People & Places Sunday, September 4

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 4, 2016

Salisbury Elks Lodge

Salisbury Elks Lodge 699 last week delivered more than $1000 worth of greatly needed school supplies to Communities in Schools of Rowan County located on Innes Street.

The Elks received a grant from their Grand Lodge to assist youth in the community. Rich Penk, lodge grant coordinator, chose them again this year for the fine work they do. Their goal is to help students achieve in school, graduate and go on to bright futures. They partner with other well known groups such as the Boys/Girls Club of America, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the YMCA and more.

“We thought it was a perfect fit,” said Penk.

AAUW scholarship winners to speak at meeting

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8: Livingstone students Kenya Glover and A’Kira Thomas, 2016 recipients of the AAUW Salisbury Branch scholarship to attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, will speak at the Thursday meeting of American Association of University Women Salisbury Branch, to be held at Livingstone College, 701 West Monroe St.,  in Dodge Hall, Room 112.

The meeting is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided by AAUW Salisbury. Contact Dr. Carol Cody, president, or

Livengood Peeler Wood Auxiliary

GRANITE QUARRY — Livengood Peeler Wood Auxiliary meets a the Granite Quarry Legion building on Sep. 27 at 7 p.m. A fundraiser dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. before the meeting.

The Rowan Redbuds

The Rowan Redbuds Garden Club met on Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Rowan Public Library. President Kim Fahs presided. If you are interested in visiting the club, call 704-754-8905 for more information.

National Blood Donation Week 

To help combat blood shortages being reported by blood banks throughout the United States, American Red Cross, United Blood Services and blood banks throughout the country to create a National Blood Donation Week and individual state blood donation days.

September 4-10 is National Blood Donation week and National Blood Donation Day is Saturday, Sept. 10

If you wish to donate blood or host a blood drive, visit

Aggrey Memorial High School alumni association

The Aggrey Memorial High School alumni association will not meet Sept. 4. The meeting will be held Sunday. Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. Tickets are now on sale for the Sept. 24 banquet, to be held at 5 p.m. Tickets are $30. Contact any member for a ticket. (also add to town crier)

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary notice of public meeting

MOORESVILLE — The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will meet Saturday, Sept. 10, at 9 a.m., at Brea Baptist Church, 1015 River Hwy (NC150).

The public is invited. An Auxiliary membership offers advanced training courses for members in many specialty areas including weather, seamanship, advanced navigation, piloting and more covering areas of service involving environmental education, pollution spills and other sea partner programs.

For more information, contact Scott Wigginton, 704-783-5432,

Fundraising event for Country Life Museum at Sloan Park 

MT. ULLA — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept 10: There will be raffle drawings for a John Deer lawn tractor and other prizes, an antique tractor display, a live auction, a bake sale, children’s tractor pull, live bluegrass music, and food for sale by the Millbridge Ruritans.

Held at Sloan Park, 550 Sloan Road, MT. Ull. Details at 704-636-2671 or

Pregnancy Support Center Walk for Life

The 2016 Pregnancy Support Center Walk for Life is from 9 a.m.-noon on Oct. 15. Those who raise $100+ receive a commemorative T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded to the top fundraising adult and child walkers and to the walker with the best superhero costume. A special plaque will be given to the top fundraising church. Held at Salisbury Community Park, 935 Hurley School Road.  For more info, call Ashley at 704-633-7695.

Salisbury Rowan Church Women United Human Rights Celebration

Betty Jo Hardy, SRCWU Communication Chair 

LANDIS — A Human Rights Celebration was held on Aug. 5 at Sandy Ridge AME Zion Church with 55 in attendance including seven denominations. The theme of the celebration was “ Experiencing Blessings at the Table.”

The Ecumenical Action was the in gathering of school supplies for Communities in Schools.

Those participating in the program were Catherine Rivens, chair; unit president Doris Brown; Sandy Ridge representative Cecelia McCorkle; the Rev. Clarence Shuford, host pastor; Dorothy Gill-Smith, Moore’s Chapel AME Zion; Jean Kennedy, Southern City AME  Zion; Brenda Venning, St. Luke Baptist; Sarah Byerly, Christ United Methodist Church.

Catherine Rivens introduced the following community organizations and the representative who received a Certificate of Appreciation on their behalf:

Rowan Helping Ministries, Sherry Smith; Meals on Wheels, Rita Sims; Communities in Schools of Rowan, Bob Forman; The Night Crawlers, Pastor Anthony Smith and Pastor Patrick Jones; Salisbury Rowan Community Action Agency, Dione Tate; Prevent Child Abuse Rowan, Melissa Shue (unable to attend); Rufty Holmes Senior Center, Steve Simpson and Susan Davis; Community Care Clinic of Rowan, Charlene Rivens.

L-R: Sherry Smith, Rita Sims, Bob Forman, Patrick Jones, Anthony Smith, Dione Tate, Susan Davis, Steve Simpson, Charlene Rivens.


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