THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY Volume 54, No. 28 USPS 428-OM Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, July 17, 19M 25 CENTS Local Crops are Harvested John Christensen buys peaches from Tom Riddick on Church street in Hertford. Rohrer Receives Honor Coaches and .players alike gath ered Sunday, July 13th at Central School in Winfall to honor Perqui mans County soccer league director, Peggy Rohrer. The Coaches and players presented Rohrer with a silver tray recognizing her service to the league. Mrs. Rohrer was instrumental in forming the youth soccer league, and has been acting as director since it's organization in 1962. Currently there are four teams, and close to 60 boys and girls between the ages of six and seventeen taking part in both the fall and spring sea sons. The soccer league is active, and the families of league participants have done a good job at raising most of the monies to support the program. The league sponsors a soccer clinic each spring, and they pay the cost of having a second referee at all games. The soccer league will gear up again this fall. All those interested in help ing or participating can obtain more information by calling John Mat thews at 426-5451 or the Perquimans County Recreation and Parks depart ment at 426-5695. Pictured back row: Chad Bundy, Gordon Allen, and John Matthews front row: Jeff Privott Peggy Rohrer, Danny Privott, and Matt Matthews. DAR Day Celebration Planned The North Carolina Society of the Daughters of the American Revolu tion will be celebrating DAR Day at the Holiday Inn on the. Outer Banks on July 21, 22, and 23 in commemora tion of North Carolina's 400th anni versary. The honored guest will be the newly elected President General of the National Society, Mrs. Raymond Franklin Fleck. Mrs. Fleck will ad minister to a Society of approxi mately 210,000 members in 3,153 Chapters in the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, England, France, Mexico, Australia and Can ada. She received her Bachelor de pots. RAYMOND F. FLECK gree in Music Education at the New England Conservatory of Music, fol lowed by graduate work at Boston University. She has played with Bos ton Women's Symphony and Welles ley Symphony and has served as choir director of her church. During her administration Mrs. Fleck will stress observance of the Bicentennial of the Constitution of the United States of America, for which many activities are being planned. Other guests will include Honorary President General Mrs. Walter Hug hey King of Tennessee, accompanied by her husband Walter King, Mrs. E M. Todd of Graham, NC, State DAR Day Chairman, Mrs. Richard P. Taylor, of Washington, DC, Li brarian General. Two buses have been chartered to bring members from Asheville on July 23. These will be under the direc tion of Mrs. Elizabeth Meorefleld, State Transportation chairman. These groups will tour the Elizabe than Gardens on their arrival. The Holiday Inn will be headquar ters for the entire group during their visit to the Outer Banks. Wednesday they wUl visit the Wright Memorial, the Elizabeth* II and " A luncheon will bo held at a.m. at the Holiday Inn with Mrs. Fleck as 5 # ' i ? W ' speaker. Her topic will be "Be ye doers, not just hearers." Other members of the State DAR from the middle and eastern part of the State will Join the group for the tours, the luncheon and the Wednes day night Lost Colony production. This DAR Day will be a special be ginning for the 50th anniversary festivities planned by the Betty Dowdy Chapter for the year 1MM7. It was April 1987 when Mrs. I.M. Meek ins organised the Chapter and in July 24, 1837 arranged with Mrs. Eugene Norfleet Davis, State Regent to invite Mrs. William A. Becker, President General to the new Paul Green production of Hie Lost Colony held at Fort Raleigh, Manteo, NC. The 1U7 newspaper account of this affair is part of the Chapter's special memoribilia, and now 50 years later, the Beaty Dowdy Chapter will be hostess for DAR Dav. Mrs. W alter Spaeth, NC 400th Anni versary .'State Chairman and Chapter Regent for this 90th year and Mrs. William Nixon of Hartford, State Li brarian and member of the Edenton Tea party Chapter DAR will meet Mm. Flack at Norfolk Airport and take her to the festivities. On Thuraday, the tour will leave the Outer Banks and visit historic Bath and the Tyron Palace at New born, where they will meet the Hon orary Pieakteut General, Mtea Ger trode Cartway . ^ ; Local Residents Call F or Action on Clean-up Campaign A group of local residents assem bled at the Hertford Town Council meeting Monday night to check on the progress of the town's clean-up campaign. The group questioned the council on the clean-up committee's progress and stated they felt more should be done. Mayor Cox stated that a committee had been set up less than a year ago to work on cleaning up Hertford, and that an ongoing effort to clean up the town is currently underway. Cox stated that the committee has not been as he would have liked ; how ever, he did state some residents have been notified about cleaning up their yards and many residents have begun doing so. The council also informed the resi dents that the town attorney, Walter Edwards is in the process of drawing up ordinances for the town to aid in the clean-up campaign. The council addressed the issue of vacant houses in town. Cox state three houses have been condemned, and are scheduled to be torn down as soon as arrangements can be made. The mayor stated that the town employees can not possibly take care of the whole problem alone. The citi zens of Hertford must take an active interest in the clean-up process. Councilman Haste commented that Hertford has a great deal of growth potential ; however, the town will not grow unless something is done about this problem. After much discussion Cox re quested that those residents present suggest to him new committee mem bers who they feel will actively work on the clean-up campaign. Jepson Named Editor The Perquimans Weekly has will replace Jane Williams who re named Gina Jepson as editor. Jepson signed earlier this month. Meeting Set Jepson a native of Havelock, N.C. is a 1981 graduate of North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, N.C., where she received her B. A. degree in History. She comes to The Perquimans Weekly from The Daily Advance where she was the Co-op Advertising Manager. "1 look forward to working with the people of Perquimans County, and to my association with the newspaper", she stated. As editor Jepson plans to become active in community activities, as well as providing good news cover age for the county. Jepson is married to Stephen Jep son a divisional merchandise man ager with Belk Tyler. They make their home in Elizabeth City. The second in a series of meetings concerning Downtown Revitalization will be held July 22, 1986 at 7:30 p.m., in the meeting room of the Albemarle Commission building. 'Generating Ideas' will be the topic of this meeting, and the discussion will be lead by Tom Richter and Bill Dunn of Natural Resources for Com munity Development. Groups of six to ten people will be formed. Each group will be asked to produce it's own list of specific ideas under the broad categories, im provements to public property on the 'streetscape', major public im provements, improvements to pri vate property of public nature, Hert ford's ecomony, iihage building, recreation and cultural ideas, roles and responsibilities for groups and organizations, and financing im provements - public and private. Following the meeting a steering committee will investigate each of the ideas to estimate the amount of time and money needed to accompl ish each one. After completion of the analysis a composite list will be made for re view at a public meeting. The ideas will then be listed according to prior ity and work willl begin. Anyone interested in more infor mation on Downtown Revitilization may contact Mary Harrell at the Per quimans County Chamber of Commerce. 1986 State 4-H HecUic Congress ATTENDED 4-H ELECTRIC CONGRESS? Perquimans County 4-H member Jason Har rell, Rt. 1, Hertford, was a delegate to the State 4-H Electric Congress July 7-t at Cho wan College, Murfreesboro. Juanlta T. Bailey, (left) Perquimans associate home economics extension agent, and Wanda Saylor, t right) energy services representative for North Car olina Power, accompanied the delegate. The 4 H'er was selected for achievement in the 4-H electric project. North Carolina Power spon sored their trip. The congress was conducted hy the North Carolina Agricultural Extension Service.