by Lisa Tome
When Diane Brown helped with the founding of what has become the Lower Cecil County Seniors, Inc., Brown was under qualified.
Brown, 88, was in her 40s in 1976 - not age 55, which is now required to join the group. "We were the 76ers. It was the Bicentennial and you had to have something to represent your community," said Brown, explaining how the Lower Cecil County Seniors were founded.
Now 41 years later, the seniors still meet weekly, on Tuesdays, at St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Earleville.
"We're independent. We're not governed or sponsored. We pay our own way, buy our own food and help those in need," said Brown.