TARBORO — The ladies of DREAM Social and Civic Club conducted their very first service project on June 22. One of the objectives of DREAM is to not only mentor young girls but also empower, motivate and inspire women. The sisters of DREAM sponsored a “Day of Pampering” for the residents of the women’s shelter in Tarboro, the “Blessing Place.” Rick Williams Auto Mart, donated the use of a limousine to transport the women in luxury to their destination. Ms. Lucinda Plasencio of Lisa’s Bodyworks & Massage donated her time to provide massages for the “Day of Pampering.” A special thanks to Rev. Walter Cherry and the Mildred Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Family for the use of their fellowship hall. Each lady left with several gifts donated by DREAM. A week after the event, the ladies from the shelter sent the club a heartfelt handwritten card expressing testimonials of hope, inspiration, and gratitude for their “Day of Pampering." This is just one of many service projects that will take place by the Sisters of DREAM Social and Civic Club. The club’s signature mentoring program “DREAM Gurlz” will start on Oct. 12. The DREAM Gurlz program will be accepting applications next month for young girls (6th through 12th) who reside in Tarboro.
Weather could impact weekend parades
Two Christmas parades are in store for Edgecombe County residents this weekend, but parade goers would be wise to wear a rain jacket and bring an umbrella.
Tarboro parade lineup
Tarboro’s 50th Annual Christmas Parade lineup
Kettle campaign off to ringing start
The Salvation Army’s kettle campaign is off to a good start.
Trio receives DREAM Beacon of Service Award
On Saturday, Nov. 16, Doris Stith, Earlene Womack and Lucy Brown received the 1st Annual DREAM Beacon of Service Award by DREAM Social and Civic Club.
Holiday classic opens TRP season
"Top-notch holiday fare" will be in the spotlight Friday when the Tar River Players raise the curtain on its 2013-14 season.
Edgecombe County 4-H'ers made a big haul at the recent N.C. State Fair Livestock shows.
NEED plans 2nd awards banquet
Nash-Edgecombe Economic Development, Inc. (NEED) is planning its 2nd annual awards banquet. The banquet is set for 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Rocky Mount Gateway Convention Center/ Tickets are $50 each and must be reserved in advance.
Community activist ‘Bill’ Calvert dies
Lena “Bill” Calvert, 87, active in the Tarboro and Edgecombe County community for more than half-a-century, died Wednesday night after suffering a stroke at the Fountains at the Albemarle.
Beardens add drive-in theater to 'Autumn’s Lights'
Curtis and Melody Bearden are famous for their colossal display of Christmas lights named after their daughter Autumn. Before “turning on the lights” this year, the Beardens will open a new attraction at their Tarboro home — a drive-in movie theater.
Event Center hosts holiday gift show
The Edgecombe Event Center at 1800 Western Blvd. will host a holiday extravaganza – “Stuff Your Stocking Gift Show” – Saturday and Sunday. The show will be open to shoppers from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
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