Community garden sprouting up at Darlington's Grace Church

A special community event is coming up in Darlington. Jane Howe and her helper husband are building a new community garden area behind the Grace Church Parish Hall. The purpose of the garden is to grow produce that will be given to the low-income families and seniors who attend Grace Church's distributions. The children from the Wilson camp program are helping Jane with preparations and planting. If all "grows" well this year, the garden area may be expanded next year.

The newly-formed Darlington Leo Club spent a morning weeding and mulching Francis Silver Park and the Serenity Garden at the Darlington library. Our youth spent about four hours working extremely hard to beautify these public areas in the community for all to enjoy. The club invites any youth between the ages of 12 and 18 to join their group. For more information contact Pam Burton, 443-824-2633.

The community wishes to extend their sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of Henry Pascuzzi. Henry was a quiet and gentle man who will be missed by all who knew him.

And to Dublin High School Class of 1943, just a note to let you know of the recent passing of your classmate, Vecie Horton Williams. Vecie passed away at her home in Virginia.

The Darlington Lions Club and the congregation of the Darlington United Methodist Church are once again joining forces to prepare a chicken barbecue meal. The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company social hall from 3 to 7 p.m. The dinner will go on rain or shine. In addition to a half of a chicken, there will be homemade potato salad and cole slaw, green beans, rolls, coffee, iced tea and dessert. The cost is $10 for adults and children's portions for $5. You can dine on-site or carry out; meals are also available. For additional information call 410-457-8787 or 410-836-3663.

The Wilson Ministry Center will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this year! To conclude the year on a "high note," a special anniversary open house will be held immediately following our annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 8. The concert will begin at 4 p.m. Following the concert, everyone will be invited to explore the Wilson Center while enjoying an assortment of seasonal refreshments and viewing historical displays depicting programs and events that have taken place at the center over the past 20 years.

We need your help! Committee members are actively gathering together Wilson memorabilia for the historical displays. So many people were involved in the restoration of the building and forming the first board of directors and establishing programming and services. We are hoping to contact those who may have memories or materials to share with us to help make the anniversary a special occasion. If you have photos, news clippings or other items that you would be willing to loan us, please contact the Center at 410-836-3555. All materials will be safely returned to their owners.

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