Up & Coming Weekly

October 24, 2017

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OCTOBER 25 - 31, 2017 UCW 23 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM Hope Mills News & Views ORGANIZATIONS Kiwanis clubs celebrate Kiwanis One Day by ERICA WALLS The Kiwanis Club of Hope Mills has been active and productive in the last few weeks. Sept. 26, Kiwanis hosted its annual banquet with District 11 Lt. Gov. Susan Chriscoe as the special guest of honor. Dwayne Jacobs was awarded Kiwanian of the Year and recognized for his dedication and hard work. During the Kiwanis meeting held Oct. 10, the Fayetteville Marksmen assistant general manager/director of ticket sales, Nathan Driscoll, was a special guest. He spoke of the Fayetteville hockey team's mission and goals and how they apply to the commu- nity. He noted that civic organizations such as the local Kiwanis Club are key entities in bringing the community together along with the local team to better benefit the youth. Driscoll, husband and father of five, said he looks forward to working with local civic groups to formulate programs that will provide ways for families to interact with the Fayetteville Marksmen. e Kiwanis Club held a successful barbecue fun- draiser Friday, Oct. 13, and sold over 800 plates. is raised money to help with community efforts such as buying school supplies for local children, help- ing provide for the local K-Kids and high school Key Clubs and helping low-income families. Jan Spell, Kiwanis treasurer, agreed that the sales from the barbecue fundraiser were a blessing. "God is great," she said. Members from the Kiwanis Club of Hope Mills will travel to Lake Waccamaw Oct. 28 to participate in Kiwanis One Day. is is a day in which Kiwanis clubs from all over the world take part in a variety of commu- nity service projects. Kiwanis of Hope Mills will be helping the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina with different services from yard work to mentoring the children of the Boys and Girls Home. "It's surreal," Jan Spell said. "is is the one day where every Kiwanis club in the world works together on the same day to make it better. It's this day when you learn what being a Kiwanis (member) really means." e next meeting will be held Oct. 24 at Mi Casita's in Hope Mills at 5:30 pm. New mem- bers are always welcome, and there is never a shortage of community activities in which to partake. For more information on becoming a member, or if you have any questions, call the Kiwanis of Hope Mills at (910) 426-7256. What's 'Up & Coming' in Hope Mills? a STAFF REPORT • Oct. 2-Nov. 18 Registration for Youth Basket- ball at Hope Mills Parks and Recreation Center, 5766 Rockfish Rd. e center is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Satur- days 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ere is instructional basketball for ages 5-6 and regular basketball for ages 7-17. e cost is $30 per child. Address and birth certificate must be presented when registering. Call (910) 426-4105 for details. • Oct. 28 Medicine Drop-off from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at e Hope Mills Fire Department, conducted by the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office. • Oct. 31 Trunk 'R Treat at Hope Mills Munici- pal fields 1 and 2, 6-8 p.m. Ages 1-12. Call (910) 426-4109 for details. • Nov. 4-12 Heroes Homecoming V at the Hope Mills Public Library, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 4 is the first day of a nine-day ceremonious event to honor veterans. e focus will be on Vietnam Veterans. Visit www.heroeshomecoming.com for more information. e event is free and open to the public. • Nov. 4 - 12 Cumberland County's display of Missing Man Tables. e public is invited to tour these tables, thank the businesses par- ticipating and – most importantly – honor our MIA/POW soldiers. Visit www.heroeshome- coming.com for details. • Nov. 5 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Ceremony and Flag Display hosted by e Hope Mills Veterans Advisory Commission at the Hope Mills Veterans Memorial from 3-4:30 p.m. Special guest speaker will be retired Lt. Col. Walt Brinker. Free and open to the public. • Nov. 6 Bench Dedication at Hope Mills Lake by the Hope Mills VFW Post 10630. e dedica- tion starts at 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Visit www.heroeshomecoming.com for details. • Nov. 8 Veteran Movie Extravaganza Millstone 14 on Camden Road in Hope Mills will honor veterans by presenting an evening of military-themed movies. e event is free for veterans and their families. e event begins at 4 p.m., and space is limited. Call (910) 354-2124 or visit www.heroeshomecoming.com. • Nov. 10 Building Dedication Ceremony by VFW Post 10630 honoring retired CW4 Edwin S. Deaver, former Hope Mills mayor and commissioner. • Nov. 11 Veterans Day event at VFW Post 10630 3-5 p.m. • • e Kiwanis Club held a successful barbecue fundraiser Friday, Oct. 13, and sold over 800 plates. ERICA WALLS, Contributing Writer. COMMENTS? hopemills@upand- comingweekly.com. (910) 484-6200.

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