Sen. Carper’s Sussex County Schedule for Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Celebrate “I Love to Read Month” with Third Grade Class in Selbyville Participates in Chamber of Commerce Ribbon-Cutting in Rehoboth Visits “Streetscape Project” in Rehoboth

Wilmington, DE – Senator Tom Carper will spend Wednesday, February 22, 2006, in Sussex County. Senator Carper will help students celebrate “I Love to Read” Month at the Southern Delaware School of Arts. The Senator will speak to a third grade class and will then read them a book. The students have asked the Senator to talk about his interests and hobbies, his favorite book and author as a child, and to share an interesting fact about himself. Senator Carper will then participate in the ribbon-cutting for the grand opening of the new building for the Rehoboth-Dewey Chamber of Commerce. The Senator will then tour the new facility and talk with members of the Chamber. From there, the Senator will view the end of Rehoboth Avenue, where the “Streetscape” project he announced last summer is being constructed. He will be joined by members of the Chamber and local business owners, who are excited that the project is proceeding well ahead of schedule. Last August, Senator Carper announced $6.75 million in federal funding he secured through the surface transportation reauthorization bill for the Phase III-C, Infrastructure and Streetscape Improvements on Rehoboth Avenue. This money is being used to complete the final phase of the project that includes the reconstruction of a street lane, new streetlights, reconnection of sewer and water lines, and improvements to sidewalks, restrooms, and the bandstand area. Friday, February 10, 2006 10:00 am – 11:00 am “I Love to Read” Celebration The Southern Delaware School of the Arts 31 Hoosier Street Selbyville 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Ribbon Cutting at Chamber of Commerce 509 Rehoboth Avenue Rehoboth Beach 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Update of “Streetscape” Project End of Rehoboth Avenue (where the bandstand used to be) Rehoboth Beach