Rotary Club, local civic groups work at park

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Members of the Mount Olive Rotary Club joined with other local civic groups to give the Nelson Street Park a makeover June 4.

The Men of FIC, Mount Olive American Legion, Carver alumni and town of Mount Olive employees brandished rakes and shovels to spread mulch around the playground equipment and rose bunches.

Some equipment received a fresh coat of paint.

Among the group was new Rotarian and local chiropractor Jennifer Moran, who brought her own garden tools and gloves to assist with the service project.

Planning session

Rotary President David Martin summarized the club’s recent planning session that included discussions about new officers, committee chairs and fundraisers.

Treasurer Barbara Bryan discussed the annual Cabin Fever golf tournament and presented financial reports.

Membership Chair Al Southerland said that Rotary members will go out two-by-two to invite new members to join the club, which meets weekly at the Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries headquarters.

Kelley Thwaite will manage social media and will also be president-elect.

Other duties were spread among Moran, Mark Harrell, Lisa Dismore, Barbara Kornegay, Doug Connor, Douglas Connor and Dave Thompson.

Retirement

Coy Brock announced his retirement from Rotary after numerous years of service as the club’s secretary. He also spent time as the club’s foundation chair and led the effort to raise funds for Rotary International.

Good news

Former Rotary President Herman McCullen announced that he is cancer-free after undergoing six months of chemotherapy treatments. He is the leader of the club’s local fundraisers that include the annual BBQ and chicken plate events.

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