53rd Annual Dinner Celebration

First State's Board and Staff would like to thank everyone who supported our 53nd Anniversary Celebration on November 19th.

Wow, what a night to remember!!!  

First State Community Action Agency would like to thank everyone who attended, supported, and took part in our 53rd Anniversary Celebration on November 19, 2018 at Dover Downs. Thank you for making it a wonderful evening of inspiration, celebration and appreciation!

Congratulations again to our extraordinary 2018 honorees: Ms. Syronda Barksdale (2018 Personal Achievement Award), Comcast (2018 Community Partner Award) and Dr. Anne Farley (2018 Stanford L. Bratton Award).  Their grit, leadership and service to the community is exceptional and worthy to be commended!

Special thanks to our 2018 event sponsors and donors who made this all possible; to our keynote speaker Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester for her outstanding address; Mrs. Peggy Strine (Mistress of Ceremonies), Senator Chris Coons, Senator Tom Carper, Governor John Carney, Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long, Bishop Troy Hazzard, Mr. Darius Stanton, Mr. Rick Deadwyler, Christy TaylorMusic and Shades of Blue Jazz ensemble for the amazing music performances, Memorabilia for Charities for the beautiful silent auction display, Dover Downs staff, the 2018 Celebration Planning Committee and every one who took part in making this year's event a tremendous success!!

Additional thanks go out to Delmarva Power, Chick's Graphics, Penuel Signs, Vivids Pro, Delaware State University, Miller Imaging, for the events promotion and marketing support.  

Thank you all for making this year's anniversary event one to remember--let's continue to make progress and inspire change in 2019!

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Congratulations 2018 Honorees
Community Partners Award
Stanford L. Bratton Award
Dr. Anne M. Farley, Ph.D.
Personal Achievement Award
Ms. Syronda Barksdale
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Event Photos

Courtesy of John Miller / Miller Imaging