Woodland Ferry Association receives grant.

The Woodland Ferry Association (WFA) has received grant moneys from the State of Delaware for improvements at the Woodland Ferry.
Above, EMT Corp. of Greenwood is boring horizontal utility chases for the Laurel entrance to the Woodland Ferry. Annual Night Out Against Crime Tuesday in Seaford
The Seaford Police Department and the Delaware State Police invite members of the community to join in the 16th Annual National Night Out, Tuesday, Aug. 3, from 5-8 p.m.
The outing will be held on the grounds of Seaford Central Elementary School on North Market Street. The events will include a joint demonstration with Seaford and state police K-9, a demonstration by the Seaford P.D. motorcycle unit, a demonstration by the state police Bomb Unit robot, a visit from McGruff the Crime Dog, and children's games. A police radar will be set up to clock the speeds of participants' pitching at the baseball diamond. Officers also will be fingerprinting children. State police will have vehicles showcasing the latest crime-fighting equipment, including the helicopter, the evidence collection van, the command post, the community policing mobile unit, and a patrol car equipped with an on-board computer. Families won't have to leave at dinner time because hot dogs, hamburgers, and sodas will be available and free.

Other exhibits will include:

  • Information on bicycle safety from the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension office;
  • Educational materials on a variety of public safety topics from the Western Sussex Boys' and Girls' Club;
  • Bicycle driver's licenses from AmeriHealth First;
  • Lessons on "stop, drop and roll" from the Seaford Fire Department auxiliary;
  • Information on home security from a locksmith;
  • Other branches of public safety.
Residents throughout the country are asked to lock their doors, turn on their outdoor lights, and spend the evening with their neighbors and police. "We encourage neighbors to network in their communities once they return from the America's Night Out festivities," a spokesperson said.

Night Out is designed to:
  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
  • Generate support for and participation in local crime-fighting efforts
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and the partnership between communities and the police, and to
  • Send a message to criminals that neighbors are organized to look out for one another and are prepared to fight back.