Helping Hand for Hispanics; Nilda Alejandro Aids Growing Segment of Community in Getting Involved
Weathersbee, Tonyaa, The Florida Times Union
Byline: TONYAA WEATHERSBEE
When Nilda Alejandro moved to Middleburg in 2003, one of her first purchases was a rooster.
It was also one of her first disappointments.
"The rooster was like, well, he was weak," Alejandro said, with a laugh. "He went, 'coo, coo, coo.' He wasn't very loud."
But what didn't disappoint was the neighborly atmosphere created by the rooster, chickens, hens, exotic birds and other animals on her 3-acre spread.
"My doorbell started ringing, and there were the children of all the families here asking if they could feed the animals," Alejandro said. "It was amazing."
Alejandro was glad to let the children share in what her backyard had to offer. After all, sharing is what they do in her native land of Puerto Rico, a place where she grew up on a farm amid the watchful eyes of parents and …
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Publication information: Article title: Helping Hand for Hispanics; Nilda Alejandro Aids Growing Segment of Community in Getting Involved. Contributors: Weathersbee, Tonyaa - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: July 7, 2009. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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