Milford man honored with ‘Better Delmarva’ award

samesMILFORD – At 86 years young, it’s difficult to find Richard Sames sitting around, according to Lt. Ed Huey of the Milford Police Department.

He is very active as a senior patrol member, along with spending time on the board of the Milford Senior Center, attending his church and singing in its choir, helping out as a member of the Masonic Lodge here in Milford or taking care of his favorite thing…. being a Boy Scout and serving on the Del-Mar-Va Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Mr. Sames was honored June 2 during a small ceremony at the Milford Senior Center.  The ceremony was attended by representatives of all the organizations he volunteers with and family and friends.

Roger Marino, director of community relations of Mountaire Farms, presented Mr. Sames with the WMDT/Mountaire Farms Better Delmarva award for June 2016.  “The award celebrates persons, companies or institutions on Delmarva doing the right things where we live, work, play and pray,” said Mr. Marino.

Mr Sames has volunteered with the Milford Police Department’s Senior Patrol Program since 2007, and has been involved with the Boy Scouts since 1942.  He is the currently the second oldest Scout in Delaware with 74 years of service, according to Mike Link from the Delmarva Council of the BSA

Mr. Sames’ award presentation will air on WMDT Channel 47 beginning in July.  For more information on the Better Delmarva Award, visit Mountaire Farms’ website at:

“We are proud to know Mr. Sames and appreciate all of his hard work in making Milford a better place to live, work, play and pray,” Lt. Huey said.

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