Governor Jack Markell kicked off his state-wide volunteering project, an effort to make the events a goal of promoting service to organizations today in Laurel.

The kick-off of The Governor’s Week of Service was held at the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club in Laurel where over 200 volunteers from all over the state gathered to paint, build shelves or do whatever was needed at the club which is housed in the former National Guard Armory in Laurel; over 200 volunteers which included the Governor, members of his cabinet and staff, and others from the Laurel community and state participated in the day’s event.

Laurel Mayor John Shwed welcomed the governor and volunteers with a proclamation from the Mayor and Council. Council also donated $500 toward paint and supplies.  

Business and civic organizations donated time and materials, paint supplies, paint brushes, rollers, etc to the Laurel project.

Robin Fisher, a Laurel native and member of the Laurel Town Council, chairs the State’s Volunteer program; she and her group organized Friday’s event.

A huge thank-you from the community of Laurel to those who helped today to make our club more presentable.


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