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The Resident Council Committee of the Wilson Housing Authority’s E.B. Jordan Homes recently raised funds to throw a back-to-school party for children who live in the neighborhood.
The annual back-to-school event is organized and funded by the council, which works with the housing authority to support activities in the community.
Carla Hinnant, president of the Resident Council Committee, said the event is a chance to mark the beginning of school for the children and help them start the year with some basic school supplies.
The council raises money throughout the year to purchase some of the back to school items, but it also receives support from area businesses, most notably the Dollar General store on Herring Avenue.
Kelly Vick, president and CEO of the Wilson Housing Authority, said the council members do an excellent job of planning events that benefit the entire community and work hard to make sure that everyone who wants to participate is included.
In addition to the school supplies given away, the party included a hot dog lunch and games for children and adults.