DOVER, Del. – In the latest installment of BBD Out and About, Community Relations and Volunteer Specialist Angela Williamson and volunteer Kendra Darigan spent their morning at the 37th annual Amish Country Bike Tour held Saturday, September 9.

Also known as Ride for Pie, the Amish bicycle ride left Legislative Mall in downtown Dover and wound through rural farmland in Kent County. And Angela and Kendra were there to hobnob with riders and spectators alike.

“We booked 3 appointments, collected names and handed out lots of information to potential  donors,” Angela said. “It was a hot, long and productive day. 

“I started a relationship  with staff at the Lidl store in the booth next to us at Amish country bicycle ride for pie,” she said. “After hearing how our donors drink water and have snacks, she asked if we’d like what they had extra. And she also gave 1 large box of bananas for Dover!  Paul was amazing and came to the event Saturday to pick up 45 cases of water.”

Angela was referring, of course, to Supervisor, Fleet Paul Kuloszewski. Thanks, Paul.

The weekend before that Angela, Reference Lab Lead Medical Technologist Kari Legates-Slody and a volunteer, Erin, spent time at Fifer Orchards in Camden, a popular destination in the Diamond State during autumn. Everybody loves to go to orchards for hayrides, apple cider donuts, picking pumpkins and apples and making scarecrows. So, Angela, Kari and Erin were there to find potential donors.

This is all part of BBD’s outreach into the community to get new, first-time and young donors – really any donors — into the donor chairs. Wish us luck.