CAT offers ‘Try Transit Week’
• Tuesday, Sept. 17: Rack and Ride Day – Ride your bike to a bus stop and ride a CAT bus for free. First come, first served.
• Wednesday, Sept. 18: Stuff the Bus – Donate three or more canned food items to the “Stuff the Bus” event at Cameron Village Chick-fil-A from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and get a free Original Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich. Donations will be delivered to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina (One free sandwich per person. Coupon valid from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cameron Village location only).
• Thursday, Sept. 19: Rider Appreciation - Fare Free Day – Play our Transit Photo Hunt Game for a chance to win a free iPod Nano. Look for the Photo Hunt Challenge on CAT buses or on CAT’s Facebook page (One entry per person and answers must be submitted by midnight on Sept. 19).
• Friday, Sept. 20: Transit Employee Appreciation Day - CAT Ambassadors in red shirts will be seeking votes for your favorite CAT driver from Aug. 26-Sept. 12th (one entry per person).
Swimming association plans to renovate swim club
The association plans a $1.8 million building and renovation project for the club, including modernizing the site’s two existing pools and building a third. The project is scheduled for completion in November.
The refurbished facility will be named after the association’s founder and first head coach, William H. Sonner. Sonner is a member of the North Carolina Swimming Hall of Fame and a N.C. State University All-American. The association was established in 1960. Staff reports
Jerry’s Artarama donates supplies
Volunteers used the art supplies with the children, and at the conclusion of the trip the remaining art supplies were donated to Faith Christian Fellowship Church in Claremont, Jamaica, for children to enjoy in the future.
Other member companies who made this mission trip possible were iLoveToCreate and CRE8TIME. Omosede Ayinde, marketing coordinator for Craft and Hobby Association, a nonprofit that funds the CRE8TIME movement, visited Jamaica with her two children in a group of more than 20 people. CRE8TIME is a movement supported by a group of people who want to make a positive social change. CRE8TIME’s mission is to support, encourage and educate “CRE8TORS” in their personal crafting journey and to be the place for them to share, praise and be applauded by their peers. To learn more about CRE8TIME, go to www.cre8time.org. Staff reports
Area Zaxby’s raise $103,978 for Make-A-Wish
“Zaxby’s is a valued national partner who continues to demonstrate its dedication to Make-A-Wish,” said Kristen Mercer Johnson, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina. “We are fortunate and extremely grateful for the support of all of the owners and operators who serve our local communities.” Staff reports