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Tour Continued from page 74 edly the main focal point of the living room and a constant re- minder of the building&apos;s former purpose. One of several features added by the Walkers when their family first adapted the station as their home, a large stairway leads to the restored second floor. The cupola, watchtower during the station's operation, is now the main feature of master bedroom. The Readers added remote-con- trol windows on either side of the cupola; they have incorporated an original ladder from the station as a headboard/bookcase. The Read- ers are more than willing to ex- pound on the history of their home. "Lots of people stop by and talk to us," said Joan Reader. "We love it. It's a normal thing that we're used to now. We're re- ally excited about the tour. [The lifesaving station] is a piece of history that is important to this area. We are just so glad to be a part of it." Readers receive quilt prize The restoration of the lifesaving station created not only a local buzz, but also caught the attention of the Berlin, Md. chapter of the Questers. The group !s an international nonprofit organization whose pur- pose is to educate by research and study of antiques and donate funds to the preservation and restoration of artifacts, existing memorials, historical buildings, landmarks and educational pur- poses. Following a visit by the group to the restored lifesaving station, the Questers gave the Readers five raffle tickets as a token of its thanks. Much to the couple's surprise, they received a call a short time later notifying them that they were winners of "The Glory of the Chesapeake," a blue ribbon quilt created by the Summer Hill Quil- ters of Phoenix, Md. The quilt raffle is part of a statewide Questers project to raise money for the restoration of Fort McHen- ry. Completed in 1993, the quilt netted the governor's award for Most Beautiful Quilt Entry at the Maryland State Fair. The original design features piecework and ap- plique with animals, birds, sea life, landmarks and a map of the Chesapeake Bay. From the ponies of Chin- coteague to oysters brimming with pearls, the expert craftsman- ship of "The Glory of the Chesa- peake" is still bringing smiles to the Readers, who still can't be- lieve their good fortune. "We were so happy to hear that we had won," said Joan Reader. "We couldn't believe our good luck." Tickets on sale Advance tickets for the house tour are $12 and $15 on Dec. 4. Tickets are currently on sale at the following locations. In Lewes: Trader's Jewelry, Habersham Peddler, Sugar and Spice, Zwaanendael Museum, Swan's Nest, Fisher Martin House. In Rehoboth: Browseabout Books. Tickets will be sold the day of the tour at the Ellegood House, lo- cated in the Historic Complex, Third and Shipcarpenter Street. This museum also features a gift shop stocked with creative handmade items and innovative gifts. The Rabbit's Ferry Museum, lo- cated in the Historic Complex, will feature a bake sale and Christmas Bazaar. Fresh magno- lia, pine and holly will be sold on the grounds. Other sites on the tour include the Lewes Historical Society Comlex, the Packard/Reath Seafood Restaurant < NEW YEARS EVE -- Lamp Post, If you want, avoid Hoop!a" W8 IllV118 yOU T,O ;11rl8 Wilrl us. No expensive package deals, no raised prices, no reservations... just goo-d food and service at our regular prices, Servmg 15reakfas, Lunch & Droner 7 Days Year Round Closed ChrieCmae Eve for Dinner and all day on Chriegmae Rt. 1 at gt. 24, Rehoboth Death (902) 005-a132 CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, December 3 - December 9, 1999 - 75 House, 6 Shipcarpenter Square; St. George's AME Church, Park Avenue; St. Peter's Church and Parish Hall, Mulberry and Second streets; the Ryves Holt House, Second and Mulberry streets; the Lightship Overfalls, waterfront on the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal; the Cannonball House Marine Muse- um, Front and Bank streets; the Zwaanendael Club, Savannah Road and Third Street; the Gal- lagher house, 320 Savannah Rd.; the Zwaanendael Museum, Sa- vannah Road and Kings Highway; the Fisher Martin House, Kings Highway; the Lewes Presbyterian Church, Kings Highway; the Caslakes house, 213 Monroe Ave.; the Children's Beach House Lewes Yacht Club, Cedar Avenue; Art Show and Sale, Officer's Club the Lester home, 410 Pilottown in Cape Henlopen State Park; the Rd.; and the Maull House, Pilot- Bastian house, 700 Bay Ave.; the town Road. Zwaanendael Club to participate in tour The Zwaanendael Women's Club, a member of the General Federa- tion of Women's Clubs, is preparing for a festive holiday season. The club will participate in the Lewes Historical Society House Tour set for Saturday, Dec. 4. The clubhouse, decorated in holiday splendor, will welcome visitors with warm hospitality and refreshments. Visitors will have the opportunity to visit with members of this community-oriented group, which each year provides scholarships an d publishes the annual Lewes telephone directory. The club's holiday festivities will continue with a Christmas Cookie Sale from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Dec. 15. The proceeds from the sale of homemade cookies prepared by members, will be used to help the many local charities the club sup- ports. At the club's monthly meeting, 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 21, the pro- gram will feature local historian Hazel Brittingham, who will speak about "Christmas in Lewes at the Turn of the Century." Every Saturday