More than 400 people who grew up in Darby recently came out for a special evening. They all gathered at the Oaks Ballroom in Glenolden where they had a chance to see family and friends at the Darby Hilltop Reunion.
This event brought together a number of people from Darby past and present where they had a chance to reflect, reminisce and fellowship over dinner. The reunion also featured a very moving documentary highlighting some of Darby’s greatest people who resided on “Chicken Hill” also known as “The Hill.”
Jeanette Rudisill produced this historic video presentation that clearly illustrated some of the talented people from this community.
The documentary took an impressive look at the accomplishments of people in sports, education, music, business, medicine, military and other professions. This celebration also recognized two long time merchants in Darby. The program honored Richard Carmine and Bennett’s Store.
The event was organized by the Darby Hilltop Reunion Committee, which included Joni Hughes Asbury, George Carey, Gregory L. Coleman, Barbara Mackrey Eunice, Donald Hunt, William Jackson, Lauretta Coleman Miller, Jeanette Rudisill and Angela Rudisill Thomas. The Rev. Alberta Jones, pastor of Mt. Zion AME Church in Darby, provided the committee with a place to plan and organize the program.