Mount Gilead’s “One Community” to host coffee, discussion for seniors

Mount Gilead’s “One Community” task force is planning an event for seniors this weekend.

130520_Mount_Gilead_Town_LogoThe task force is a relatively new effort, sponsored by the town’s Economic Development Council. It includes several committees with various responsibilities, all aimed at the overall stated goal of transforming the Mount Gilead area into “One Community”.

One of the task force’s committees, named “Enhancing Life Enjoyment”, says it believes “transformation begins with communication.” The “Coffee with Seniors” planned for this Saturday morning is the committee’s first organized event. The committee hopes to begin a series of these coffee meetings to foster a dialog between seniors and various leaders in the area.

At this coffee, Earl Leake of the One Community task force will facilitate a discussion planned to include Rev. Cynthia Ransom, pastor of Ingram Chapel/Mountain Grove AME Zion Church, Mount Gilead Police Chief Ralph Vieux and Mount Gilead Mayor Earl Poplin.

In issuing the invitation, Leake encouraged seniors to “come with ideas for activities,” “thoughts on how to improve our town” and “questions you might have (but) didn’t know who to ask.”

The Coffee with Seniors is open to all who identify themselves as “seniors” and will be this Sat., Mar. 7, at 10 a.m. in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church at 133 S. Main St., Mount Gilead. The location is expected to move from place to place as the series continues. There will be light refreshments, and the coffee is expected to last about an hour-and-a-half.

The committee would like to have RSVPs, and more information is also available from Earl Leake at 704-905-9201.

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