At the Feb, 17 meeting of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club, Person County Recreation, Arts and Parks Director John Hill reminded the club of the April 4 Cyclysm bike ride to benefit the United Way and the June Mud Run sponsored by Parks and Rec as possible service projects which the club could support.
Boy Scout Troop 412 was established in March 1954 when a meeting was called by the chairman of the Christian Education Committee of Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church for the purpose of organizing a Boy Scout troop. About 25 people attended, including a district scout executive who explained the procedure for forming a troop with the church as its sponsor.
The TrailHeads, a group of trail running and outdoor enthusiasts, love playing in the woods. They also are dedicated to introducing others to the joys of the trails, and to helping create and protect natural spaces for public use.
Durham Kiwanis club members donated 347 books to Book Harvest (www.bookharvestnc.org) on Feb. 27 after Ginger Young, the founder, gave a passionate presentation to the club.
Durham’s Partnership for Children hosted its first Early Childhood Bus Tour of 2014 on Feb. 11th.
This event, sponsored by Mechanics and Farmers Bank, provided guests an opportunity to learn more about the partnership’s work throughout Durham and view the community through the lens of early childhood.
Michael Walter Lee, a sophomore at Jordan High School, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in scouting. He is the son of Mark and Jodie Lee.
At the Jan. 20 meeting of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club, local attorney Brent Groce spoke about the Teen Court program in Person County.
Grandmaster Jessie Bowen, a 10th degree black belt in karate, was named Ambassador of Goodwill to the Martial Arts by Action Martial Arts Magazine and was inducted into the Action Martial Arts Hall of Fame Jan. 25 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Wow, time flies! It’s a new year for new beginnings and new partnerships.
Durham Kappas recently joined brothers from around the Triangle to celebrate Kappa Alpha Psi’s Triangle Area Founders Day Celebration.
At the Jan. 13 meeting of the Roxboro Kiwanis Club, Abby Gentry, executive director of Roxboro Development Group, updated the club on the role of RDG and its activities. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University in interior design and a masters degree in historic preservation from UNC-Greensboro.
Dr. Johnea Kelley delivered the 23rd Annual Education Lecture sponsored by the Central Carolina Black Nurses Council, Inc. at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill on Dec. 7.
On Dec. 7, 2013, the Old Farm and River Forest communities of Northern Durham hosted a classy “Holiday Gala” at the Millennium Hotel. Guests and friends enjoyed a delicious plated meal of roasted Atlantic salmon, grilled rosemary chicken or a vegetarian entrée.