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Division staff members give back


By Tim Slavin, director of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs

On Tuesday, we gave back to the community.

As readers may know, the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs benefits from more than 13,000 volunteer hours each year. In recognition of that generosity, a number of division team members went to the Food Bank of Delaware in Milford on July 28, 2015 and donated our morning to helping their noble cause of trying to eliminate hunger in Delaware.

Division volunteers at the Food Bank of Delaware. (From left) Betsy Gant, Desiree Williams, Suzanne Savery, Edward McWilliams, Rachel Wootten, Ed Gillespie, Lynn Riley, Gwen Davis, Greg Buchman, and Tim Slavin.
Division volunteers at the Food Bank of Delaware. (From left) Betsy Gant, Desiree Williams, Suzanne Savery, Edward McWilliams, Rachel Wootten, Ed Gillespie, Lynn Riley, Gwen Davis, Greg Buchman and Tim Slavin.

Greg Buchman, Gwen Davis, Betsy Gant, Ed Gillespie, Edward McWilliams, Lynn Riley, Suzanne Savery, Desiree Williams, Rachel Wootten and I spent the morning sorting and packing canned and boxed goods donated the evening before by attendees of the Delaware State Fair, then shucked and cleaned hundreds of ears of corn and then cleaned and stacked a hundred or so coolers. (And, yes, we have pictures to prove it!)

Suzanne Savery (red shirt) and Betsy Gant (gray shirt) shucking corn for the food bank. Greg Buchman in in the left background (in baseball cap).
Suzanne Savery (red shirt) and Betsy Gant (gray shirt) shucking corn for the food bank. Greg Buchman in in the left background (in baseball cap).

Thanks to those who volunteered and special thanks to Rachel Wootten, our volunteer services coordinator, for putting all this together. I’m very proud of the work that we do at the division, and am grateful for the values we bring to our jobs every day.


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