Who’s the Talk of the Town?

Our Service League President, Ann Taylor and First Vice-President, Danette Pugh, were on the Henry Hinton Talk of the Town Show on Oct 10, 2018 to share the history of the League and the current celebration of our 80th year.

The Service League was also recognized by the CEO of Vidant Health, Michael Waldrum in this letter published in The Daily Reflector on October 10.  Click below to see how the Service League has been around since the beginning of the Pitt Community Hospital to become the Vidant Medical Center it is now.

http://www.reflector.com/Op-Ed/2018/10/10/Service-League-celebrates-80-years-We-are-greateful.html

Thank you Dr. Waldrum for recognizing the Service League and its impact on the community.  We are proud of what we’ve done in the last 80 years and will continue to serve in the years to come!

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What We’ve Been Up To — This Summer

Service League of Greenville volunteers were hard at work in the month of June/July/August.

Even though we are on break over the summer months, here are some of the ways our members shared their Service League time and talent with their community:

  • Service League Gift Shops & Snack Carts — 544 hours
  • Charity Ball Fundraiser — 59 hours
  • Vidant Medical Center Activities —- 17.5 hours
  • Ronald McDonald House —  28 hours
  • Service League of Greenville Inpatient Hospice — 151.5 hours
  • McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge —- 158.5 hours
  • Layettes Program — 63 hours
  • Other Projects — 139.5 hours
  • Meetings —  199.5 hours

Total    -—  1360.5 hours of service to our community!

Way to go Ladies!

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IT’S OFFICIAL…HAPPY 80 YEARS!

The Mayor of Greenville, P.J. Connelly, attended our monthly meeting on Monday, October 1st to present a Proclamation to Service League members naming the month of October 2018 as The Service League of Greenville Appreciation Month…to commemorate our 80th year anniversary!

The plaque was presented to our President, Ann Taylor.

Ann Taylor & Mayor P.J. Connelly

 

Thank you Gigi Walter for organizing this event.

The following Proclamation was read to our membership by the Mayor.

PROCLAMATION

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A SURPRISE GRANT!

The Service League was honored by the Eddie and Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation with a $2,500 grant this past month.  The Smith Family Foundation is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year and recognizing the Service League as a partnership in giving back to the community.

The Service League is immensely appreciative for this grant from the Smith Family Foundation.  The funds will be appropriated to a project that will benefit the local community.

The Smith Family Foundation was also in the news in March 2018:

https://www.vidanthealth.com/Latest-News/Vidant-recipient-of-major-gift-from-local-family

Donations for Grifton to assist with Florence Recovery

Service League members gathered items that were donated at Pugh’s Tire on Dickinson Avenue on Tuesday, Sept 18.  Grifton is currently experiencing major flooding and loss of power due to Hurricane Florence this past weekend.

Susan Thornton, Danette Pugh, Wilma Shackelford

There was a great outpouring from the members and the community.  All the items have  been loaded and delivered to Grifton Mission Ministries. Thanks to everyone!

 

A Very Merry Christmas Meeting

Our December meeting comprised a full agenda of entertainment, Service League news,  delicious food, and fellowship!

Thank you to the Carolina Chord Connection Barbershop for bringing in the Christmas spirit with their songs and entertainment.

Elf Danette Pugh continued the laughs during member moments with Karla Lloyd and Cindy Collie.

A delicious spread of homemade goodies filled the tables.

Thank you for the wonderful Christmas coffee led by these super organizers:

Barbara Bowser, Anna Fey Campbell, Ellen Crawley, Beth Harman, Lisa Gay, Dorothy Smith, Earlene Hite
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80 Families Reached With Our Annual Holiday Food Box Project

Thanks to the generosity of the Service League of Greenville members, our annual Holiday Food Box Project was a huge success.  Working closely with Mr Randy Stroud, the General Manager of Piggly Wiggly on Dickinson Avenue, we were able to purchase and donate 80 Holiday Food Boxes.  (Possibly, our best year yet!)  Mr. Stroud even added a can of cranberry sauce to each box at no cost.

Hope of Glories Ministries and the Salvation Army each delivered 40 boxes to in-need families in their community.  Cards were placed in the boxes with holiday wishes from the Service League of Greenville.

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Each box contained:

  • 1 package of rolls
  • 2 cans of green beans
  • 1 bag of sugar
  • 1 can of apple filling
  • 1 package of cookies
  • 1 jar of peanut butter
  • 1 can of evaporated milk
  • 2 packs of gravy mix
  • 1 box of mac and cheese
  • 1 can of sliced peaches
  • 1 box of crackers
  • 1 can of sweet potato
  • 1 box of rice
  • 1 canned ham
  • 1 bag of oranges or tangerines
  • 1 box of candy canes

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Huge congrats and thank you to all involved, especially Service League co-chairs Susan Little and Carol Maxon for their leadership on this successful project!

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