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Cape Gazette TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25 - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012 11 CAPE LIFE ! in Tradition includes fire company's toy drive Members of the Dorothy Neck communities. Donations Gudger family, together with repo valued at $4,800 as well as a resentativesofCountyBankLong check to the IRVFC in the Neck, Carmen Windsor and Pam amount of $7,150 brought a com- Shockley, presented the Indian bined donatiofl of checks, toys River Volunteer Fire Company and clothing of approximately Dec. 5 with the inaugural contri- $11,950. bution to the premiere Nana's Carol Taylor, daughter of Kids Campaign, named in memo- Dorothy Gudger, addressed the ry of Dor0thy"Dottie" Gudger, af- gathering. In part of her speech, fectionately known in the corn- she described the connection of munity as "Nana," who passed community giving: "For as long as away last year. I can remember, my mother would purchase toys and clothes "FOR AS LONG AS I CAN all year long in support of the REMEMBER, MY MOTHER needy kids drive. When the kids WOULD PURCHASE TOYS went back to school, my mother would purchase school supplies AND CLOTHES ALL YEAR and take them to Long Neck Ele- LONG IN SUPPORT OF THE mentary. It seems so fitting that so many organizations that my NEEDY KIDS DRIVE." mom supported or lived near and cared about have come together - CAROL TAYLOR,to help honor her memory. DAUGHTER OF DOROTHY GUDGER "After my mother left us last The newly named campaign year, my children and my nieces continues the tradition of the an- brought all my mom's donations nual toy drive which the IRVFC to County Bank for her. It was conducts each year in the Oak then that we dreamed of this day, Orchard, Riverdale and Long officially changing the name of SUBMITTED PHOTO THE FIRST NANA'S KIDS CAMPAIGN, named in memory of Dorothy Gudger, gathered $11,950 for needy children in the Oak Orchard, Riverdale and Long Neck communities. Shown at the presentation of donations and money to the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company are (I-r) Carol Taylor, daughter of Dorothy Gudger; Ron Taylor, son-in-law; Pam Shockley, County Bank; Carmen Windsor, County Bank: and Patrick Miller, IRVFC. Nana's Kids Campaign. When I approached Patrick Miller [of IRVFC] a couple months ago with the idea, I was so excited that he thought this was some- thing we could bring in the local community to collaborate on. So I thank all the local organizations for coming together to support my family and the kids of this community," Taylor said. She and her sister Teresa Gudger thanked the company, County Bank, Long Neck Elementary School, Millie and the Boys & Girls Club of Oak Orchard-Riverdale, the Commu- nity Church of Oak Orchard, the members of the Nanticoke Indian Association and other corporate and community partners, Help yourself to a Cape Gazette BeachORIGINALS' Dining Card for $20 and save up to $325 when dining out at 23 of the area's most excePtional restaurants. Cap azette BeachORIGINALS" Dining Card 'i Mail this form i ~check (payable to Cape Gazette) to P:O. Box 213, Lewes, DE 19958 Name Address City State Zip (:__.). Phone First Dining Card $20 __ Additional Card(s), $15/each Call Total 645-7700 to order with Mastercard, Visa or Discover or viLsit to buy online via Paypal.