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6th Annual Blessings for Badges

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For the sixth year in a row, a group of volunteers are coming together to help feed every first responder who must work on Thanksgiving Day in Sussex and Kent Counties in Delaware.

Blessings for Badges relies on donations from local restaurants and grocery stores as well as Ladies Auxiliaries from local fire companies.

In Sussex County, volunteers will gather Wednesday night at the Millsboro Fire Company at 6 pm to prepare the meal, and again at 9 am on Thursday morning to plate meals and then deliver to police stations, fire companies, rescue personnel and prisons.

In Kent County, volunteers will gather Wednesday night at 5:30 pm at the Leipsic Volunteer Fire Company and 9:30 am on Thursday.

Every box contains handmade thank you notes from children in the county. It also contains individual hot meals featuring Mountaire chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, macaroni and cheese, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, rolls/muffins, and pies for dessert.

This year’s sponsors for Sussex County include:

FOOD DONATIONS: Bethany Blues – Mac n Cheese; Big Fish Restaurant Group – Stuffing; Blessings for Badges – Turkey; BJ’s Wholesale Club – Rolls; Crooked Hammock / La Vida Hospitality – Mac n Cheese; Crossroads Community Church – Pies; Delmar FD Ladies Aux – Mac n Cheese; Ellendale Fire Co. Ladies Aux. – Stuffing; DiFebo’s Market – Stuffing; Frankford Fire Co. Ladies Aux. – Mac n Cheese; G & E Hockers – Stuffing; Georgetown Fire Co. Ladies Aux. – Mashed Potatoes & Gravy; Giant Foods Millsboro – Rolls; Harpoon Hanna’s – Muffins/Rolls; JD Shuckers Rt. 24 – Mac n Cheese; Millsboro Fire Co. Ladies Aux. – Stuffing; Mountaire Farms – Roaster Chickens; Pizza Palace Georgetown – Mac n Cheese; Seaford Fire Co. Ladies Aux. – Mac n Cheese; So Del Concepts – Stuffing; Sussex Plumbing LLC – Green Beans; Sysco – Butter, Containers, Cranberry & Cutlery

OTHER DONATIONS: Cypress Hearts & Hands 4-H – Thank You Notes; Millsboro Fire Company – Hall Use

MONETARY DONATIONS: Snyder, David W.; Spence, Donald Jr. & Cynthia Becker; Stakias, Mike & Jean; Sussex County Correctional officers; Troy Ventures LLC

This year’s sponsors for Kent County include:

FOOD DONATIONS: Bowers Beach Ladies Auxiliary – Mashed Potatoes; Camden Wyoming Fire Co Ladies Auxiliary – Rolls; Cheswold Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary – Mac n Cheese; Citizens Hose Fire Co – Butter; Clayton Fire Co Ladies Auxiliary – Mashed Potatoes; Farmington Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary – Rolls; Felton Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary – Dinner Containers; Harrington Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary – Mashed Potatoes and Rolls; Harrington Raceway and Casino – Turkey and Rolls; Hartly Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary – Mac n Cheese; Little Creek Ladies Auxiliary – Mashed Potatoes; Magnolia Fire Company – Stuffing, gravy and gloves; Mission BBQ – Cornbread and green beans; Sysco – Cranberry sauce and cutlery; Townsend Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary – Ziplock bags.

MONETARY DONATIONS: Belfor Property Restoration; Clayton Fire Company; Howell Wallace; Kent County Chief’s Association; Ladies Auxiliary of the De Vol. Firefighter’s Assoc.; Maryland Fire Company; Redner’s; Pratt Insurance Employees; Smyrna/Clayton July4th Foundation; Vaughn Correctional officers

OTHER DONATIONS: Natalie Surles – Thank You Cards; Smyrna/Clayton July 4th Foundation – Bottled Water; Leipsic Fire Company – Hall Use

Source: Press Release

Written by: Editor

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