Berlin Hosts Worcester CARES Event Saturday

TOWN OF BERLIN, MARYLAND

Office of the Mayor

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For Information Contact:

Town Administrator Laura Allen

410-641-2770

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Berlin Hosts Worcester CARES Event Saturday

Town of Ocean City providing free shuttle service from 130 Flower St. to BIS

(March 25, 2019) — Berlin is hosting the second annual Worcester Community Access to Resources Expo (Worcester CARES) event on Saturday, March 30th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Berlin Intermediate School (BIS) located at 309 Franklin Ave.

“Ocean City’s transportation service will be offering free shuttle rides for residents from the Multi-Purpose Building at 130 Flower St. to BIS and back,” said Town Administrator Laura Allen. “Shuttle services will begin at the Multi-Purpose Building at 9 a.m. and end shortly after the event ends at noon,” she added.

“Our family friendly event will have over 38 vendors including representatives from the Health, Recreation, and Social Services Departments of Worcester County,” stated Ms. Allen.  “We could not hold this event without the support of the community.  In addition to our sponsors, I want to thank the Berlin Lionesses, the Kiwanis Club of Oceans Pines – Ocean City, Atlantic General Hospital, Worcester County Technical School Culinary Arts program and employees from the Town of Berlin for volunteering to help.”

This year Worcester CARES has included several new activities:

  • Atlantic General Hospital will be offering 13 different health screenings free of charge during the event.
  • The Evergreen Lodge #153 of Berlin will be hosting a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the BIS parking lot on the day of the event. They have also recently received training to provide the Maryland Child Identification Program (MD CHIP).
  • Shredding services will be available in the BIS parking lot from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The shredding truck will be asking for donations of $5 per box; the donations will go to Worcester Technical High School for new coveralls.
  • Anchors Aweigh Entertainment, LLC will bring their luxury game theater on wheels, it features seven widescreen high-def TVs, and a laser light show.

Worcester CARES will provide a food voucher for the Stevenson United Methodist Church Spirit Kitchen lunch located at 123 N. Main St. The lunch will take place on Wednesday, April 3rd from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Spirit Kitchen will also provide bagged groceries, sponsored by Choptank Electric Trust, to take home after lunch.

The Town is partnering with Delmarva Power, Choptank Electric Cooperative, Telamon, Worcester County Department of Social Services, Shore Up!, the Salvation Army, Worcester Youth and Family, and Berlin Intermediate School to organize the event.

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