Coalition Hosts Anniversary Celebration
This year marks Sandhills/Moore Coalition for Human Care’s 25th year of helping Moore County families in crisis. Initially the vision of three concerned ministers, the Coalition was established by 12 area churches in 1986. Since then supporters have grown to include 75 churches as well as individuals, businesses and civic groups throughout Moore County.
“It is wonderful to think of all the families the Coalition has been able to help over the past 25 years,” said Barrett Walker, executive director for the Coalition. “What a remarkable legacy for our founders to leave to the community. Every day we help people who don’t have anywhere else to turn.”
The Coalition will host a 25th anniversary celebration on Sunday, May 1, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Pinehurst Arboretum. Entertainment will be provided by Sweet Lew & the Jayhawks, and attendees are encouraged to pack a picnic. Area vendors will also be on hand. Many of the Coalition’s community partners will provide games and entertainment for all ages. Admission bands are $5 per person for ages 10 and up and can be purchased at the Coalition resale shops or by calling (910) 693-1600.
Hal Hyde, founding president of the Coalition’s board of directors, recently visited the Gilmore Client Services Building.
“It has become what I envisioned,” he said.
Looking at the wall of photographs of past board presidents, he remarked, “Each of these people contributed to what the Coalition is today. I hope they realize how much they have done for our community.”
For more information on Sandhills/Moore Coalition for Human Care or the event, visit www.sandhillscoalition.org or call (910) 693-1600.
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