Church group provides funds for Havelock senior meals program

Published: Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 05:29 PM.

A.D. Brady, director at the Havelock Senior Center, said the association managed to raise enough money to provide meals for two months.

"I’m just in total awe of their generosity," he said.

Havelock Commissioner George Liner said the solution is temporary until supporters of the program can get the county back on board.

"It’s not a permanent fix," he said. "They’ve picked up some slack until we can get this ironed out. We’re still working with the county."

The first meal, a chicken salad sandwich with a salad and banana dessert, was served Wednesday by volunteers from the Havelock Senior Center Advisory Board, chairman Dean Roberts said.

Petitions have been created in Harlowe and Havelock urging Craven County to reconsider the cuts, which amounts to $30,000 for Havelock and $4,000 for Harlowe. Roberts said about 235 names are on the petition, which has been sent to U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., and U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones, R-N.C., 3rd Dist.

Allen said the Atlantic Baptist Association and Havelock-Cherry Point Ministerial Association would hold a meeting in August to raise more funds.

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