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Afterschool Program Christmas Party

ROXBORO--Roxboro Housing Authority's (RHA) Afterschool Program is hosting a Christmas party to celebrate the holiday and a successful year. 

The event takes place at the Administrative Office Community Room on Thurs., Dec. 16 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.  

"We aim to celebrate and spotlight the great work put forth to have a safe place for young people to go after school," said Felts Lewis, RHA executive director. "Staff, instructors and participants are to be applauded to make the program a success during the pandemic."

Local businesses and non-profits donated toys, games and bicycles for all program participants and other RHA youths to receive a gift.

Free food and drinks will be provided.

From the start of the current school year to date, over 30 school-aged youths learn science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts get extra help with homework and complete arts and crafts.  They also plant and tend to RHA's community gardens.

Each child receives a free, hot meal and snack daily provided by Smokey Dave's Barbecue Restaurant of Roxboro.

The Roxboro Housing Authority Afterschool Program started in Nov. 2019.  Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Piedmont Community College students and members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. volunteered their time and talents.  As protocols are lifted, volunteer efforts shall resume.

This is the third grant awarded to the agency for its afterschool program efforts.

The current location is the Harris Gardens Community Room off Mt. Bethel Church Street. A second site is planned for early 2022 at the Weatherly Heights Community Center on Cleveland Lane.

It is free to RHA residents' children and $25 per week for non-residents' children.  Parent waivers are required. 

For more information about the party and the program, call Mr. Larry Mayfield at (336) 647-4340.