What’s Happening Today – June 25, 2018
Today on DelmarvaLife:
If you are a parent, you probably already know that an average baby goes through twelve diapers every day. Not every family can afford those diapers. That’s where the 5th annual “12 for 1 Diaper Drive” comes into play. It’s an effort to collect 23,000 diapers to be delivered to St. Martin’s Ministries in Ridgely. All sizes of diapers are welcome, but larger sizes are in high demand. Donations of diaper rash cream and baby wipes are also accepted. The diaper drive begins July 1, and runs through the month of July. For a list of drop-off locations, click here.
We’re learning about a program that meets quite a few needs here on Delmarva. It’s “Summer Lunch at the Garden,” and it does so much more than provide meals for children on Delmarva. Pastor Martin Hutchison, founder of the Camden Community Garden, and Summer Lunch Coordinator, Suzi Peterson, stop by to tell us how it’s providing opportunities for children on Delmarva to have an active summer, while getting the nutrients they need to grow and learn. Summer Lunch at the Garden takes place June 25 – August 3 at Camden Community Garden in Salisbury. For more information, call Suzi 410-845-8337, or email her: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most people can think of some of their favorite toys when they were kids. These days, there is concern that kids are trading in play time for screen time, and that they are not getting enough of what’s called “free play.” There’s a group that wants to change that. We stop by Kids’ Ketch in Lewes to learn more, and to see some of the neat toys and games that will keep the kiddos occupied for years down the road.
If you have an elderly loved one who lives alone, you know it’s hard to get through the day without worrying about their safety, and, with good reason. Studies show falling is the number one cause of death for those 65 and older, and more than 800,000 patients each year are hospitalized due to a falling injury. That’s why fall prevention is key. The team at Peninsula Home Care can help families modify their loved one’s home to make it safer. In fact, PHC offers home safety assessments to patients when they get out of the hospital. That way, loved ones can rest assured that those hazards will be addressed.
It was just last December when Pocomoke’s Brooks Baylis performed on the Mid South Audio Stage. He performed a couple of beautiful Christmas songs, but there was a lot going on behind the scenes during that performance that we want to share with our viewers today. The day of that performance, Brooks got in touch with us to let us know his guitar player, Mike Waterfield, who was supposed to perform with Brooks, had suffered a heart attack on the way to the studio. Brooks was quite shaken up and stayed with Mike that morning until doctors got everything under control. Brooks and Mike are together again on the Mid South Audio Stage to perform two classic songs today, and to tell us more about that remarkable story.
We continue our giveaways in the 2018 DelmarvaLife Summer Guide. We announce three winners today. Will you be one of them?