Laura Stabbert | Democrat
DOROTHY HAN OF the Greenville Community Church works alongside Dan Short, a dedicated Tri-Valley Central School FFA member. Don’t be fooled by the shirt, Short is still working for the Future Farmers of America..
Claryville proves it's a bountiful place
By Laura Stabbert
CLARYVILLE Last Saturday members of the Claryville Reformed Church, the Grahamsville Methodist Church and the Greenville Community Church all pitched in to create and plant a garden for those in need.
Pastor Paul Nulton of the Claryville Reformed Church had the idea for the garden and was able to inspire many to help in its planting.
Pastor Bob Kersten of the Grahamsville Methodist Church came with members of his congregation to work, and Nulton was even able to motivate members of the Greenville Community Church in downtown Scarsdale to make the two-hour trek to garden for a good cause.
Due to the struggling economy, the churches realized the food banks are being hit harder than ever and many individuals are becoming unemployed. They decided the best way to help would be to create a fresh source for additional food.
Everything from tomatoes to green beans to broccoli to eggplant were donated by the Tri-Valley FFA and planted in the garden, which will be used to replenish the food banks, especially the Grahamsville United Methodist Church’s, since its food bank already has a strong following and is aware of the families that need the help.
MaryLee and George Haag are responsible for keeping the food bank successful and can be reached at 985-2283.
The congregations would like to thank the Glenn Vandenburg family for the plot of land for the garden, the Tri-Valley FFA and greenhouse students for the plants, and Jim Sheeley, Woodbourne Lawn and Garden, Restaino Landscape Designs, Vernon Stratton, Liberty Agway, Tractor Supply Company, Superior Building Supply, Richard Coombe, Bob McConnel, and John Erts.
If you would like to garden for a good cause to supply a bountiful harvest for neighbors in need, call the Claryville Reformed Church at 985-2041.