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Samaritan donates
20 dozen at senior center

Staff writer

What do you do when receiving a donation of nearly 250 eggs?

That question already was answered for Janet Bryant when Marion Senior Center received 20 dozen eggs from an unknown woman she could refer to only as “Egg Lady.”

All were taken home the same day they were donated, July 7. Bryant didn’t even have to worry about distributing them. The egg lady had called ahead and brought in a dozen eggs for each person at the senior center at the time.

“It was a wonderful surprise,” Bryant said.

She couldn’t tell who the donor was because the woman was wearing a mask, and Bryant didn’t have a chance to ask her name.

Last week’s delivery wasn’t the first time this happened at the center. In the past there was a person who would leave tomatoes. Bryant referred to the mystery donor as their tomato fairy.

“I never did find out who it was,” she said. “All summer long they left tomatoes outside.”

Marion resident Cindy Buckner keeps 20 chickens but says the most eggs she’s ever had at once is 15 dozen.

Buckner isn’t sure who else in Marion or the surrounding area has enough chickens to donate so many eggs.

Last modified July 16, 2020