The 31st Annual Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Awards were held Oct. 22 at Dover Downs Hotel. Local residents John Gladwell, Lucy Mehl, Patrick Miller and Bob Patterson were recognized for their many volunteer hours of community service.
Shown accepting her award for Community Service from first lady Carla Markell and Lt. Gov. Matt Dean is Milford resident Lucy Mehl, center. Since 2004, Mehl has accumulated more than 1,400 hours of volunteer service at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge Nature Center. Mehl does everything from creating activities and acting as a guide for children at Prime Hook to volunteer work with seniors at Milford Senior Center.
She is also an active member of Seaside Jewish Community and First Presbyterian Church in Milford. Mehl coordinates many charity events at the church such as the Souper Bowl, which was a canned food drive. Mehl brings fun and creativity wherever she goes, creating a themed hat for each event in which she participates. Mehl is also a member of the Milford Garden Club, volunteers at the Circle of Light Ministries and is a longtime officer of the WDGA. Along with teaching square dancing, Mehl participates with the Milford Lions Club, Milford Senior Center, VFW and Delaware Hospice.