• Thursday, August 22, 2013

A wide range of topics were covered at the Zetas’ recent meeting in Columbia. PHOTO PROVIDED

Pineville community rallies for park
Organizers of the Pineville Community’s Park Festival were overwhelmed by the response of attendees who traveled from near and far to join in a reunion-type celebration at the Pineville Community Park earlier this month.
The event included programs, games and food galore.
The park was a dream that had come true for the late Samuel Allen Theirse, the late Lizzie Wiggins, along with a number of other deceased and living residents of the area who were concerned that children of the community had no recreational outlets or places where they could go and have wholesome, trouble-free fun.
The initiative was supported by many local businesses along with the Berkeley County School District and Berkeley County Administration’s former auctioning processes.  The Park’s steering committee, under the leadership of Theirse, secured old portable buildings that were no longer usable by the school district or county, and worked to have them refurbished for other purposes. 
The group also conducted fundraisers and solicited donations for playground equipment, etc.
The recent festival was attended by hundreds of former residents of the area as well as many current residents and supporters.  It is my understanding that the event will be conducted, from this point, every two years.
We congratulate the organizers of the event and commend them for not letting the dream of creating a positive place for children to enjoy carefree recreational activities die.
Zeta Planning Session
Members of Berkeley Counties Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Kappa Alpha Zeta Chapter, participated in a state planning activity Aug. 10 in Columbia.
The organization is a community based, action oriented entity, that is committed to bringing positive change to the communities they serve. Participation in such activities keeps members informed and ready for greater contributions in implementing their local and statewide initiatives.
The planning session included discussions of social action events, such as strong voter registration drives, and making contributions to centers serving the elderly and greater involvement in assisting schools in meeting the need of students being served in their communities. This service could involve tutoring support or the provision of instructional supplies.
Keeping in Prayer
Viola Middleton, Ruth Williams, Emily Jones, Vanilla Thompson, Lucille Edwards, Ernestine G. Williams, Ernestine M. Williams, Gracie Williams, Annie Wiggins, Lamont Halback, Louise King, Loretta White, Annie Graves, Deloris Montgomery, Dr. Hattie Martin, Noel Smalls,  Margie Prioleau, Dorothy Williams, Rufus Smalls,  Cousin Alice, Julia Jenkins, Victoria Middleton, Naomi Fashion, Monica Booker, Betty Ravenell, Barbara Manigault,  Hazel Crawford, Rufus Smalls, Dorothy Williams,  Elder Jeremiah Washington, Annie L. Crawford, Patricia Casey, Mable Dingle, George Casey, and all others in need of our care and attention. 
Items of Interest
Send items of interest to Yvonne J. Barnes, 1458 Colonel Maham Dr., Pineville, SC 29468. Call (843) 567-4182 or email ybarnes@homesc.com.

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