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WILMINGTON, DE - Having kicked off his "Pill Bill 2" Tour in Wilmington yesterday, Senator Tom Carper will hit the road for four additional town meetings with seniors throughout Delaware this week. The tour will concentrate on the burden of costly prescription drugs and will build on conversations that Carper began during his terms as governor. A prime co-sponsor of the "Medicare Reform Act of 2001", Carper will discuss his plan to make prescription drug coverage an integral part of Medicare. On the Fourth of July, Carper will join in traditional festivities across the state celebrating Independence Day. Monday, the Senator will help kick off the Perdue Farms Pellet Plant opening, highlighting his support for sound environmental solutions to poultry waste. TUESDAY 7/3 10:00 a.m. "Pill Bill 2" Town Hall Meeting Carper holds town hall meeting with seniors to talk about the realities of the high cost of prescription drugs. Location: Huling Cover CHEER Center, 1140 Savannah Road, Lewes WEDNESDAY 7/4 10:00 a.m. Laurel Red, White & Blue 4th of July Parade Carper marches the parade route. Location: Central Avenue, Laurel 12:00 p.m. Bethany Beach 4th of July Parade Carper Joins in the Celebration of Bethany Beach's 100th Birthday Location: Starts at Pennsylvania Ave & culminates at Town Hall, Bethany Beach 3:00 p.m. Hockessin 4th of July Parade Carper marches the parade route. Location: Old Lancaster Pike to Valley Road, Hockessin 7:30 p.m. Dover's 4th of July Festivities Carper helps kicks off celebration and fireworks. Location: Legislative Hall, Dover THURSDAY 7/5 10:00 a.m. "Pill Bill 2" Tour heads to Dover ` Carper holds town hall meeting with seniors to talk about the realities of the high cost of prescription drugs and joins them for lunch. Location: Modern Maturity Center, 1121 Forest Avenue, Dover FRIDAY 7/6 9:30 a.m. "Pill Bill 2" Tour travels to Middletown Carper holds town hall meeting with seniors to talk about the realities of the high cost of prescription drugs. Location: Odessa Townsend Senior Center, 300 South Scott Street, Middletown MONDAY 7/9 10:30 a.m. Opening of Perdue Farms Pellet Farm Plant Carper joins Governor Minner in opening the new agri-recycle plant. Location: Seaford Road (Route 13A), Seaford 1:00 p.m. "Pill Bill 2" Tour wraps up in Seaford Carper holds town hall meeting with seniors to talk about the realities of the high cost of prescription drugs. Location: Nanticoke Senior Center, 310 Virginia Ave, Seaford