Above and left are are pictures of Harriet Tubman Safe House networking with the Sunday Breakfast Mission delivering crates of pears & supplies to the Victory Church to help feed the people.

Above the Reverend Floyd Wheeler of the Sunday Breakfast Mission, was giving the Word on a Sunday morning when the air conditioner in the building quit working. Everyone picked up a chair and went outside to hold class. A little hot air was not going to stop him from preaching the Word.  Bishop Austin Ford is located at the Sunday Breakfast Mission as well and they hold Sermons Monday through Sunday starting at 7:30 to 8:00 am in the morning.  For more about the Sunday 
Breakfast Mission and what they are doing for the community at their website listed below:

http://sundaybreakfastmission.org/

Outreach to the Community 

Sunday Breakfast Mission 

Feeding and Clothing the people of Wilmington.

I delivered Ice Cream to the top organizations in the city. I do outreach for the Sunday Breakfast Mission and that is what led me to distribute to these other organizations.
Each organization received over 400 Blue Bunny Ice Cream bars, one of the best brands around.

The Sunday Breakfast Mission gives the merchandise to Earl and he in turn hands it out to the other organizations who pass it along to the community and not keep it for themselves.


Africa Donations

Thomas Unisa Koroma is our Representative for Africa
Thomas hails from Freetown, Sierra Leone in West Africa.He is the man we sponsor for sending supplies to help Africans

 Catholic Charities

 Connections

 Hogar Care

 Ministry of caring

 Salvation Army

 Sojourners

Outreach to India from Wilmington Delaware

Harriet Tubman Safe House donates supplies we gather for him to have Reverend Hozia Thomas of the United Methodist Church oversee that they get to their destination in Africa. They could use all the help they can get. If you are inclined to make a donation to help fight Hunger in African please send all donations to: 


Thomas Korma

38 Bendleton court

New Castle, Delaware 19720

Harriet Tubman Safe House donates supplies we gather for him to have Reverend Hozia Thomas of the United Methodist Church oversee that they get to their destination in Africa. They could use all the help they can get. If you are inclined to make a donation to help fight Hunger in African please send all donations to: 


Thomas Korma


38 Bendleton court


New Castle, Delaware 19720

Above and left are are pictures of Harriet Tubman Safe House networking with the Sunday Breakfast Mission delivering crates of pears & supplies to the Victory Church to help feed the people.

 
 

 

KNOTTY PINE RESTAURANT

DUNNING RECEIVES PROCLAMATION

Wilmington's queen of soul food celebrated her retirement Saturday in the way she loves best – inside her historic restaurant packed with friends, family, food and love.

Months ago, health issues forced Stella Dunning from her kitchen at The Knotty Pine Restaurant, Delaware's oldest continuously operated African-American restaurant.

But she was beaming Saturday on her return.

"I walked in here and it felt like home," she said.

Her retirement ends a chapter of Delaware history, begun by her mother Lottie Ewing.

Under segregation, when entertainers such as Cab Calloway, Ray Charles and Lena Horne performed at the Hotel du Pont but couldn't eat there, they came to The Knotty Pine, located at 308 E. 11th St.

l marks 200 years

Barbara Willis recalled James Brown going to The Knotty Pine, but said even greater is Dunning's example.


"To be a woman, and a black woman at that, with her own business, was amazing at a time when Afro-Americans – we were called colored or negro in those days – couldn't even get a loan," she said. "... She is living proof of what's possible."

Lavon Robinson called her "one-of-a-kind," saying she shows the young and disadvantaged "they can overcome and do something."
Stella Dunning, shown in The Knotty Pine Restaurant kitchen in 2008, fed diners from top stars to the poor of Wilmington’s Eastside. Health issues have forced her from the business, but family members plan to reopen the restaurant next year. 

The historical marker out front says the restaurant was "a refuge for African Americans in a city where access to public facilities was still limited. Noted for its 'down home cooking' and friendly atmosphere, the Knotty Pine was popular with residents and visitors alike."

Her oldest grandchild, Tyonne Hinson of Newark, had the marker copied onto a retirement cake with a News Journal photo of Dunning from the marker's 2006 unveiling.


Councilman Darius J. Brown presented a city proclamation, adding his own tribute "as a son of the Eastside."


He recalled skipping Howard High School classes to eat at The Knotty Pine and being inspired by civil rights leaders there.

Many Delaware luminaries were devotees, including the late Herman M. Holloway Sr., the state's first African-American senator, and artist Edward L. Loper Sr.

"The Eastside's history is rich and The Knotty Pine's history is rich and literally spans throughout our country," Brown said.

Others giving tributes included artist Eunice LaFate, Bishop Aretha E. Morton of Tabernacle Full Baptist Cathedral on Washington Street and the Wilmington Peacekeepers group.

Many told of her feeding down-and-out folks at the kitchen door, giving students and the needy brown bags of food to-go and supplying nearby St. Joseph's Church to feed the neighborhood's poor.

Peacekeepers leader Lamotte X said, "Miss Stella was always there for the community and she still is." He chuckled recalling kids' slogan when he went to Bancroft Junior High: "You're doin' fine if you eat at The Knotty Pine."

Morton said, "she's been a rock and an inspiration."

As Saturday's crowd sampled food in front of Dunning's trademark array of photos and tributes – her daughter Wanda M. Johnson said, "We're hoping to open back up next year."


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Stella Dunning, shown in The Knotty Pine Restaurant kitchen in 2008, fed diners from top stars to the poor of Wilmington’s Eastside. Health issues have forced her from the business, but family members plan to reopen the restaurant next year.

Stella Dunning, shown in The Knotty Pine Restaurant kitchen in 2008, fed diners from top stars to the poor of Wilmington’s Eastside. Health issues have forced her from the business, but family members plan to reopen the restaurant next year. (Photo: THE NEWS JOURNAL)



 

Below are are pictures of Harriet Tubman Safe House networking with the Sunday Breakfast Mission delivering crates of pears & supplies to the Victory Church to help feed the people.

Harriet Tubman Safe House donates supplies we gather for him to have Reverend Hozia Thomas of the United Methodist Church oversee that they get to their destination in Africa. They could use all the help they can get. If you are inclined to make a donation to help fight Hunger in African please send all donations to: 

Thomas Korma

38 Bendleton court

New Castle, Delaware 19720

Oliver's Turkey Drive

(see right)


 

This was Oliver Norman's Turkey Drive. Participants included Oliver, Senator Coons and other Politicians and Earl Woodlen, Jr.


Oliver Norman's Site  http://normanoliver.com/

 Dog Lady's Deli at 8th and Spruce

 

This Lady who somehow picked up the moniker of Dog Lady was known to have the best fish and fresh hamburgers in Wilmington, because she made them when you ordered them every day from scratch. She was also know for the best homemade Subs in town. She cut the tomatoes, onions and pickles when you placed your order she had nothing in jars or cans. Everything she served was made right there in front of you. The Restaurant was located at 8th and Spruce Streets in Wilmington, Delaware. We all miss her since she closed shop and then went on to be with the lord.