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June 16 Community News


Vicki Kennedy shared this photo of wildflower plantings in bloom at the Grifton Town Depot.


Saturday, June 16, 2018


River clean-up

The Greenville Noon Rotary Club will present the “Splash for Trash” Tar River clean-up from 8 a.m. to noon at the Greenville Town Common boat ramp,105 E. First St. Participants are encouraged to bring their own watercraft. Contact John M. Person at 353-2131 or jmperson@embarqmail.com.

Blood donors needed

The American Red Cross Eastern North Carolina Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and is in need of blood donors. Call 758-1140 or 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time.

Food distribution

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.

Coming Up

Blood drives

The American Red Cross Eastern North Carolina needs blood donors and has scheduled the following drives. Call 758-1140 or 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time for more information or to reserve a time.

• 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, ENC Blood Donor Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

• 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, St. Peter Catholic Church, 2700 E. Fourth St.

• 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Champions Health and Fitness, 4190 Bayswater Road, Winterville

• 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, ENC Blood Donor Center, 700 Cromwell Drive

Reunion meeting

The PCTS/GR Whitfield High School Reunion planning meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Greenville-Pitt County Convention and Visitors Bureau, 417 Cotanche Street. For more information, contact Annie Barr Clemons at 702-1136.

Host families needed

Terres des Langues needs six host families in the Greenville and eastern N.C. area for six French high school students, ages 15-17, from July 9-30. The students are eager to experience American family life for just three weeks this summer. Hosts need only to share daily life and activities with them. The students are eager to improve their English and get a better understanding of American life. Hosts need not have children to qualify, and profiles will be matched individually. Visit TLTLHOST.com, call 754-2136 or email Fladenmullerf@ecu.edu.

Museum exhibit

The Greene County Museum, 107 N.W. Third St., Snow Hill, will feature an exhibit, “Nooherooka and the Tuscaroras,” through August 28. The exhibit recounts the history of the Tuscarora settlers of the Contentnea Creek basin, the colonial-era battle that opened central North Carolina to European settlement and the legacy of the Tuscarora in Greene County and eastern North Carolina. Particular focus is given to the 2013 monument by ECU artists Hanna Jubran and Jodi Hofnagel. The monument’s symbolic meaning commemorates both a historical event and the people who once inhabited the region.

Seniors club

The Winterville Senior Citizens Club will meet at noon on June 19 in the Winterville Community Room, 2593 Railroad St. Seniors in the surrounding area are invited. All Winterville Senior Citizens Club members are asked to wear their T-shirts. The speaker will be Jan Newell Byrd, teacher, author, inspirational speaker, doctoral student, woman of purpose and member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. The topic will be elder abuse. Those planning to attend should call 355-2572.

Funds available

The deadline for public or private voluntary agencies interested in applying for Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds is 5 p.m. on July 6. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency has appropriated $88,585 for use by Pitt County emergency food and shelter services. Contact Dwain Cooper at the United Way at 758-1604, Ext. 210, dcooper@uwpcnc.org or Jim Cox at jcox@uwpcnc.org for an application.

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