Rep. Kim Williams' September Community Update

CONTACT INFORMATION

Carvel Office Building
820 N. French Street
11th Floor 
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: (302) 577-8476

Legislative Hall
411 Legislative Avenue
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 744-4351

 

Dear Neighbor,

I hope this message finds you well. 

With the fall season upon us, I'd like to take this opportunity to share with you some of the upcoming events in our community, including this week's St. Hedwig's Polish Festival, the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event, and the upcoming accessible voting discussion. Please see below for additional information. 

In addition, I'd like to share an important article featured in the (Wilmington) News Journal, which highlights the New York-based TransPerfect company and their employees who have been knocking on doors and asking residents to support a law affecting private companies. Click here to read the (Wilmington) News Journal coverage

As always, please do not hesitate to contact my office with any questions or concerns you may have about issues in the 19th District or the state. 

Sincerely

Kim Williams

 

 

Department of Elections Accessible Voting

Please see the flyer below notifying individuals of the upcoming accessible voting event to discuss voting for people with disabilities. State Election Commissioner Elaine Manlove, the Delaware Disabilities Law Program's Brian Eng, and self-advocate Daniese McMullin-Powell will discuss a variety of topics. The event will take place on Friday, September 30th, from noon until 1 p.m. at the Center for Disability Studies, Room 132, on 461 Wyoming Road in Newark. 


National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

 

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is coming up on Saturday, October 22nd, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Christiana Hospital’s SurgiCenter Parking Lot. 

Unwanted or expired medications cause thousands of accidental poisonings each year and have been detected in municipal water supplies. Bring these old medications to Christiana Care for proper disposal. All medications will be disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner.

The following medications will be accepted:

  • prescriptions.
  • over-the-counter pills.
  • pet medicines.
  • vitamins
  • liquid medications and creams

Leave all medications in their original containers. Syringes/sharps will not be accepted.

A joint partnership of Christiana Care Health System, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Delaware Division of Public Health, and the Delaware State Police.


Upcoming Community Events

New Castle County hosts various special events in the community for people of all ages and backgrounds to interact as a community to enjoy one of the County’s parks. The events serve to build trust and a sense of belonging to the community and thus improve an individual's quality of life. Click here for more information.

Carousel Park Farmer's Market – Open Fridays, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Click here for more information.

Cool Spring Farmers Market – enjoy free concerts, fresh food, and handcrafted items at the Cool Spring Farmers Market. Click here for more information.

Rockwood Park Farmers Market – open Thursdays, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Click here for more information

St. Hedwig’s Polish Festival – Running until this Saturday, September 24th. Mark your calendars for the 60th anniversary of the St. Hedwig’s Polish Festival located on the Wilmington Riverfront. Enjoy music, dancing, rides, games, vendors, and much more for this family-friendly event. Click here for more information.

Forest Oak Elementary School Night at Café Napoli – buy lunch or dinner at Café Napoli in support of the Forest Oak PTA on Monday, September 26th. The restaurant will donate 10 percent of sales (eat in and take out) from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. to the Forest Oak PTA. You must mention Forest Oak to the cashier for the school to get credit. The address is 4391 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808. 

Family Movie Night at the Kirkwood Library – September 27th from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Kirkwood Library, 6000 Kirkwood Highway in the Milltown area. Bring the family to see “The Land Before Time,” a G-rated movie suitable for all ages. Popcorn provided.

Sleep Under the Stars – Saturday, October 1st, with camper check-in beginning at 10 a.m. and activities at 2 p.m. Enjoy this free family fun event at Carousel Park and Equestrian Center. Click here for more information

Sherwood Park Garage Sale – Saturday, October 8th, starting at 8 a.m. Make sure to clean out your closets!

Pet Cemetery Cleanup at Delaware SPCA Stanton Shelter – Saturday, October 8th, at 9 a.m., located on 455 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark, DE 19713. Click here for more information

Fitness Hike – Saturday, October 15th: Carousel Park, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., on 3700 Limestone Road, Pike Creek. 

Wag-n-Walk & 5k Run – The 8th Annual Wag-n-Walk & 5K Run will be held on Saturday, October 22nd, at Delcastle Recreation Park. The event will feature entertainment, food, vendors, doggie games, and contests. Click here for more information

Delaware SPCA Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic – Saturday, October 22nd, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Click here for more information

Friends of Delaware Veterans Events – the Friends of Delaware Veterans, Inc., is hosting several events across Delaware that may be of interest. Their main event is Friday, November 4th, which will feature keynote speaker, retired Navy Captain Robert E. Clark II, who also serves as president of Wesley College. Click here for more information