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T idewater Trader September 16, 2020 Page 38 T idewater T rader www.tidewatertrader.com • i nfo@tidewatertrader.com 39 Years of Community Service Distributed in 4 Counties: Kent, Queen Anne’s & Cecil Counties in MD and Lower New Castle County, DE Kent Cultural Alliance Connects Local Artists with KCPS for Virtual Learning In response to multiple needs stemming from the current pan- demic crisis, the Kent Cultural Al- liance (KCA) has created a new and unique offering in partner- ship with the Kent County Pub- lic Schools (KCPS) with additional funding from the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust. After meeting with the five Kent County Public Schools visual arts teachers Aimee Boumiea, Tere- sa Jetton, Janet McCormick, Noel Morris andStephanieSpenser - and with the blessing of Kent County Public Schools Director of Teach- ing and Learning Gina Jachimow- icz - the Kent Cultural Alliance put out a public “Call for Artists” in July 2020. The idea was to help vi- sual arts teachers by hiring a local artist to create a virtual art class on a topic related to current curricu- lum. Each grade level (Elementary, Middle, and High schools) came up with a defined need for the fall semester. Kent Cultural Alliance director, John Schratwieser, then sent out the public call via email, social media and local press with the intent of suppor t i ng a local art- ist and our public school teachers and students all at the same time. Three out- standing artists have been se- lected by the teachers themselves from the applications submitted. The Kent Cultural Alliance thanks and congratulates artists Robbi Behr, Jason Patterson, and Vanna Ramirez for their winning appli- cations. Each artist will receive a stipend of $800 for their 30-minute video art class. Each artist will be filmed by local Videographer Jus- tinian Dispenza of Andover Media in Galena. Winning artists were selected sole- ly by Kent County Public Schools Teachers. No Kent Cultural Alli- ance Board members or staff had a vote in this process. Note: Jason Patterson is a BoardMember of the Kent Cultural Alliance. Please follow Kent Cultural Alli- ance on Facebook and Instagram. Visit the website to sign up for periodic emails and progress on the renovations of our new home at 101 Spring Avenue in Chester- town. Visit www.kentculture.org, email john@kentculture.org, o r call 410-778-3700. Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company Moves Closer to Fundraising Goal The RockHall Volunteer Fire Com- pany Foundation is pleased to an- nounce that they are moving closer to the $475,000 foundation fund- raising goal. Delivery has been taken of the “new to us” tower truck, which was put into service earlier this year and has been used for a number of incidents. The new ambulance is on order and will be delivered in early 2021. This unit will replace the aging 17-year-old ambulance, thereby benefiting and adding security to the entire ser- vice territory. Through January 2020 the Founda- tion received pledges of more than $330,000 but then the fundraising effort was sidetracked by COV- ID-19. Even in this difficult envi- ronment the Foundation reached out to the community and received a very important additional dis- tribution of $50,000 from the Carl Ferris Operating Foundation as well as a few other contributions bringing the total to within $80,000 of the goal. The Foundation has re- energized its efforts. With the goal in sight and hopes for your help and generosity, the campaign will be completed and the goal reached before NewYear’s Eve 2020! Many thanks to those who have already contributed toward this very im- portant initiative that will benefit the entire community in many im- portant ways. Additional information is avail- able on the Foundation website www.rhvfcfdn.org. Ducks Unlimited of Kent Co. Holds Chester River Catfish Tournament Kent County Ducks Unlimited is made up of a small, all volun- teer, local committee and is dedi- cated to the mission of wetland and waterfowl conservation. This chapter was founded in 1965 and has been active in the area ever since. Until 2020, the chapter’s large yearly fundraising event has been a dinner and auction, held at Washington College. Last year over 600 people attended the an- nual banquet. Knowing the global pandemic would prevent the ban- quet from being held this year, the chapter decided in early June to plan the Chester River Catfish Tournament. A safe, outdoor and family friendly event. The turnout for the tournament was great! 138 boats were regis- tered with 450 anglers including nearly 100 Junior anglers (aged 15 and under). Each boat captain and junior angler received a YETI bucket filled with goodies from Ducks Unlimited and local spon- sors. $15,000 was raised in local sponsorship money for this event (list attached). A masked and so- cially distanced Captain’s Meeting was held on Friday night in the outdoor area at Blue Bird Tavern. The weather was beautiful on the day of the tournament — Sunday, September 6th — and it couldn’t have been better for a fishing tour- nament. The weigh-ins were held at a private property on the river, just south of the Chester River Bridge. On-site spectators were not allowed this year, due to CO- VID concerns, but hopes are to be able to do that in the future. How- ever, the entire weigh-in event was live-streamed on the chapter’s Facebook page and was broadcast on FM 87.9, allowing many people to still safely enjoy the tournament excitement. The overall adult winner was Ian Miller out of Church Hill, Mary- land with his 28lb 12oz Blue Cat- fish. Ian’s boat also walked away with the tournament calcutta (heaviest 3-fish stringer) of $9,000. Shore United Bank Congratulates Bern Lambert on 20 Years of Service GOOD NEWS PAGE Newsworthy Notes From You The Readers Pictured (left to right): Artists Vanna Ramirez, Robbi Behr, and Jason Patteron Shore United Bank is proud to congratulate Bernadette “Bern” Lambert on twenty (20) years of service. Bern began her career with the Bank in August of 2000. Ms. Lambert started at the Bank as the head teller of the Stevensville branch. She also held the posi- tion of customer service repre- sentative dur- ing her years at the Bank. Bern is cur- rently the As- sistant Branch Manager of our G r a s o n v i l l e branch, where she opens deposit and loan accounts, helps balance checkbooks, and handles all types of customer service. “There are several things that make Bern a great team member - her knowledge of the area and our customer base, her commitment to helping each customer the best that she can, her exceptional teamwork mindset to always work towards our vision, her bright and cheery personality, and her willingness to go the extra mile. We love having Bern as part of our team,” says Jes- sica Grande, Manager of our Gra- sonville branch. Ms. Lambert resides inKent Island. She has two children, Corey and Hannah. She enjoys swimming, gardening, and bike riding. She gives back to her local community by volunteering for the 4-H Fair each year. Bern is involved with Teach Children to Save, an annual event where bankers go into local schools and teach children about the importance of saving money. For more information about Shore United Bank, please visit the web- page www.shoreunitedbank.com. Bernadette “Bern” Lambert celebrates 20 years with Shore Unit- ed Bank.