Seated, from left, President Marvin C. Arrington, Board Chair Oliver Sessoms and Board Member Cathy Faison,Standing, from left, Board Member David Bowens Committee Chair Elsie Bowens, Board Member William Arrington, Committee Chair Rose Arrington, Assistant Secretary Carolyn Arrington, Board member Rosa Harrison and Treasurer Patricia Peoples.

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Seated, from left, President Marvin C. Arrington, Board Chair Oliver Sessoms and Board Member Cathy Faison,Standing, from left, Board Member David Bowens Committee Chair Elsie Bowens, Board Member William Arrington, Committee Chair Rose Arrington, Assistant Secretary Carolyn Arrington, Board member Rosa Harrison and Treasurer Patricia Peoples.

Drake Community Center celebrates grand opening

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On Oct. 26 the Drake Community celebrated the grand opening of Drake Community Center. The grand opening Banquet featured guest speaker U.S. Congressman GK Butterfield, 1st Congressional District, and the Gospel Community Choir of Greenville. Over 150 people were in attendance.

The Community Center is now open for public and private use. It is located at 5561 Drake Road Battleboro, NC 27809. To reserve an event or get information call 252-442-8000, email m.arrington@drakecenter.com or visit the website at www.rentdrakecenter.com.

On Dec. 9 Drake Community Development Inc. held its Annual Meeting and Christmas Gathering open to the public.

All officers were re-elected to serve a 12 month term.