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Sussex Countian
  • Hometown graduate, friend to walk across Sussex County for public education

  • Two friends, Jacob Buttery and Alexander Albanese, plan to walk across Sussex County Sept. 21 to raise money for the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation.
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  • Two friends, Jacob Buttery and Alexander Albanese, plan to walk across Sussex County Sept. 21 to raise money for the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation.
    In an effort to support education, the two hope to offer more opportunities to low-income students. Albanese graduated from the Cape Henlopen School District and said he wants to give back to his hometown community.
    "This walk symbolizes my thanks for the teachers, coaches, parents and community members who supported me and molded me into the person I am today," Albanese said.
    The two set their goal at $1,100 and ask all local and regional donors to support the cause through www.gofundme.com/walking4brighterfutures, or walk with them by making a $20 pledge.
    The walk will start on the Maryland/Delaware border on Route 16 leading through the towns of Greenwood, Ellendale and Milton and ending at Cape Henlopen High School. U.S. Route 1 will be avoided and an escort will be riding alongside for the entirety of the 35.6 miles.
    The two chose Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation as the recipient of their efforts because of the organization's mission. Touching the lives of nearly 5,000 students and their families, CHEF provides funding to programs that directly affect children and to teachers for innovative educational programs that would not normally receive funding from the district. CHEF also supports arts enrichment for individual students through grants for extracurricular opportunities in the performing arts.
    For more information about CHEF, visit www.capeeducationfund.org.
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