Back To School Event
Hosted by the
Pocomoke City Police Department
Mrs. Cane stopped by with some very sweet young folks who seems a little shy but were all smiles for the camera. All the children and parents who stopped by on Sunday were very appreciative...not too many students seemed excited to be going back to school so soon.
Pocomoke City Police Chief Kelvin D. Sewell, Councilwoman Tracey Cottman and Lt. Green
|Angel Thornes/Pocomoke City Police Dept.|
Police Dept. Open House Ceremonies
June 22, 2012
I'm going to bypass all the other "powers that be" for the moment and give "some love" to this dedicated person whose job at times could be for many, overwhelming.
For the past few years Angel has handled the police department community events that have taken place in Pocomoke doing a remarkable job every single time! This year, however, her duties included the moving the police department into their new building and organizing the nice Ribbon Cutting Ceremony/Open House held in June.
Some days you could find her in a closet organizing everything she could find to make the move to the new building run smoothly.......and planning ahead for the Open House yet still taking care of her normal everyday responsibilities. Keep in mind that while all this was taking place Angel was making plans for the annual National Night Out AND the Back To School event that took place on Sunday.
She was responsible for ordering the furniture that is now in place in the offices at the new police department. She has limitied funds to use, spent the money wisely and made some beautiful selections. But along with buying new furniture comes the disappointment of it sometimes being damaged in shipment. I happened to be in the new building that day in May when a desk was damaged and several men were struggling to move it. There was no air conditioning in the building at the time yet, as hot as it was in there and as disappointed as Angel was she carried on with a smile, got the job done, managed to proudly show me around. On the day of Open House the police department was in order and beautifully furnished.
And this is just a little of what she does.
I'm sure some of you are saying to yourselves that this is what she is paid to do. Probably so. But she doesn't have to pour her heart into these things like she does. I've seen her in action! And the one thing she is proud of is the support that comes from the local businesses and citizens. In her words the support is "phenomenal". ...and she's right!
Yet while managing all of these back to back events Angel remains focused, determined and dedicated to her job serving the community of Pocomoke City and those she works with.
And last but not least Angel makes a very serious effort to keep me informed so I can keep all of you informed.
So, many thanks Angel for all you do and continue to dofor the citizens of the community and surrounding areas and for me.