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April 26 Community News


Marian Swinker sent in this photo of a "flock" of phlox, taken at her home in Winterville in April.


Thursday, April 26, 2018


Food distribution

• Sycamore Chapel Baptist Church, 1610 Farmville Blvd., will host a food pantry from 8-10 a.m. Participants will receive a box of food. The church hosts this food pantry every second and fourth Thursday. For more information, contact Debra Watson, co-pastor, at 758-7110.

• The Armor of God Christian Church, 2648 Mill St., Winterville, will host a food distribution from 10 a.m. to noon. The church distributes food to the community every Thursday and Saturday at this time and location. Call 746-8403.

Interfaith clergy

The Interfaith Clergy of Pitt County will meet at noon at New Dimensions Community Church, 1700 W. Sixth St. The host will be Pastor Eve C. Rogers. Contact Rodney Coles Sr. at 717-9600 or Debbie S. Dixon at 462-1112.


Wahl-Coates Elementary School,of the Arts, 2200 E. Fifth St., will hold Pizza Bingo: A Community Night of Pizza, Bingo and Raffle Prizes from 6-8 p.m. in the gym/cafeteria. Proceeds will go towards repairing the school’s playgrounds. Raffle prizes will include a 55-inch television, a gas grill, jewelry, gift cards and more. Food items, bingo cards and raffle tickets are all $1. The event is sponsored by the Parent Booster Club. Call 752-2514.

Coming Up

Support group

The Brother to Brother prostate cancer support group will meet at 9 a.m. on Friday at The Seahorse Restaurant, 2301 Stantonsburg Road. For information, call John Head, 227-1527 or email him at hrtopf@gmail.com. The group is sponsored by the Cancer Support Community Eastern N.C. Visit www.cancersupportenc.com/schedule-of-activities/. 

Open house

The Council on Aging and the Bethel Senior Center, 7406 Main St., will have an open house and volunteer appreciation event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday. The community is invited to have lunch with the seniors as the volunteers are thanked for all they do. Call 825-9112.

Community social

A Falkland Community Social will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 3647 N.C. 222, Falkland. The event will offer food, fellowship and a meet-and-greet with Democratic candidates for the May 8 primaries.

Orchestra concert

The Pitt Community College Symphony Orchestra will present a spring concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Reimage Church, 3950 Victory Lane, Winterville. Admission is free; donations are accepted. Contact R. Michael Stephenson at rstephenson@email.pittcc.edu or 493-7493.

Food distribution

The Churches Outreach Network and The JOY Soup Kitchen will present the “First Wednesday Food Distribution & Feeding” from 9-11 a.m. on Wednesday at 713 Albemarle Ave. Bring bags and boxes. Vendors who would like to participate in sharing resources should contact Rodney Coles Sr. at 717-9600 or at rodneycon2007@gmail.com.


Mayfest for Missions will be held from 7 a.m. until noon on May 5 at First Presbyterian Church, 1400 S. Elm St. This annual event includes a yard sale, bake sale and plant sale. The yard sale will feature furniture, home decor, miscellaneous household items, nursery items, toys and more. Barbecue chicken dinner plates will be available for $8. All proceeds go to benefit local community nonprofit organizations. Call 758-1901 for more information.

Volunteers needed

The over-the-counter-medication giveaway to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 5 at the Koinonia Christian Center, 1405 S.W. Greenville Blvd., needs volunteers to perform a variety of duties during different time slots before, during and after the event in order for it to run smoothly. The event is a service to the community that is accomplished in partnership with N.C. MedAssist, Access East, Koinonia Christian Center, Vidant Health Foundation and other community agencies. To volunteer, visit https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2166062/false#/invitation. 

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