Improvements at RCC, Craft Show Set

Thursday, November 13, 2014
New sidewalks were recently poured near the entrance to the Rector Community Center, increasing safety and drainage.

With a donation secured from Harp's for the work necessary to improve the appearance of the Rector Community Center, concrete work was completed Wednesday, Oct. 29. In addition, half the concrete finishing labor was donated to ease the burden on the Community Center finances.

To combat poor drainage, the concrete plan calls for redirecting water away from the building. In addition, the Center has needed to remove overgrown shrubbery and improve the appearance at the front of the building.

The Community Center Committee voted to spearhead the work and accomplish the task without further delay. Marvin Gatewood and Clarence Huffman took the project and made the necessary contacts, arranged for the concrete to be colored for aesthetic purposes, and supervised the work. They also stood watch in shifts until the concrete set up sufficiently to avoid vandalism at the site.

The Rector Community Center Committee makes plans and carries out community projects to fund the ongoing needs of the Center. This committee has raised money for new lighting, has worked with the Neighbor 2 Neighbor Committee and the Rector Garden Club to make sure landscaping stays fresh, and continues to be the driving force for future programming for the community.

Meanwhile, the third annual Fall Craft Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at the Rector Community Center.

A total of 31 booths will offer a wide range of goods including monogrammed items, baby gifts, Scentsy products, Thirty One Gifts, books, jewelry, leather goods, wood frames, fall décor, American Girl and Barbie clothes, doll quilts and bedding, oil paintings, hair bows, Pampered Chef, Younique Cosmetics and Skin Care, Snoozies, scarves, purses, quilts, potato bags, sewing items, Plexus products, recipes, aprons, Premier Design jewelry, soaps, baby care products, tin crosses, sweet treats, wreaths and Christmas items, Paparazzi jewelry, IT Works, duck calls, pens, woodcrafts, Avon, embroidery items, burlap door hangers, floral gift items, Mary Kay and Young Living Essential oils, Rads and personal care products.

There will be a concession stand selling breakfast, ham and beans, hot dogs, nachos, popcorn and sodas. Admission is free with door prizes to be given away every 30 minutes.

Everyone is invited to attend and show their support for area vendors and the Rector Community Center.

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