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.
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.