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People & Places Sunday, May 28

More than 130 homeless veterans were in attendance

The Salisbury Elks Lodge along with the Charlotte Elks Lodge participated last week in the Homeless Veteran Resource Expo at Salisbury VA Medical Center.

Woodleaf Civitan Club honored

FAITH — Woodleaf Civitans accepted several awards at the District West Areas IV East/West joint meeting hosted by the Faith Club on May 9.

John Sofley, Area IV West Director, named the Woodleaf Civitans as Club of the 2016-2017 Year, with the highest percentage of growth.

Sofley credited the leadership of Woodleaf Club president James L. Taylor Jr. with the progress. He noted the club’s activities in recruitment and supporting community causes such as Food for Thought through Rowan Helping Ministries, Special Olympics, sponsoring Boy Scout Troop 320 and hosting several events at the Woodleaf Elementary School.

Director Sofley presented Taylor with two awards for Area IV West for 2016-2017: Distinguished Civitan of the Year and Distinguished President of the Year.

He also named Chuck Quimby as Distinguished Secretary of the Year for the Area, citing prompt reporting of club news and activities.


The Salisbury Elks Lodge

The Salisbury Elks Lodge along with the Charlotte Elks Lodge participated last week in the Homeless Veteran Resource Expo at Salisbury VA Medical Center. The Salisbury Lodge provided the homeless vets with razors, sunscreen, lotion, deodorant, hand sanitizer, dental kits and snacks. The Charlotte Elks gave each veteran several t-shirts, underwear and socks. More than 130 homeless veterans were in attendance.

Lyme Disease support group 

The meeting will be held on Sunday, June 4 from 4-6 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 West Innes St., in the Educational Building, room 218. For more information contact Doug at 704-785-5425 or Elizabeth at 704-636-3190 or Facebook: Piedmont NC Lyme Disease Support Group


Barnes reunion

WILKESBORO — Descendants of Brinsley and Solomon Barnes held their second annual reunion. These early pioneers arrived in North Carolina Indian Territory at the time of the American Revolution and their family accounts for seven war patriots. For more family history, email Barnes.Oxford.Genealogy@gmail.com


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