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Winston-Salem chronicle. (Winston-Salem, N.C.) 1974-current, July 07, 2016, Page B8, Image 18

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Deltas make pillowcase dresses for 1 'Little Dresses for Africa' SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE "Changing lives one lit tle dress at a time" pro claims the tag line on the Little Dresses for Africa website and represents Winston-Salem Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.'s efforts to make a dif ference in the lives of some of the smallest residents of many African communi ties. Members of the chapter were drawn to the Little Dresses Project because it presents a chance for the chapter to impact the lives of little girts in a very prac tical way. The Sorority's past national president, Cynthia Butler-Mclntyre, called Deltas to "transform lives and impact communities through action that reflects the Sorority's commitment to meaningful public serv ice." Making little dresses presents yet another way for the Wirtston-Salem Alumnae Chapter to broad en Delta's legacy of sup port of children in Africa and other countries as well. Nationally, Delta supports the Adelaide Tambo School for the Physically Challenged in Soweto, South Africa, The Delta House, a residential orphanage in Mbabane, Swaziland and The TREE {?reject in Durban, South Africa, an organization whose mission is to pro mote and sustain holistic early childhood education centers for more than 75,000 children. Additionally, the Winston-Salem Alumnae Chapter supported relief efforts in Haiti prior to the 2006 earthquake and since, has been involved in efforts to provide clean"drinking water to Haitian villages by underwriting well-digging projects. Raising aware ness of the worldwide dis parity in access to clean drinking water also remains an ongoing focus of the Chapter's program ming. The Chapter annually donates to The Haiti Foundation for Hope and five years ago rallied to support the Little Dresses project. To date, the Chapter has completed and donated over 350 dresses and $500 in funds to assist with shipping the dresses. The chapter's International Awareness and Involvement Committee in partnership with Delta Arts Center organized the proj ect. This year, members of the Center's quilting class were invited to join in the sewing. Those volunteers were Natalie Summers, Irma Jackson and quilting instructor Clem Mauney. Submitted photo Women show dresses made for people in Africa. In past years, having learned of the project through Delta Art Center's website and social media outreach, community members and ladies "from Augsburg Lutheran Church have volunteered to assist with making dresses. Chapter members making dresses this year or donat ing fabric were Billie Matthews, Viola Roseboro, ? Marie Jarvis Nicholson, Deborah Daniels, Suzette Willis and Peggy Moore. The ? Chapter's International Awareness and Involvement Committee is chaired by Glenda Hosch and has the following members: Peggy Moore, Karen Dominique, Sherlane Hill, Billie Matthews, Brenda Johnson, Daphne Holmes Johnson, Cynthia Jeffries, Laverne Gaither, and Marie Jarvis Nicholson. Elizabeth Newton is presi dent of the Winston-Salem Alumnae Chapter. Comm. Cal. from page U4 July 25-27 - Auditions for the Winston-Salem Youth Chorus The Winston-Salem Youth Chorus invites children ages 8 to 18 to audition for the 2016-2017 season which begins on August 29. Auditions will be held on Monday, July 25, through Wednesday, July 27. Members of the WSYC learn vocal technique, theory, singing in other languages, discipline, confidence and teamwork while performing beautiful choral arrangements. The chorus also often collaborates with the UNCSA, The WS Symphony, Piedmont Wind Ensemble, Piedmont Chamber singers and other groups in the region. They also travel and perform in other countries and around the nation. For more information and to schedule your audition time please go to www.wsyouthchorus.org or contact our office at 336-703-0001. July 27 - Homeless Count volun teers needed The Homeless Point-in-Time Count is a one day, unduplicated count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individuals and families in Forsyth County. The count, coordinated by United Way of Forsyth "County and the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Homeless Council, helps deter mine the extent of homelessness in our community. Volunteers are needed to help with the identification and counting of people who are sleeping outside on Wednesday, July 27, in Winston-Salem and the surrounding areas. Volunteers will" be organized into groups of four or five and in two shifts, 9 pjn.-12 a.m. and 1 a.m.-4 am Organizers will be assembling bags of necessities to hand out to homeless men and women and are seeking donations of baseball caps/sun visors, individual tis sue packets, sun screen, bottled water, canned foods with pop-tops or pre-pack aged food, and plastic utensils. Volunteers may register by visiting www.forsythunit edway.org. Donations can be delivered to United Way of Forsyth County at 301 N. Main Street. July 28 - Lunch & Learn for * Caregivers A free Lunch & Learn for Caregivers is scheduled for Thursday, July 28,11 a.m.