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Feb. 23 Community News


Robert Barrow shows us that spring is coming to Dudley's Crossroads, north of Vanceboro.


Saturday, February 23, 2019


Model train show

A model train show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Blind Center, 221 N. Harvey St., Washington. The show will include concessions, face painting and Thomas the Tank Engine and Civil War Battle layouts. Admission for adults is $5; free for ages 5 and younger and $12 for a family of any size. Proceeds support the local Blind Center.

Community luncheon

The community luncheon that was scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon today at New Wynn Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 191 Package Craft Road, Bethel, has been cancelled. For more information contact Pastor James Lindsey at 236-8763 or Commissioner Carl Wilson at 327-5145.

Basketball fundraiser

The Center for Family Violence Prevention will host a Domestic Violence Impact Basketball Classic at 12:20 p.m. at J.H. Rose High School, 600 W. Arlington Blvd., to raise funds for the organization and raise awareness of domestic violence. Doors open at noon. Four teams will play: Greenville Police Department, Greenville Fire & Rescue, Pitt County Sheriff’s Office and Team Justice (a group of local attorneys and judges). There will be two preliminary games and the winners will pay each other for the championship. Tickets are $8 for individuals and $20 for families (maximum two adults); children 5 and under are free. Tickets may be purchased at My Sister’s Closet, My Sister’s Attic and at wwwC4FVP.org. Call 758-4400 for more information.

Black history program

New Mercies Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church Ministries, 2009 Pactolus Highway, will present a Black History program at 3 p.m. Guests will include District 8 Rep. Kandie Smith; District 5 Sen. Don Davis; Ella Harris, retired educator and District 2 Commissioner Mary Perkins-Williams. The program will include a sing-along, poetry reading, praise dancing and a parade of history. For more information call Glenda Daniels at 916-3331.

Coming Up

Film fest

The film “Down in the Delta” will be shown 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday in the Goess Student Center, Davenport Multipurpose Room at Pitt Community College, 169 Bulldog Run. The movie showcases a mother’s desire to save her drug-addicted daughter from the snares of big city living. The 1998 film, based on a novel by Terry McMillan, was directed by the late Maya Angelou and stars Alfre Woodard.

Arthritis Foundation fundraiser

Alpha Omicron Pi will hold a “Mac N’ Chill with Alpha O” philanthropy event from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the sorority house, 805 Johnston St. Tickets include a drink, a serving of Parker’s mac and cheese and access to a toppings bar including bacon, jalapenos and more. Outside seating and to-go plates will be offered. Tickets are $5 when purchased through a member of the sorority or can be purchased for $7 at the door.  Proceeds from this family-friendly event will support the sorority’s national philanthropy, the Arthritis Foundation. To purchase a ticket contact Madeline Finn at Finnm16@students.ecu.edu.

Quilting workshop

The Greenville Quilters Guild is planning a “Learn to Quilt” workshop from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on March 16 at the Greenville Recreation and Parks Building, Jaycee Park, 2000 Cedar Lane, in observance of National Quilting Month. Participants will be shown a variety of quilting skills and each participant will sew four blocks assisted by a guild member. All supplies will be provided as well as a light lunch. Class size is limited. Cost is $10 each and must be prepaid. For questions and registration, call Vicki Harrell at 561-6774.

Class reunions

■ The Greene Central High School Class of 1974 will hold its 45th class reunion on June 7-8 in Snow Hill and Greenville. All members of the class are asked to send updated contact information to gchsclassof1974@yahoo.com by March 1. For more information call Faylene Little at 258-0788 or visit GCHSClassof’74 on Facebook.

■ The Ayden-Grifton High School Class of 1978 will hold its 41st class reunion from 1-3 p.m. on April 13 at Bum’s Restaurant, 566 E. Third St., Ayden. RSVP to Janet Taylor, 505-604-1528 or Jean White, 252-814-8098 by March 15.