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+ At left, Rosalie Wails, president of Sussex County Return Day, rides in a con- vertible rather than a horse drawn carriage during the Return Day parade which attracts thousands of people from near and far to Georgetown every two years. Above, a variety of floats graced the Return Day Parade, includingthis float from the Bridgeville Fire Department, in tribute to those firefighters who died in the 911 attack on the World Trade Center. Bridgeville won the Return Day Committee Trophy for its float. At right, dressed in colonial garb are Frank and Elaine Frey of Georgetown. Above left, Jazzmine Paz, 8, of Georgetown, shows her pa- triotic fervor and loyalty to Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, as she sports a button announcing that Minner will seek re-election in 2004. Above right, keeping the beat with the Cape Hen- lopen High School Marching Band is senior Casey Cashdollar. Cape's band took first place in the high school category for marching musical units. Danny Milburne of Georgetown bastes the masting ox, a Return Day tradi- tion that is distributed free to everyone willing to stand in line at the conclu- sion of the parade. The Cape Gazette was well represented with its float, blarg out the message "Let Freedom Ring," and winning first place in the business and commercial category. Driving the tractor pulling the float is Publisher Dennis Forney. And the p00ade winners are... The Sussex County Return Day Commit- tee has announced the winners from both the business and home decorating contests and the Return Day Parade. Here are the winners. Business Decorating Contest: 1. Baltimore Trust Bank. 2. Parsell, Dndd & Carey Funeral Home and Cullum's Apparel (tie). 3. Georgetown Antiques. Honorable mention: Sussex County Administration Building. All businesses received an engraved plaque. Home Decorating Contest: 1. Susan Stranger, 205 N. Front Street. 2. Ed and Lynn Lester, North Bedford Street. 3. JoAnn and Buzz Kruger, Park Avenue. The first place winner re- ceived a $200 shopping spree at Lowes ,of Lewes; second place winner received a $50 gift certificate from Baker's Hardware of Millsboro and the third place winner was awarded a Return Day Basket of memorabilia sponsored by Mid- land Grange #27 of Georgetown. Here are the parade winners: Mayor's Trophy: The Pepper family. Return Day Committee Trophy: Bddgevtlle Fire Company. Best Illustrates Return Day theme: Sussex Central FFA. President's Choice: Historic Police Cars Honor Guard Business/Commercial: 1. Cape Gazette. 2. Happy Turbleys. 3. "tidewater Utilities. Civic Organization Age 18 and under: 1. Punkin Chunkin. 2. Happy Go Lucky Clowns. Civic Organization Age 19 and older: 1. Bridgeville Fire Co. 2. AARP - Georgetown chap- ter. School Organization: Sussex Central FFA Miscellaneous winners: Delaware Army Na- tional Guard, Sgt. Rambo; Seaford ROTC; Indian River ROTC. Marching Musical Units - Middle: 1. Del- mar. 2. Woodbridge. Marching Musical Units - College: 1. Delaware State University Marching Musical Units - High School: 1. Cape Henlopen. 2. Seaford. 3. Indian River. Drawn Float or Carriage: 1. American Mus- tang & Burro Association The raffle winner of the Return Day patriotic filled basket was Dot Veasey of Georgetown. The Patriotic Bake-Off winners were JoAnn Kruger, first place for a cake entry, and second place for a pie entry; and James Sinnott, 13, for his 911 cake. The President's Award went to Eliz- abeth Walls for a cake entry; and honorable men- tion went to Skylene Brady for her patriotic brownie entry. Ollie Tharp received a participation award.