April 8th, 2016
A CALL FOR "CLEAN"
A call for volunteers to participate in the April 30, 2016 annual downtown Kinston Clean Up Day has been issued by Pride of Kinston.
The project, held every year since 2006, calls attention to the need for a clean and attractive downtown. Clean Up Day is scheduled on the eve of the huge Barbecue Festival on the Neuse each year which attracts thousands to the center of Kinston.
Miss Kinston-Lenoir County, Lily Faulconer, will lead a special team in the Clean Up Day activities. The platform she espoused in winning the title is based on protecting the environment and recycling. "This is very near and dear to her heart," according to Jessica Murphy, Co-Executive Director of the Miss Kinston-Lenoir County Pageant.
The 2016 Festival is scheduled for May 6-7 in and around Pearson Park along the Neuse River in downtown Kinston.
Clean Up volunteers are being asked to arrive at Pearson Park at 9:00 am for assignments. At 11:30 am, Clean Up participants will be treated to a complimentary lunch.
Pride organizers of the event commented that "a clean and inviting downtown is good for aesthetics as well as for the economy. Visitors and investors taste first with their eyes."
2016 BICYCLE FITNESS
RIDE MAY 7, 2016
Cyclists with stamina are being invited to ride their bicycles for 10 miles, 30 miles, or even 70 miles to raise money for scholarships.
The Bicycle Fitness ride, an official BBQ Festival on the Neuse event, is being staged by the Fonnie B. Murrill & Ruth M. Jones Scholarship Foundation and the Riverside Bicycle Shop in Kinston. Sponsors include Best Diamond, LLC and Lenoir Memorial Hospital.
The rides begin at 7:00 am with a 10 mile circuit in Kinston, a 30 mile track in Kinston and Northern Lenoir County, and a Kinston-Lenoir County-LaGrange 70 mile route.
A call has been issued to 75 adult and student volunteers to assist with the Fitness rides. For additional information call: 252-527-0039 or email@example.com.
Two Lenoir County service organizations -- the Kinston Rotary Club and the Lenoir County Community Foundation -- have announced the availability of financial contributions totaling some $16,500 for non profit organizations serving community needs.
The Community Foundation announced March 25 that it is offering support for groups that "serve general charitable needs in the areas of arts and humanities, education, the environment, health, human services and youth development" in the county with approximately $6,500 available for contributions.
Deadline for Community Foundation applications is noon April 26, 2016.
The Kinston Rotary Club, with a grants budget of $10,000, announced April 7, 2016 that it is offering grants to support the work of non profit and educational groups "which focus on the educational needs and opportunities for young people in Lenoir County."
Rotary applicants are being encouraged "to be creative, innovative and perhaps seek new collaborations to enhance the impact of programs and projects supported by Rotarians."
Deadline for Rotary applications is April 30, 2016.
For additional/application information for Lenoir Community Foundation grants contact NCCF regional associate at 252-288-5706.
For additional/application information contact for the Rotary Club grants call 252-686-6355.
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