Outreach provides free cookout

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 5, 2011

By Shavonne Potts
EAST SPENCER ó The community is invited to a free cookout and clothing donation event this weekend.
The event is being held at 1 p.m. Saturday at 601 S. Long St., East Spencer.
The event is sponsored by the men of Workers of the Vineyard, an outreach ministry made up of men from various area churches.
One of the eventís organizers, Mike Mitchell, of Southern City AME Zion Church, has organized other free events in the community, including a giving away free hair cuts to children who werenít able to afford them. Mitchell is an associate pastor at the church.
Mitchell will also have a limited number of tickets to offer on a first-come, first- serve basis, to give away free haircuts for boys.
Darryl Jackson, who is a member of Fairview Heights Baptist Church, in Salisbury, is also a member of Workers of the Vineyard, said the men just wanted give back to the community.
He said churches teach that itís important to give, but many donít. This is a way to give to others who may not have.
The organizers will serve hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks at no cost. The clothing items are also at no cost.
Anyone who would like to donate clothing items, the men are accepting any size clothing for men, women and children.
For more information about making a monetary donation, food or clothing, contact any of the following: Darryl Jackson at 704-213-6120, Mike Mitchell at 704-245-0729, Nick Brewington at 704-726-5641 or Ed Brown at 704-232-4100.