For Arlington Memorial Gardens
, a core value is to make a difference that matters, says President Daniel Applegate. When a family is dealing with the death of a loved one, for example, the Mt. Healthy nonprofit puts forth its best effort to assist individuals as they deal with difficult and challenging times.
“We realize there’s not a lot we can do to make things better, so we do everything we can so that things aren’t made worse,” Applegate says. “But we like to think we can make a difference by participating in outreach activities that make a difference in our community.”
One of those upcoming outreach activities is The Fruits of Our Labor
, which is a wine tasting and open house Dec. 14 for the grand re-opening of the Lakeside Chapel Mausoleum.
The event is free and open to the public, though participants are encouraged to bring nonperishable donations for the Freestore Foodbank
, as the event is intended to be a day to give back and show appreciation for both the community of supporters who helped make the expansion possible and to neighbors in need of extra assistance.
“We’re hoping and anticipating that we’ll have a lot of giving on that particular day,” Applegate says. “We hope that our project at Arlington trickles down and helps those people who have needs around the holidays.”
• Support the Freestore Foodbank by attending The Fruits of Our Labor
and bringing a donation. The event is 1-4 p.m. Dec. 14 and includes complimentary valet parking in addition to free wine and cheese pairings. RSVP by calling 513-521-7003.
to the Freestore Foodbank today.
• If you're in the giving spirit, Arlington also participates in The Sharing Tree, which is a food and toy drive for Mt. Healthy students and residents. Donations are accepted in the lobby.