From the 21034 Community E-News Editors:
The Wilson Ministry Center
Can You Help? Do you like to drive? If so, we are in desperate need of a few volunteer drivers to provide transportation for some of our local seniors who need rides to medical appointments. You may be available for only a few hours or for a short period of time, but any time you have to give will be a big help! We are actively recruiting new drivers but until those efforts are successful, we have a few seniors who need transportation now. If you have a couple of spare hours each month, we could use your help! Because the northern portion of the county is not served by public transportation, there are many seniors who are literally prisoners in their homes because they have no way to get out to doctor appointments or other necessary trips and errands. Getting There Ride Share (GTRS) coordinates rides for local seniors by connecting them with volunteer drivers who are willing to help. All passengers are screened and referred to us by local agencies or churches. Volunteer drivers attend training sessions to review safe driving skills and to orient them to the program. Mileage reimbursement is also available to qualified drivers. If you are interested, please call the GTRS Office at 410-836-3005 to find out how you can help make a difference in the lives of senior residents in our area. Thank you!
Guitar Lessons for beginners and advanced players of all ages, now available at the Wilson Center! Instructor, Mark Galicki, is an accomplished guitarist with 36 years of experience. Mark also plays in a local Christian rock band that has performed in venues in both Maryland and Pennsylvania. Hourly & group rates are available. Call Mark at 443-616-1525 or the Wilson Center at 410-836-3555 for more information.
Tutoring Available at the Wilson Center! The Wilson Ministry Center is offering private tutoring sessions during the school year. Amanda Petty, a member of our childcare staff and a recent college graduate, is pleased to provide tutoring sessions to area children of all ages at the Center. Although all ages can benefit from these private sessions, Amanda specializes in assisting middle and high school students. She is proficient in all social studies classes, history, government, psychology, sociology and English studies as well as other subject areas. In addition, Amanda can help students with essay writing, Business Math, (i.e., Accounting and Consumer) paper writing for college and SAT preparation. Fee is $25 per hour and sessions can range from weekly to monthly. Please call 410-836-3555 for more information or to schedule a session.
Openings in Before/After School Program Students attending either Darlington Elementary or Havre de Grace Middle Schools are eligible to attend the Wilson Center’s Before and After School program. Hours are from 7am to 8:30am (Before) and 3:30pm to 6pm (After). Fees are very reasonable and scholarship assistance is available for those who qualify. Please call the Center at 410-836-3555 to register!
Youth Goof-Off – Fun Night! – The Wilson Center will be holding a special event for middle school aged youth in October. A date has not been confirmed yet but it will be held on either Oct. 12 or 26. No admission charge and all are welcome to attend! Come join the fun! We’ll have games, refreshments, DJ novelty games and dances and more! Please call the Center at 410-836-3555 for more information.
Marthea Proudfoot, Executive Director, Wilson Ministry Center (410) 836-3555.
Wilson Center Art Show
You are invited to attend a fine arts show and sale, sponsored by the Wilson Ministry Center to be held in the Grace Memorial Church Parish Hall in Darlington on the weekend of Sept. 7-9 (address is 1022 Main St., Darlington MD 21034). The show begins on Friday, Sept. 7 at 6:30pm with a wine and cheese reception and live musical entertainment. The show will feature the work of artists from Harford, Cecil, Baltimore and York Counties. Admission is free and all artwork will be available for sale. For more information, please call Nancy at (410) 457-4767.
Darlington Apple Festival
PO Box 42
As you are probably well aware, Darlington’s Apple Festival is held every year on the first Saturday of October.
As a property owner directly on the main thoroughfare of the festival, you know that activity begins late Friday afternoon and continues until Saturday evening.
In an effort to keep traffic flowing as smoothly as possible on the morning of the festival, we direct traffic on Shuresville Road going towards Quaker Road and on School Road going towards Rte. 161. At 8 A.M. we close Shuresville Road and redirect the traffic on School Road to run towards Quaker Road. At the close of the festival, vendors are allowed to bring vehicles back onto the festival grounds at 5:30 P.M. when we direct traffic on Shuresville Road to run towards Rte. 161.
With this said, it can be extremely difficult to police all activities by vendors and festival participants; we have had both that are extremely helpful and others that are the extreme opposite.
As committee chairperson I want to make you aware that this year’s festival will be held Saturday, October 6, from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. I also invite you to join the committee at our monthly meetings, which are held on the second Tuesday of every month, except August and December, two meetings in September, the 11th and the 25th in the Wilson Community Center at 7.P.M.
In advance, I would like to extend our thanks to those involved for the use of your property and for your patience on this very important day for the community. This truly is a community event put on by a volunteer committee with the assistance of the whole community. It could not happen without your help; please come join us!
Chairperson Darlington Apple Festival 2012
Dublin Darlington Community Council: The next meeting will be Wednesday, September 19 at 7PM at the Conowingo Visitor Center. Have a great summer!
Darlington Friends of the Library: The next book sale will be held on Saturday, September 8 from 10am to 2pm. Wreaths and flags are still available. Contact 410-457-4849 or email@example.com.
News from Our Churches
Darlington United Methodist Church will resume their Fall, Winter, Spring service schedule on Sunday, September 2. The service will begin at 9:30 am. Sunday School for all ages is held at the same time. Communion will be celebrated that Sunday and every 1st Sunday of the month after that. Everyone is welcome to join us.
Deer Creek Friends Meeting summer Sunday schedule will start Sunday June 24th and end Sunday September 9th. Quaker Worship will commence at 10:00 am and conclude at 11:00 am. There will be activities available for children; teens are encouraged to join the Adults for Worship in the manner of Friends.
Deer Creek Friends Meeting: Holloway couple participating in triathalon! Andy and Kim Holloway are participating in the Nation’s Triathlon to be held in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, September 9th. We are trying to raise awareness of Heifer International’s objective to end hunger and poverty in the U.S. and around the world. The event involves a relay team where members either swim 1 mile, bike 26 miles or run 6.3 miles. I will swim and Andy will bike. Our goal this year is for each of us to raise $1,000, so $2,000 for the couple. Many of you have already been directly involved with supporting Heifer International. For those of you who may not be familiar with this charity, Heifer International works to help enable families around the world to move from a life of hunger and poverty into a life of self-reliance. Heifer participants are provided with animals and training to ensure that animals are well cared for. With the livestock, families can receive needed nutrition and income from the consumption and/or sale of milk, cheese, eggs, wool, or honey. Finally, families who receive Heifer gifts become donors as well, as they “Pass on the Gift” of future offspring to other families in need. We are hoping to gain support by contributing by following the easy link below to our Team Heifer fundraising page. Thank you for your consideration of this worthwhile cause!