Pride of Kinston's Annual
Clean Up Day in Pictures
Former City Councilman Jimmy Cousins pulls weeds in Pearson Park to help with Pride of Kinston's Clean Up Day April 30.
Charles Hughes of Wheat Swamp Landscaping (foreground) helps install new landscaping around the CSS Neuse II during Clean Up Day April 30. The new landscaping was made possible in part by a façade grant awarded by Pride of Kinston. Volunteers from the CSS Neuse Foundation, headed by John Nix, helped with the installation project.
Members of the Cabin Missionary Baptist Church gathered at Harmony Hall during Clean Up Day April 30 to help spruce up the fencing around the historic building in downtown Kinston.
Volunteers for Clean Up Day gathered in Pearson Park April 30 to enjoy a complimentary lunch following a morning of tackling various tasks as part of Pride's annual event to call attention to the value of a clean and attractive city.
Charles Hughes (left) plants another tree in Pearson Park in commemoration of Arbor Day. The ceremony was staged as a part of Pride's annual Clean Up Day. The tree was made available by Hughes' company, Wheat Swamp Landscaping.
Special Vespers Service for
Kinston Ancestors in Pictures
Ms. Shillena Parks gave a stirring rendition of "Let There Be Peace on
Earth" at a special Vespers Service in Kinston's historic cemeteries May 1.
Dr. John O'Brien, music director at Kinston's First Presbyterian Church, accompanied Ms. Parks.
The Rev. Julian Pridgen of the St. Augustus AME Zion Church was one of the participants in the special Vespers Service to honor the lives of those who remains rest in historic Maplewood-Cedar Grove-Hebrew cemeteries.
The event was held by the Kinston Historic Cemeteries Committee headed by Carol Southerland.
The Rev. Wanda Neely, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, was one of the featured participants in the special Vespers Service.
Pearl Schechter, noted Kinston resident and philanthropist, was one of the featured speakers at the special Vespers Service.