Asbury UMC to host Memorial Day Festival
— Asbury United Methodist Church will mark Memorial Day with a day for families on Saturday.
Each year on the Saturday before Memorial Day, the church holds a “Memorial Day Festival” on the church grounds. The event goes on rain or
shine from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Official church records document this activity dating back as far as May 1957. Record books show at that time it was referred to as the “Decoration Day Festival.”
Now more than 50 years later, the tradition continues.
Attendees can picnic with ham plat- ters for $8, cheeseburger or hamburger meals for $4, or hot dog meals for $3. All meals come with sides, dessert and a beverage. Carry-out meals are also available and there will be a bake sale.
The church is located at 21 Craigtown Road in Port Deposit. For more information, call 410-808-7914.
Plants, antiques and strawberries are up for auction at Cecilton United Methodist Parish’s annual Strawberry Auction coming up June 11.