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People & Places Sunday, Dec. 11

The annual children’s Christmas party 

The annual children’s Christmas party at JC Price Post 107 will be from 5-9 p.m. onDec. 21, featuring Santa Claus, door prizes, Sweet Frogs and food, for children age 13 and under with parents. JC Price American Legion is at 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. The event is sponsored by the Children and Youth Committee, with Ladies’ Auxiliary.

 

Salisbury Elks visit the Veterans

The Salisbury Elks recently visited the VA Medical Center to have their monthly bingo games with the Veterans. This month, the Elks provided bingo prizes, refreshments and every Veteran received a Christmas gift bag with various treats and clothing items. In addition, we had a local Girl Scout Troop sing Christmas carols and assist the Veterans as well as five members from the Army National Guard. A wonderful time was had by all. The next day, the Elks assisted in packing and distributing gift bags to veteran residents at the NC State Veterans Home located on the same campus.

 

Zeta Phi Beta news

Z-HOPE Military Initiative: Veterans Toiletry Drive 

The national body of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority recognized annual National Military Appreciation week, Nov. 6-12. Local chapter Alpha Alpha Zeta donated more than 100 toiletry items to the W. G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center.

Dianne Moore was the liaison between the sorority and the medical center and Barbara Taylor-Lineberry spearheaded the toiletry drive.

Breast Cancer Awareness 

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease.

At the Nov. 12 sorority meeting, Jacquaya Reel of Susan G. Komen Charlotte was the speaker, invited by Joann P. Diggs.

After the presentation, Reel was presented with a Zeta Give Thanks card by president Alexis Richardson.

Premature Birth Rates

In response to the significant rise in premature births, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority chapters across the country held prematurity awareness events during November.

On Nov. 20, Alpha Alpha Chapter worshipped with Pastor Blanks and the congregation of Rock Hill AME Zion Church of Concord. This year marks the 14th consecutive year of Zeta’s participation by leading this nationwide grassroots campaign.

Prematurity affects one out of ten babies born in the U.S. today an increased of 29 percent since 1981. The numbers are even more alarming for African-American babies who have a one- in-six chance of being born too soon.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. was founded in 1920 and continues to work to educate the public, provide scholarships, support organized charities and promote legislation for social and civic change.See www.zphib1920.org to learn more.

 

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