is honored for public service
By Bill McCauley
Robert Collins of Greenwood was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal
for Outstanding Public Service in a recent dinner meeting at Boondock's
Family Restaurant in Smyrna. The Delaware Committee for Employer Support
of the Guard and Reserve meeting saw an attendance of about 30 members
and dignitaries from throughout the state.
At the event, Collins turned over the reins of the committee to newly
appointed chair Eugene Hebert of Frederica. Collins had served the
maximum six years allowed. During his tenure, Collins breathed new
life into the dormant committee, according to ESGR, which works under
the nation's secretary of defense, William Coehan. His committee enjoyed
the reputation of being one of the best in the country.
The mission of the committee is to obtain employer and community support
for National Guard and Reserve forces when called up, either for training
or active duty.
Collins' committee had the responsibility of giving briefings to civic
organizations along with visiting National Guard and Reserve Armories
as well as corporate business locations.
Collins credited the 25 members of his committee with hard work and
dedication, without which their mission would not have been successful,
he said. In addition to several other medals he received the appointment
of Chair Emeritus for the Delaware committee.
center plans activities
The Greenwood CHEER Senior Center has planned the following:
Thursday, Dec. 9 - home health care program at 10:30 a.m., "Eating
Healthy for Christmas." Grocery shopping after lunch in Harrington.
Friday, Dec. 10 - A trip to Greenwood Library at 10:30 a.m. for a
program by Martha Green. Members will leave at 2:30 p.m. for Salisbury
and dinner at Shoney's. Then they will travel to Ocean City to see
the Christmas Lights.
Monday, Dec. 13 - Bible study at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. John Passwaters.
Tuesday, Dec. 14 - Trip to Ronnies Market, leaving at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 15 - Choral concert at 1:30 p.m. at the new Georgetown
building. Cost is $1. each.
Thursday, Dec. 16 - Entertainment by "Carolen" at 10:30 a.m. Slaughter
Neck and Hulling Cove Centers will visit. Grocery shopping after lunch.