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"News and Happenings"
Call 336-883-1106 for athletic program and event cancellations.
The High Point Youth Council is collecting items to help the homeless in our community this winter. If you would like to donate, items needed by February 5th are hand/feet warmers, hats, gloves, scarves, lip balm, raisins, gum, washcloths, apple sauce, canned Vienna sausages, and individually-packaged snacks. All donations will be packaged and given to the ACTS Ministry, who serve the homeless living outdoors. More information: Nicole Hale, 336-883-3407 or email@example.com.
On Monday, January 18 a standing room only crowd of 100+ gathered at High Point Parks & Recreation’s Washington Terrace Park & Community Center (101 Gordon Street, High Point) for a program and dove release ceremony commemorating the 87th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
High Point Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Golden spoke briefly, saying, “We are a better community when we work together than when we are torn apart. Together, we can build a stronger, better neighborhood, a stronger community, and a much better world.” The program also included performances by a local dance ministry and a praise dancer, and the crowd singing “Lift Every Voice.”
Following the program, 2 doves were released to symbolize the peace and hope promoted by Dr. King. The doves were loaned by a local funeral home at no cost to the City, and are trained to return to their home roost following release.
Four year-old Essence McCall read a poem and sang a short song about Dr. King.
Controlled Burn Planned at Piedmont Environmental Center
Controlled burning is conducted to help reduce the hazardous “fuel” created by brush and naturally occurring overgrowth, to improve wildlife habitats, and to help the pine forest re-generate itself. Dick Thomas, Executive Director at PEC, said, “When fire opens up the forest and clears away thick growth, we are safely removing the conditions necessary to create a dangerous and possibly catastrophic fire. Controlled fires also benefit wildlife. Grasses, trees and shrubs which emerge following fire are tender, succulent, and packed with nutrients. Leaves, needles, sticks, and other natural debris are transformed into available nutrients and further improves the health of the forest.”
The NC Forest Service recently used equipment to create a fire break, at no cost to the City. Some additional handwork will be conducted by City staff for increased safety.
The Piedmont Environmental Center is a special facility operated by the City of High Point’s Parks & Recreation Department. PEC provides programs and a place to learn, conserve and enjoy the natural world through hands on experiences that emphasize the interrelated and fragile nature of life. For more information, please call 336-883-3473 or 336-883-3234.
After School Program Registration
Allen Jay, Deep River, Morehead and Oakview Recreation Centers offer an After School Program for children in grades K-5. Click on the link to obtain an application. After School Program Application