Down East Seniors talk crime

Published 10:14 am Monday, July 29, 2019

The Down East Seniors Club held its July 24 meeting at the Blind Center of North Carolina in Washington. Past President Gary Brinn led the meeting. The singing of “God Bless America” was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Polk Culpepper gave the invocation, and Pat Griffin provided humor.

Mike Gwynn introduced Lt. Kelly Cox of the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office as the speaker. Cox told about many aspects of the sheriff’s office and concentrated on Crimestoppers, on which he represents BCSO. Crimestoppers was started in the late 1970s in New Mexico. It is run by a civilian board of directors and is funded largely by fundraisers such as golf tournaments. It has resulted in more than $700,000 of property recoveries in Beaufort County.

Gwynn won the 50/50 drawing.

At the July 31 meeting, Charles Smith will present Michelle Hawley, nutrition manager at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.

The Down East Seniors Club is a group of older men who meet Wednesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Blind Center of North Carolina in Washington. They enjoy fellowship and an interesting program. Guests are welcome.