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Parade of Trees Grotto Pizza held its annu- al Parade of Trees awards party on Monday, Dec. 21, at the Grand Slam, Rehoboth Avenue, Long Neck and Bethany Beach restaurants in Sussex County. At Grand Slam, the top fundraising tree was spon- sored by Weller Tire for the Delaware State Troop 5 Needy Family Fund. Shown at right with the top tree are (l-r) Bill Groton of Troop 5, assistant chairman; Pat Rafail of Weller Tire, and John Owings, chairman of the Troop 5 fund. Second place was garnered by the "Cape Gazette" for Southern Delaware Therapeutic and Recreational Horseback Rid- ing Inc., while third place was taken by PNC Bank for the Home of the Brave. All told, the 12 trees at Grand Slam brought in $10,004.29 for various charities. The Sussex County grand total from 66 trees was $36,910.78. Grotto Grand Slam also held a Forest of Trees poster contest for Cape Region school children and the re- sponse was overwhelming, with the entire ceiling in one Grand Slam room covered with the trees. The first prize winner was Vincent Ciamaichelo, a student at Shields Elementary School in Lewes, shown at right with Pat Hagan, center, Grotto secretary; and Adri- anne Trala, floor supervisor. Second prize went to Chris Williams; third prize was earned by Brendan Cooper. Thirteen trees at Grotto's Rehoboth Avenue location raised $10,746.73 for a wide variety of charities. "We lit- erally kicked some butt here...which is a good thing," said Manager Shawn Mitchell. The tree raising the most money at the Re- hoboth Avenue location was Stuart Kingston's tree in the name of the Joseph Jeffrey Stein Foundation. Shown here are Grotto's Mitchell, left, and Jay Stein of Stuart Kingston. Stein said the Joseph Jeffrey Stein Foun- dation, named to honor the memory of his son, is grow- ing;nicely due to the contri- butions of friends and inter- ested others. The tree of Miller's Creek Antiques was second, while Rusty Rud- der's tree took third. At Long Neck, the top fundraising tree, for the sec- ond year in a row, was spon- sored Kersey Homes for the Alzheimers Association of Delaware. Shown at bottom with the winning effort are (l-r) Lou Betton, chair of the Kent and Sussex county council of the Alzheimers as- sociation; and Teresa and Graham Living, owners of Kirsey Homes. The Kirsey tree brought in approximate- ly $2,300. Second place was way by .]o.rt Hoyt Comps- ny for the Friends of the Millsboro Library, while third place was earned by the Long Neck Elementary School PTO for the Needy Family Fund. The 13 trees at Long Neck totaled $6,000. Tdsh Vernon photo Trish Vernon photo Dennis Forney photo Jen Ellingsworth photo Small business certificate program starts in January Small business owners and managers can now register for spring courses for thesmall business management certificate program. Partici- pants will learn how to control a business and manage its success, devel- op and implement a plan for business growth, budget for survival and profit of the business and get better results from employees. Classes be- gin Jan. 25. For information, call Beverly Roupp at 854-6966. Two bedroom, two bath home with ALL appliances, NEW central air, NEW furnace, 12' x 18' wood deck, 9' x 3' shed, and outdoor shower. Lot rent includes water, trash removal, grass cut, security, resident manager, swim- ming pool and clubhouse. REDUCED TO: $56,500 It's Like Being on Vacation 365 Days a Year. Planned community of single family homes in a beautiful and serene setting only a few minutes from Rehoboth Beach and Lewes. The Villages of Old Landing offers yo/J single-floor living at its best. Choose 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms from 6 stunning floor plans.