People & Places Sunday, June 5

Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 5, 2016

AKA makes local playground donation
On Thursday, May 26 members of Delta Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. presented a child’s picnic table, playground balls and sandbox toys to Kiddie Land Kindergarten Child Development Center as part of the sorority’s international program. The Child Development Center is located on Long Street and has served the community for many years.

The 1908 Playground Mobilization Project Community Impact Day is designed to improve playgrounds utilized by children as well as the entire community.

Between 2015-2018, Delta Xi Omega will select a different community or school playground each year to restore, refresh, and renew during the month of May. The focus of the program is to ensure safe and inviting places for children to play. With the participation of chapters and chapter members all over the United States, Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, International President, has set a goal of restoring, refreshing, and renewing 1,908 playgrounds each year.

Lillian L. Morgan is the president of the local chapter and Sh’Myra L. Moore is Program Chairman. Sarah S. Lightner and Brenda J. Alston served as coordinators of this project.


The Rowan Redbuds
The Rowan Redbuds Garden Club met Thursday, May 26, at the Rowan Public Library. If you are interested in visiting the club,  call 704-754-8905  for more information.


Salute a World War II Hero: Doug Parnell

LEXINGTON — Doug Parnell, veteran of World War II, will speak at the Lexington Public Library History Hunters Genealogy Club on Tuesday, June 7, at 6 p.m.

He served in the 36th Armored Infantry Regiment of the Army in Europe and says, “It was my job to find the enemy.” He will be speaking in the Lexington Public Library, 602 Main St.

For more information, contact Rosetta Clark at or 336-242-2040.



Make a 9 patch quilt

Rufty Holmes Senior Center will offer a beginning quilting class on Thursday, June 30 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The $10 fee includes fabric. Registrants should bring a sewing machine and extra needles, straight pins, thread and scissors.

Basic sewing skills are recommended. Quilting tools and a pattern will be furnished. The class will cover use of basic quilting tools and block construction.

To register call 704-633-7862 or at

Rufty Holmes Senior Center is located at 1120 S Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

 Deadline is Friday for 2016 Faith Idol applications 

FAITH — The 2016 Faith Idol Competition is now accepting applications in three categories • Age 12 and under • Age 13-19 • Age 19 and over.

Go to to get the application. Deadline to enter is June 10. Only 12 will be taken in each division.

Prizes in each division are: 1st place $300; 2nd $200; 3rd $100. Show dates are June 29-30-July 1 with finals on July 4.

With questions, email



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