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.
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.
Service League Proclamation
Ann Taylor & Gigi Walter
Thank you Gigi Walter for organizing this event.
The following Proclamation was read to our membership by the Mayor.
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:
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.
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!
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.
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
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!