On June 12, Darlington Elementary School held its fifth-grade farewell with Principal Brenda Taylor officiating the program. Attending the program for the graduating fifth grade students included students from years gone by, State Sen. Barry Glassman; the Rev. Nancy Dilliplane, rector of Grace Memorial Church; Rev. Sarah Standiford, Deer Creek Parish; Nancy Hill, education specialist at Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union; and faculty, staff, parents, grandparents, friends and guests.

Many certificates of achievement, awards and "gold dollars" were awarded to the Class of 2012. The program concluded with an outstanding presentation of the many memorable events from the past school year.

The students, graduates and families enjoyed a lovely reception in the school library proceeding the program.

The Class of 2012 included Faith Allen, Christopher Boyd, Nancy Arratia, Brandon DeJohn, Majak Baakil, Chase Harvey, Rebecca Bracken, Tariq Henry, Claudia Bruce, Scott Jinniney, Kayla Dills, Devan Johnson, Mackenzie Ellis, Dylan Lewis, Sara-Grace Mccannon, Trace Maule, Cheynne Workman, Deontay Perry, Nathaniel Read, Gregory Riley Jr. Micha Sewell, Jr., Joshua Thompson, Jahlin Ward and Matthew Widenhouse.


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Grace Memorial Episcopal Church will be holding a carry-out barbecue luncheon on Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. Place your orders for only $12 by calling 410-836-3916.

Come join the Horton/Burchette reunion on Saturday at the home of Lisa and David Lane, formerly the home of Lisa's grandparents, Beatrice and William Horton, on Pylesville Road in Whiteford. Come and visit with family and friends while you reminisce the old times and find out what new is going on. Call 410-838-1761 to get directions or more information.

The Maryland Department of Agriculture is hosting a series of public meetings across the state to provide information to farmers, environmental interests, local governments and other stakeholders on changes to Maryland's Nutrient Management Regulations and offer an opportunity for public feedback.

The meeting closest to our area was Tuesday at the Harford County Community College's Amoss Center. For further information please call the Nutrient Management program, 410-841-5959.

On July 19 Darlington Volunteer Fire Company will hold its monthly bingo; doors open at 6 p.m. with the games beginning at 7 p.m.

The 17th Annual Blueberry Festival at Deer Creek Friends Meeting Place will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1212 Main St. in Darlington. Homemade blueberry pies, baked goods and fresh berries will be for sale. Enjoy blueberry desserts with ice cream, a white elephant table, used book sales, a plant sale and a live auction at 11 a.m. Hot dogs, hamburgers and lemonade for sale. Bring a lawn chair and sit awhile. For further information call 410-457-9188.