Down East Seniors Nov. 16, 2022

Published 2:41 pm Thursday, November 17, 2022

The Down East Seniors Club held their Wednesday meeting at the Blind
Center of NC in Washington. President Roy Whichard led the meeting.
Jim Hackney played for the singing of “God Bless America” and the
group pledged allegiance to the flag. Pat Griffin gave the opening
prayer and Hackney provided factoids for the date in history.

Whichard announced that the club would not meet November 23, the day
before Thanksgiving.

Three guests were recognized.

Whichard introduced Washington City Manager Jonathan Russell as the speaker. Russell, gave updates on several city projects. The
new police station is scheduled to be completed April 2023.

The city is
taking part in a program called Building Integrated Communities to
help assimilate residents born in other countries.

The burgundy and
gold colored Legends and Lore markers located around the city are
furnished through a grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation.

The
city has received a grant from the NC Department of Environmental
Quality to install electric vehicle charging stations at three
locations around the city.

Brown Library has launched PastPerfect
providing online access to information stored in the library’s history
room.

NC DOT is working on a revised plan for the 15th Street
corridor. Some retail businesses are looking at relocating or
expanding here.

Bobby Roberson won the 50/50 drawing.

The program for the November 30th meeting will be provided by Hodges Hackney.

The Down East Seniors Club is a group of older men in the Washington
area who meet for fellowship and an interesting program Wednesdays
from 10:00 to 11:00 and make contributions to local charities.