Up & Coming Weekly

May 23, 2023

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM 14 UCW MAY 24 - 30, 2023 EVENTS Fayetteville Urban Ministry hosts annual golf tournament by AUBRETTE REID e Fayetteville Urban Min- istry's 27th annual Charity Golf Classic Honoring Mr. Wade Hardin is presented by Cargill, on June 3 at Gates Four Golf and Country Club. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 9 a.m. It's a competitive and fun golf tournament open to the entire community. It aims to support the Fayetteville Urban Ministry during the challenging summer months when donations traditionally decrease. Individual players can par- ticipate for $65, which includes breakfast and lunch, a team photo, and a goodie bag. If you'd like to form a foursome team, the cost is $275, includ- ing breakfast and lunch, a team photo, and a goodie bag. e first 32 teams to register will compete. e Fayetteville Urban Ministry is a nonprofit dedicated to serving the community in Fayetteville for almost five decades. Fayetteville Urban Ministry was founded in 1974, and its goal is to alleviate poverty and suffering in the area by providing a range of services and programs to individ- uals and families in need. eir mission is "To show God's compassion for our neighbors in need, and thus build our commu- nity together." e Fayetteville Urban Ministry is about spreading love, hope and faith throughout their community. ey achieve this goal by of- fering a range of programs and services that are changing lives and making a real difference. eir Find-A-Friend youth pro- gram, for example. is remark- able initiative is all about inspir- ing young people to believe in themselves and a brighter future. By instilling faith in their hearts and minds, they're helping to create a generation of confident, capable, and compassionate indi- viduals who will positively impact the world. e Adult Literacy & Educa- tion Center is another shining example of the Fayetteville Urban Ministry's commitment to trans- forming lives. By providing educa- tion and job preparation to those in need, they're helping people establish a sense of hope for a bet- ter future and giving them the gift of reading to open up a world of opportunities. eir Emergency Assistance program helps with meeting the basic needs of the community. From providing food via their food pantry and clothing to those in need to offering crisis support, they're showing love and support to their neighbors. eir Nehemiah Project is another program that's making a real impact in the community. By offering free home repairs to low-income homeowners, they're building security and stability and helping to create safe and com- fortable living spaces for those who need it most. All of these services are provid- ed free of charge. Plus, for every dollar donated, the Fayetteville Urban Ministry sends $0.95 directly back into the commu- nity through their programs and projects. Overall, the Fayetteville Urban Ministry is a vital organization dedicated to serving the commu- nity's needs. eir programs ad- dress community members' basic needs while providing education, job preparation, and home repair services. e organization's commitment to improving the lives of those in need is evident in its mission statement, and its annual Golf Classic is a fun way for the com- munity to get involved and sup- port their efforts. You can volunteer or donate if you're interested in getting involved with Fayetteville Urban Ministry 's programs and services. ere are various sponsorship options available for the Golf Classic, ranging in price from $300 to $7,500. All sponsorships include breakfast and lunch, a team photo, a goodie bag, and recognition in the tournament program. e sponsorship deadline is May 26, and the team entry dead- line is May 29. For more information about Fayetteville Urban Ministry and its initiatives, visit their website at www.fayurbmin.org/. eir office hours are Monday through ursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more details about the Golf Classic event, visit www.fayurb- min.org/27thannualgolfclassic. AUBRETTE REID, Staff Writer. COMMENTS? editor@upandcom- ingweekly.com. 910-484-6200. 'Ballad of Green Beret' composer's guitar on display at ASOM a CityView Today STAFF REPORT A guitar played by the Army Special Forces medic who wrote the iconic song "e Ballad of the Green Beret" is on display at the U.S. Army Airborne & Spe- cial Operations Museum in downtown Fayetteville. Barry Allen Sadler was an American soldier, singer, songwriter and author. He learned to play and compose music on the 1949 Gretsch acoustic guitar during his teenage years, ac- cording to a museum news release. Over time, he began to work out the chord pro- gression of his hit song. Sadler served as a medic with 7th Special Forces Group in Vietnam from December 1964 to May 1965. During his tour, Sadler was asked to perform at an event that was recorded and broadcast in the U.S. e performance of the early version of the song immediately garnered the attention of the American public. In December 1965, Sadler met Robin Moore, who helped complete the lyrics and give the song its iconic name, the release said. eir album hit U.S. record stores in January 1966. Moore was the author of "e Green Berets." e book, originally published in 1965, inspired the 1968 John Wayne movie. Sadler played "e Ballad of the Green Beret" on the guitar that is on display during the 1985 Static Line Awards Banquet. e guitar was auctioned off at the end of the banquet, the news release said. e guitar will be on dis- play in the museum's lobby through June 6. To hear Barry Sadler sing "e Ballad of the Green Beret" visit https:// www.youtube.com/ watch?v=8kj9qv6rmG8 Right: Barry Sadler's guitar will be on display at the ASOM through June 6. (Photo courtesy ASOM)

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