Adoption task force plans reunion dinner
The Black Adoption Task Force of Guilford County will be host of its annual cover-dish reunion dinner at 7 p.m. Tuesday in observance of National Adoption Week, Nov. 18 through 24.
The task force is affiliated with Friends of Black Children in North Carolina, an organization formed in response to the disproportionate number of adoptable black children in need of permanent homes. Adoptive parents and community members serve on the task force, which is committed to helping these children.Adoptive parents and staff members from the Guilford County Department of Social Services are available to address civic or church groups. If your group is interested in a speaker or if you are interested in joining the Black Adoption Task Force, call 373-3834 or 884-3834.
The dinner will be in the home of Dr. Charles Plummer, 101 Ragsdale Court, Jamestown. Those wishing to attend should contact Diane Hines at 852-2303.
Thanksgiving closings The Recreation Centers of the Greensboro Parks & Recreation Department will close for the Thanksgiving holidays at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday and will reopen at 2 p.m. Nov. 26.
Pools will be closed Thursday and Friday.
Also, GATE Transportation's offices will be closed Thursday and Friday.
Grayson earns a Silver Stephanie Elizabeth Grayson earned the Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award in Cadette Girl Scouting.
Grayson, a member of Girl Scout Troop 25, has been working toward the award since September 1988. She has earned 18 badges and worked on five interest projects.
To complete her Silver Award requirements, Grayson helped plan and implement a Camporee for younger Scouts, a pre-school summer camp program, and a program for underprivileged children at Fisher Park.
Grayson, the daughter of Susan and Walter Grayson of Swannanoa Drive, is a ninth-grade student at Grimsley High School where she is a member of the Latin Club. She attends Christ United Methodist Church.
Unity offered at Dudley With the creation of Unity, Dudley High School's new heritage club, students now have an avenue by which they can study the history of African-American people.
The club, created by Karimah Cooper and Wilonda Cheek, came directly from Student-School Board Action Group complaints that there were no black history offerings in the social studies curriculum.
Jackie Kpeglo, a history teacher, gave the first presentation to the club Oct. 24. Unity meets at 3:45 p.m. each Wednesday in the school media center.
'Families Matter' Family and Children's Services of Greater Greensboro will join Family Services America and its network of 290 family service agencies in North American in celebrating National Family Week, proclaimed by President Bush for Nov. 18-24.
Family and Chidren's Services will celebrate the week by distributing family togetherness tips to clients and other organizations. The Family and Children's Service board of directors, staff and invited guests will commemorate Family Week with a dinner Monday.
The theme for the week, ``Families Matter,' focuses attention on families and their importance to individuals and to society.
In North Carolina, 23 percent of households are headed by a single parent, and it is estimated that 65 percent of all mothers with children younger than 6 work - one of the highest rates in the nation.