Md. and Bertha Grunden of Easton, Md.; two brothers, Perry Blades of Still Pond, Md. and Marion Blades of Seaford; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 8, at Williamson Fu- CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Nov. 8 - Nov. 14, 2002 - 37 Steven F. Hovermale, aircraft mechanic Steven Foster Hovermale, 44, of Hagerstown, Md., died while on a camping trip Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002. Mr. Hovermale was born in Hagerstown, son of Rebecca Miller Hovermale and the late Harold J. Hovermale. He worked as an aircraft mechanic for many years and enjoyed motorcycles. In addition to his mother,, he is survived by his fianc6e, Joy Davis of Milton; and a nephew, Ian Taber of Hagerstown. ": Services were held at Short Fu- neral Services, Milton, with burial at the convenience of the family. Margaret M. Contrestan, outstanding swimmer Margaret McCafferty Con- trestan, 56, of Wilmington, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, at Wilm- ington Hospital. Ms. Contrestan was the daugh- ter of the late Margaret and Oliver J. "Bus" McCafferty and a gradu- Continued on page 38 00GETbYF01TmF0000S0N00 LET A PROFESSIONAL TAKE CARE OF IT FOR YOU. WE OFFER CLEANING CONTRACTS. The Gutter Professionals SINCE 1988 NEVER CLEAN YOUR GUTTIU AGAIN! SEAMLESS GUTTERS GUTTERGARD CLEANING Burial will be in Junior Order neral Home, 311 S. Main St., Fed- ec:lSlS[Y'M1itn" 1-800-GUTTER-1 Celebrating our 54rd J00ear Serving ,Sussex County Bedroom includes dresser, mirror, queen bed and nightstand. 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