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N&N: Region 2 rings in the New Year

New Years Eve   3Hakim Ellis, operations manager for Connecticut Avenue and Oak Drive, recently wrote about the New Year’s Eve bash residents in Region 2 attended.  They joined with their families and the community to ring in the New Year.

Celebrating New Year's Eve is a wonderful tradition for many families, so the residents in Region 2 decided to throw a party of their own. For most of us, staying up past midnight during a work week is not ideal, so the residents decided to create a festive New Year’s party filled with music, laughter and love all before the clock struck twelve.

The residents prepared delicious party hors d'oeuvres like pizza rolls, a meat tray, cheese and crackers, packets of roasted soy nuts and sparkling grape cider.

Nicole Collins, a developmental specialist residential (DSR) from Oak Drive, assisted in transporting residents to the party and with the music selection for the evening.  

As the hour came to a close, no one was the least bit tired; in fact, some of our residents attended the First Tuesday New Year’s Eve Bash afterwards in downtown Southern Pines.  This was a fun-filled family event, complete with a ball drop, bluegrass band, live DJ, and street vendors. First Tuesday provided an opportunity for those living with disabilities to choose to embrace their community and be empowered by their surroundings.  
So as we celebrate 2014 by growing and improving our community activism, let us also not forget to simply enjoy one of life’s true blessings - living!  May your new year be healthy, prosperous and well.

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