Up & Coming Weekly

January 19, 2021

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM JANUARY 20-26, 2021 UCW 3 BILL BOWMAN, Publisher, UP & COMING WEEKLY. COM- MENTS? BILL@upandcomin- gweekly.com. 910-484-6200. PUBLISHER'S PEN Very special, very proud, very Kiwanian by BILL BOWMAN is special edition of Up & Coming Weekly is a first for us. We have never dedicated an entire edition to any one subject, person or organization until now. You see, we are not only celebrat- ing the 100th anniversary of one of the most significant and influential civic organizations of our community — the Fayetteville Kiwanis Club — but in assembling this information, it has become evident that we are also celebrating an organization with a much richer and historical sig- nificance to the development of the City of Fayetteville. Margaret Dickson and Pitt Dickey are contributing, and we have included some of our regular sections for your enjoy- ment : Fun and Games, Cheers & Jeers, Weekly Horoscope, Com- munity Strong Business Listings, Classifieds and Dining Guide. So, read on and pay very close at- tention to the names of the men and organizations that partici- pated in organizing the very first Fayetteville Kiwanis Club in 1920. I can confidently say that these are the same people with integrity, formidable work ethic, tenacity and vision that became the "movers and shakers" of Fayetteville in the twentieth century. ese men and women were willing to take on the challenging tasks; they came early, stayed late, and put their money where their mouth was when it came to building a better society in Fayetteville. e names listed in the Legends and Legacies section of past Kiwanian presidents are well- known businessmen, industrialists, educators, doctors, lawyers, artisans, merchants, law enforcement, cultural artists and talented articulate politi- cians who took on positions in civic and governmental leadership. It is an amazing parallel and undeniable fact that these same men of the early decades of the Fayetteville Kiwanis Club provided the foundation, leader- ship and direction for the city we have today. Many say it was the visionary leadership of the Club during the first 75 years that set the high levels of commitment and accomplishment. And, for the next 25 years, Fayetteville Kiwanians have maintained the loy- alty, focus, principles, mission and mandates that have so superbly served the Fayetteville community. 1920, only five years after the Ki- wanis International organization was formed in Detroit, Michigan, the Fayetteville Kiwanis Club was well on its way to becoming a renowned national model of success. e Fayetteville Club is recognized as one of the largest globally. e late Frank Everett Sr. for years developed and managed the most extensive Gumball Fund Raising Program in the world. For well over a decade, the Fayetteville Kiwanis Club has been recognized for maintaining the largest and most suc- cessful Terrific Kids program interna- tionally. In this edition, you will be able to read and learn about this fantastic organization and the people that have so positively motivated and influenced your children, the community and our quality of life. You will read firsthand accounts of how the Kiwanis Club can change a person's life and how it has positively impacted and influenced the quality of life here in Fayetteville for over 100 years. As you page through this edition, you will recognize many of your friends and neighbors associated with the Kiwanis Club. Reach out to them and inquire about how you can get involved. Kiwanis pride them- selves on commitment, diver- sity and dedication. Everything they do is guided by the prin- ciple of making Fayetteville better, "one community and one child at a time." Kiwanis is pronounced Kee wah nas. It is derived from an American Indian term (Nunc Kee-wanis), meaning "We trade." Today that represents over 600,000 people worldwide are trading their time, talent and financial resources for programs, services and products that assist children anwd families in having a happier and healthier way of life. On a personal note, I want to thank all the local Kiwanians for their dedication and commitment to the Fayetteville community and their participation in this special 100th An- niversary Celebration edition of Up & Coming Weekly. Keep up the excellent work. Kiwan- ians are making a difference, and no doubt about it : KIDS NEED KIWANIS! STAFF PUBLISHER Bill Bowman Bill@upandcomingweekly.com OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Paulette Naylor accounting@upandcomingweekly.com EDITOR April Olsen editor@upandcomingweekly.com GRAPHIC DESIGNER Dylan Hooker art@upandcomingweekly.com EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Keyuri Parab REPORTER Jeff Thompson news@upandcomingweekly.com MARKETING ASSOCIATE Linda McAlister Brown linda@upandcomingweekly.com Jim Schaffer DISTRIBUTION MANAGER/SALES ADMINISTRATOR Laurel Handforth laurel@upandcomingweekly.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Margaret Dickson, Pitt Dickey, D.G. Martin, John Hood, Jim Jones, Shanessa Fenner, Prudence Mainor, Crissy Neville COVER IMAGES Courtesy of Kiwanis Club of Fayetteville ––––––––––– Up & Coming Weekly www.upandcomingweekly.com 208 Rowan St. P.O. Box 53461 Fayetteville, NC 28305 PHONE: 910-484-6200 FAX: 910-484-9218 Up & Coming Weekly is a "Quality of Life" publication with local features, news and information on what's happening in and around the Fayetteville/Cumberland County community. Up & Coming Weekly is published weekly on Wednesdays. Up & Coming Weekly welcomes manuscripts, photographs and artwork for publication consideration, but assumes no responsibility for them. We cannot accept responsibility for the return of unsolicited manuscripts or material. Opinions expressed by contributors do not necessarily reflect the views of the publisher. The publisher reserves the right to edit or reject copy submitted for publication. Up & Coming Weekly is free of charge and distributed at indoor and outdoor locations throughout Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, Pope Air Force Base, Hope Mills and Spring Lake. Readers are limited to one copy per person. © 2020 by F&B Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction or use of editorial or advertisements without permission is strictly prohibited. Various ads with art graphics designed with elements from: vecteezy.com and freepik.com. Association of Community Publishers 100 years of changing the world one child and one community at a time. "The Kiwanis Club of Fayetteville has an incredible legacy of selfless service and is a shining light in the future for our community and our children." Here's to the next 100 years. MG(R) Al Aycock, Board of Directors 2017-19, Stewart Cup, and Wells Cup Recipient -Al Aycock,

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