Up & Coming Weekly

June 20, 2023

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.

Issue link: http://www.epageflip.net/i/1501747

Contents of this Issue


Page 16 of 24

WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM 16 UCW JUNE 21 - 27, 2023 EVENTS Inaugural Summer Fest raises funds for Food Bank by KATRINA WILSON Olsen Orthodontics will host their inaugural Summer Fest at their facility to help raise funds for the Food Bank of Central & East- ern North Carolina on June 30. "is will be our very first Sum- mer Fest! We wanted to kick off the summer with some fun for our patients, family, friends, or really anyone interested in taking a shot at dunking one of our doctors in the dunk tank," said Samantha Wells, organizer of Summer Fest. e Food Bank is a nonprofit organization that has served 34 counties in North Carolina since 1980. It is an affiliate member of Feeding America. ey have partnered with shelters, soup kitchens, food pantries and other organizations. e reason the orthodontics office is hosting the event and do- nating to the food bank is because they believe in kindness. "It's one of our core values that you will find in our waiting area in our office. We try to spread kind- ness whenever and wherever we can, so we decided a food bank would be a great place to send the funds we raise — now that school is no longer in session," Wells said. She added that without school, families may be in need for break- fast and lunch. She said their thought was to help increase the supplies for the summer. Summer Fest has no cost to get in, but she said for those inter- ested, donations for the food bank will be welcomed. e food bank's website said that every $10 donated provides 50 meals. e Food Bank accepts food and non-food essentials such as cleaning items, hygiene items or paper products. "Donations alone won't be the only source of raising money; as we will have Sunset Slush and a food truck on site that will po- tentially be donating a portion of their proceeds," she said. "We also have raffles with some fantastic prizes you can win — such as a gift certificate for a massage from Renaissance Day Spa and free Invisalign treatment with us!" She said raffle tickets will range from $5-$25 depending on the prize. ey are available for pur- chase on the day of the event. Summer Fest will take place at 4116 Raeford Road from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 30. For more information on the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, visit https://food- bankcenc.org/ KATRINA WILSON, Staff Writer. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcom- ingweekly.com. 910-484-6200 PRINT. PACK. SHIP. All in one place! Print & Business Services Westwood • Fort Liberty• Hope Mills 910.860.1220 WESTWOOD AND HOPE MILLS LOCATIONS NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 11:00 am - 4:00 pm 439 WESTWOOD SHOPPING CENTER PLEASE SEND PRINT REQUESTS TO PRINT2974GMAIL.COM | FORT LIBERTY MINI-MALL 3333 N MAIN ST UNIT 150 HOPE MILLS SHIPPING BLUEPRINTS SIGNS FLYERS NOTARY BOOKLETS DESIGN DIRECT MAIL SHREDDING BROCHURES BANNERS CANVAS PRINTS Partner with our friendly team of shipping and printing experts to grow your business. Cumberland County Schools announced that kids age 18 and under can enjoy lunch at no cost through the Summer Meals 2023 program. e pro- gram runs through July 27 and no sign-up is needed. Families are encouraged to stop by designated locations Monday through ursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. e meals must be eaten on-site. A detailed list of serv- ing locations and times can be found at https://www.ccs.k12. nc.us/Page/8195

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Up & Coming Weekly - June 20, 2023