Rep. Debra Heffernan's November Newslettter


Dear Neighbor

I want to wish you and your family a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday! I hope you will join me in helping make the holiday bright for families in need this year. The Food Bank of Delaware has a year-round food drop off site at the Brandywine Hundred Library, and the Claymont Food Closet has drop-offs at area grocery stores. 

Below are some updates from the 6th Representative District. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to my office if you have questions or concerns about anything in your neighborhood. I look forward to hearing from you. 

Have a wonderful weekend,

Debra Heffernan
State Representative
6th District


Monthly coffee meeting

My monthly constituent coffee will be held on Monday, December 2 from 8 to 9 a.m. at Einstein Bros. Bagels in the South Graylyn Crest sshopping center at the corner of Marsh and Silverside Roads. Come out and say hello and discuss issues affecting you and your community.

Santa Claus is coming to town

Brandywine Hundred Fire Company and Santa Claus are coming to your neighborhood! For the complete schedule, click here.

Santa’s visits will begin at 6 p.m. nightly in the order listed on the schedule. If inclement weather prevents Santa from making his rounds, please look for him on the Friday after your development’s scheduled night.

Scam warning

New Castle County Police are investigating a phone scam in which the caller identifies himself as "Aaron Foster" and claims to be an employee from the New Castle County Courthouse, who then tells the individual that there has been a warrant issued for his or her arrest for missing jury duty. The caller then asks the individual to pay $100 over the phone to avoid arrest.

County police want the public to know that no court representative will ever call your home asking for money over the phone. Anyone who receives such a call should never give out any personal or financial information and should immediately call the New Castle County Police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800 to report the incident.

Small Business Saturday: Nov. 30

November 30 is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for our communities. This holiday season, a real effort is being made throughout America to “think big by shopping small.”  This focus on dedicating a portion of holiday shopping to local, independently-owned small businesses kicks off with Small Business Saturday two days after Thanksgiving.

I encourage all Delawareans to not just shop small this holiday season, but every day of the year. Small Business Saturday gives us the opportunity to support the indepently owned businesses that keep our economy running and sustain our communities. Join me Saturday in shopping small at our favorite local businesses in the 6th District.