The Kennett Grange last Wednesday gave its annual Good Neighbor Award to George Plumley, who, for almost a decade has been collecting toys for children in need and presenting them at Christmas time. He is now to the point where he collects between eight and 10 pickup truck loads a year and gives them out at the annual food basket delivery program at the Kennett Square Friends Meetinghouse in December. He said in 2007 he was able to provide two or three gifts plus stoking stuffers for more than 880 kids. He added that he solicit's the gifts from local businesses and individuals in 25 local locations.Also at the event, Mary Buffington gave Elliot Dalton the Kennett Area Community Service Award who accepted it on behalf of the Kennett Friends Meeting. Buffington said the meetinghouse is a perfect location for the combined bicycle-coat-food-toy giveaway and the Community Service is lucky to have such a generous benefactor.

Additionally, state Grange President Betsy Huber spoke about Grange activities nationwide. She said that the Grange is involved in a suit with Tyson Chicken, a business that is using the Grange name without permission.

-Chris Barber

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