Yesterday at the Community Services Committee, there were presentations made on more of New Castle County's greatest unknown assets. I wanted to share the information with you:
New Castle County's Buy From Your Neighbor
The Buy from your Neighbor program is helping to strengthen agriculture and promote healthy eating in New Castle County by linking farms to local restaurants and markets, and through raising awareness about the abundance and diversity of locally grown food.
New Castle County is offering THREE Great Farmers Markets!! One is even in our district at Carousel Park. They will be there on Fridays from 2-6 PM starting on May 25th through September 28th. For a listing of farmers markets, restaurants, stores and farms selling local food, or even to become a vendor, visit: www.nccde.org/buylocal
Summer Jobs Available for Youth
The 2012 New Castle County Youth Employment Program is for youth ages 14-21 and runs from July 1 through September 30. They will be holding an Application Processing Event on May 19, 2012 from 9AM-3PM at 77 Reads Way in the Gilliam Building Multi-purpose Room, New Castle, DE 19720. Pick up an employment application NOW at the same address listed above. To get assistance completing your application or for more information, please call (302) 395-5600.
Summer Recreation Camps
Summer Recreation Camp is designed for ages 7-12, and will be available starting June 11 th Monday through Friday, 9AM-4PM until August 17th. The camp is open to all New Castle County Residents & Financial Aid Scholrships are need based and available on a first come, first served basis. The cost is $120/week with pre & after care available for $30 at 6 of the 7 sites. You can even register online. For more information, please go to www.nccde.org/camps and see information on our Summer Sports Camps, too!
Safety Town is an exciting and fun program using a miniature town with streets, crosswalks, houses and signs for children 4, 5, and 6 years old. Activities through out the week teach children about safety through songs, guest visitors and role-playing. Now accepting applications for Spring and Summer sessions. For more information, please go to www.nccde.org/safetytown
I hope you have found this information useful and will share it with your family and friends. As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office.
New Castle County Councilman Tim Sheldon