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June 15 Community News


Irene Cannon of Ayden caught this deer eating mulberries in her backyard.


Saturday, June 15, 2019


Food distribution

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

Community Garden 

A Community Garden workday will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 209 Stancill Drive, near the Greenway. Activities at this event will include harvesting potatoes and garlic, weeding and planting a pumpkin patch. Fresh produce is donated to the First Born Community Center in Grimesland. For more information, contact Chad Carwein at carweinc15@ecu.edu.

Humane Society 

The Humane Society of Eastern North Carolina will continue its summer dog washing fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Barbour-Hendrick Honda, 3300 S. Memorial Drive. Services include baths, nail clipping and anal gland expression, and prices vary from $10-15 for each service. All pets must have a copy of the rabies vaccination certificate. All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society. Volunteers are also needed for this event; to volunteer, or for more information, email HSECVolunteer@gmail.com.

Ice cream social 

An ice cream social for fathers and daughters will be held at 2 p.m. at Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1095 Allen Road. Fathers, grandfathers and uncles are welcome to bring their relatives to this free event. For more information, contact mreley@mycmbcnc.org.

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 252-758-3251 for information between 10 a.m. and noon daily.

Coming up 

Farmville Senior Council

The Farmville Senior Council’s June trip will be to The Country Doctor Museum in Bailey, departing at 10 a.m. on June 19th from the Community Center, 3886 S. Main St. in Farmville. The cost is $6.41 for the museum ticket and attendees should also bring money for lunch. Call 252-714-5930 or 252-558-7788 to register by June 17th or for more information.

Bug Hunt

River Park North will sponsor a bug hunt from 10-11:30 a.m. June 22 at River Park North, 1000 Mumford Rd. Participants will examine the Park’s bug collection under microscopes. The cost is $3 for Greenville residents or $5 for non-residents. For more information, call 252-329-4560.

Juneteenth celebration

A Juneteenth Celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 22 at Thomas Foreman Park, 400 Nash St. The celebration will feature a music bounce house, health screenings, free food and community resources. For more information, visit www.con2007.org or call 252-717-9600.

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.

Host families needed 

Terre des Langues is seeking Greenville area families to host eight French boys and girls this summer from July 7 to July 28. The students, ages 15-17, come from high schools across France. They will share their language and culture while improving their language proficiency in English. Host families will simply provide food, shelter and daily activities in their homes. During the three-week stay, optional cultural activities will be provided to both the French students and their American counterparts. For more information and a personal visit, contact Frederic Fladenmuller at Fladenmullerf@ecu.edu or call Terre des Langues at 754-2136.

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