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78-CAPE GAZETTE, FridaY, I)ee.6--D-ee12.-2)2 Delmarva Online Adopt-A-Family now under way in three states Last year, Delmarva Online adopted four families during the holidays, and with the help of a generous group of Delmarva busi- nesses and residents, the internet service provider was able fulfill each family's holiday wishes. By the middle of December, the Del- marva Online corporate head- quarters was packed with gifts for the little girls, boys and parents who needed some extra help mak- ing their season bright. This year, Delmarva Online has increased its number of adopted families and welcomes community support. This holiday season, families will be adopted in or near the fol- lowing areas: Salisbury, Ocean City, Rehoboth, Dover, Chester- town, Centreville, Denton, East- on, Cambridge, and Accomack and Northampton Counties in Vir- ginia. Area businesses and resi- dents are encouraged to join the effort. In 2001, much of the pro- gram's success can be attributed to the generosity and spirit shown by local businesses and communi- ty members who rallied their teams and families and donated multiple gifts. Business and community mem- bers wishing to purchase gifts may drop them off at a drop off center in their community. This year, Delmarva received an over- whelming response from busi- nesses wishing to serve as drop off locations. "We were more than happy to shareour location with the com- munity to collect the gifts that they purchase for the adopted families," said Kent Rilling, physician assistant and adminis- trative manager of the Rehoboth Beach Medical Care Walk-in Center. "When I visited Delmar-. va Online's Adopt A Family web page, reading the stories about the individual families touched my heart. This is a very special pro- gram which will help some very special families in need." For those wishing to make a do- nation, but do not have access to one of the drop off locations, Del- marva Online will arrange to pick up the gift(s). Information about Delmarva Online's Adopt a Family program and the wish list of the participat- ing families are available at Submitted photo BPW donates$10,O00 in scholarships to Del Tech The Business & Professional Women's Club of Seaford recently donated $10,000 for scholar- ships to Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. The funds were be- queathed to the club by late member Margaret "Peg" Gerard of Seaford, for whom the schol- arship will be named. Gerard had a lifelong love for children and education and worked for many years at the Di- vision of Social Services and Child Protective Services. She was active in several communi- ty organizations including the Soroptimist Club, the Acorn Club, the Nanticoke Senior Cen- ter, the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the BPW. She served as president of the BPW at both the local and state level. The scholarship will be offered to students in their second year of studies who are female, 25 years old or older, maintaining a GPA of 2.0 or higher, and residing in the communities of Blades, Bridgeville, Delmar, Laurel or Seaford. On hand for the check presentation were (l-r) Diana Young, BPW past president; Dr. Tim Kavel, vice president and Owens campus director;, Mary Ann O'Marrow, BPW president; Dr. Barbara Ridgely, Owens campus business manager7, and Pat Dale, BPW scholarship commit- tee member. Submitted photo Read-ALOUD Delaware tree promoting literacy The Read-ALOUD Delaware tree, sponsored by, is on display through Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Grotto Pizza Grand Slam in Lewes. A fundraiser for Read-ALOUD of Sussex County, the Harry Potter-themed tree raised more than $1,800 last year in donations to promote litera- cy. Ornaments, including Harry Potter eyeglasses and brooms, were handmade by Read-ALOUD volunteers, who then decorated the tree on Dec. 2. Those wishing to make donations may visit Grotto's Parade of Trees at the Grotto Pizza Grand Slam in Lewes through Wednesday, Dec. 18. For more informa- tion about the Read.ALOUD tree, visit www.lewes Other Grotto Pizza Parade of Trees loca- tions include Grotto Pizza on Rehoboth Avenue, Grotto Piz- za on Long Neck Road and Grotto Pizza on Route 26 in Bethany Beach. New Downtown Rehoboth Beach Walk the Beach, Shopping & Restaurants 3, 4, or 5 bedrmn combination units with 4 baths, ImJvvo(M & Ule flooring, ,ranite countm00, 2-car garages and 00vaUe Many upgrades included. Call for IXe-conslction pdcing and a Inchtn. 317 Rehoboth Avenue Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 (302) 227-4800 Office (302) 226-4102 Direct Line WILLIAM "B.J" MITCHELL