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Nov. 20 Community News


Monday, November 20, 2017


Bake sale

The Women of the Moose are having their annual Thanksgiving bake sale from 5-8 p.m. at the Greenville Moose Family Center, 5393 Reedy Branch Road, Winterville. The sale will feature homemade cakes, pies and goodies to enhance any Thanksgiving dinner. For more information contact Linda Garrett at simplysilver2001@yahoo.com.

Soup Kitchen

The Community Outreach Soup Kitchen, 3492 Walnut St., Farmville, serves meals from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. The service is carried out by local volunteers from churches and individuals and is totally supported by donations from the community. For more information about serving or donating call Janet Heath at 753-5512 evenings or 917-4563.

Girls like us

The Pitt County Coalition Against Human Trafficking will gather from 7-8 p.m. at McAlister’s restaurant, 740 S.E. Greenville Blvd., to discuss the book “Girls Like Us” by Rachel Lloyd and to raise funds for human trafficking victims in the local area. For more information visit www.encstophumantrafficking.org.

Coat drive

ECU social work students are sponsoring a coat drive for the youth of Ayden from Nov. 1-22. Donations of youth coats of all sizes are needed. Drop off locations are the Ayden Police Department; Ayden Town Hall; Ayden United Methodist Church, 460 E. Third St., Ayden; BB&T Bank of Ayden, 121 W. Third St., Ayden; Southern Bank of Ayden, 236 W. Third St., Ayden; and PNC Bank of Ayden, 233 W. Third St., Ayden. For more information email whiteab15@students.ecu.edu.

Coming Up

Winterville seniors

The Winterville Senior Citizen Club will have their regular monthly meeting and Thanksgiving luncheon at noon on Tuesday at 2593 Railroad St., in the Community Room. The speaker will be Kim Williams from Trillium Health Resources who will talk about “Hoarding Tips to Overcome Clutter.” Anyone planning to attend the meeting should call 355-2572.

Parade entries

“Hometown Bethel” is accepting entries for the Bethel Christmas Parade to be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 9. Floats, church/school groups, cars, tractors and walking groups are all invited to enter. Cost is free. Applications are available at Bethel Town Hall, at hometownbethel.com or on Facebook. Contact 717-0032 for more information.

Toy Takeaway

The fourth annual Great Toy Takeaway will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 16 at the N.C. National Guard Armory, 1401 N. Memorial Drive. New and gently used toys are being collected through Dec. 14 for the distribution. Collection sites include Eastern Plumbing, 4756 N.C. 43; Sound Feet, 425 S.E. Greenville Blvd.; Fire Tower Secure Storage, 521 W. Fire Tower Road, Winterville; and All State Insurance, 620 Red Banks Road. For more information, email toytakeaway@gmail.com.

Poet laureate search

The Pamlico Writers Group of Washington, N.C., is accepting applications from accomplished poets for its first-ever search for a Heart of the Pamlico Poet Laureate to represent Eastern North Carolina. Deadline for applications is no later than Dec. 15. For more information about the Pamlico Writers’ Group and the application process for the poet laureate position, visit pamlicowritersgroup.wildapricot.org/.

Blanket drive

The Restoring the Hoop Blanket Drive is accepting new and gently used blankets and winter coats. 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 St.; and Uniforms PRN, 615 Washington Square Mall, Washington. Call 916-6546 for more information.

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