17 barrels filled with toys for military children

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SFC Beverly McCoy and SSG Kendall Williams of Alpha Company 690th Brigade Support Battalion based in Elizabeth City, Edenton and Scotland Neck, receive over 17 barrels full of toys from David Twiford, J.J. Twiford and David Twiford Jr., to distribute to the children of local military.

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From staff reports

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Seventeen barrels full of toys were collected during the largest Operation Toy Soldier fundraiser in the region ever, organizers said.

Twiford Funeral Homes, along with Veterans Funeral Care Network, sponsored “Operation Toy Soldier” for the 5th consecutive holiday season. This nationwide initiative is designed to provide toys to the children of deployed and non-deployed soldiers in our local area.

Donations were collected throughout Dare, Currituck, Pasquotank, Camden, and Perquimans Counties during the 2017 Operation Toy Soldier campaign.

“Because of you, we were able to donate over 17 barrels full of toys to local military children, making this year’s contribution our largest to date,” states a news release about the event.

Barrels were placed at the following locations: Holy Redeemer by the Sea Catholic Church, Kitty Hawk; Outer Banks Family YMCA, Nags Head; Island Pharmacy, Manteo; American Legion Post 126, Hertford; Todd’s Pharmacy, Elizabeth City, Camden, Moyock; River City Chiropractic, Elizabeth City; Albemarle Family YMCA, Elizabeth City; Eagle Creek Golf Club, Moyock; Currituck Family YMCA, Barco; Footprint Christian Resources, Elizabeth City; Berea Baptist Church, Elizabeth City; Ramoth Gilead Baptist Church, Elizabeth City; and Edward Jones, Elizabeth City.

Fraternity conducts Coats For Kids drive

The Epsilon Chi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity (The River City Alphas) recently conducted a Coats for Kids Drive. The Fraternity collected over 200 new and gently used coats, along with other winter accessories such as hats, gloves and scarves for children, teens and adults.

The coats and winter accessories were donated to the Pasquotank County Department of Social Services where they will be distributed to help children and families keep warm during the winter season.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., founded in 1906, is the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African American men. The Epsilon Chi Lambda Alumni chapter was established in 1953. The Coats for Kids Drive is just one of numerous community service projects conducted by the fraternity on an annual basis.

Robey in NC group at 4-H Congress

A delegation of 14 North Carolina 4-H youth and three adults representing 15 counties, including Pasquotank County, recently attended the ninety-sixth annual National 4-H Congress, in Atlanta, Georgia.  Victoria Lynn Robey of Kitty Hawk represented Pasquotank County at the Nov. 24-28, 2017 conference.

This year's theme was "Be True. Be You." focused on ways for 4-H'ers to excel in leadership, citizenship, global awareness and inclusion. Workshops, speakers and group activities encouraged National 4-H Congress delegates to think broadly and to make their club, community, country and world a better place.