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Cape Gazette Celebrating the 90th anniver- sary of the League of Women Voters, the state organization honored three Delawareans with its first annual Flame of Democ- racy Awards at a recent event in Dover. Local civic activist Mable Granke was selected for the award by the League of Women VoterS (LWV) of Sussex County. From her work with the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Seminar, the Delaware State Parks . and Recreation Commission, the Cape Hen- lopen State Park Master Mable 6ranke Plan Steering Committee, and the West Rehoboth Land Trust of which she is a founding board member, to her ongoing involvement in land use and en- vironmental issues through the Citizens Coalitiori, Granke is a model of constructive citizen ac- tivism. "With Mable, it is never about herself, but the cause to which she is committed. What more needs to be said?" commented LWV Sussex President Esther Shelton ".m presenting the award. Sen. Margaret Rose Henry, D- Wilmington East, was selected for the award by the LWV of New Castle County based on her 30 years of accomplishment in the Delaware human services community. The Kent County honoree was Ellen Wasfi, whose professional and volunteer serv- ice has focused on race relations, social justice and international issues. At the event, Milton native Russ McCabe, retired state archivist, inspired the audience with the history leading up to 1920, when the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution gave women the right to vote and the League of Women Voters was Adoption Continued from page 57 "Last year, AFTH donated a total of $12,900 to 29 women who have made adoption plans for their children, and we are eagerly hoping to surpass that this year with the gift card drive by mak- ing it easy. Gift cards are a, simple item to pick up while you're holi- day shopping to help a woman in need," said Executive Di- rector Maxine Chalker. Gift cards ranging from $25 to $200 can be mailed to AFTH's main Office, 30-31 Hampstead Circle, Wynnewood, PA 19096, Attn: Gift Card Drive, and indi- cate the gift card denomination. For more information: contact afth.org or call 610-642-7200. CAPE LIFE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3 - MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 57 founded to get women not just registered to vote but educated on the issues facing them. Entertainment was provided by the Tim Laushey Trio, adding a festive air to the event that was chaired by Rashmi Rangan, im- mediate past president of the League of Women Voters of Delaware. "For nine decades, the league has worked to ensure our democracy is transparent, effec- dertakes a wide variety of proj- tive and truly representative," ects from welcoming newly nat- said LWV Delaware Presiderrt uralized citizens to observinglo- Sandy Spence. cal government boards and com- "Those challenges are as real missions to ensure transparency. today as they were for our suffra- At the state level, volunteer gist foremothers who struggled league lobbyists advocate on a for their right to vote so many wide variety of topics from years ago. healthcare and housing to cam- ' klthough the public is most paign finance, open government aware of our voter services pro- and the environment." grams, the LWV of Delaware un- All women and men are wel- come to join the nonpartisan LWV. The league is where hands-on work to safeguard democracy leads to civic provement. For more information about the League of Women Voters and its diverse programs and advoca- cy work at the national, state local levels, call 302-200-1073, o[ go to de.lwv.org. be sccn t YECFIRE EYESTYLE ACCURATE PRESCRIPTIONS SELECTION OF 1,000 FRAMES QUALITY WORKMANSHIP Dr. RichardGdfasi, OD 302.644.1039 WWW.LOCCHIO.US.COM 17252 N. VILLAGE MAIN BLVD., UNIT 6, FIVE POINTS SHOPPING CENTER, LEWES, DE 19958