The Provisional Class chose to work with the Down East Partnership for Children for their project this year. They chose this particular organization due to their work with children in our communities since they are the future leaders of our community. The DEPC’s mission is “to launch every child as a healthy, lifelong learner by the end of the third grade.” They do this in part by strategically investing money into the school system and also holding events for children and their families throughout the year to build a sense of community within the twin counties. The particular focus throughout the project was updating Discovery Park by pressure washing and then painting already existing play houses with fresh paint and new trim. The provisional class was able to have the project completed by the Party In the Park on April 17th. The play houses received rave reviews from the children. Remaining paint will be donated to the DEPC for touch-ups on the houses and whatever else they would like to use the paint for throughout the year.
2015 Scholarship Recipient - Cassi Pinyan
Cassi is in her 3rd year at UNC Chapel Hill. She will graduate in May 2019 with a BS in Psychology, and a BA in Human Development and Family Studies. Currently Cassi is studying abroad in England, conducting her own research project looking at the role of technology in the lives of adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Longterm she hopes to become a licensed Occupational Therapist, working with children and adolescents with various developmental and intellectual disabilities. In her free time, Cassi is a part of UNC's Marching Band, works as a Starbucks Coffee Master, and loves spending time with her friends and family.
The Fall/Winter Guild Gazette is now available!
Some items you'll find in the Gazette:
- Fall Mum Sale
- Message from Past President
- 2017-2018 Officers
- December Social
- Fun Facts
- Scholarship Recipient
- Puppet Shows
- Corporate Sponsors
- Community Trust Recipients
- President's Update
- Upcoming Events
- Member Spotlight
- Bargain Sale
- & MORE!
March 3, 2018
7:00AM - 12:00PM
Rocky Mount Farmer's Market
The Guild’s spring fundraiser is the annual bargain sale, where members and sustainers donate gently used items to be sold to the public at affordable prices.
The 15th Annual Bargain Sale and Breakfast will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 7-12 pm. The event will be held at the Farmer’s Market and will be open to the general public with a $2 per person admission fee. We will sell various donated breakfast items during the sale.
November and December have been busy months for our Junior Guild Ladies. We've cleaned the roadside, rang the bell, donated canned food, spent time together, met our newest members, and planned for 2018. Merry Christmas to all!
The Puppet Committee is preparing "The Little Engine that Could" for its December 10th debut at the Imperial Centre's Winter Wonderland Event. Multiple shows will be held that day between 2pm and 5pm.
A big thank you to our puppets committee: Jessie Langley - Chair, Diana Bradley - Co-Chair, Lucy Armstrong, Jamila Hawkins, Sarah Wester and Jenny White.
Please come out on December 10th to enjoy the show and support our Puppet's Committee!
The 2017 mum sales was a huge success. This year, we sold a total of 800 mums. Our top two seller were Tiffany Delano and Mariah McKeller. With a lot of hard work, the fundraising committee was able to raise $3,095 from this one event! Thank you to everyone who participated in buying, selling, and/or volunteering your time.
News from the Junior Guild
The Junior Guild of Rocky Mount is a civic organization comprised of women who live or work in the Rocky Mount area, focused on serving the needs of our community through volunteerism.