Glenwood United Methodist Church can be seen in the background of this photo. The foreground features people enjoying the Really, Really Free Market at the corner of Glenwood Avenue and Grove Street. This year Kathy Clark and Liz Seymour worked on the event together and it was even larger than last year. There was a drum group; Reiki was available; and activities were provided for children. This made the initiative and event bigger than just giving and taking items- but, there was plenty of that. There was a genuine sense of community and fellowship throughout the day. As soon as we dropped off clothing, people were trying it on and saying how much they liked the items. It felt so good to know that others could use what we could not. No money changed hands; just smiles.
In researching Glenwood UMC last year, we found records to indicate that this church, located at 1417 Glenwood Avenue, was founded in the late 1800s. Hopefully, the church was involved in this event. It brought a lot of positive publicity for the neighborhood. Happy Sunday, dear readers. Consider hosting a similar event in your neighborhood.