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CAPE, GAZETTE, Friday, December 26-,Sf/t 1,'19 27 /" "We hadn't planned to move here until we saw Plantations" Meals on Wheels hosts holiday volunteer luncheon Meals on Wheels of Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, Inc. held its annual volunteer luncheon at St. Peter's Parish Hall in Lewes on Dec. 19, with J.J. Catts providing the turkey and all of the trimmings. Above, left, Tracy Evans, Meals on Wheels volunteer coordinator, presents Presi- dent Tom Seery with the Volunteer of the Year Award during the luncheon. Rather than pre- sent an individual plaque, they have decided to hang one in the new Lewes offices and add a name of the volunteer of the year at each holiday lunch. Seery's name will be added with those of the late Ed Masterson and the late Carl Holloway who both dedicated much time to the cause. At right, Carol Katz reads from the book "A Cajun Christmas" to the delight of those gathered. Annie Bishop decorated the hall for the event. Millsboro veteran receives Bronze Star following 52-year wait The winter of 1945 found Pfc. Lenny McCulley, formerly of Millsboro, in Wurzberg, Ger- many, attached to the 42nd In- fantry Division, once known as the Fighting 69th of World War I fame. The town had been destroyed except for a large belltower. As the company went through the town, the soldier next to McCul- ley was shot and killed instantly. Men from McCulley's unit began to fall, and disregarding his own safety, McCulley and another sol- dier went into the belltower and took care of the sniper. From there, the company moved on to Dachau, and wit- nessed the aftermath of the terri- ble atrocities committed there As the war entered its final days, McCulley was wounded and received a Purple Heart. He did not, however, receive the Bronze Star, which he was supposed to have gotten. A year ago, District 4 and Post 287 service officer of the Ameri- can Legion, Bob Dotterer, heard about McCulley's situation and became involved in working to- wards a resolution, sending re- quests to St. Louis, Mo. On Dec. 3, Dotterer's efforts paid off. Mc- Culley receive a package with postage due of $2.92 from the fed- eral government. He paid the postage and opened the package to find his Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman's Badge. Lewes-Rehoboth Rotary hosts senior citizens The Lewes-Rehoboth Rotary Clubiheld its largest annual seniors' Christmas dinner on Dee. 1, More than 200 guests attended the event which was held at Cape Henlopen High School. to the oldest women and men. the . of boxes ,=ge : "We were living happily in northern New Jersey," say Raul and Maria Asencio, "until we visited our close friends who had moved to Lewes. They encour- aged us to move here, too; even shopped around and found us a new home in Plantations. "At first, we didn't know where Lewes was, but when we came we thoroughly enjoyed visiting our friends and loved their new home. At Plantations, we toured the lakefront Court-yard unit our friends had chosen for us on January 1. We loved it so much, we had already moved into it by the first of May. "We worked closely with the architect at Country Life Homes to get our new dwelling ready. He recommended alterna- tives as we made a number of changes and labored diligently to accommodate US. "We think it's beautiful here, amazing- ly quiet and everyone is very friendly. You'll understand what we mean when you pay a visit to Plantations to see what they might have for you." Prices start at $113,500. For information, ] call 302.645.2727 or 800.777.1530. I ..........