AEGIS STAFF REPORT
2:20 PM EDT, July 9, 2013
Deer Creek Friends Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends will host its 16th Annual Blueberry Festival at its meetinghouse, at 1212 Main St. in Darlington, on Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The annual event will offer homemade blueberry pies, baked goods and blueberry desserts in addition to fresh berries. There will also be an 11 a.m. live auction, a white elephant table, native plant sale and hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks. Spring Valley Farm of Conowingo provides the berries for the wide range of baked goods so popular with attendees. The blueberry pies are always a sell-out.
Deer Creek Beef brand hamburgers, and hot dogs will be sold with chips and cold drinks. For those who want to eat dessert first, Deer Creek will offer blueberry pie with ice cream or ice cream with blueberry sauce (or all three) beginning at 10 a.m.
The 11 a.m. live auction will feature a surprise assortment of artwork, china, jewelry and other items deemed more valuable than the ever-popular White Elephant Table, described as "the best selection in years," according to Deer Creek, "with books, household items, toys, games and sports equipment."
Sue Dieter, a Deer Creek member and owner of Heartwood Nursery and Garden Shop in Felton, Pa., will offer native plants as well as trees, shrubs and ground cover of the Eastern Piedmont and other transitional regions.
The Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, is a Christian religion founded in England in the early 1600s whose members seek to "let their lives speak" upholding simplicity, peace, integrity, community and equality.
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