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J.C. Price Post 107 hosts annual Halloween crime and safety program for local kids

Approximately 150 children, youth and adults attended the Halloween and Crime and Fire Safety program on Thursday at J.C. Price American Legion Post 107. The program was sponsored by the children and youth committee, chaired by comrade Leonard Hall.

Commander Mae Carroll gave the welcome and an overview of the program. Firemen Lt. W.E. Bost, FCS. G.B. Phillips and Eng. Z.C. Grimes discussed fire safety and demonstrated home safety techniques. The children toured the fire truck under their guidance.

Officer Ann Cooper discussed police and Halloween safety and introduced cadets Ashwon Deberry and Quso Brown, who distributed Halloween candy and danced with the children.

The Eloganze social club — Lisa Foard, Terry Love, Barbara Summers and Rhonda Wilkerson — distributed candy and Halloween bags and provided face painting for the children. They also judged first, second and third Halloween costume winners. Each winner and honorable mentioned winners received monetary awards.

The Northern Rowan JROTC students — Tristyn Flowers, Eric Bolen, Ty Norberg, Miranda Dok and Ashley Bloxton, under the direction of Colonel Richard Nash — assisted the children in games and refreshments.

Homemade cookies were donated by councilwoman Karen Alexander. Price Headstart staff Elan Cowan and staff discussed the Headstart mission and invited parents to contact her for information. Goodie bags and health pamphlets were distributed.

Willie Graham represented the Pride of Salisbury. Auxiliary members Joyce Smyre and Tonya Clodfelter assisted in serving and making some of the refreshments. Guest “Ms. Marilee” also assisted.

11-year-old Sophie Sandoval welcomed the Hispanic population present and gave an overview of the program. Children and adults danced to the music of Deejay Wade. Comrade Meesha Baig, published children’s book author, shared some of her stories with the audience. Sweet Frogs from the local yogurt store in Salisbury donned their costumes and played, danced and took pictures on request by comrade John Knox and Daniel Haddock.

Other legionnaires participating were comrades Roy Leazer, John Pharr, Gary Hall, Delano Rankin, Elijah Carraway, Wayne Hill and Charles Weldon. Candy and fruit bags were given to eveyrone.

Recognition was given to Post 107, comrade Roy Leazer and his committee for winning first contributor award for the Central Children’s Home in Oxford, on Oct. 26.

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