Monarch

REGION 6

Beaufort, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Edgecombe, Jones, Nash, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pitt and Tyrrell counties

Artists’ artwork displayed in big show, blaze new trail in Outer Banks

Art show4For the first time, people with disabilities demonstrated their artistic talents at one of the oldest art shows in the Outer Banks and Dare County. Artwork by Brian Sykes, who attends the Monarch Scuppernong Club in Columbia, and Caroline Parks, a participant of the Beach Club of Dare, was displayed among more than 100 works of arts by dozens of community artists during a recent art show at the Glenn Eure Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head. Eure, a well-known and well-respected artist himself, is best known for his 75 sq. ft. concept for the Kitty Hawk Monument to a Century of Flight.

Parks and Sykes proudly shared and discussed their work with the art lovers and community supporters who came to see the beautiful display.

Brian Sykes (center) and Caroline Parks pose with well-known artist Glenn Eure during a recent art show held at Eure's gallery in Nags Head.

River City’s “Fill the Bottle” helps expectant mothers in need

jar-of-coinsThe River City Achievement Center started a project called Fill the Bottle to help pregnant teens in their local area. The Albemarle Pregnancy Resource Center in Elizabeth City provides support to pregnant women and families facing crisis in Northeastern North Carolina, according to Leslie Hughes, developmental specialist.

“Individuals and staff at Monarch placed extra change in milk bottles almost daily,” Hughes said. Each bottle has a baby’s name on it who needs assistance and will receive the money collected.”

Hughes said so far, the Achievement Center has collected more than $75 worth of coins, and individuals were excited to be able to help someone in need. Hughes said Paulette Anderson, Sandra Meads and Christina Leonard proudly presented their donation to the organization.

Additionally, the River City Achievement Center recently received a letter from Major Butch Mallard from the local Salvation Army thanking them for their participation during the holiday season. Twenty individuals from the Achievement Center volunteered as bell ringers for the organization’s well-known Christmas Kettle fundraiser The organization raised approximately $98,000 to help families in need with food assistance, utility assistance and rent.

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