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Jan. 12 Community News

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Today

Car seat check

Greenville Fire-Rescue provides free car safety seat checks from 9:30 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. every Friday at Station 1, 500 S. Greene St. Trained experts will ensure child seats are installed correctly. No appointment is necessary. Visit the Greenville Fire-Rescue Facebook page for more information.

King Banquet

The 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Banquet, sponsored by the General Baptist State Convention of N.C., will be held at 7 p.m. at the Greenville Convention Center, 303 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Tickets are $75 per person and are available by calling Baptist Headquarters at 919-821-7466. For more information visit www.gbsconline.org.

Coming Up

Fellowship breakfast

Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road, will host a Men’s Fellowship breakfast meeting at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The guest speaker will be The Rev. Jeffrey B. Robinson, pastor of Juniper Level Missionary Baptist Church, Raleigh. For more information call 756-4869.

Jam Out for Josh

The second annual Jam Out for Josh charity concert featuring The Embers begins at 10 p.m. on Sunday at Patana Bob’s, 513 Cotanche St. The Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity at East Carolina University is holding the event in memory of member Josh Whitlock, who died of an opioid overdose. Speakers will, intermittently, address opioid abuse throughout the concert. Tickets are $10 in advance or at the door. The fraternity is selling tickets and T-shirts on its Facebook page. Contact Louis Warren at 758-1440 or warrenlo@ecu.edu.

March, rally

A march and rally for social and economic justice will be held on Monday. Marchers will assemble at 9:30 a.m. at Thomas Foreman Park, 400 Nash St. The rally will take place at the Pitt County Courthouse, West Third and Evans streets. The event, sponsored by the Pitt County Coalition Against Racism, will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s support for public service workers on the 50th anniversary of his martyrdom at the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike. For more information contact Don Cavellini at 756-7130.

King Celebration

Interfaith Clergy and the Pitt County NAACP will host their annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 12:30 p.m. on Monday at St. John Missionary Baptist Church Soul Saving Station, 2921 Briery Swamp Road, Stokes. Pastor Gregory Black will host the event with guest speakers from throughout the community and the presentation of awards. Call Rodney Coles at 717-9600 or Debbie Dixon at 462-1112 for information.

Service events

ECU will kick off the MLK Day of Service, “a day on, not a day off,” at 9:45 a.m. Monday with an opening ceremony in Hendrix Theater in Mendenhall Student Center. From 11 a.m.-2 p.m. students will go to service sites in Greenville/Pitt County. Sites include the Food Bank of Eastern N.C., MacGregor Downs Health & Rehabilitation Center, the Ronald McDonald House, Hope Lodge, Boys & GIrls Club, Rocking Horse Ranch and more. The local event is sponsored by ECU’s Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement and the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center. For more information visit https://orgsync.com/79661/chapter. 

Visit reflector.com/communitycalendar for a full listing of events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blanket drive

The Restoring the Hoop Blanket Drive is accepting new and gently used blankets and winter coats, hats, scarves, gloves. Restoring the Hoop is a Pitt County-based nonprofit organization that helps Native American communities, starting with Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Drop-off locations are Quality Collision Repair East, 4792 N.C. 33; Quality Collision Repair, 4758 Reedy Branch Road; Gamboa Family Dentistry, 2207 Evans Street; and Uniforms PRN, 615 Washington Square Mall, Washington. Call 916-6546 for more information.

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