Marion First Congregational Church hosts inaugural leaf raking party

Nov 16, 2020

MARION — All the leaves were brown (and yellow, orange and red), but the sky wasn’t gray at the First Congregational Church of Marion’s first annual leaf raking party on Nov. 11. 

Tinker Saltonstall coordinated the fall raking party at church on Veterans Day. The day before, George Linzee brought his leaf blower and created huge piles of leaves in an effort to make bagging easier

Tinker and Bill, along with Ben Dunham and Christy Dube and her son, Oliver, were hard at work before 9 a.m. Meredith Ryder arrived in full work mode followed by Fred Danhauser. Neighbors who were out for their morning stroll gave happy greetings and sometimes, stopped to chat.  

All 46 bags of leaves were taken to the County Road Recycle where the kind owner chose to forgive the fee since it was for a church.