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Feb 25, 2015

Milton Little League quarter auction set for March 6

Milton Little League will host a quarter auction at the Milton Fire Hall, 116 Front St., at 7 p.m., Friday, March 6. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Vendors will include Pampered Chef, Cookie Lee Jewelry, Thirty-One, Lu-La-Bee's Cakery, Clever Container, Damsel In Defense, Celebrating Homes, Premier Jewelry, Mary Kay, Dove Chocolate Discoveries, Scentsy, Tupperware, Simply Said and The Porch.

There will be a 50/50, lots of great food and baked goods. Light refreshments will also be available for purchase.

Admission is $10 and includes one paddle. Additional paddles are $3.

Donations or questions may be directed to Karen Webb at 302-519-4661.

Legion hosts Walk, Run & Roll April 25

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 will host a Walk, Run & Roll Saturday, April 25. This 3K event will take place at American Legion Post 28 in Millsboro. It is a fun, family-oriented event to raise awareness of the American Legion family and provide funds for programs that support veterans, military and their families, and children and youth. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the walk kickoff is at 10 a.m. Cost is $15 per person, or $20 after April 15.

This event is open to the public, and teams and sponsorships are encouraged. Participants can walk, run, bike, skate or roll in any mode of non-motorized transportation that gets them to the finish line.

Forms are available at Post 28 or online at www.alpost28.com. For more information contact Tina at 302-329-9090, Beth at 302-947-2984 or Carol at 302-945-5298.

Snow goose hunting open until April 11

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control's Division of Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Section reminds hunters that the 2015 Snow Goose Conservation Order will run through Saturday, April 11.

To take advantage of the conservation order, hunters must obtain a free Snow Goose Conservation Order permit number, which must be in their possession while pursuing snow geese. Hunters also are required to report their participation and success to the Division of Fish & Wildlife by Friday, May 1. Participants must have a valid Delaware hunting license or a Maryland resident hunting license, a 2014-15 Delaware waterfowl stamp and a Delaware Harvest Information Program number. A federal waterfowl stamp is not required. To obtain a Snow Goose Conservation Order permit number or HIP number, and to report participation and success, go to www.dnrec.delaware.gov/delhunt. Hunters needing assistance in obtaining a permit number should call 302-735-3600 during business hours Monday through Friday.

The Snow Goose Conservation Order allows use of unplugged shotguns, and electronic calls are permitted, with legal shooting hours starting a half-hour before sunrise and extended to a half-hour after sunset and daily bag and possession limits removed. Federal and state hunting regulations otherwise apply.

Most state wildlife areas will be open for the Conservation Order. Wildlife areas in New Castle and Sussex counties will be open on a first-come, first-serve basis with no registration required, except at Assawoman Wildlife Area, where hunters must self-register at the Assawoman check station. In Kent County, individual sign-in will be required at Woodland Beach, Little Creek and Ted Harvey wildlife areas. Sign-in will not be required at Blackiston, Milford Neck, or Norman G. Wilder wildlife areas. Bombay Hook and Prime Hook national wildlife refuges are not participating in the Conservation Order.

To avoid conflicts with the spring 2015 wild turkey season, snow goose hunting will not be open on state wildlife areas after Friday, April 10. For more information, call 302-739-9912 or visit www.fw.delaware.gov.

Geck-Go 5K part of Beach Goes Camo weekend

The inaugural John M. Scharp Geck-Go 5K will be held Saturday, April 25. The race honors John M. Scharp, who lost his battle with a rare form of sarcoma in April 2014. Scharp was the owner of the Geico local office and an avid supporter of USO Delaware. He served on the advisory council and assisted with many fundraisers and events to benefit the local branch of the USO. This race will honor his legacy by donating all proceeds to USO Delaware.

The race will be the key component in a weekend full of events that has been dubbed The Beach Goes Camo. Events will begin Friday night, April 24, with packet pickup and registration at Grotto Pizza on Rehoboth Avenue. Grotto Pizza is offering 25 percent off all pizza items during the event.

The 5K race will take off Saturday morning from Lighthouse Cove in Dewey with the post-race party sponsored by the Lighthouse Restaurant. Events offered at the post-race party include a tug-of-war challenge with military versus civilian teams competing. Kids' games will be held, including a scavenger hunt, hula contest and limbo contest.

Saturday evening will bring event participants and organizers back to Dewey to the Rusty Rudder for another chance to celebrate the military men and women who serve the United States, and have fun with food, refreshments and entertainment. Tickets are on sale now.

Sunday morning will complete the weekend events at The Starboard with a free pancake breakfast for all military and a wing-eating contest as the main event plus other games filling the brunch time party.

During the course of the weekend, there will be many opportunities to raise funds for USO Delaware all over the Delaware beaches. Participating restaurants and other local businesses will offer opportunities for their patrons to make donations via text message. This opportunity will be advertised with posters, cards, T-shirts, internet, newspaper and radio. A complete listing of participating businesses will be available closer to the event weekend.

USO volunteers will be present at all events and assist with activities. A schedule of events and each location’s volunteer chairperson’s contact numbers will be available closer to the event weekend. For more information, go to www.beachgoescamo.com or contact Laura Scharp at beachgoescamo@gmail.com.

Dodgeball at the beach is back

The Factory and Delmarva Rugby Club have announced the return of Adult Coed Dodgeball beginning Tuesday, Feb. 3. Teams will be composed of eight to 12 coed members. Players may sign up as teams or as independents to be assigned to a team needing players. The cost is $40 per player and will include a T-shirt. Games will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. After registration is closed, a schedule will be generated for each team. Call 302-278-1148 to register and pay. Online registration is available at https://tms.ezfacility.com/OnlineRegistrations/Register.aspx?CompanyID=4562&GroupID=1225240.

Athletes to End Alzheimer's 5K set for Aug. 2; fun-raising party March 14

On Aug. 2, a new event will come to Bethany Beach: Athletes to End Alzheimer’s 5K Run/Walk, presented by Loftus Wealth Strategies. Race proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter.

Michael Loftus of Loftus Wealth Strategies, a wealth management and financial planning business in Millville, is the event organizer. Loftus’ father Jim died in October 2013 after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Loftus and his family learned firsthand the kind of support people who are living with the disease and their families need. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior; the life-interfering symptoms worsen over time, and there is no cure.

“We hope to raise $15,000 for treatment, research and support for those affected by Alzheimer’s and their caregivers,” said Loftus. “I know when we meet this ambitious goal, the dollars will go miles to benefit the work of this important charity.”

To kick off the race and to build excitement, there will be a "fun-raising" party in Sea Colony’s Summer Salt Café from 8 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, March 14. Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association, and guests should expect plenty of fun, with guest bartenders, giveaways and other surprises. The public is welcome.

“Our community rallies around worthy causes, and I am confident locals will come out and support us. I also hope this event will set a fun and exciting pace for the race itself on Aug. 2,” said Loftus.

The fast, flat and scenic 5K run/walk features on-course entertainment by DJ Padraig, awesome awards, special tech shirts for all registrants and a post-race party produced by Focus Multi-Sports. The special grand opening registration cost is $25 after March 1. Individuals and teams are encouraged to join the fundraising effort, and cash donations are tax-deductible.

Sponsor and volunteer opportunities are available. For more details or to register, go to www.alzrun.com or the Facebook page ALZRunWalk. For more information about the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter, go to alz.org/delval.

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