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Volume 6, Number 19, Vanceboro, North Carolina, Thursday, May 12, 1983 Phone 244-0780 12 Pages 20 Cents
Spring is in the air and
strawberries are beginning to ripen
on the vine. Vanceboro is planning
to celebrate this time of the year
with its first annual Strawberry
Festival this weekend on Saturday
and Sunday, May 14 and 15.
Activities will be happening all
along Main Street, so keep your eyes
open for the big red strawberry
signs along the way.
The Festival will open at 10 a.m.
Saturday morning with craft
displays and tables with baked
goods located on the sidewalk
between Powell Brothers Hard
ware and the U.S. Post Office. Local
craftsmen and churches are
participating and shpuld have a
variety of items through which to
browse. The winners of the annual
Yard Beautification Contest,
sponsored by the Vanceboro Junior
Woman’s Club and held May 11, will
be posted at this location. Be sure to
go view these prize-winning yards.
Pamphlets and information on child
abuse will also be available to
increase the public’s awareness of
this growing problem. In case of
rain, booths will be set up in the
Farm Life Gymnasium.
Follow your tastebuds to find
fresh strawberries, cookbooks and
recipes, and strawberry ice cream
on the yard in front of the Carolina
Telephone building. You won’t have
to pick your own berries to make
that delicious dessert for the
weekend-or that jam that could last
all year. Or you could find a new
recipe to try in the cookbook and
pamphlet of recipes. And we’re sure
that our strawberry ice cream will
hit the spot!
A variety of antique cars will be
shown at the Wachovia Bank
Public Library Dedication
The dedication and formal
opening of the Vanceboro-Craven
County Public Library is to be held
Sunday, May 15, 1983 at 3:00 p.m.
and open house from three to five
The program is as follows:
Presiding - Jimmie L. Morris,
Mayor, Town of Vanceboro.
Invocation - The Reverend Leo
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• In a picture book settingof hundreds of guests
and graduating students from Campbell
University in Buies Creek, N.C., U.S. Senator
Jessie Helms gave an inspiring and informative
address to the graduates.
Senator Helms opened his address by speaking
highly of Campbell University as an institution
that is headed by a splendid American who would
be a credit to any university in the land. He was
referring to President Norman Wiggins.
Senator Helms stated to the graduates, “that
we live in a time when there are so many
questions and so few answers. Many answers
don’t make sense because the questions are so
often foolish.” He stressed that students of today
enjoy a full measure of freedom and opportunity
to make choices. He was quick to note that so
often freedom is not always easy to bear. Many
people around the world are liberated —
liberated from their loved ones, from their
traditions and from their society and from their
way of life. These people are living proof of the
theorem—where there is no law, there is no bread
and there is no bread where there is no freedom to
Senator Helms referred the graduates to the
Scriptures which has timely counsel for us. “Let
him who thinketh himself to stand, we are
cautioned, take heed, lest he fall.”
He pointed out that epidemics are never
deterred by national boundary lines and many
people and groups seem to think of no higher
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Honor Class of
This class remembers when the boy's
dormitory burned, and they remember the
insurance on the building amounted to $6,800.00.
The number of students had declined so no new
dormitory was built. Instead of a new dorm, an
extension was added to the administration
building for a gym-auditorium. This class did not
have a chance to use the new gym-auditorium,
because it was finished the year after they
You might be interested in dropping by the
Art Classroom to hear some of the happenings of
1933 from the reunion class Friday night after
The members of the 1933 class were:
Armetta Bland Godfrey, Pensacola, Fla.
Doris Buck Bryan, Vanceboro
Ruby Cannon Wiggins, Chesapeake, Va.
Mary Causey Koonce, Trenton, NC
Estelle Godley Elks, Greenville, NC
Mildred Hellen Blackwelder, Harrisburg, NC
Eslie Mae Huff Butler, Marion, SC
Vivian Hughes Sanchez, Washington, D.C.
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