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June 20 Community News


Irene Cannon caught this photo of two bald eagles taking flight from a tree near Cannon's Crossroads.


Thursday, June 20, 2019


Food distribution

The Armor of God Christian Church of Winterville will host a food distribution from 8-10 a.m on Thursdays and Saturdays at 2648 Mill St., Winterville. The church distributes food to the community every Thursday and Saturday at this time and location. Call 689-6590 for more information.

Democratic Women

The Democratic Women of Pitt County will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Alice F. Keene Center, 4561 County Home Road. The program will feature speaker Lauren Piner; she is an award winning teacher and is recognized as a leader and spokeswoman for public education in Pitt County and NC. Piner serves as the local president for the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE). The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome.

Nar-Anon family support

The Nar-Anon family support group meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays in Room 204 of the main building at Covenant Church, 4025 Corey Road, Winterville. The group’s leader may be contacted at 919-880-0473. Nar-Anon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise. More information about help for anyone struggling with a drug addiction is available at 1-800-431-1754. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction. Nar-Anon also offers free screenings and referrals.

Coming up

Substance abuse Town Hall

The Pitt County Coalition on Substance Abuse will hold its Drug Free Communities Town Hall Meeting from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Alice Keene Park, 4561 County Home Road. The purpose of this Town Hall Meeting is to educate community members and reduce the stigma of substance misuse. At this meeting, PCCSA will show their new short film, “Four Stories, One Community”, highlighting local community members sharing their experiences with substance misuse and stigma around recovery. PCCSA wants to hear from the community on how we can reduce stigma and support recovery efforts in our community. All are invited to attend, and dinner will be provided by Kickback Jacks. There is no cost for attending.

Blessing of the Badges

The First Annual Blessing of the Badges, to acknowledge, commemorate and salute the discipline, courage and sacrifice of the Peacekeepers and First Responders of Pitt and Martin Counties, will be held at noon June 27 at St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, 1295 Mumford Road. This event is sponsored by the Interfaith Clergy of Pitt and Martin Counties. For more information, visit www.clergy2014.org.

Farmville Senior Council

The Farmville Senior Council's monthly meeting will be held at 1 p.m. June 27 at the Soup Kitchen, 3492 S. Walnut St., Farmville. All seniors 60 and over are welcome to attend this meeting, where summer trip ideas and the recent museum trip will be discussed. For more information, call Cathy at 252-714-5930.

Crandall and Teel reunion

The Crandall & Teel Family Reunion will be held June 28-30, 2019 in Greenville, NC. On Friday, the family kicks off the reunion with the gathering of family and friends. The reunion banquet will be held at the host hotel, The Holiday Inn, Greenville, Boulevard on Saturday. The reunion closes out with a cookout on Sunday. For additional information, contact Veronica Oliver at 919-698-1222.

Shirt drive

The Association of Mexicans in North Carolina (AMEXCAN) will be running a long-sleeve shirt drive to support the migrant farmworker community in Eastern NC through July 5th. Farmworkers often face occupational hazards from extreme heat and overexposure to the sun, making long sleeve shirts a necessity. Gently used long sleeve shirts of any material and size can be dropped off from 9-5 Monday through Friday at AMEXCAN's central office, 261 Belvoir Hwy. Donation boxes can also be delivered to organizations and picked up when the program ends. For more information, contact AMEXCAN at 252-258-9967 or amexcan@amexcannc.org.