Volunteerism prevails during COVID-19

ABOVE: Dozens showed up Tuesday morning and volunteered to distribute items for the Food Bank Truck for Bethel Tabernacle Church at Funquest Bowling on Harris Street.

Volunteers were mindful of social distancing rules while handing out hundreds of food items. 

Photo by Lyn Whitson 

The Epiphany Community Garden in Collierville is looking for volunteers to help tend to the annual spring. 

They need all the volunteer workers they can get, and high school or middle age students can earn service points by doing work.

Boy Scouts can also earn certain merit badges.

The garden is located at the corner of Bray Station and Wolf River. 

The Epiphany Community Garden has produced thousands of pounds of vegetables since the five acre property was developed into the garden it is today.

Owned by the Epiphany Lutheran Church, the vegetable garden was started by the church more than five years ago and donates 100 percent of its produce to the Collierville Food Pantry, St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen, and even donates floral bouquets to the Page Robbins Adult Day Center. For more information, call 901.861.6227. 

PICTURED: Father Wendell Kruse, Zone Akers, Orianna Akers and Esther Akers make rising beds to plant honeydew, cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, broccoli and beans.

Photo by Ruth Goodman

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