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Dec. 3 Community News


Stearle and May Pittman shared this photo of their cactus that thinks it is already Christmas.


Monday, December 3, 2018


Winterville seniors

Wnterville Senior Citizens Club will meet at noon Dec. 8 in the Winterville Community Room, 2593 Railroad St., for the Christmas Luncheon and Queen Contest. Faris Dixon, Pitt County district attorney-elect, will be the speaker. Cost per person is $5 due by today. Send checks payable to Winterville Senior Citizens Club, c/o Beatrice Henerson, P.O. Box 432, Winterville. Anyone who would like to attend should call 355-2572.

Soup kitchens

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 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 917-4563. The JOY Soup Kitchen serves a meal of soup, sandwiches and/or fruit from 10:30-11:45 p.m. Monday through Friday at 700 Albemarle Ave. For more information call 561-7519.

Narcotics Anonymous

The Friends of Phillip, a narcotics anonymous group, meets from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays at the Hookerton Recreation Park Building, 484 Morris BBQ Road, Hookerton. For more information, call 919-583-3551 or 252-468-8114.

Blood donations

The Eastern North Carolina Donation Center, 700 Cromwell Drive, is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Blood drives also are scheduled 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at ECU’s Mendenhall Student Center; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at WITN-TV, 275 E. Arlington Blvd.; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Brody School of Medicine, 600 Moye Blvd. Call 758-1140 for more information or visit www.redcrossblood.org.


College admissions

The Student Development Services and the Lucille Gorham Inter-generational Center, 1101 Ward St., will present Admissions & Recruitment Day from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday. The event will showcase academic and support programs. Future students will receive a FAFSA form and college application assistance. For more information call Maurice Jordan at 328-5800 or Travis Kinsey at 493-7762.

Stewards of children

The TEDI BEAR Children’s Advocacy Center will offer a free training to prevent, recognize and respond to child sexual abuse from 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sheppard Memorial Library, 530 Evans St., Greenville. For more information and to register, email Kia Glosson at glossonk15@ecu.edu or call 252-744-8334.

Aggie Night

Aggie Night will be celebrated from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the Hilton Greenville, 207 Greenville Blvd. The event is an informal gathering to address questions about N.C. A&T State University’s application process, academic majors, financial assistance, academic scholarships, student life and other topics. The Pitt County Alumni Chapter of N.C. A&T will provide support. To confirm attendance please visit undergraduateadmissions.ncat.edu. For any questions, call 336-334-7946.

Army Reserve 

All former members of the 398th Engineer-Supply Company, Greenville, are welcome to attend its breakfast meetings. The next meeting is 9 a.m. Saturday at the Seahorse Restaurant, 2301 Stantonsburg Road. RSVP to Frank Meeks, 258-5330 or meeksfd@suddenlink.net.

Candlelight Tour

The Beaufort Historical Association will host its 11th Annual Christmas Candlelight Tour from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday. The tour showcases Beaufort’s holiday hospitality and provides a rare glimpse into private historic homes. Tickets, extra information and maps of the tour are available at www.beauforthistoricsite.org or by calling 252-758-5225.

Democratic Party

The Pitt County Democratic Party will host its monthly county executive committee meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Alice Keene Center, 4561 County Home Road. All county Democrats are welcome. A 2018 election analysis will be provided and a number of year-end agenda items will be addressed. Contact pittcountydems@gmail.com.