Sen. Carper to Spend Wednesday, August 4, 2004, in Sussex County

Visit to Pasqualini’s Bakery, a Sussex County Small Business Success Story Automatic External Defibrillator Presentation to Lewes Fire Company

Wilmington, DE – Senator Carper will help highlight the important role small businesses play in boosting the economy when he puts on an apron and joins the owners of Pasqualini’s Bakery in Rehoboth Beach on Wednesday, August 4, 2004. Just over five years ago, co-owners Kathy Pasqualini and Kathy Schmidt approached the Delaware Small Business Development Center (SBDC) about opening a bakery. The SBDC worked with Pasqualini and Schmidt and came up with a business plan. Today, the bakery employs 10 people during high season and four during the off-season and has been voted “Best of Delaware” for the past three years. The media is invited to join Senator Carper as he learns this bakery’s recipe for success. The Senator will then head over to the Lewes Fire Company. Senator Carper and LifelinkMD, a company that provides complete automatic external defibrillator (AED) programs, will present an AED to the Lewes Fire Department. The AED will be placed in the Fire Department’s new Rescue Truck, which has just rolled off the assembly line. The truck is projected to be in full use next month. When he was governor, Carper enacted HB 332, which called for certain improvements to the Emergency Medical Services in Delaware. A part of the bill created a plan to more widely distribute AEDs to fire stations, police stations, schools and other areas where large groups gather. This AED presentation will help emergency responders in Delaware continue to help save lives. Wednesday, August 4, 2004 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm Pasqualini’s Bakery 101 Atlantic Avenue Rehoboth Beach 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm Visit and AED Presentation to Lewes Fire Company 347 Savannah Road Lewes