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Rosanne Pack photo LCC resident celebrates 100th birthday Gathering to honor a centennial birthday, the Coning family joins Myrtle Coning, seated center, at her residence in Lewes Convalescent Center. Seated are (l-r) Richard Coning, great- grandson; Elden Coning, son; Myrtle; Alicia Coning, great-granddaughter; and Richard Con- ing, grandson; standing are Nancy Coning, granddaughter; Clark Coning, grandson; Mary Coning, daughter-in-law; Connie Coning Tilman, granddaughter; Ed Tilman, grandson-in- law; and Karen Coning, granddaughter-in-law. Myrtle Coning's guests came from Lewes, Delaware City, Wilmington and Virginia. Included in the festivities, Myrtle was treated to one of her passions, chocolates, which she didn't hesitate to share with her guests. Rehoboth Aid Society accepting donations The Rehoboth Aid Society is accepting donations of canned goods and miscellaneous food items at the Rehoboth Beach Con- vention Center to help needy fam- ilies in the area. Anyone wishing to make finan- cial donations should make checks payable to the Rehoboth Aid Society and deliver them to Bonnie Futcher at the Rehoboth Beach Plaza Mellon Bank branch, or to John L. Brown, c/o Re- hoboth Beach Convention Center. All gifts are tax deductible. The Rehoboth Aid Society needs at least $7,000 to prepare food baskets. Last year, over 190 families were given holiday bas- kets filled with turkey, chicken, duck or pork shoulder, including potatoes, onions, stuffing, cran- berry sauce and canned goods. The baskets are filled according to the size of the family and deliv- ered on Dec. 23-24. This holiday drive is the only source of income for this organi- zation, which has been helping families since 1966. Through the generosity of the community, families in need are helped throughout the year with miscella- neous needs, medical bills, heat- ing and electric bills. More than 200 families were assisted last yearby the Rehoboth Aid Society, a non-profit organization. READ-ALOUD honors Sussex volunteers READ-ALOUD Delaware hon- ored its Sussex County volunteers at a luncheon held Nov. 18 at the Sussex Pines Country Club. The Dorothy Trainor Award is presented each year to the group whose members contributed the most to READ-ALOUD. This year's recipient was the Sussex Central High School Library Club under the direction of Aida Friedenreich. Sara Besche, Casey Cordrey and Brittany Kelso, club officers, accepted the award on behalf of the 28 participating stu- dents. These students received the Governor's Student Volunteer Service Award for 1999. The Roxanne Harris Award is given each year to the individual who has read one-on-one to the most children. Lorraine Graves of Bridgeville, volunteer at Laverty Lane Day Care, and Florence Jackson of Long Neck, volunteer at Noah's Ark II, shared this award. The Jean Lewis Award is pre- sented to the Sussex County indi- vidual who has made a valuable contribution to READ-ALOUD Delaware. Two people were hon- ored this year, Ellen Andrelczyk and Jean Faulkner, both of Lewes. Businesses honored for their continued support of and contri- butions to READ-ALOUD Delaware were Greenwood Trust, represented by Richard Beauchamp and Delaware Na- tional Bank, represented by Richard Miller. subscribe @capegazette.com ] CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, December 3 - December 9, 1999 - 37 Mispillion Kennel Club to hold annual meeting Dec. 7 The Mispillion Kennel Club Inc., a member club of the Ameri- can Kennel Club, will announce at its annual meeting and holiday dinner Dec. 7, the winner of the $2,000 Dr. William E. Spence Memorial Veterinary Scholarship for the year 2000: Cynthia H. Harker, a second-year student at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Harker, the daughter of Chris- tine McDermott of Centreville and James Harker of Wilmington, was born and raised in Wilming- ton. She attended Alexis I. duPont Middle and High Schools. She was on the varsity volleyball team and played in the band. Harker graduated from Emory University in 1997, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Sigma and played varsity volleyball. The Spence Scholarship, first awarded in 1979, honors the memory of Dr. William E. Spence, a charter member of the Mispillion club. He began his practice in Mil- ford, then moved it to Dover as the Dover Animal Hospital. In his memory, his family awards the High In Trial Obedi- ence trophy at the annual Mispillion dog show. Members of the club raise the scholarship funds at the club activities held throughout the year. The Mispillion Kennel Club is dedicated to promoting purebred dogs and the welfare of all dogs. In addition to the annual dog show, it holds a fun match, dog show handling and obedience classes. The organization also runs a referral service in coopera- tion with other clubs for people seeking information on American Kennel Club registered purebred dogs. For more information about the club or the referral service, call 422-9124 or 856-2199. Plantations residents asked to Adopt-a-Family The Plantations will be participating this year in the Adopt-a-Family program and residents are being asked to contribute. The Plantations' office has a list of the items needed by the family and residents should indicate what they will be purchasing so there will be no duplication of gifts. For more information, call Suzanne Powell at The Plantations office at 645-1291. Midway Office & Art Supply and THE WAVE L]ve 2-Hr. Broadcast withS a n ta (on the air?) On 92.1 FM and 105.5 FM Saturday, Dec. 4 2-4 PM FREE Pictures with Santa FREE Candy Canes for Kids III FREE TICKETS iiii Ill BRIGHT LIGHTS, II I BIG CITY II I (At Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, Salisbury, MD) Ill i t  $ 1000 CASH Ilia ( o be given away 12/21/99 on Kevin Ocean Show 6 AM - 10 AMI ill F I  -i-'  am,'mm MIDWAY SUPPLY Conveniently located behind the Roadhouse Steak int' 645-2287