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People & Places Sunday, July 2

Miller Reunion

Descendents of Ernest E. and Agatha Eller Miller held their 50th family reunion at Dan Nicholas Park on Saturday, June 17. A covered dish lunch was held for 22 family members and one guest, William Locke from Greenville, S.C.

Also in attendance was one of the surviving children, Zeta Miller Smith from Salisbury. Ernest E. Miller, a surviving child from Cary, was not able to attend this year. The deceased children are Amy R. Miller, Olivia Miller File, Coy R. Miller, Rena Miller Morris, Edgar A. Miller, Pauline Miller Leazer and James J. Miller.

President of the reunion committee, Don Smith of Huntersville, recognized the following family members with a gift:

Oldest member present was Zeta Miller Smith of Salisbury, 90 years old;

Youngest member present was Parker Burgess of Inman, S.C., 4 years old, guest of Beau Bryant;

The family with most members present was Zeta Miller Smith with seven;

Traveled the farthest, Sabrina and Caleb Coley of Duncan, S.C., at 125 miles;

One member, Judy Leazer, was lost since the last reunion and one new member added since last year’s reunion: Sally Grace Miller (daughter of Ryan and Katie Miller, granddaughter of Kevin and Tammy Miller, great-granddaughter of Ernest and Jane Miller).

Officers elected for the 2018 reunion were: President, Luann Bryant of Spartanburg, S.C.; Vice president, April Miller of Salisbury; Secretary, Zeta Smith of Salisbury; Treasurer, Pat Floyd of Salisbury, The 51st reunion will be held next year on June 16, 2018 at Dan Nicholas Park.


Jobs for life

Jobs for Life is a biblically based, character driven ministry to help people find dignity, value and hope in meaningful work.

Jobs for Life applications will be available July 17-31. Interested parties may obtain an application at the church office or can download from the church website at http://www.fbcsalisbury.org/ministries/jfl-menu-item.html

Jobs for Life student interviews will be conducted Aug. 21, 5-8:30 p.m., Aug. 24, 1-3:30 p.m., Aug. 28, 5-8:30 p.m. Selected applicants will complete the interview process for the Jobs for Life program scheduled to begin its Fall session on Wednesday, Sept. 6.

Jobs for Life is a ministry of First Baptist Church Salisbury, 223 N. Fulton St.

Call for artists

Rowan Helping Ministries is accepting submissions of cover designs for its 2017 Christmas Honor Card; deadline is 5 p.m. Aug. 4.

The winning artist will be honored at an unveiling reception in late October and will be recognized in local media.

Designs should reflect Rowan Helping Ministries’ mission of helping neighbors in need and “Putting God’s Love into Action.” The Christmas Honor Card raises funds to provide critical services to those living in poverty or struggling to make ends meet. For more information and artwork requirements, visit Rowan Helping Ministries website at www.rowanhelpingministries.org or contact Karen Taylor at ktaylor@rowanhelpingministries.org or 704-637-6838, ext. 100.


The Rowan Redbuds

The Rowan Redbuds Garden Club met Thursday, June 22, at the Miller Gardens. President Carolyn Alexander presided. If you are interested in visiting the club call 704-637-0928 for more information.


Believe in the Arts launches shoe drive

Believe in The Arts is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser through Sept.15 to raise funds for fine arts scholarships.

Believe in the Arts will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes collected, as Funds2Orgs will issue a check for the collected shoes. Those dollars will benefit children of struggling families who wish to attend dance or tumbling classes.

Anyone can help by donating gently worn, used and new shoes at To The Pointe Dance Company, Crossroads Autobody or Wahoo’s Diner.

All donated shoes will be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of small businesses partners and micro-entrepreneurs to help create, maintain and grow small businesses in developing countries.

Proceeds from the sales of the shoes collected in shoe drive fundraisers are used to feed, clothe and house their families. One budding entrepreneur in Haiti even earned enough to send to her son to law school.

To learn more, contact Lauren Cook at Believe in the Arts, 704-239-7086.


Alternatives to Physical Intervention class – Getting it Right

Getting it Right is a NC approved alternative to physical interventions curricula, a positive, person-centered approach focusing on providing a higher quality of support that seeks to prevent and avoid situations where restrictive or physical interventions may be used.

Brite Ideas Inc. is offering a Getting It Right (GIR) series in August in Salisbury for  $75 at 10thread, Unit 2, 1024 S. Fulton St. Sign up on line at briteideas.me or call Cyndi Reinhardt at 336-460-1741 with questions



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