For every season, there’s a time to give

By Charles Sercombe

Last Saturday’s sunny and summer-like temperatures made it a picture perfect day for just about anything.

For a group of mostly Muslim youths, it was a day to give something back to the community – actually a community garden located on St. Aubin St. Here’s what one of the organizers of the garden, Emily Eisele, had to say about the day:

“Over 30 volunteers came from several places: MAS (Muslim American Society) Youth Detroit, Bridgemont High School, Hamtramck High School, Grosse Pointe, and Wayne State.

“MAS Youth was participating in a global workday for the 350 environmental project.

“They came with amazing enthusiasm and we had a blast in the sunshine pulling huge weeds, edging beds and cleaning up. We also built a platform to put two huge water tanks so next year we won’t struggle so much with watering.

“With incredible generosity, Sarfraz Hussein donated food from Royal Kabob for everyone. Thank you to everyone who helped, even if you helped indirectly with the dunk tank fundraiser that helped pay for the water system.

“And thanks to John, my dad, for designing and building the platform. It will make a productive garden possible all season next year.”

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