Proclamation: ‘Let’s Talk’ to encourage closer families


Mayor B. J. Murphy, center, has acknowledged a proclamation with the Young Women’s Outreach Center’s Executive Director Joyce Clark, left, and Brenda McLamore, the Community Outreach specialist, for the community to come together to ‘Let’s Talk’ and celebrate families.

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‘Let’s Talk’ to encourage closer families

October nationally is designated “Let’s Talk Month” and The Young Women’s Outreach Center is sponsoring a Community Family Affair Day as part of its local recognition.

The all-day family event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5 at Pearson Park. It also is sponsored by P.E.A.C.E Foundation, Kinston Department of Public Safety, Elks Lodge, Eastpointe, and various other agencies and churches.

The day will start at 10 a.m. with a parade starting by Hardee’s on Herritage Street, marching up to Gordon Street, near the ship, into Pearson Park on Mitchell Street behind the Lenoir County Farmer’s Market. Immediately after the parade, festivities in the park will include vendors representing food, educational, health and fitness resources, fun, games and entertainment.

Families can register for a game of “Family Feud.” The team must consist of four members – two adults and two youth or one adult and three youth. The deadline to register a family team is Sept. 30.

Free items will be given to the first 100 people. Bring lawn chairs, claim prizes and join the celebration of families in the park.

Contact the YWOC office to register and get more information. Call 252-527-7844 between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekdays.