COM­MU­NITY

Cecil Whig - - OPIN­ION -

en with per­sonal care and hy­giene items, free for the tak­ing. Busi­nesses in the area helped as well by pro­vid­ing sup­plies and door prizes.

A steady stream of peo­ple turned out for Com­mu­nity Day, ac­cord­ing to Lucinda Mor­wani, a mem­ber of the con­gre­ga­tion who worked the wel­come ta­ble.

“We’ve had at least 150 peo­ple,” Mor­wani said. Over­all she said it was a beau­ti­ful event. “One guy told me he was very thank­ful,” she said, adding that the man told her he was liv­ing in a tent and ap­pre­ci­ated the items the church was giv­ing away. Marie Blevins told a sim­i­lar story. “I helped two home­less peo­ple and they came here and said, ‘thank you’ a few times,” Blevins said. “It felt good to help them.” Mor­wani agreed. “I just want to meet peo­ple in their need,” she said.

Be­cause of this ini­tial suc­cess, Har­ris de- clared that Com­mu­nity Day would be­come an an­nual event for Abun­dant Life.

“We want to show peo­ple the love of Je­sus Christ,” he said. “We’re tak­ing that to the next level.”

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JANE BELLMYER

Free hot dogs and ham­burg­ers were served along with games, door prizes and in­flat­a­bles as Abun­dant Life Wor­ship Cen­ter hosted its first Com­mu­nity Day Satur­day in Elk­ton.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JANE BELLMYER

On a break from a car­i­ca­ture, Christie McDe­vitt draws a por­trait of an­other ven­dor in­side the tent at the Up­per Bay Arts Festival in North East Satur­day.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JANE BELLMYER

Find­ing her own cor­ner to bounce in a house full of boys, this young lady en­joyed her­self dur­ing Com­mu­nity Day at Abun­dant Life Wor­ship Cen­ter in Elk­ton.

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