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Party with purpose benefits children in West End

Friday night, Aug. 15, the Civic Park Apartments neighborhood was alive with music, poetry, food and games at the Village Rally. Described as a “Party with a Purpose” by its organizers, the event provided back-to-school supplies for residents of the West End. More than 50 children received materials.
A group of residents at the Civic Park Apartments got together to plan the event. The steering committee was led by Brian Miller with help from Alex Carter, Pat Hill and Stephanie Bruce. The group invited partners from local churches and agencies.
Partners donating food and supplies include Livingstone College, Altrusa of Salisbury, Wood Forest Bank, Destiny City and Mt. Calvary Holy Church. The Salisbury Housing Authority displayed drawings of the new garden apartments.
The Health Department HealthLink staff offered support to mothers and children. The Salisbury Rowan Community Action Agency shared program opportunities. Officer Ijames of Salisbury Police Department spoke on internet safety and bullying.
Organizers hope to continue the momentum from the rally with additional activities for children and families in the West End.

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