From the 21034 Community E-News Editors:
Nominations for Darlington “Apple of Our Eye”
Do you know someone who has been actively involved in contributing to the Darlington Community? Someone who has unselfishly volunteered time and talents to helping others? If you do, then the Darlington Apple Festival Committee wants to hear from you. We are accepting nominations for the Apple of Our Eye Award for our 2013 Festival. Please send us the name of the person you nominate, along with some biographical information, and the reasons why your nominee deserves this honor. Before sending us this information, please check with your nominee to see if that person would be willing to accept the award and will be in town on Saturday, October 5, if chosen by the Committee. All nominations should be sent to email@example.com. or mailed to Darlington Apple Festival, P.O. Box 42, Darlington MD, 21034, no later than September 1, 2013. If you have someone in mind, don’t let this opportunity pass to recognize a good neighbor.
Nominations for Harford’s Most Beautiful People
Harford County officials are seeking nominations for the county’s outstanding volunteers. The county is looking for nominees through Aug. 30 for the annual Harford’s Most Beautiful People honors, officials announced. The award recognizes county residents who give their time to community causes and quality of life issues in the county.
Nomination forms are available online at www.harfordcountymd.gov/awards/harfordsmostbeautiful and at libraries and senior centers and can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Volunteer Harford, 319 S. Main St., Bel Air, MD 21014, Attn: Alan Doran. Winners will be honored in a ceremony at Bel Air Church of the Nazarene at 6 p.m. on Oct. 3.
News from Harford Christian School
The HCS environmental science team is currently participating in the Canon Envirothon national championships in Bozeman, Montana, August 4 – 9. Last year the HCS team finished in seventh place, and this year its sights are set on a national championship. Applications for K-4 through 12th grade are currently being taken in the HCS office. Call 410 457 5103.
News from your Darlington Volunteer Fire Company
The monthly breakfast buffet at Darlington Fire House is always the second Sunday of the month, except in June when the state wide conference takes place. It’s from 7:30 to 11:30am. Adults are $9, children 6 to 12 are $5 and 5 and under are free! See you on Sunday, August 11th!!!
NEWS FROM THE WILSON MINISTRY CENTER
Before & After School Care at the Wilson Center
The Wilson Center has been providing quality childcare for school age children for 17 years. Our program serves students attending both Darlington Elementary and Havre de Grace Middle schools. Before school care is provided from 7am, Monday through Friday, until the bus picks the children up at the Center. Children in our after school program are delivered to the Center by school bus with the program remaining open until 6pm. Registrations are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 school year. The primary goal of our program is to offer a safe, fun place for school age children to stay while their parents are at work. A secondary goal is to offer reduced or free childcare to low-income families or single parents who qualify for this assistance. We also offer childcare on early dismissal days, most scheduled in-service days and select minor holidays. For information on the program and how to register, please call the Center at 410-836-3555 or email at email@example.com.
Wilson Center’s 20th Anniversary!
In case you missed the announcement in last month’s issue, 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. 8th. The concert will begin at 4pm.
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.
Thank you for your help and please join us on Dec. 8th as we celebrate the past and look forward to the future!
Thank You, Plant Lady!
The children and staff of the Wilson Center’s Summer Fun Camp want to extend a big “thank you” to the Darlington Plant Lady who makes weekly visits to enhance our program! Every Wednesday, the Plant Lady (aka. Jane Howe) brings an assortment of plant-related materials, gardening items and sometimes animals and teaches the children about wonderful, living things! Jane, who is a Master Gardener and botanist, volunteers her time and talents for the benefit of the children in our camp program and brings a lot of joy and laughter each time she comes. The children look forward to her visits and have lots of fun learning about “green” things! Thanks, Jane! We are very grateful!
Jane and her helper husband, Rick, are building a new community garden area located 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 monthly food 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. Thanks to Jane and Rick for making this project happen!
Eagle Scout Project at WMC!
The next time you’re on the Wilson Center campus, take a look in our backyard to see the latest addition to our children’s recreational area. You’ll see a brand new outdoor educational classroom that was built as an Eagle Scout Leadership Project by Boomer Carr with help from Troup 965. The area consists of a framed, mulched pad with two sturdily built picnic tables and an erasable board to be used for both the camp and before and after school programs. The Wilson Center board members and staff are grateful to Boomer for providing such an attractive and useful place for the children to learn. Several years ago, Boomer attended Wilson’s Before and After School program and has fond memories of those days with fellow students from Darlington. He chose the Wilson Center as the beneficiary of his project to expand on the previously built playground and basketball area that was built in memory of his father, Tucker Carr. Thank you, Boomer, for all your hard work on behalf of the Wilson Center! And congratulations, on completing your Eagle Scout project!
Wilson Ministry Center
From our Friends at Delmarva Power
Heat Safety Tips
– HYDRATE!! Have water with you and drink it frequently. This is especially important if you are working outside.
– NEVER leave children or pets in a vehicle.
– Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.
– When outside, wear a wide-brimmed hat to help keep your head and face cool.
– Wear sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 30. Make sure children also are adequately protected.
Please make safety the most important part of everything you do.
Nicholas J. Morici, Media Relations Manager Delmarva Power , 302-454-4374 Office
News from the Darlington Lions’ Club
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 4 hours working extremely hard to beautify these public areas in the community for all to enjoy. Please take a moment to stop by the park or the library and notice how pretty everything looks. In addition, last month, the Leos collected and sent over 500 books to a public library in an underserved area of Appalachia. The club invites any youth between the ages of 12 and 18 to join their group. For more information contact Pam Burton at 443-824-2633 or email firstname.lastname@example.org – you may also check out the Darlington Leo Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DarlingtonLeoClub/
The Darlington Lions Club and the congregation of the Darlington United Methodist Church are once again joining forces to prepare a CHICKEN BBQ meal. The event will take place on Saturday, August 24 at the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company social hall from 3-7 pm. 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 either 410-457-8787 or 410-836-3663.
News from Hosanna AME Church
Saturday August 17th, @ 4:00 P.M. Seven -Up Program
Saturday August 31st, @ 12:00 P.M. Church Picnic
Blessings, Faye E. Snowden
“Is there anything worse than being blind? Yes, a man with sight and no vision”. Helen Keller
2013 Grant Applications Available
Applications are now being accepted for the Women’s Giving Circle of Harford County Grants program. We provide one-year grants to nonprofit organizations serving Harford County for projects/programs that benefit women, children and/or families. Applications, guidelines and information are available on the Community Foundation of Harford County Website at http://cfharfordcounty.org/apply-for-a-grant. Please help us to spread the word and share this information with local nonprofit organizations. Deadline: Applications must be RECEIVED by 12:00 PM (noon) on September 6th, 2013.