WHEN: Thursday, October 10th at 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Garfield Park PAL, 26 Karlyn Drive, New Castle, Delaware.
WHAT: Officers from The New Castle County Division of Police Community Response Team discovered that the “Girls Only Room” at the Garfield PAL was in need of improvement.
The room is designed for girls 8-15 years of age to have a place within the PAL to sit and converse. After the officers interviewed some of the female members of the PAL, they learned that the girls didn’t use this room because it was “boring” and they “had nothing to do in there”.
In hopes of keeping the young ladies interested in the PAL, the officers started remodeling the room. They sought out and received donations of materials from local businesses and a grant from New Castle County Government. The officer’s efforts are complete and will be presented to the female members of the PAL on October 10th.
SCHEDULED TO ATTEND: New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer, New Castle County Division of Police Colonel Vaughn M. Bond, Jr and both officers responsible will be made available for questions and photos.