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Dec. 8 Community News


Mike Shugart shared this photo of a winterberry holly bush ablaze at the Pitt County Arboretum.


Friday, December 8, 2017


Rooftop cops

Law enforcement officers from Pitt County agencies will collect bikes and toys at Toys R Us, 228 S.W. Greenville Blvd. starting at 8 a.m. Officers will have to stay on the roof until 100 bicycles are donated for Toys for Tots, which will distribute them as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children. Stop by during the day to make a donation.

Hope Lodge

The American Cancer Society McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge, 930-A Wellness Drive, will hold an open house from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The event is open to all ages to tour the facility, which provides housing for the families of people being treated for cancer at Vidant Medical Center. The lodge will be decorated for the holidays. Light refreshments will be served. Call 695-6143.

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. 

Coming Up

Breakfast Meeting

The former members of the 398th Engineer/Supply Company, Greenville, will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at The Seahorse restaurant, 2301 Stantonsburg Road. All former members of the 398th Engineer/Supply Company are welcome. RSVP to Frank Meeks at 258-5330 or meeksfd@suddenlink.net.

Democrats meet

The Pitt County Democratic Party will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Alice Keene Center, 4551 County Home Road, for a holiday social. Attendees should bring a small dish to support the event and a canned food item to assist in sponsoring a family for the holidays. Contact PittCountyDems@gmail.com or visit Facebook.com/PittDems.

Coat/Food Giveaway

Cops and Barbers will sponsor a giveaway of coats and food while supplies last from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Eppes Recreation Center, 400 Nash St. Call 916-1261.

Open house 

The Winterville Historical and Arts Society will host an open house from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the Winterville Museum in the Cox-Ange House, 2543 Church St., Winterville. The museum houses artifacts and displays that reflect the history of Winterville and Pitt County. Donations are appreciated.

Christmas lights

The Farmville Senior Council will host a ride around town to view the Christmas lights and trees starting at 6 p.m. Monday. Seniors will meet at the Community Center, 3886 S. Main St., Farmville. Anyone who needs a ride can call 714-5930.

Fostering session

Methodist Home for Children will host a foster parent information session from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at St. James United Methodist Church, 2000 E. Sixth St., for persons interested in learning more about fostering, therapeutic foster care, or foster-to-adopt. To RSVP or to learn more, visit www.mhfc.org, email fosterandadopt@mhfc.org, or call 1-888-305-4321, Ext. 6.

Christmas Store

Hope of Glory Ministries, will host its “Empower a Family” Christmas Store on Dec. 14 and 15. Qualifying families will be invited to purchase toys at a discounted rate. Proceeds from the store will help the ministry provide for families in crisis. Donations of new, unwrapped toys are being collected until Dec. 13 at Great Harvest Bread Co., Omega Sports, Villa Verde, Elmhurst Elementary, Blackbeard Coffee Roasters, Piedmont Service Group, Title Boxing Club, CareNet and Integrity Church. Volunteers are needed to assist with wrapping and other duties at the store from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 15. Visit www.hope-of-glory.org to sign up to volunteer.

Retired faculty

The ECU Retired Faculty Association will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the ECU Physicians Family Medicine Center, Second Floor Classroom, 101 Heart Drive. Don Edwards, owner of University Book Exchange (UBE) and longtime civic leader in Greenville, will present “Future Directions for Greenville.” The presentation is free and open to the public.

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