We are welcoming The Winterville Ruritan Club back to our membership this month!
This organization was established back in February of 1940. Over the course of these 83 years, their mission for serving the community’s needs have remained the same. Currently they serve our Town in many ways, including:
· Hold a raffle for area schools, supplying prizes and tickets. The schools keep all the funds from the ticket sales. They average over $5,000 a year for our area’s schools.
· Sponsor the Veterans Day Ceremony for the Winterville Community for the past 18 years. They have a guest speaker and give every Veteran present the opportunity to speak about his or her service. As well as have all names of all deceased Veterans announce by family and friends and their service.
· Sponsor Annual Blood Drive to honor two deceased members.
· Sponsor Teen Babe Ruth Baseball Team.
· Provide scholarships to DH Conley and South Central High Schools
· Host Annual Bingo as well as Veterans Breakfast during the Watermelon Festival.
Annual dues are $100, and they meet the second Tuesday of each month. You can call Tony Moore, the VP, at 252-341-7457 to inquire about joining!