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Department of State volunteers help with spring cleanup at the John Dickinson Plantation

Written on: May 1st, 2018 in Volunteerism

On April 23, 2018, 13 volunteers from the Delaware Department of State including Deputy Secretary of State Courtney Stewart participated in a spring cleanup at the John Dickinson Plantation, the home of one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and “Penman of the Revolution.” Located at 340 Kitts Hummock Road, southeast of Dover, the site is one of five state museums operated by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, a component agency of the Department of State.

Delaware Department of State employees mulching a garden bed at the John Dickinson Plantation

Delaware Department of State employees mulching a garden bed at the John Dickinson Plantation

A variety of tasks were completed during the day’s activities including weeding and mulching garden beds, painting light and sign poles, scrubbing benches and cleaning the site’s log’d dwelling. The program was organized by Sara Clendaniel, coordinator of the division’s Volunteer Program in celebration of National Volunteer Week. The spring cleanup provided department employees with a valuable team-building exercise while also helping them become more acquainted with the programs and services of one of the department’s most publicly visible divisions.

Delaware Department of State employees scrubbing a bench at the John Dickinson Plantation

Delaware Department of State employees scrubbing a bench at the John Dickinson Plantation

 

 


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