Up & Coming Weekly

August 22, 2017

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22 UCW AUGUST 23 - 29, 2017 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM Cumberland County Schools presents its Stuff the Bus school supply drive Friday, Sept. 1, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Walmart Supercenter located at 2820 Gillespie St. "This is our annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive, and we decided to move our location to the Walmart on Gillespie Street because they are great partners with Cumberland County Schools," Pamela Story, social work coor- dinator for Cumberland County Schools, said. "Traditionally, we have held this school supply drive for the last 10 years to provide school supplies for our homeless students." The community has been generous to CCS this year, which means they can help even more students. Story said that CCS received such exceptional sup- port from the community and the Register of Deeds Office, which will be giving 800 backpacks for homeless children, it was decided that this year the school supplies will be given to students with special needs. "A child with special needs is a child in Cumberland County's School System who requires specially-designed instruction to benefit from their education," said Julie Aul, executive director of Exceptional Children for Cumberland County Schools. "It is any child who has any type of medical, physical or learn- ing difficulty in the school system that needs additional assistance." Aul added that families with children with special needs sometimes have additional financial burdens because of their medical needss, transportation needs and other kinds of specialized services they may receive out of the home. That made the decision to help an easy one. "This year, we are going back to the basics," Story said. "The school supply items include notebook paper, composition books, three-ring binders, paper, pocket folders, dividers, No. 2 pencils, pens, colored pencils, crayons, file fold- ers, glue sticks and hand sanitizer." Cash donations will be accepted and used to purchase school supplies. "It is wonderful for our students just to have something new and bright given to them. (It) kind of helps them with their self-esteem and interest in coming to school, because school is a tough place for children with special needs, and it is not easy for them like it is for some children," Aul said. "They have to work a little bit harder. This is a good way also to help them feel special and make it a positive environment for them, too." For more information, call Cumberland County Schools' Social Work Services at 678-2621 or 868-2012. AUG. 26 • 7TH ANNUAL SHRINERS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL BENEFIT AND RIDE at JJ's Watering Hole, 536 Farragut St., Greensboro. Registration 9:30- 10:15 a.m. Kickstands up 11 a.m. $20/single, $30/double. Includes food ($6/plate for non-riders), live music, live auction and raffles. Call Karen Hatchett at (336) 707-7538 for details. SEPT. 1-3 • RIDER'S ROOST LABOR DAY PARTY AND LUAU at Rider's Roost Motorcycle Resort and Campground, 100 Elk Creek Darby Road., Ferguson. Party at a real Hawaiian-style luau, complete with dirt roasted pig and leis. Bands and other festivities to be announced. Contact sjue@ridersroost.com. SEPT. 14 • CYCLE GEAR BIKE NIGHT at Cycle Gear, 544 N. McPherson Church Road, Fayetteville. Come out and enjoy great food, refreshments, vendors and raffles! Visit blog.cyclegear.com/events. OCT. 7 • VETERANS MC HOPE MILLS N.C. 35TH ANNIVERSARY at 2280 Applebury Lane. 4 p.m. Live music, food, raffle. Email Frarom10@ yahoo.com or call (910) 273-6575 for details. OCT. 14 • NC BUFFALO SOLDIERS M/C OF FAYETTEVILLE CHARITY RIDE at Spring Lake Middle School, 612 Spring Ave., Spring Lake, in support of Spring Lake Middle School's student fundraiser. Registration 8:30 a.m. Kickstands up 10 a.m. $15/bike, refreshments provided at end of ride. Rain Date: Saturday, Oct. 28. Call (910) 273-8330 for details. Help 'Stuff the Bus' for Special Needs Children by DR. SHANESSA FENNER EVENTS DR. SHANESSA FENNER, Prin- cipal, WT Brown Elementary School. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcom- ingweekly.com. (910) 484-6200. Sept. 1, Cumberland County Schools is set to host Stuff the Bus at the Gillespie Street Walmart. Winners will be announced in September 20th Edition UP & COMING WEEKLY'S Who will be crowned? And For Your Sewing Needs, Check Out HOT HOG LEATHER In The Back Of Legends Pub (910) 867-2364 4824-4 BRAGG BLVD FAYETTEVILLE NC • 28303 MONDAY MADNESS

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