Delmar kids study individuality and fire prevention
By Sandy Davis
Delmar Elementary School is planning a busy month for October. The PTA meeting was held on Oct. 6 for traditional students.
In continuing with its Core Essentials Program, the value the children are focusing on this month is individuality. Those students meeting the requirements will receive coupons for free kid’s meals.
During Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 5 through 11, members of the Delmar Fire Department talked with the children about fire safety. The children also got to ride on the fire trucks.
During the first part of the month, certain classes are walking to the library as part of the Reading Incentive Program. The library director will show the children the things they can do in the library and have stories read to them. Grade 1 will be involved in the Eddie Eagle Gun Safety Program. This will be teaching them the importance of gun safety.
The school will be closed on Oct. 17 for a convention and on Oct. 27 for a professional day for the staff.
Basket bingo will be held on Oct. 24 at the school. This is a fund-raiser for the PTA. There will be food available for purchase at 5 p.m. and bingo will begin at 7.
The year-round fifth-grade class will go to the aquarium in Baltimore on Oct. 30.
The Accelerated Reader Store has opened. Any student who reads a required number of books is given a ticket which can be used to purchase items from the store, such as pencils, tablets, bouncing balls and other items.
The school nurse is encouraging any high risk student to inquire about a flu shot. These include children with asthma, diabetes or other conditions. Check with a local clinic or health care provider to find out where the flu shots are available.
The sign in front of the school will be getting a new look. Beth Messick from Bess’s Buds will be landscaping the area.
Box tops and Campbell soup labels are still being collected to help raise money for items needed for the school.
Grandparents Day will be Oct. 22. All grandparents will get an opportunity to visit students in their classrooms.
Delmar Elementary will again participate in the Reading Is Fundamental Program. Each child will receive three free books during the year. The kick-off assembly for the program will be Oct. 20.
Delmar girls claim titles in regional pageants
By Sandy Davis
Cape Charles, Va., hosted the 47th annual Del-Mar-Va Volunteer Firemen’s Association Miss and Little Miss Fire Prevention Queen contest on Sunday, Oct. 12. The event was held at the Arts Center Theater on Mason Avenue.
Delmar’s Paige Twilley won the title of Little Miss Delaware Fire Prevention and went on to win Little Miss Delmarva Fire Prevention as well.
Paige, 5, is the daughter of Bobby Jean Twilley of Delmar and has a little sister, Anna. Paige attends Delmar Elementary school.
Kelly Lloyd, a junior at Delmar High School, won the title of Miss Delaware Fire Prevention. Kelly also received first runner-up in the Miss Delmarva Fire Prevention contest.
Kelly is the daughter of Chris and Linda Lloyd of Delmar and has three sisters. She plays field hockey at Delmar High School.
Bobby Twilley, grandfather of Paige and chairman of the fire prevention committee for 27 years, escorted both Paige and Kelly in the contest.
The queens represented several local fire companies from the states of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. They competed for their state titles and the winners of the three states competed for the title of Miss Delmarva Fire Prevention.
The 49th annual Del-Mar-Va Volunteer Firemen’s Association Fire Prevention Parade followed the contest. Delmar won for the third best appearing fire department in the state.
“It was a great way to end our fire prevention week,” said Twilley.
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Special congratulations to Harry “Bunky” Naugle on being chosen as Delmar’s Citizen of the Year.
Peggy and Donald Morris have just returned from a week’s trip to Niagara Falls, New York and surrounding sites. They had a wonderful fall trip.
We send our get-well wishes to William K. Beach and to Samuel Mills. If you would like to send them a get-well card, William Beach is in room 209D, Healthsouth Chesapeake Rehab, 220 Tilghman Road, Salisbury, MD 21804.
Samuel Mills is in Room 229, ATRIA 1110 Healthway Drive, Salisbury, MD 21804.
I’d like to wish my husband, Mike, a very special birthday wish on Monday, Oct. 13. He celebrated his birthday with our daughter, Monica, and her three children, Seth, Cody and Shalyn, and his mother, Annabel Cordrey. Monica had a special dinner for him at Chincoteague Island.
Congratulations to Paul Moore on receiving his first Social Security check on Oct. 15. Paul, don’t spend it all in one place.
We wish the following people a very happy birthday this week and happy belated birthdays from last week:
Mary Jane Johnson, and Amy Rogers, Oct. 5; Letitia Fisher, Pamela Schell and Ted Cordrey, Oct. 6; Dawn Turner, Julie Downing and Frances Holloway, Oct. 7; Charlotte Wootten, Oct. 8; David Holloway, Oct. 9; Irmina Sullivan and Robert Causey, Oct. 10; Virginia Sparrow, Susan Elliott and Gail Wootten, Oct. 12; Bonnie Wood, Mary Phillips and Janet Stickles, Oct. 13; John Roberts and Jean Beach, Oct. 14; Pam Palmer and Taylor Lee Warren, Oct. 15; Brittany Elliott and Curtis Lankford, Oct. 16; Diane Culver Borucki, Dana Tyrrell Carlock and David Larmore, Oct. 17; Pat Lankford and Hannah Scott, Oct. 19.
Thought for the week: “Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.” Thomas Jefferson