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Senator Killion Recognizes Chester’s Tavia Isaac, ‘Chopped Junior’ Champion
The 9th Senatorial District’s very own Tavia Isaac recently won as a contestant on ‘Chopped Junior,” a popular reality-based cooking game show on the Food Network where young chefs display their talents before a panel of celebrity judges.
‘Chopped Junior’ selects four young chefs between the ages of 9 and 15 to compete against each other for a chance to win $10,000. Tavia’s competition took place on April 16 2016, and aired on September 19, 2016.
Each chef was given a mystery basket of ingredients and, within 30 minutes, needed to turn it into a dish judged on its creativity, presentation and taste. Tavia won the competition by preparing a brown butter Cornish hen with blueberry ketchup and sautéed asparagus and Brussel sprouts as her main entrée; grilled minute steak with dragon tongue beans as an appetizer; and de-constructed cherry tart with banana meringue for dessert.
After her victory, Tavia said she would use the $10,000 grand prize to help feed the homeless in Chester.
On Wednesday, October 12, at a City of Chester Council meeting, I was proud to present Tavia with a Pennsylvania Senate Citation, recognizing her for her outstanding achievement and bringing great distinction to her community. We are very proud of her accomplishments, and cannot wait to see what is next for this rising young star.
“Fire Prevention Week” in Pennsylvania
I am a co-sponsor of a Senate Resolution designating the week of October 9 through 15, 2016 as “Fire Prevention Week” in Pennsylvania.
This year’s theme is “Don’t Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” with a focus on informing the public that by not replacing alarms, people are at an increased risk in the event of a house fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association, having a working smoke alarm in the home cuts the risk of dying in a fire in half.
On average, three out of five home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms.
I am proud to support our fire departments as they help promote “Fire Prevention Week” across the many communities in the 9th District.
Kids Expo Fun and Informative
Thanks to everyone who recently attended my Kid’s Fest in Glen Mills. We had great participation from exhibitors and families who found the event to be both educational and informative. The Kid’s Fest was featured in my monthly television show “The Killion Report.” We hope you enjoyed the day.
Special License Plate Honoring Military Members
The new law will establish a special vehicle license plate for members of the United States Armed Forces adding special recognition for current members of the military, reserves and Pennsylvania National Guard. This designation is in addition to the currently available license plates with special recognition for World War II veterans, Purple Heart recipients, and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans, etc.
The law takes effect 120 days after the date of the Governor’s signature. Specific information on how to apply for these license plates will be posted to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) website in the weeks ahead at: www.dmv.pa.gov/VEHICLE-SERVICES/Registration%20Plates/Military/Pages/default.aspx
“Kidney Disease Awareness Week” in Pennsylvania
On Tuesday, October 11, I circulated a co-sponsorship memo to all Senators for introduction of a Senate Resolution designating the week of October 17 through 23, 2016 as “Pediatric Kidney Disease Awareness Week” in Pennsylvania.
Currently, there are 42 children in Pennsylvania waiting for a kidney
I will introduce this Senate Resolution next week in conjunction with the 2016 Chester County Kidney Walk taking place on Sunday, October 23, 2016.
I remain hopeful that my resolution may help increase awareness across our state and in our communities. More information on the walk can be found on the National Kidney Foundation’s website.
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