On November 22nd, the Chamber executed our Thanksgiving Meal Initiative for the second year in a row. With the help of an incredible membership and an amazing community we were able to feed 82 families for Thanksgiving this year! Words can’t express how important this is to us, and how thankful we are for the help we received in making this possible. We purchased these meals from Publix, had a pie donated by Sam’s Club to go with every meal, and the Winterville Historical and Arts Society allowed us to use the Train Depot to set them all up and be ready for pick up.
This was an amazing day of the community coming together that was made possible because of our generous members and the community partners that assisted us in finding those that were in need this year; our area social workers: Kim and Tammy, Daughters of Worth, Building Hope, Center for Family Violence Prevention, and Julia’s Well. We appreciate you all!
You can find their new location at 113-A W Firetower Road in Winterville where Shawn and his wife, Alicia, will be there to warmly greet you and give you a no pressure consultation to help with your home buying and selling needs. You can also give them a call at (252) 686-2860 for an appointment.
Be sure to drop by this Saturday, 12/04, for their Grand Opening event! Bring a toy for Toys for Tots and you’ll get a free photo with Santa. There will also be food, crafts, and lots of prizes.
On November 16th we hosted our first membership meeting at the Train Depot in Winterville! We had a wonderful presentation from the Winterville Historical and Arts Society about the Depot and our Town’s history. If you haven’t been able to use this event space yet now is the perfect time to book it for your business’s holiday party! You can become a member of the Winterville Historical and Arts Society with a yearly fee which allows you to rent the Depot at a discounted price, as well as help support WHAS in maintaining the Ange House Museum and the Depot. For more information on membership, venue availability, or to tour the location you can contact them via email at email@example.com or phone at 252-321-2660.
Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the presentation and make some connections. We are already looking forward to our next meeting!
It was a very exciting Halloween this year with putting together our first ever Winterville Chamber Fright Walk. We have such a wonderful downtown area, so being able to utilize this space in a way that brings together the community and draws attention to these businesses brings a lot of joy! We had many Chamber businesses come out to host booths, the Town brought together various departments to pass out candy, and a great time was had by everyone involved!
One of my favorite things we put together was a beautiful raffle basket that so many of our businesses donated to. I was blown away by the amount of support we received for this, and can’t thank you all enough for your help. A big thanks to Beacon Dental, Chick-fil-A of Winterville, E & S Hemp Company, Edward Jones-Financial Advisor: Joe Chrobak, First Citizens Bank of Winterville, Full Service Flooring, Local Oak Brewing Co., McCabe’s Costumes, Nauti Dog Brewing Co., PostalAnnex, Nephew Wally presents Uncle Dave’s Kettle Korn, and Winterville Flower Shop for your donations!
We also hosted a contest for the most well-decorated pumpkin. Competitors brought their decorated pumpkins from home and one lucky winner took home a gift basket from Moore’s Olde Tyme BBQ in Winterville!
Fright Walk Flyer
Plans are already in the works for next year, so keep it in mind when making your Halloween plans! I hope we can have more businesses participating to make it an even more exciting event for our community.