Children learn from example more than any other way.
Last year, in keeping with age-old traditions of fasting, I made the decision to eat a vegan diet, which means abstaining from any animal products, for the season of Lent. The practice of giving up something for Lent comes from identifying with the time that Jesus spent fasting in the desert for 40 days. Giving up meat and other animal products for the period of Lent presents this as a time set apart to make this offering to God.
Bro. Erskine L. Hawkins, N.C. State Association president and esquire for Pride of Vance Elks Lodge No. 1263, was recently honored by the Grand Lodge Athletic Department at the N.C. Elk Shrine Headquarters in Winton.
E.O. Young Elementary School is holding its first March Madness Night on March 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Rho Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is holding its 25th anniversary celebration at 6 p.m. March 1 at the Warren County Armory Civic Center.
The Vance County Arts Council is holding a Black History Month celebration at 6 p.m. Friday at the Emrose Gallery, 2333 S. Garnett St.
The Vance County school system is building a list of volunteers who are willing to share their educational and career experiences with students.
Island Creek Baptist Church is holding its eighth annual Soup-er Silent Auction fundraiser for Relay For Life from 5:30 to 8 p.m. March 7 in the fellowship hall of the church.
The Granville County Genealogical Society’s next meeting is slated for 6:30 p.m. March 6 in the large conference room of the Thornton Library in Oxford.
The Sorosis Club recently held its February meeting in the parlor of First Baptist Church.