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April 15 Community News


Marian Swinker shared this photo of a yearling deer grazing among wildflowers, taken at her home in Winterville in April.


Monday, April 15, 2019


Soup Kitchens

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

■ 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 local 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.

Road to Resources

The Council on Aging Road to Resources program will be held from 3-4 p.m. at the Pitt County Senior Center, 4551 County Home Road. Sarah Beth Winters with Inner Banks Legal Services will present “Managing Debt on a Fixed Income.” This program is free to the public but space is limited. Call 752-1717 to register.

Candidate forum

The Pitt County Democratic Party will host a forum for candidates in the 3rd Congressional Race at 6:30 p.m. at Pitt Community College’s Walter and Marie Williams Science Building, 2105 Warren Drive in Winterville. The forum will be structured to maximize the amount of questions each candidate gets to answer.

Coming up

Anti-Bullying Meeting

Pitt County Schools, the Greenville Police Department, Parents for Public Schools of Pitt County and Pitt County Students Against Drunk Driving will sponsor a meeting to highlight county responses to bullying at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1001 Hooker Road. Representatives from the listed groups will be available to discuss this issue and how community members can work together to help students feel safe and supported. RSVPs are encouraged, but not required, at https://bit.ly/2HC2Nga or by calling 758-1604, Ext. 201.

Poetry Reading

Poet Gabrielle Freeman, an author and writing professor at E.C.U, will join Malaika Albrecht, author of three poetry books, and Celestine Davis, writing professor at ECU and vice-president of programming for the N.C. Poetry Society, for a poetry reading at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the East Carolina ArtSpace, 3747 S. Main St. in Farmville. Winning poems from three Farmville Middle School students also will be read at this event.

Egg hunt

An Easter egg hunt will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday at 4560 County Home Road, next to the farmers market. Registration will take place between 10 and 10:30 a.m. The event is appropriate for children ages 4 to 8 and will feature raffles, prizes and an Easter bunny.

Egg scramble

An egg scramble will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, hosted by River Park North, 1000 Mumford Road. Participants should bring their own baskets, but eggs will be provided. Eggs are empty, but can be traded in for a goodie bag at the end of the hunt. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration at the River Park North nature center is encouraged and appreciated. The fee is $1 for Greenville residents or $2 for non-residents. For more information, call 329-4560.

Long-term care resources

An event to inform seniors about financing long-term care at home will be held at 2 p.m. on April 23 at the Council on Aging, 4551 County Home Rd. This event is free, but space is limited. Call 752-1717 to register.

Citizen of the Year

The annual Citizen of the Year banquet is at 6 p.m. on April 23 at May-Lew Farm. Tickets are $35 and available at Woodside Antiques or from any Citizen of the Year member. To become a banquet sponsor, call 531-0790. Applications to nominate a 2018 Citizen of the Year contender are available at Farmville Town Hall and Woodside Antiques.

Farmville seniors

The Farmville Senior Council monthly meeting will be help at 1 p.m. on April 25 at the Soup Kitchen located at 3492 S. Walnut St. All seniors are welcome to attend this meeting where the May and June trip plans will be discussed. Transportation can be arranged. For more information, call 714-5930.