Community Briefs 08/28/2020


The Marlin Club Crew of OC recently awarded five Worcester County 2020 graduates $1,000 each from its annual student assistance program.

Brandon Manuel, a graduate of Stephen Decatur, will attend McDaniel College where he will be pursuing a degree in forensic chemistry. He would like to work for the FBI and to be a first-generation college graduate.

Caroline Gardner, also a Stephen Decatur graduate, will attend University of Maryland College Park, where she will major in mechanical engineering. She wants to become a Disney Imagineer.

Snow Hill graduate Chloe Goddard, will attend University of Maryland Baltimore County, where she will be pursuing a degree in emergency health services with a paramedic certification.

Damiana Colley, a graduate of Worcester Prep, is headed to University of Maryland College Park. She will major in criminology and hopes to discover new breakthroughs in her field.

Worcester Prep graduate Kurt Leinemann, will study agriculture technology and science at the University of Maryland College Park. He is looking forward to learning more about the field of hydroponics.

College funds

Mountaire Farms, the nation’s sixth largest chicken producer, recently awarded 32 students with $2,500 scholarships to help them pay for college.

Children and grandchildren of employees, growers and grain suppliers were eligible for the scholarships.

Two recipients are Worcester County residents.

Thelma Godinez Gault of Bishopville, is a graduate of Stephen Decatur High School.

Her mother, Maria Gault, works as the further processing superintendent at the Selbyville processing plant. She attends Salisbury University.

Nancy Tran is a graduate of Pocomoke High School from Princess Anne. Her father, Linh, is a grower for Mountaire of Delmarva. She will be attending University of Maryland College Park.

Bike ride

The First State Detachment of the Marine Corps League will host the first Semper Fi Bike Ride on the Ocean City Boardwalk, Sunday, Oct 18.

It is open to individual riders, family groups and teams. Participants can bring their own bike or reserve a rental bike or classic surrey from Bike World.

Check-in time is from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Riders will be staggered, starting at 10 a.m. Participants will ride the length of Boardwalk to 27th Street and return to the finish line at the inlet.

The event will benefit the “Semper Fi Fund,” which provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.

Register by sending a text to 410-353-0033 or visiting the Marines at First State Detachment Facebook page.

For more information or become a sponsor, visit or email

Relay raffle

Relay For Life of North Worcester County is hosting a Prize-A-Day Raffle.

Virtual tickets cost $10 each and the deadline to purchase is Monday, Aug. 31. All tickets will be entered into every daily drawing, held Sept. 1-30, and are eligible to win multiple times.

Prizes include gift cards from local businesses and national retailers.

Winners will be called, posted on Facebook and announced on Ocean 98 radio station. Gift cards will be delivered or mailed.

All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.

Purchase tickets from any Relay For Life team member. For more information, contact or visit

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