Wel­com­ing the neigh­bor­hood

Abun­dant Life Wor­ship Cen­ter hosts first com­mu­nity day

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - By JANE BELLMYER jbellmyer@ce­cil­whig.com

ELK­TON — At first glance, Abun­dant Life Wor­ship Cen­ter’s Com­mu­nity Day on Satur­day seemed like your typ­i­cal street fair with in­flat­a­bles, snow cones and face paint­ing.

How­ever, the con­gre­ga­tion of the church on Booth Street in Elk­ton aimed to make their first Com­mu­nity Day so much more. And they did, ac­cord­ing to the church’s pas- tor, The Rev. Solomon Har­ris.

“Our goal was to show love to the com­mu­nity,” Har­ris said. “And to pro­vide any help we can to bring the com­mu­nity to­gether.”

Al­though the free food, games, ac­tiv­i­ties and re­fresh­ments were cer­tainly ap­pre­ci­ated, the event also pro­vided ac­cess to es­sen­tial ser­vices in­clud­ing Up­per Bay Coun­sel­ing and Sup­port Ser­vices, Union Hospi­tal and the Ce­cil County Health Depart­ment.

“We wanted to pro­vide health screen­ings,” Har­ris said.

There were also ta­bles lad-

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CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JANE BELLMYER

Free snow cones on a sunny af­ter­noon were part of Com­mu­nity Day hosted by Abun­dant Life Wor­ship Cen­ter in Elk­ton Satur­day.

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