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Apex student earns Eagle Scout

Christopher Gottberg of Apex has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement in Boy Scouting. He became the third generation in his family to earn this rank, behind his father Robert Gottberg, Jr. and his grandfather, Robert Gottberg, Sr.

For his eagle project, Christopher constructed four storage benches and assembled three first aid kits for the Brentwood Boys and Girls Club of Raleigh. The benches will provide storage of sports equipment for the facility as well as additional seating for assemblies.

Christopher is the son of Robert and Lore Gottberg and is a freshman at Middle Creek High School. He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 202 at St. Francis United Methodist Church in Cary.

Cary Community Foundation accepting grant applications

The board of directors of the Cary Community Foundation is currently accepting grant requests for projects funded from its community fund. Funds are available for nonprofit organizations that serve general charitable needs in Cary. Priority will be given to projects that raise the quality of life in the Cary community. Grants typically range from $500 to $1,500. Applications are available online only. The deadline to submit applications is August 15. To apply, visit

Fellowship House in Cary to hold photography show

The Fellowship House will hold its first photography show during the month of July at 222 E. Chatham St., Cary. The photographs can be viewed between noon and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Fellowship House will be closed on July 4. All matted photographs will be available for purchase at $20. Proceeds will benefit instructional programs. Photographs that are sold can be picked up August 2, 3 or 4.

Holly Springs Food Cupboard to hold cookout fundraiser

Southern Roast Coffee and the Holly Springs Food Cupboard will hold a cookout fundraiser on June 22. Tickets will be pre-sold. Tickets are $8 and includes choice of a hamburger or hotdog, fries, coleslaw and a cupcake from Sugar Mama. Tickets can be purchased at Southern Roast Coffee.

Compiled by staff writer Michelle Ferencak