News - March/April 2022
Volunteer Highlight: Chris Gibson

If you've ever visited the Living Legacy Center at an event or volunteer day, you might have come across the welcoming smile of Chris Gibson (pictured here with the LLC's Elizabeth Hilbun). Elizabeth said, "He is our number one volunteer. He shows up rain or shine and helps in the garden and mowing."

How did you connect with the Living Legacy Center?
I used to be Elizabeth's neighbor. We kept in touch and when she has an event, one of their volunteers gives me a ride and I go over and help where I can.

Why are you always sporting Texas A&M colors?
My father went to school there. When he passed away, I kept his 1959 yearbook and I like to support the teams and watch their games when I can.

When you see Chris feel free to introduce yourself. He's quick to offer a hand and say hello and loves chatting about Texas sports. Thank you, Chris!
Event Report: Victory Memorial Garden groundbreaking

March 12, 2022: Beautiful weather blessed the morning and the gathering of volunteers, supporters, and board members at the Living Legacy Center.

They met there to formally kick off the beginning of the construction for the Victory Memorial Garden in the field behind the Center's main building. After an introduction by Elizabeth Hilbun and a blessing, the local high school volunteers worked in the Oasis Garden while Curtis LaMontagne and Neal Traweek used tractors to begin clearing the land for the Victory Memorial Garden.

The Victory Memorial Garden is meant to be a place of tranquility and fellowship where visitors can honor past loved ones. Hilbun took inspiration from the Bible in committing Victory Memorial Garden and resources of the Living Legacy Center to fight loneliness, isolation, desperation, and sadness.

More information is in the links section.
Event Report: Edward Jones Day of Giving

We send a big "thank you" to volunteers from the financial advisor firm Edward Jones, led by Rick Skinner. They spent a day working on projects around the Oasis Garden on March 24th.
Events Calendar
News about events can be reached from the Oasis Garden Facebook page.

We currently have garden plots available for lease. $60 gets a plot and access to garden tools and seeds through the harvest season. Reach us through the contact email at the bottom of the newsletter to reserve.

April 9 (Sat)
  • Please join us for our annual Earth Day Celebration. There will be garden tours, coffee, cooking demonstrations, and arts and crafts for children.


Recurring events
  • Farmers Market: the market is open every second Saturday
  • Knitting Circle (Mon, noon - 1:30pm via Zoom)
Volunteers Welcome!

"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” 
– Albert Pike

Volunteer times are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays 8 am to 1 pm, or by appointment.

Contact: Nashley Banister (919) 793-8443