Come one, come all to the Rotary Club of Lillington’s 27th Annual Cornelius Harnett Charity Gala. The date is April 27, 2013 from 7:30PM to Midnight. The place is the Harnett County Government Commons. Leon Jordan and the Continentals play a variety of music people love to dance to and the amazing hors d’oeuvres are better than dinner. We will also be giving away door prizes.
This year’s Gala will serve as to recognize and welcome to our community Central Harnett Hospital and the Harnett Health System. We will honor many of those responsible for the creation and building of this facility, thereby improving health care in the “Heart of Harnett” and surrounding communities.
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On June 12, President Tom Woerner delivered about 300 children’s books to Parents as Teachers. The books, some used, others brand new, were gathered by club Rotarians and their spouses as part of a larger Rotary District 7710 effort to donate books to Wake County children’s organizations. Since the Rotary Club of Lillington is only one of three clubs that are outside of Wake County, we were allowed to keep our books to donate in our own Harnett County.
Rotarians were asked to gather 25 books each. They could be from their own homes or purchased new or used. It didn’t take long to figure out which organization would benefit best from the donation, Parents as Teachers had recently visited our club and gave a presentation about their program.
Parents as Teachers is a program of the Cooperative Extension. They guide families through the phases of parenting and strengthens the parent/child relationship, educate parents by providing information and suggested activities to encourage growth and development and supports parental decisions.
The Rotary Club of Lillington has the distinctive honor of being the only service club to support Boy Scout Troop 61. Boy Scouts have had a presence in Harnett County since 1919, and this week Ed Bain paid us a visit to bring us up-to-date on the current status and goings on of our Troop.
The Troop has two Eagle Scout projects ongoing:
- Landscaping the area near the old Community Center where the old caboose used to reside, and
- River Park, where they are working with ag agents to identify invasive plant species such as privitt and asian olive, and eradicating them.
This summer the Scouts are planning a hike of the Appalachian Trail for one week.
One of the Boy Scouts from Troop 61 will be attending the annual Jamboree this Spring.
And in the Summer of 2014 the Troop will be going to the Pilmont Scout Ranch Trek in New Mexico. This is a privileged as only a select number of Troops go, those who are invited are selected from a lottery. The trip costs each troop member $800, so Troop 61 is ramping up its fundraising efforts in order for each boy to attend.
When Mr. Bain finished filling us in, President Tom Woerner presented him with a check for $250 to help with the Troops’ needs.
It’s so much fun to read all the thank you letters we have received from both Buies Creek and Lillington-Shawtown Elementary Schools for the dictionaries we handed out a few months ago.