Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Neighborhood Appreciation Picnic at the Community Garden: July 22, 2015

  Faith Tabernacle Church along with Refuge Temple has a "community garden" on the corner of Hawley and Ontario Streets.  Individuals are given small plots and allowed to grow both flowers and vegetables.  Each individual gives a certain percentage of their products away.

This year, the two churches hosted a "Block Party".  Part of Ontario Street was blocked off. The garden was open and a fellow had a bunch of early harvest vegetables available for people to take. (I took a HUGE cucumber and made refrigerator pickles).  Best of all was the FREE FOOD: hotdogs, chips and a desert, a drink and later on Refuge Temple brought some sweet corn on the cob.

This is the registration table where people got their tickets.  Then they brought the tickets to the food table.  I greeted and handed out napkins and plates and then people moved along and took the rest of their items. 
 For the kids there were THREE bounce houses, face painting an a fire engine!

 I really enjoyed talking to people especially a grandma and great grandma from Refuge Temple who could not get out of their car.  The daughter took their food to them.

It was a great event and I hope to go to it next year, too.

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