-l p.m. at Senior Services, 2895 Shorefair Dr. Lia Miller, Executive Director of Creative Aging Network - NC, will share informa tion about "Creativity and Aging." Terri Everhart Marion, Adult Coloring Facilitator, will provide materials and lead caregivers in a coloring session. Lunch is provided by Homestead Hills Retirement Community. Registration is required. Call '721-6918. Call early to assure a space. Sponsored by Senior Services, Shepherd's Center of Greater Winston-Salem, Forsyth County DSS, Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, and PTRC Area Agency on Aging. July 28 - Downtown Partnership Night at the Dash On July 28, the Winston-Salem Dash will have a Downtown W-S Partnership (DWSP) night. Tickets are just $11 for the Downtown WS Partnership tickets and come with your seat, a Dash hat and a drink at the Foothills bar in the outfield. This will be a fundraiser with proceeds 7 going to the DWSP. Tickets must be ordered no later than Friday, July 22. Tickets must be ordered in advance as this offer will not be available at the gate. The game starts at 7 p.m. and gates open at 6 p.m. To order tickets, call Ira at the Dash at 336-714-2287 or at ira.dogniyol@wsdash.com and let him knowyou're with the Downtown Partnership. He will accept cash, check or credit card. The offer is open to everyone. Through Labor Day - Program for Military Families Reynolda House, 2250 Reynolda Rd.., will again participate in the Blue Star Museums Program through Labor Day by offering free admission to members of the military and their family. The Winston Salem museum is one of more than 2,000 museums across the country to offer free admission to military families in collabo ration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense. This is the sev enth year Reynolda House has participated in the program. The free admission offer is available through Sept. 4 to active-duty military and their family members (mili tary ID holder and up to five family mem bers) including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and active duty National Guard and active duty Reserve members. The complete list of participat ing museums is available at arts.gov/blues tarmuseums. Reynolda House extends free individual admission year-round to active and veteran military personnel. Going on now - Bulky Item Collection Returning The city's annual bulky item pick-up will continue through Sept.2. Crews will go through the city street by street, collect ing bulky items that gatbage crews cannot accept. Furniture, mattresses, appliances, grills, carpet, old toys, and lawn furniture can all be set out. The city cannot collect televisions, computer equipment, building materials, hazardous waste, tires, cement, cars and car parts, stumps, tanks and oil drums, fire wood or yard waste. Do not mix bulky items with yard waste, recy clables or brush. Bulky item collection is for single family residences, not business es or apartments. The Sanitation Division will mail post cards in advance to let home owners know when bulky item collection will be held in their neighborhood. Crews will go through each neighborhood only once. To ensure collection, items must be at the curb by 6 a.m. the Monday of your collection week. To find out your collec tion week, go to BulkyItems.CityofWS.org and click on the link for online address lookup. Residents without computer access can call CityLink at 311 or 727-8000 and a CityLink agent will look up the collection date. Ongoing Ail. Anderson Class of 1968 class reunion meeting The Anderson Class of 1968 will be meeting monthly every second Saturday at Forsyth Seaford Cafe' at 6 p jn. to continue to plan for its 50th Class Reunion to be held in 2018. For more information, con tact Laura Hayes Allen at 336-624-8516 or Reggie Moore at 336-671-7154. Now through the end of the grow ing season - Heirloom Plants Available for Purchase T * Old Salem Museums & Gardens will offer heirloom plants for sale in the Garden Shop at T. Bagge Merchant at 626 S. Main Street beginning now through the end of the growing season in October. The color, fragrance, and flavor of heirlooms stir the memory?they also cre ate a beautiful garden. The Garden Shop at T. Bagge Merchant offers many of the same varieties as those found growing in Old Salem's beautiful and productive gar dens. All plants are healthy and are locally grown in the Old Salem greenhouse. A selection of perennial and annual flowers, herbs, and vines are available, as are a broad selection of heirloom vegetable, flower, and herb seed from Seed Savers Exchange, Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, and D. Landreth Seed Company. lite hours of the Garden Shop are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 ajn. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 336-721-7300 or info@oldsalem .org. Food and clothing giveaway Love Community Development Corporation, 3980 N. Liberty St., serves those in heed of food and clothes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. JobLink is also available Monday through Friday from 10 ajn. to 4 p.m. for those needing resumes or who are looking for a job. For more information, call 336 306-8119. HB9H ? CHILD CARE FROM INFANT TO 5 YEARS INEW 20H - SUMMER DAY (AMP ? 2ND SHUT Mu Pes NOITIHWEST OilU) DEVEIOPMEWI CEN1EXS 4

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