Carper to Tour Wesley College Boys & Girls Club and Heritage at Dover

Kent County: Senator Carper's Recess Schedule for Thursday, July 3, 2003

DOVER, DE – Senator Tom Carper will spend the day in Kent County tomorrow. He will start his day by visiting the Boys and Girls Club at Wesley College. Here, he will view the success of the club’s federally funded nutrition lunch program. This program, administered by the Department of Education, requires all meals to meet nutritional standards and provide proper amount of the important food groups. The Wesley club serves 175 meals a day. Senator Carper will then head over to Heritage at Dover to visit with seniors to talk about the Medicare Prescription Drug Bill. Senator Carper issued a statement on the Medicare Prescription Drug Bill last week. “This bill is an important, if limited, first step toward addressing what clearly is a pressing priority, not just for our elderly population, but for our nation as a whole,” said Carper. “While it’s not perfect, I am unwilling to walk away from the table this year with nothing for Delaware’s seniors. They have waited too long and the need is too great.” “This bill is not everything I would have hoped for. But just as I pledged when I ran for the Senate to work in a bipartisan fashion to get results, I pledge today to continue to work to better the bill before it is signed into law.” July 3, 2003
11:00 – 12:15
Wesley College Boys and Girls Club
Senator Carper will tour the club and visit with kids
Location: 116 N. Governor’s Avenue, Dover

Visit Heritage at Dover, Capitol Healthcare Services
Senator Carper will discuss the Medicare Prescription Drug Bill with seniors
Location: 1203 Walker Road, Dover