Greenwood Events
Thursday, December 9th. 1999
Collins 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.
Senior 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.