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Oct. 16 Community News


Irene Cannon captured this close-up of a bald eagle at a pond near Cannon's Crossroads.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018


Kiwanis Club meeting

Kiwanis Club of Greenville will meet at noon at the G&K Cafe on East 10th Street. The program will be on banking security issues by Charles Davis, senior financial crimes investigator at First Citizens Bank. All are welcome and lunch will be served. Contact Ernie Marshall, program chairman, at 916-5462.

Coming up

Art is Good Medicine

Emerge Gallery and Art Center will offer a free “Art is Good Medicine” workshop from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday at 404 Evans St. The workshop will be focused on mixed media painting. Art is Good Medicine is an Arts in Health Care program in partnership with local healthcare providers. Professional artists work with adult and pediatric cancer patients and survivors. The workshop is free to anyone affected by cancer including patients, survivors, family members over the age of 16, and caregivers. Contact Holly Garriott at 551-6947.

Republican Women

The Republican Women of Pitt County will hold their October luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Hilton VillEdge Restaurant, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. The guest speaker will be Bob Luebke, policy director for Civitas Institute.Luebke will be sharing his expertise on the six constitutional amendments that will be on the November ballot and other pertinent election trends on identity politics and polling results. The price is $15. To RSVP or for more information, contact Beth Capillary at 531-0788 or bethcapillary@yahoo.com.

Stand Down

The QSA Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is assistance to military soldiers and their families and the global eradication of homelessness, will hold a Pitt County Stand Down from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday at St. James Church, 2000 E. Sixth St. A Stand-Down is a day of helping homeless veterans. Volunteers and donations are needed to assist with this event. Volunteer hours are from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Donations can be new clothes, packaged water or packaged food. Monetary donations can be made to QSA Foundation and mailed to P.O. Box 2767, Winterville, N.C. 28590. For more information, contact sheila@qsafoundation.org or visit the QSA Foundation Corp on Facebook or at www.qsafoundation.org.

NAACP banquet

The annual Pitt County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Greenville Hilton, 207 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Deadline for purchasing tickets is Wednesday. The theme will be “Taking the Resistance to the Ballot Box.” Guest speaker will be Karrie Dixon, interim chancellor at Elizabeth City State University. Proceeds help provide college scholarships to deserving high school seniors and are also used to fight to end poverty throughout Pitt County. Tickets are $50 per person; $55 at the door and $360 per corporate table of eight. Contact Beatrice A. Henderson at 355-2572 or 814-9012 or at ccbea@suddenlink.

Ghoulish Gallop

Rocking Horse Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program will host the fifth annual Ghoulish Gallop at noon on Sunday at the the Greenville Town Common, 100 E. First St. The event will include a 5K run, a 1-mile walk, a costume contest and a “stick horse” competition. Registration will begin at 1 p.m. The cost is $20 for the 5K, $10 for the 1-mile walk, and $15 for the stick horse jump off. Register at www.runtheeast.com and find more information at www.rhrnc.com.

Heroes Parade

Alumni from Pitt County’s six historical black high schools are organizing a parade to honor area teachers and veterans to begin at 10 a.m. on Nov. 3. The organizers represent Bethel Union, GI-C.M. Eppes, H.B. Sugg, Pitt County Training School/G. R. Whitfield, South Ayden and W.H. Robinson and are calling the parade “Honor our Heroes.” Line-up will be in “The Block” area of Albemarle Avenue. Call 
Lillian Outterbridge at 252-355-7981, Barbara Henderson at 252-561-5003, Ben Johnson at 252-258-6827 and Jimmie Jones at 252-752-7196. The group will be working with the Red Cross to accepting food, clothing, cleaning supplies and monetary donations for hurricane reliefe from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the C.M. Eppes Recreation Center, Fourth and Nash Streets.