Town Commends Neil Lessard, Carol Habel, Mike Mullner

Carol Habel, Chief Pruitt, Mayor Sullivan,  (Wave photo)

Carol Habel, Chief Pruitt, Mayor Sullivan, Neil Lessard (Wave photo)

Cape Charles Wave

February 24, 2014

Three local heroes were recognized February 20 by Cape Charles Town Council. Mayor Dora Sullivan presented certificates of commendation to Neil Lessard and Carol Habel for their quick rescue of a boater who fell into the water at Kings Creek Marina January 30.

Hearing faint cries for help, Lessard alerted Habel, and the two of them pulled the boater out of the water. Habel called 911 and Police Chief Jim Pruitt responded. Pruitt carried the victim indoors to await an ambulance. [See related Letter]

Town maintenance worker Mike Mullner received a certificate of commendation for helping an assault victim whom he came upon in the course of his duties. Mullner called the police and stayed with the woman until they arrived. No details were provided about the location or nature of the assault.

Mayor Sullivan, Chief Pruitt, and Mike Mullner (Wave photo)

Mayor Sullivan, Chief Pruitt, and Mike Mullner (Wave photo)

In other business, Town Council approved $5,000 for a Local Government Challenge Grant for Arts Enter and allocated $50,000 of the $1.2 million recently borrowed by the Town for a new grinder pump at the Mason Avenue pump station.

Tammy Holloway, president of New Roots Youth Garden, provided an update of the group’s activities. In four years the organization, which began as Laurie Klingel’s master’s thesis project, has grown into a community group that teaches children about growing a garden and eating their healthful produce, farm stand enterprise, an annual green thumb picnic, pie sale fund raisers, and the annual Blessing of the Worms. The next Blessing is April 27 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Holloway thanked the Town and the many people and organizations that have helped bring the garden project to fruition, including Recreation Director Jen Lewis, the Rotary Club, the 4-H, and local Master Gardeners. The group has received a grant from the United Way to drill a well for the garden.



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