— People & Places —

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 15, 2014

Members of the Salisbury Elks just recently completed the fourth and final stop on their first annual bingo blitz in the area. Over the past several months, Elks visited select senior centers and provided residents with goody bags, snacks and beverages.
Residents were treated to bingo where the winners of those games were able to choose from a wide variety of beautiful prizes. These included radios, personal care, indoor flowers, blankets, candles and select gourmet foods.
Rich Penk, current president of Salisbury Elks #699, came up with this idea to visit those who may not have family in the area. Making those seniors feel special by spending a few hours with them and blessing them with unexpected gifts is in itself a reward to those who serve as Elks.
Salisbury #699 serves the Rowan/Cabarrus County areas. Salisbury Elks is located at 508 S. Main St. in Salisbury. Call 704-636-1161 or see Elks.org for more of what Elks are about.
ROCKWELL — The Gamma Theta Chapter of North Carolina Alpha Delta Kappa recently reinstated one new member and initiated six new members during a ceremony held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church Fellowship Building in Rockwell. Special guest and initiation participant for the event was Annette Thomas from High Point, the Vice President and Membership Consultant for North Carolina Alpha Delta Kappa.
Tiffany Garcia, music teacher at Elizabeth Koontz Elementary was reinstated, having previously been a member of the Alpha Psi Chapter in the Wilmington area. New members were: Cheryl Baum, third grade teacher from Granite Quarry Elementary; Melanie Deal, Guidance Counselor from Bostian Elementary and four teachers from Morgan Elementary — Audra Bradway, third grade; Carrie Carter, kindergarten; Traci Eller, fifth grade and Lisa Trexler, first grade.
Prior to the initiation service, the new members and vice president Thomas were honored guests at an International Dinner hosted by the sorority. Gamma Theta members provided foods from countries from all over the world in keeping with their goal of promoting World Understanding. Each table was decorated to represent a different country. Chapter members contributed artifacts and other decor for the occasion.
Alpha Delta Kappa is an international honorary organization of women educators dedicated to educational excellence, altruism and world understanding. More information about this professional organization is available at www.alphadeltakappa.org
The Rowan Museum is accepting treasures of vintage items, along with clean clothing, furniture, books, household items, bedding, linens, china, electronics, gardening items, Christmas and seasonal items and the usual array of treasures one would find in attic or basement.
The Rowan Museum will raise funds by selling these items to the public on Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27, as a project of the Museum’s Resource Development Team.
Those with items to donate to the project may call the museum at 704-633-5946 or email rowanmuseum@fibrant.com