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Jan. 12 Community News


This fox was trying to be sly, but Irene Cannon of Ayden captured a photo of it eating in her backyard.


Saturday, January 12, 2019


Food distribution

The Armor of God Christian Church, 2648 Mill St., Winterville, will host a food distribution from 8-10 a.m. The church distributes food to the community every Thursday and Saturday at this time and location. Call 746-8403.

Racial reconciliation

A program, “Building Racial Reconciliation,” will be held from 9-11 a.m. at New Dimensions Community Church, 1700 W. Sixth St. Topics at the program, presented by the Dennis Hamilton Men’s Fellowship, will include assessing personal accountability and actions, identifying challenges and courses and confronting stigmas and stereotypes. No registration is necessary; free will donations will be received. Call 413-7310 for more information.

Committee meeting

The Pitt County Democratic Party executive committee will meet at 10 a.m. at the Community Schools and Recreation Building, 4561 County Home Road. All precinct chairs and vice chairs are encouraged to attend.

TOPS open house

Chapter 948 of Taking Off Pounds Sensibly will hold an open house from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Pitt County Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Road. Information about this weight loss support group will be provided. For more information call 364-2901.

Veterans host bingo

The Veterans of Foreign Wars 7032 host bingo games every Saturday at the post headquarters, 1108 Mumford Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo begins at 7:30 p.m. Call  758-3251 for information between 10 a.m. and noon daily.

Coming Up

Old Christmas Tea

Winterville Historical and Arts Society, Inc. will host an Old Christmas Tea from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday. The museum located in the Cox-Ange House, 2543 Church St, Winterville.The museum houses artifacts and displays that reflect the history of Winterville and Pitt County. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Call 321-2660 for more information or to schedule private or group tours.

Sierra Club meeting

The Cypress Group of the N.C. Sierra Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday at 131 Oakmont Drive. The guest for this meeting will be Greenville Senior Engineer Lisa Kirby, who is project manager for the Town Creek Culvert Drainage Improvement Project, Greenville's largest capital project to date. This meeting is free and open to the public. Contact Cindy Elmore at 258-3329.

Seniors club

The Winterville Senior Citizens Club will meet at noon on Tuesday in the Winterville Community Room, 2593 Railroad St. Seniors in the surrounding area are invited. There will be door prizes and a celebration of January birthdays. Speakers will be James T. Crawford from United Healthcare, Humana, AARP and Gateway and Kim Hill of Quality Home Staffing Inc. Anyone planning to attend should call 355-2572.

Human trafficking meeting

Eastern N.C. Stop Human Trafficking Now will host a free forum to discuss human trafficking prevention at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the media center at Farmville Middle School, 3914 Grimmersburg St., Farmville. Topics will include internet safety, manipulative tactics of traffickers and warning signs of human trafficking. Expert panelists will include Pam Strickland, ENC Stop Human Trafficking; Bonnie Jean Kuras, TEDI Bear Advocacy Center and Chief Chauncy Congleton, Pitt County Sheriff’s Office. To register, call Melinda Sampson at 717-4961 or email her at melinda@encstophumantrafficking.org or visit eventbrite.com.

Day trip 

The Farmville Senior Council will sponsor a day trip to Yoder’s Dutch Pantry in Craven County (between Grifton and Vanceboro), departing at 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday from the side of the Farmville Community Center, 3886 S. Main St., Farmville. The group will eat breakfast at 10:30 a.m. at the restaurant and will shop in the bakery and country store before heading back in the afternoon. Everyone pays for his or her own lunch and purchases. Registration deadline is Monday. Cathy Holmes at 714-5930.