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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Century man offers free turnips to those in need


November 1, 2018

Century resident Alfonzie Cottrell has once again opened up several turnip green patches that are now available for people to come and pick free of charge.

Cottrell, 80, has been planting turnips in different areas around Century for years and said he thought about 'retiring' but said he enjoys helping people in the community.

In addition to a patch across from the Carver Community Center on Jefferson Avenue next to the old AOA Church on Highway 4 and behind his house at 370 Hill Top Road, he has several other patches planted.

Cottrell said he only has two rules: don't pick on Sundays and the turnips picked are not for sale.

“They are planted for the needy and for anyone who wants fresh greens from the garden,” Cottrell said. “Anybody who wants some fresh greens is free to come pick them.”

If anyone has any questions, they can contact Cottrell at 850-256-2005.


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