Eat soup, support ECA scholarship

Published 6:07 pm Thursday, February 2, 2023

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The Davie County Extension and Community Association (ECA) annual soup lunch fundraiser returns on Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  at the N.C Cooperative Extension, Davie County Center, 642 Wilkesboro St. in Mocksville.

The lunch will feature several types of homemade soups, homemade desserts and a drink by donation.  Eat-in and take-out options will be available.

Proceeds support the ECA Scholarship Fund that awards scholarships for graduating high school seniors to continue their education.  Applications are open to all students in Davie County, and are available at the Davie County High School, Davie Early College or the Extension Center.  This year the group will provide one $750 scholarship to a student entering a family life, agricultural or health related field at a college or technical school.

The mission of the Extension and Community Association is to strengthen families through leadership development, volunteer work and educational programs provided through a partnership with N.C. State University and N.C. A&T State University.

“We are very proud that Davie’s ECA president, Jeanne Gilbreath, has accepted the role as a District President for NC ECA,” said Colleen Church, county Extension director and liaison to the Davie County ECA. “We will be hosting our district meeting this spring in Mocksville. Members will enjoy learning about the history of Davie County and uses for herbal plants, review ongoing community service and volunteer projects and enjoy lunch, cultural arts and fellowship.

“We would love to grow our Davie group of volunteers, and new members are welcome at any time.”

Regular meetings are at 1:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month.

For more information, contact Church at 336.753.6100, or Gilbreath at 336.998.6149.