Boys/Girls Club ends busy summer program

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Six-year-old Miguel Williams enjoys the slip n' slide during water week at the Boys & Girls Club of Elizabeth City.


Sunday, September 2, 2018

The Boys & Girls Club of Elizabeth City just completed its summer camp season including nine weeks of fun, adventure, field trips and more.

Averaging 75 campers per day, from kindergarten to teen members, there was something for everyone to enjoy throughout the hot summer days. Field trips included Meads Pool, Nauticus in Norfolk, Cinema Café and a day at the Outer Banks.

Favorite activities, campers said, included spirit day, tie dye, cooking, and trips to the local library. Another camp season is planned for 2019.

The school year is off to a great start for the Club, which is already at capacity for membership. A waiting list is available for parents who would like to have their child join. Membership is $25 for the entire school year. The Club is open 2:30-6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Club also offers after-school care. Currently, the program is in need of some supplies, including glue, pencils and loose-leaf paper for the education room, as well as board games for the new games room.

Please contact Club Director Hashira Rodriguez, at 335-5276 for more information on the after-school program!

Bonin awarded Bloch Award for Excellence

Michael Bonin of Moyock was among 30 company associates to receive the 2018 Henry W. Bloch Excellence in Client Service awards.

The awards recognize H&R Block and Block Advisors tax-office associates for client service, exceptional tax expertise and ongoing commitment to solve problems and advocate for clients. For the second year in a row, every winner also earned service quality scores of 90 percent or greater.

Michael Bonin is a retired disabled veteran who came to work for H&R Block nearly 20 years ago. Bonin can be found at the office located at 588 Caratoke Highway.

The award is named in honor of Henry W. Bloch, co-founder and honorary chairman of H&R Block. More than six decades ago, Henry Bloch and his brother, Richard Bloch, began preparing taxes for clients with a clear principle in mind: providing exemplary service for a fair cost.

Dollar General provides literacy grants to local schools

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded grants to several Pasquotank County Schools.

The youth literacy grants will provide financial funding to teachers, libraries and literacy organizations to support a successful academic year. Recipients include: J C Sawyer Elementary School, $2,000; Northside Elementary School, $2,000; PW Moore Elementary School, $2,000; Weeksville Elementary School, $2,000.

“The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to be an ardent supporter of schools, libraries and nonprofit literacy organizations,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s chief executive officer. “Dollar General’s mission is Serving Others, and this commitment comes to life through Dollar General Literacy Foundation grants that will impact thousands of students across the country.”

Statewide grants are part of more than $3.4 million that the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded recently.