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Crosland Park gets Blessing Box for those in need

August 19, 2018

The Crosland Park Neighborhood got a blessing box installed Sunday afternoon by a small group of people at 1248 Crosland Drive, resident Dale Couch said.

“Its nice to see Crosland Park get a blessing box,” said Couch, who is vice president of the Crosland Park Neighborhood Association. “If someone gets hungry they can just stop by here, guilt free, and grab some food.”

This will be the fourth Blessing Box to be set up and placed around Aiken County. The boxes are filled with nonperishable food items and toiletries that are available for free to anyone in need, said Jane Page Thompson, one of the creators who came up with the idea for the blessing boxes in Aiken County.

This box was built by 18-year-old Haley Barron, who followed the template and produced the box as part of her Gold Award for Girl Scouts.

Barron actually built two blessing boxes, and the second will be placed in an Aiken County location in the future.

Now, there are blessing boxes in Osbon Park, Perry Memorial Park, Library Park and Crosland Park.

For more information, visit the Blessing Boxes Aiken page on Facebook.

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