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REMINDER: Constituent Coffee Meeting Tuesday Join Rep. Steve Smyk on Tuesday (10/9)

Date: October 3, 2018
REMINDER:
Constituent Coffee Meeting Tuesday
 
Join Rep. Steve Smyk on Tuesday (10/9) for his next monthly constituent coffee meeting.
 
The "Coffee with Steve" meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at Surf Bagel near Five Points starting at 7 a.m. 
 
The casual gatherings give residents of the 20th District a regular opportunity to meet with their state representative.
LOCAL WEEKEND FAMILY EVENTS:
 
 
"Big Truck Day" this Saturday

Delaware Seashore State Park will host its first-ever "Big Truck Day" from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 6 at the Indian River Marina.  
 
Children of all ages will have the opportunity to get up-close and personal with some of the park's heavy equipment and special-use vehicles at this family-friendly event.
 
All types of vehicles will be featured, including a beach sweeper, front-end loader, dump truck, forklift, a police vehicle, and an ocean rescue truck. 
 
The event is free with paid park entry.  For more information, contact the Indian River Life-Saving Station at 302-227-6991.
 
U of D's Coast Day 2018 on Sunday
 
Come to the University of Delaware's Hugh R. Sharp campus in Lewes this Sunday (October 7) for the annual Coast Day.

Family-friendly activities include an event-wide treasure hunt for answers to questions about the environment and Coast Day exhibits.  
 
Children can meet sea-dwelling animals such as horseshoe crabs and dogfish sharks at the critter touch tanks. 
 
Everyone can enjoy live music, vendor displays, and seafood favorites showcased by local chefs at the Crab Cake Cook-Off and the Seafood Chowder Challenge.
 
Visitors to the free event need to leave their pets at home. Only service animals will be permitted.
 
Coast Day is sponsored by the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment and the Delaware Sea Grant College Program.  For more information, including a downloadable event map and program, click here or on the graphic above.
NEWS:
Groundbreaking Held for Lewes Senior Center 
 
State Rep. Steve Smyk joined other local elected officials last Thursday to take part in the groundbreaking for a project to expand the Lewes Senior Center.
 
The facility is located near the Nassau Bridge.  Founded more than 50 years ago, the organization held its first meetings in the basement of a local church in 1967.
 
Rep. Smyk was a vocal advocate of reversing funding cuts all Delaware senior centers experienced last year as part of a package to close a $364 million state budget shortfall.  Those funds were successfully restored in the current appropriations plan enacted in July.
 
In photo, from left:  Speaker of the House Pete Schwartzkopf, Lewes Mayor Ted Becker, State Sen. Ernie Lopez, and State Rep. Steve Smyk.