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Crossroads fundraiser planning taking shape

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A group of citizens in Bladen County met on Tuesday at the Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church in Elizabethtown to continue planning for a fundraiser for Southeastern Carolina Crossroads with 100 percent of the proceeds going to benefit the program. The group has set their goals high. The group plans to raise $25,000 or more.

The Southeastern Carolina Crossroads is a faith-based program which serves men who are battling addiction. The program is designed to assist the men in developing a better understanding of the Word of God and how it affects their life as well offering support, treatment and guidance for their addictions. The program operates strictly off of donations and the generosity of area churches and businesses. Rev. Larry Hayes said currently 26 men are seeking treatment at the camp.

The group was updated that some items have been received for the live auction including a former school desk and the possibility of the donation of a handmade quilt. Also, folks have agreed to donate cakes for a bake sale.

The group also learned the information has been distributed through the Bladen Baptist Association’s newsletter.

The group settled on the dates of Saturday, Oct. 1, for an auction fundraiser at White Lake on the lot across from the Scotchman on US 701. The following Saturday, Oct. 8, there will also be a plate sale in Bladenboro at the Bladenboro Historical Society Building.

More donations are needed for the live auction and bake sale. To donate items or to make arrangements for pick up of donated items, you can contact the Bladen Baptist Association office at 910-862-3496.

The group will meet again on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 5 p.m. in the Commissioner’s meeting room in the basement of the Bladen County Courthouse.