Lighting up the night for front line workers in Delaware

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DELAWARE – The Delaware state tourism office is lighting up some of the most beloved tourist attractions with blue. The director of the office says the blue symbolizes hope and gratitude towards front line and essential workers. “This week typically is a week of celebration for us since it’s national travel and tourism week. So as we entered this week we wanted to do something as an industry together to honor the front line and essential workers,” said Liz Keller.

The office worked to pick out specific locations across the state, but says anyone can join in with their own blue light. Delaware state tourism is also working on helping restaurants to collect donations in order to feed front line workers. Keller says she hopes this will help spread positivity in uncertain times. “To me it’s – and to our team – it has been really uplifting because we know when it’s safe to travel again, you know, Delaware will be here. But this is just a small glimmer of hope, we hope for the workers, but also for the tourism industry as well. It’s something really nice to focus on,” said Keller.

Keller says this week will be host to other ways to support local businesses as well. On Tuesday they will promote ordering takeout from local restaurants. The tourism office will release new Delaware themed coloring pages for families on Wednesday. Saturday’s focus will be shopping local.


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